The third annual Beyond Wonderland Bay Area presented by Insomniac will be infiltrating the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View this weekend. Performers, headliners, veterans, and first-time ravers will be experiencing one of the best electronic events Northern California has to offer. With four unique stages, multiple rides, innovative art designs and a stellar lineup, Beyond Wonderland is one of the must-see festivals of the season. Below are some tips to ensure that you have the best Beyond Wonderland 2014 possible.
STAY HYDRATED One of the golden rules of daytime festivals is to stay hydrated. Dancing takes a lot of energy out of you, and with Insomniac's free water stations it is easier(and cheaper) than most festivals. Insomniac allows Camelbaks and refillable water bottles, plus they also have a merchandise store where you can buy Insomniac water bottles inside. Even when the sun goes down, make sure to visit the water stations regularly to ensure safety throughout the entire event.
SUNDAY HOURS Pasquale Rotella went to Facebook Tuesday to remind headliners about an hour earlier end time for Sunday's festivities. With noise complaints from neighbors, Rotella accepted the earlier end time. On Facebook he reminded attendees if it was up to him, we would be partying until sunrise. In order to ensure the safety of Beyond Wonderland being held at the Shoreline, it was definitely the right move to make.
THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT Can't find a set you're trying to get to? Forgot an artists set time? Don't worry, Insomniac has created a Beyond Wonderland phone application that answers those questions for you and more. The app allows you to find art installations, stages, food, and more as well notifying headliners of important festival information. With the hope of making the festival even more enjoyable it even offers and in-app social stream.
DROP A PIN We all know how hectic festival parking can get, and once it gets dark out, it can seem impossible to find your car. Use your maps application on your smart phone to drop a pin on your car before you enter the festival. Once you leave, navigate directions from your current location, to the pin and it will take you straight to your car. This way you won't spend hours looking for your car once the night ends.
SET TIMES Click the picture below for set times for this years Beyond Wonderland Bay Area.
DISCOVERY STAGE At most large Insomniac festivals, Insomniac gives aspiring producers and DJs the opportunity to compete for their own set at the event.The seven winners will be taking over the Boombox Art Car Saturday night. Most will be spinning for a stellar hour and thirty minute set, demonstrating their skills and obtaining fans. Some of the same individuals that get their start on this stage may rapidly grow into some of the biggest names in the electronic scene.
PRE AND AFTER PARTIES San Francisco's premier night club, Ruby Skye will be home to Insomniac's official pre and after parties for Beyond Wonderland. Friday night is a 21+ event with Oliver Heldens and Marcus Schossow gracing the decks. Sunday will feature Aly and Fila, and will be an 18+ event. With sunday ending at 10pm, Ruby Skye will be the place to be. So hurry and grab tickets!
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Author: Cheyenne Havens|Marketing and Public Relations