Returning this Labor Day Weekend to San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA is the 21st edition of Insomniac’s first major festival, Nocturnal Wonderland. The event is set to feature three days of music from over 100 legendary dance music artists and four nights of camping, all under the beautiful glow of black light.

Insomniac reached out to a handful of music sites to release their official trailer for the festival, and LA Music Blog was lucky enough to be one of them! Watch the trailer below and then read on for more information on the festival that is gearing up to be one for the books!

Last year, Nocturnal Wonderland brought 85,000 enthusiastic fans together for an epic three-day anniversary celebration. Insomniac isn’t content with just repeating their success, though, and is always looking for ways to improve, booking bigger acts and creating bolder immersive environments, adding new elements to each fest to make it just a little better than the last.

This year, Insomniac will once again transform the San Manuel Amphitheater into an unforgettable, jaw-dropping wonderland with five unique stages: Wolves’ Den, Labyrinth, Sunken Garden, Upside-Down House, and Temple of Om.


In addition to the music, Insomniac is offering a full emersion experience with decorated campgrounds that will offer attendees exclusive access to a variety of fun activities, including a full-volume campground dance party Thursday night at the Not-So-Silent Disco.

Not only will music fans be right in the action of the festival thanks to the campground’s convenient location, but over the long weekend campers will also enjoy arts and crafts, stargazing under the nocturnal sky, and rejuvenating yoga classes, plus a camping experience wouldn’t be complete without a trip to your childhood via the nocturnal water park.


One of Insomniac’s most exciting announcements came from the Night Owl in charge of the festival himself, CEO Pasquale Rotella. On his Facebook page, he announced that this year’s festival is going to be blacklit, allowing Insomniac’s “headliners” to not only attend the festival, but completely immerse themselves in the environment.

While it’s common for people to go all out on their costumes and outfits for Insomniac’s festivals, the idea of it being blacklit brings to mind a lot of simple and inexpensive ways for those on a budget to be part of the fun.

One tip I have for you is that both tonic water and highlighters glow under black lights! You can experiment with mixing tonic water with cornstarch to create a non-toxic body paint or even something as simple as a white t-shirt covered in designs drawn in highlighter will create a fun and inexpensive outfit! I plan to spend the time leading up to the festival finding just the right tonic water-to-hairspray ratio that will result in a glow in a dark hairdo!

Keep up with Insomniac announcements and news on Insomniac’s website, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

Three-day and single-day tickets are now available.