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Nocturnal Festival 2009 Are Up in the Gallery!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 7:00PM PST

Nocturnal photos have been posted in the gallery at Insomniac.com! We got some great shots of the talent and art, go check them out!

Insomniac Thanks You for Attending Nocturnal Festival 2009!

Monday, September 28th, 2009 at 12:15PM PST

Insomniac wants to extend a huge thanks to everybody who attended Nocturnal Festival 2009 last Saturday. We want to give all the attendees, artists and performers much love and want to express our gratitude and thanks to all of you! It was fun organizing the festival and putting it together, but it was a lot of work and we hope that you all had an enjoyable time at the show. Nocturnal went very smoothly, over 40,000 people attended the event. We owe all of the performers, artists and DJs a special thanks, but most of all, here’s a thank you and a hug to each and every one of you who came and made it all possible!

We will post all the event photos from our staff photographers in the gallery soon for everyone to browse. While there were many professionals shooting still and film cameras at the event, we always love to see your work as well! If you have photos send us links. Stay tuned to the Nocturnal site for the official event photos!

Please send us your feedback and thoughts. Your suggestions and thanks go a long way toward helping us improve our events. We are always striving to improve our events and we hope that an Insomniac festival stands out as a unique and special experience, so keep the feedback coming. We will be adding more post-event info, keep checking the website for updates. Thanks again, it was your love and participation that made all of this possible! See you at Nocturnal Festival 2010 next year on September 25th!

Doors are Open!!!

Saturday, September 26th, 2009 at 4:30PM PST

Doors are open and the beats are bumping! We spent all week setting up the site for you and decorating everything. Soon all stages will be firing! The festival is already starting to fill up. Come on in!!!

Nocturnal Festival Only Hours Away!

Saturday, September 26th, 2009 at 12:00PM PST

With Nocturnal Festival only a couple of hours away, all of us at Insomniac are really looking forward to seeing you at the event! Gates open in only a few hours. See you all soon!

Nocturnal Festival Set Times Are Available!!

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 at 8:15PM PST

The Nocturnal Festival 2009 set times have been posted. They will also be available on the printed festival guide that is passed out upon entrance to the event. We have an interactive map with time slot and set time info as well. Mouse over the stages to see the line-ups and times that DJs are playing. You can also download a hi-res PDF version of the schedule. See you all soon!

Nocturnal Festival Site Maps Have Been Posted!

Thursday, September 24th 2009 at 09:00AM PST

The Nocturnal Festival site map has been posted! Please take note of where all the art installations and attractions are situated and check the location of the Nocturnal merch booths. This map will also be available on the festival guide that is passed out upon entering the event. We also have an interactive version with time slot and set time info that you can play with, just mouse over the stages to see the line-ups and times that DJs are playing. You can download a hi-res PDF version of the festival map by clicking here here.

Nocturnal Festival 2009 Merch Booths!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 at 3:15PM PST

With Nocturnal Festival 2009 only a few of days away, all of us at Insomniac are gearing up for a weekend full of beats, festivities and energy! ?Amidst all the crazy activity, we want to pause for a second and give everyone a heads up about the Nocturnal merch booths that are going down at the festival this year. We're going to have three of them located around the event to minimize lines and make grabbing your Nocturnal gear easy and convenient. ?Make sure to drop by and check out the variety of different styles we’ve had designed for this year’s event! ?All the shirts are printed on 100% cotton and are available in a wide range of colors, sizes and designs. We'll have all sorts of Nocturnal gear: T’s, tank tops and hoodies, in styles for both the men and the ladies. ?We’ll also be sure to have some other special surprises that you’ll have to drop by the booth in person to peep. ?Be sure to come check it all out!

Nocturnal Festival Promo Pack is Available Online!

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 at 8:00PM PST

We’ve received a number of requests for promotional materials that everyone can use to spread the word about Nocturnal around the web. We are really excited by all of the enthusiasm and thankful that many of you want to share our events with your friends and others online. We are making the same electronic promotional materials available to you that we give to our own promoters. We’ve posted a Nocturnal Festival promo pack at Insomniac.com that everyone can use to get the word out. Thanks again for all the support!

Bassrush Set to Rock the Sunken Garden at Nocturnal 2009!!!

Monday, September 14th, 2009 at 1:00PM PST

For all the hardcore Drum and Bass heads out there, the Bassrush stage is going to be located in a fresh environment for Nocturnal Festival 2009! In previous years the dome has been packed and this year we want all of you to be able to spread out and dance comfortably. We're moving the Sunken Garden out of the 120 foot diameter dome and into the 24,000 square foot Citrus to accommodate all of the festival goers, make room for some serious production and to create a massive setting that blows it up for all the crazy talent we have booked for you all. We want to make the DnB area a space where all of you can spread out and dance and that allows everyone who wants to check out the DJs easy access to the area. With Roni Size and Dynamite MC, a Pendulum DJ set, Planet of the Drums and tons of additional artists, this area is going to bump! Expect bigger production, amazing decor and a vibe you can feel in your chest. The Sunken Garden is going to rattle the walls off the Citrus and leave you reeling!

The Line-up is all proper DnB, brought to you by Bassrush:

Roni Size and Dynamite MC

Pendulum (DJ set)

Planet of the Drums


Evol Intent (live)

Simon Bassline Smith



MCs: Dino and Question Mark

New Stage: ALICE'S HOUSE Added to Nocturnal Festival!!!

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2009 at 4:00PM PST

Insomniac is very excited to announce an entire new stage at Nocturnal Festiva!!!

The Line-up is all top-shelf house, brought to you by Melodic:






Just Released: Nocturnal Festival 2009 Video!

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 at 4:00PM PST

Surf over to our YouTube channel to check out more Insomniac videos!!!

Speedway To Be Used for Nocturnal Festival 2009 Labyrinth Stage!

Monday, August 24th, 2009 at 10:45PM PST

This year, The Labyrinth will be hosted in a special area of the NOS Events Center! The site, never before used for a festival event, will be transformed into a high-end audio-visual playground. The Insomniac team plans on filling the high-capacity amphitheater with a booming sound system and an array of visuals never before witnessed at a NOS event. Once transformed, this virgin arena will offer festival-goers an experience completely unique to Nocturnal 2009. We’re going huge on this year? Labyrinth!

Ferry Corsten to Perform His Special “Twice in a Blue Moon: The Experience” at Nocturnal 2009!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 at 6:00PM PST

Insomniac is excited to announce that Ferry Corsten will be performing his “Twice In A Blue Moon: The Experience” at Nocturnal Festival 2009! The concert debuted in May 2009 in Malaysia and has been rocking dance floors the world over from Europe to North America. This unique show, based on his third full length release, Twice In A Blue Moon, (as well as many of his classic tracks) is a very special audio-visual performance that no one will want to miss! The album includes acclaimed tracks that have been destroying dance floors around the globe including Radio Crash and the current hit single We Belong. The Experience also will feature many of Ferry’s well known classic anthems.

Twice In A Blue Moon is one of the most highly acclaimed dance albums of 2009 and has been well received by fans and critics alike. Mixmag has called Twice In A Blue Moon ”captivating“ and has hailed Ferry as a pioneer in the trance genre.

Nocturnal fans will not want to miss out on this special opportunity to witness a global trance legend play some of his most exciting music along with a stunning visual performance. Twice In A Blue Moon confirms what most of us already know, Ferry Corsten is one of the most exciting DJs working in trance today!

Laidback Luke to Headline The Big Top Tent!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 at 5:45PM PST

Insomniac is excited to add Laidback Luke to this year’s festival where he will be headlining The Big Top Tent! Luke’s top-shelf house sets are world renown and we know he's going to devastate this year’s event.

Welcome to the Official Website for Nocturnal Festival 2009!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 at 5:30PM PST

We’re happy to announce that the website for Nocturnal Festival 2009 is now live! Please use the site to explore the world-class talent that we have booked, with five stages, themed areas and a wide array of artists and DJs performing, this year's Nocturnal is going to be banging! Insomniac can’t wait to see you all at Nocturnal 2009. Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available!

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