Insomniac Events is the biggest promoter of electronic dance music in the entire United States. Based out of Los Angeles, CA, a lot of their events stay close to home, but they’ve expanded over the years to events in Michigan (Electric Forest), Florida (EDC Orlando and Holy Ship!), and Texas (hopefully, if Middlelands ever comes back). With so many events to keep track of and look forward to, something like a calendar is necessary. Thankfully, Insomniac has our back.
These calendars (below) were handed out at Countdown NYE this year and reveal every Insomniac festival coming in 2019! We can see Holy Ship! sailing in January, EDC Las Vegas in bold yellow in May, and HARD Summer on August 3-4. The November 9-10 date could mean that HARD Day of the Dead is returning to two days in 2019; however, it’s more likely that that weekend is for EDC Orlando, given that the festival fell on those exact days in 2018. On the other hand, EDC and Wonderland events are typically Friday/Saturday affairs, while HARD events have historically been Saturday/Sunday, so who really knows at this point.
Nocturnal is coming back in September, and Beyond is returning in March, with the new addition of Beyond Wonderland Monterrey in Mexico on April 6. Apparently missing from the calendar are Dreamstate SoCal and the rumored PLAY Festival announced last year.
See the full calendar below — and confirm what’s coming up on Insomniac’s website — and start saving up!
- January 5-9, January 9-12: Holy Ship!
- February 23-24: EDC Mexico
- March 22-23: Beyond Wonderland
- April 6: Beyond Wonderland Monterrey
- May 11-12: EDC Japan
- May 16-20: EDC Las Vegas
- June 27-30: Electric Forest
- August 3-4: HARD Summer
- September 13-14: Nocturnal Wonderland
- October 25-26: Escape Psycho Circus
- November 9-10: HARD Day of the Dead OR EDC Orlando
- December 31: Countdown
H/T GDE / Photo via Doug Van Sant for Insomniac Events