Dreamstate reveals venue and first artists as it begins 10-day announcement marathon
Insomniac’s new Dreamstate event has begun its own 10 day announcement streak in preparation for ticket sales which begin on July 22. Dedicated solely to trance, the festival’s event page have become a forum of excitement and controversy as trance fans speculate what the lineup might be and how it will compare to more established trance festivals such as Luminosity, Trancemission, and ASOT Utrecht.
So far, Dreamstate is making a clear effort to cater towards serious trance fans. Yesterday marked the first day of announcements, with Aly & Fila and John O’Callaghan revealed as its first headliners. Huge figures in the uplifting and tech-trance scenes who have also established themselves as perfect B2B partners, all it took was these two names to stir a frenzy of excitement among the trance family. Also uncovered yesterday was the venue, which will be the NOS event center in San Bernardino. NOS has been home to many other Insomniac events in the past such as Nocturnal Wonderland, Audiotistic and more, and the booking of such a large venue hints at the potential of Dreamstate to become America’s biggest trance festival.
Following yesterday’s new, today’s artist announcement included UK acts STANDERWICK and Allen & Envy. Following a five-year hiatus, STANDERWICK’s return to the trance world has since developed a lot of buzz in the underground trance scene, and his recent production of tracks that incorporate psy, upliting, and tech elements resulted in his first-ever successful world tour. Meanwhile, Allen & Envy are highly-respected uplifting artists known for extremely euphoric and emotional sets. It’s rare to see Allen & Envy in the states, so their place at Dreamstate is well-welcomed by American trance fans.
Keep track of this post as we continue to update it with daily announcements.
Update: Dreamstate taps into Ireland next with today’s announcement of Bryan Kearney and Simon Patterson. Kearney and Patterson are each key pioneers of their genres: Patterson is recognized for helping psy-trance become a more prominent genre and Bryan Kearney earned last year’s ASOT “Tune of the Year” for his remix to Gareth Emery’s “U.”
Update 2: Insomniac is continues to exceed expectations only four days into the lineup announcements. Known for his genre mashups and “Headfuck” events, trance fans welcome Ben Nicky anywhere. And, with Rank 1 revealed as a performer, many are speculating whether or not Gaia will make an appearance.