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Insomniac Events Hires Safety Experts To Prepare Best Practice Procedures For Music Festivals Nationwide

Thursday, July 14th, 2010 at 10:00AM PST

Introduces 18 and Older Policy Nationwide

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2010 – Insomniac Events has hired Investigative Advisory Group (IAG), a consulting firm that has experience creating overall safety and security protocols for large venues, to analyze Insomniac’s current and proposed safety protocols and procedures for the company’s music festivals throughout the United States. These safety protocols will create new standard operating procedures adapted to the new challenges involved in music festivals, including Electric Daisy Carnival. These recommendations will further augment guest safety by building on Insomniac’s existing protocols, which include extensive advance planning with local governments and public safety authorities,
including fire and police departments.

Effective immediately, Insomniac has also established an “18 and older” policy for all of the company’s dance music festivals until such time as Insomniac implements IAG’s recommended standard operating procedures. Insomniac has purchased handheld ID scanners, which will be used at all future “18 and older” Insomniac events. Insomniac will refund the full ticket price to anyone under the age of 18 who has already purchased tickets to upcoming Insomniac dance music festivals. Ticketholders under the age of 18 can send an email to refunds@insomniac.com detailing their name, phone number and the name of the event and outlet where they bought the ticket (e.g. Ticketmaster, GrooveTickets, or retail store).

“All the wonderful people who help make our events so special deserve not only the best entertainment, but the most comprehensive safety and security measures available. We are confident that Investigative Advisory Group will provide the right additions to our existing procedures, and help us to continue to raise the bar for music events,” says Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac’s CEO. “Over the past 17 years, Insomniac has created some of the largest and most successful dance music festivals in North America. We love our community and strive to be the best at what we do, and this includes event safety. Though dance music is enjoyed by people of all ages, we are introducing an 18 and older policy at our events as we await Investigative Advisory Group’s recommendations. Insomniac remains committed to providing a place for our guests to celebrate safely, and we plan to share our findings with all of our event venues.”

About Insomniac Events

Insomniac produces innovative concerts and music festivals amplified by state-of-the-art lighting design, interactive circus and theatrical performances, and audience participation. Insomniac’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the biggest music festivals in the United States. Insomniac has produced more than 250 music events for more than 2,000,000 concertgoers in California, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Founded and led by Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac has been based in
Los Angeles since it started in 1993.

Beyond Wonderland Collectible Tags!

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 at 10:45PM PST

For all of our future events Insomniac will be creating limited edition collectible tags! They are numbered and feature 3D event graphics on the front, along with additional artwork on the back, and are colorful reminders of the good times and memories we all create together at the festivals. Get yours today: online or when you come to the event.

Christopher Lawrence Confirmed for Beyond Wonderland!

Sunday, February 14th, 2010 at 4:15PM PST

Insomniac is happy to announce that Christopher Lawrence will be playing this year's Beyond Wonderland festival. Chris has won both Best American DJ at the IDMA's as well as America's Best DJ (DJ Times, 2008) and is is considered one of the world's top DJs and producers. He is one of the most respected names in dance music today and is America's foremost trance DJ. His trance-techno sets are known globally and Insomniac can't wait for you all to catch his set at Beyond!

Tocadisco to Play Beyond 2010!

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 5:00PM PST

Multi-instrumentalist, DJ and award winning producer Tocadisco is set to play Beyond Wonderland! It is rare far a producer, DJ and musician to exercise their talent in so many varied ways, and Tocadisco always satisfies. Whether remixing for artists like Moby, Tiga and New Order, producing albums like "SOLO," collaborating with David Guetta, or spinning his trademark sets, Tocadisco is one of the most talented people working in dance music today.

Pendulum Album Preview DJ Set at Beyond Wonderland!

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 5:00PM PST

Insomniac is excited to announce Pendulum for Beyond Wonderland. They will be performing a special album preview DJ set alongside MC Verse, dropping as yet unavailable tracks from their forthcoming album Immersion. The album won't be out until May of this year, but everyone at Beyond will be able to catch Pendulum's new beats months before they hit the stores! Expect beats that rattle the cabinets, Pendulum's trademark synth magic and bomb basslines.

Wippenberg Added to Beyond!

Thursday, February 4th, 2010 at 1:00AM PST

Insomniac is excited to announce that Wippenberg has been added to this year's Beyond Wonderland line-up! Wippenberg is renowned for his production skills and original tracks, including the dance floor hits Chakalaka and Drumster. His productions fuse house, electro, trance and techno into an electronic blend spun across the globe by the biggest DJ's in the world.

Insomniac is excited to announce the creation of an enchanted new event: Beyond Wonderland!

Friday, January 15th, 2010 at 6:00PM PST

It's been years since Nocturnal Wonderland morphed naturally into Nocturnal Festival, and as the Nocturnal experience has traveled deeper into the night and explored the depths of its forested terrain, we feel it’s time to rediscover some of the color and warmth of the original Wonderland event. We are reshaping it into a fresh and novel form, building on and moving further than both of its predecessors, and evolving the concept in rich new directions.

Insomniac has been producing Nocturnal since 1993. We’ve thrown Nocturnal Festival for years, and prior to that, Insomniac invested close to a decade of love into Nocturnal Wonderland. We now feel that it’s time to push forward, journeying past the boundaries, and see what lies on the other side of Nocturnal Festival’s darkness. We will embark on an adventure to the far side of the forest, exploring what exists beyond.

Nocturnal Festival and Beyond Wonderland have been conceived as sister festivals, nights that share a special lineage and common ancestry, and that contain many of the same truths in their design. Beyond Wonderland will evolve along fresh paths, incorporating novel motifs and growing an exciting new environment that is sure to enliven, stimulate the senses and delight all of those who have been seeking a return to the amazing hues and vibrance of our original Wonderland event.

Over the years many of us have missed the wondrous aspect that the original Nocturnal captured so well and Insomniac has received a number of requests to “bring back” the old Wonderland event. Rather than resurrect the past, Insomniac will push into the future, innovating and creating a completely new concept that will indeed transport us to wonderland and far beyond.

Stay tuned for more details...


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