Beyond Wonderland PNW announces 2022 lineup in possible sign of summer rebound

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Festival season might sound 1,000,000 unhappy pajama days away, as omicron has prompted one other spherical of sporadic cancellations at native golf equipment. Nevertheless, pageant producers are busy behind the scenes dialing in their poster fonts forward of what could possibly be a bounce-back summer. Lineups are already … lining up, and organizers of a number of occasions that sat out an abbreviated and unpredictable 2021 have declared their intentions to return this 12 months.

Monday introduced the primary main lineup reveal, with Beyond Wonderland PNW organizers unveiling a typical slate of EDM stars. Topping this 12 months’s invoice are progressive home mainstays Kaskade and Alesso, Porter Robinson, Canadian bassheads Zeds Dead and Australian home thumper Fisher.

Also on deck for the two-day rager on the Gorge Amphitheatre: Acraze, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Bijou, CloZee, Dombresky, Ekali, Elderbrook, Green Velvet — an old-school Chicago home lord who’s carved a lane in the EDM world — John Summit, Moore Kismet, Sidepiece, U.Okay. producer TroyBoi and plenty of extra throughout three levels.

Powered by Insomniac Events, one of the highest dance music promoters in the nation, the second-year Beyond Wonderland PNW took over as Washington’s premier EDM festival after Paradiso’s downfall amid legal woes and allegations of unpaid bills towards co-promoter USC Events. The Alice in Wonderland-themed fest will mild up the Gorge June 18-19, and tickets go on sale at 12 p.m. Jan. 27. According to its website, presale passes begin at $199.50.

We already know Bumbershoot’s new organizers are taking the 12 months to rejigger the Labor Day basic, however a number of different Seattle-area staples are on observe to return, with extra particulars anticipated quickly.

After two years off, Capitol Hill Block Party’s comeback is about for July 22-24.

That similar weekend, the laid-back, Northwest-centric Timber! Outdoor Music Festival (July 21-23) heads again to Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation, and U.Okay. trance titans Above & Beyond revive their Group Therapy Weekender (July 22-24) on the Gorge.

In Snohomish County, the jam/digital leaning Summer Meltdown will have fun its delayed twentieth 12 months July 28-31. After 14 years in Darrington, the scrappy mom-and-pop fest strikes into a brand new dwelling at Sky Meadows Park alongside the Skykomish River in Snohomish. According to organizers, homeowners of the Darrington venue are “reorganizing as a consequence of COVID” and determined to not lease out their property throughout the course of, therefore the transfer.

Capitol Hill Block Party’s sibling mini fest, Day In Day Out, is on for Aug. 13-14, after an inaugural 2021 preserving Bumbershoot’s Labor Day weekend slot heat.

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