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Beyond Wonderland is a one day Electronic dance festival that is organised by Insomniac Events.

The festival has an iconic Alice In Wonderland theme, and although it is a young festival that started in 2010, it's has already cemented a strong reputation early on.


2012 line-up, rumours, news and our predictions

Artists confirmed for Beyond Wonderland include Armin Van Buuren, Aly & Fila, Datsik, and Steve Aoki.

To see the full confirmed line-up, click here.

It has been confirmed that Armin Van Buuren will also be broadcasting live his "A State of Trance 550th" episode in San Bernardino at the NOS Events Center on Sat. March 17th, 2012.

2011 line-up and past highlights.

Notable artists included Calvin Harris, Dirty South, Dirtyphonics, Datsik, Infected Mushroom, Kaskade, Cosmic Gate, Noisia, and Showtek.


Below we have attached the video trailer, and from these you can see that it is a notoriously loud, colourful and euphoric experience for those in love with the world of Electronica.

Every event is elaborately decorated, with 2012 including some "really incredible art from several cutting-edge artists and performers who are pioneering their fields. Insomniac is excited to be able to share these incredible multi-sensory structures with you as you journey down the rabbit hole with us!"

History and Facts

Insomniac, The organisation team behind Beyond Wonderland, released the following section when discussing the origin of Beyond Wonderland.

"Insomniac had 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 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".

Music stages and other entertainment

Aside from the main event, there are also two "recovery" parties that take place after the event:

  • March 18: Beyond Wonderland After Party w/ The Hospitality Tour (TBA-Los Angeles, CA)
  • March 19: Beyond Wonderland Recovery Party w/ Hardwell (Playhouse-Hollywood, CA)

On Site Information

Event Times: The main event will take place from 4pm - 2am, and will be held at 689 South E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408 NOS Event's Center

Security and safety: There is a zero tolerance policy on drug use or possession, and everyone will not only be searched on entry, but will also be expected to empty their pockets.

In regards to medical help, there are many medical tents on site, as well as peace officers and staff members all available to assist.

ATM's There are plenty on site and they will be marked on the maps you receive

Food and drink

There are plenty of food and beverage vendors spread across the event.

Location and travel

Held at the Nos Events Center below are the details for the different entrances:

  • Blue Pin - Gate 1: 689 South “E” Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408 (Administration Building)
  • Pink Pin - Gate 3-5: 417-467 W. Mill Street San Bernardino, CA 92401
  • Green Pin -Gate 7-10: 690-930 S. Arrowhead Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92408

By Car: There are plenty of parking lots in the surrounding area, but it is advised to avoid street parking near the event.

By Plane: The two closest airports are LAX (Los Angeles International Airport), and LA- Ontario International Airport.

The main website recommends using the following taxi numbers: + Authorized Taxicab Supervision (ATS) - (323) 776-5324 + Bell Cab Company - (310) 219-3100 + Beverly Hills Cab Company - (310) 273-6611 + Checker Cab - (213) 482-3456 + City Cab - (818) 780-1000 + Independent Taxi - (213) 666-0040 + United Cab - (323) 653-5050 + Yellow Cab - (310) 851-5022


Beyond Wonderland is a non camping event, but you can find a list of local places to stay here

Festival contact and ticket information

This is a strictly 18+ event.

Tickets for Beyond Wonderland 2012 will start at $50 and increases $5 every time the allotment runs out

Current Price (updated 6th Feb): $75.00

There is also a VIP option available, costing $150.00, the packaged includes the following perks (Only available to 21+)

  • Separate entrance to the festival for rapid entry
  • VIP stage view decks
  • 2 Complimentary drink tickets
  • 21+ full cash bar on stage view VIP deck
  • Complimentary snacks
  • Private restroom facilities
  • Access to exclusive VIP areas
  • VIP ticket to Beyond Wonderland
  • Souvenir laminate and lanyard (The VIP bar will be open till 1:30AM.)

From January 30th 2012, Noon PST, Tickets for Beyond Wonderland will be available on Groovetickets, and at all Grooveticket outlets.