Insomniac Drops Insanely Stacked Lineup for Countdown NYE 2019

Insomniac Drops Insanely Stacked Lineup for Countdown NYE 2019

If you’ve been following Insomniac’s socials lately, you’ve probably been warned that there’s an impending alien invasion. It’s all going down on New Year’s Eve at the NOS Events Center in Southern California as Insomniac rings in 2020 with Countdown. Picking up from last year’s alien invasion theme, this year’s theme will be New Year’s Invasion 2.0. Insomniac also announced the lineup for this year’s event, and it’s, ahem, out of this world.

First and foremost, the name that stands out the most is The Chainsmokers. This marks the first time the smash-hit duo has performed at an Insomniac festival at NOS since Countdown three years ago. Now, with their expanded live set and status as one of the biggest musical acts in the world, this is sure to be a special performance. The rest of the lineup is pretty stacked too with the usual blend of EDM heavy hitters, bass, and house to please all kinds of tastes. Alesso, Porter Robinson (DJ Set), Galantis, Oliver Heldens, Gryffin (DJ Set), Chris Lorenzo and 12th Planet are some of the highlights.

Tickets for Countdown New Year’s Invasion 2.0 go on sale this Wednesday at 10 AM PT. Check out the full lineup and prepare for the alien invasion. Are they here to PLUR or probe? We’ll find out on New Year’s Eve.

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Insomniac Drops Map and Set Times For Escape Psycho Circus 2019

Insomniac Drops Map and Set Times For Escape Psycho Circus 2019

Set times are officially out for Escape Psycho Circus, going down this Friday and Saturday at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. It’s always a joyous occasion whenever set times are released as headliners can revel in the joy of all the amazing music they’re about to witness. However, it can also be a time of sorrow when you see the time conflicts and all the acts you won’t be able to see. Nonetheless, the show must go on. We’re here to help you navigate the two days of Halloween-themed madness that is the Psycho Circus.

This year’s edition of the festival will feature a completely new layout and new stage designs. Gone are the Slaughterhouse, Ghoul’s Graveyard, Chopping Block, and Cannibal’s Tea Party. In are the Grimm, Psycho Circus, Sanitarium and Sewer District. There’s also a new central hub of the festival called Crazy Town. I am beyond excited to see what Insomniac has in store for us for this year’s edition of Escape.

Back to the set times. The Grimm will be hosting all of the heavy hitters over the weekend. Dillon Francis, Timmy Trumpet and Duke Dumont highlight Night 1 with deadmau5 closing things out. Night 2 highlights include Don Diablo, RL Grime and Alok, with Alesso closing out the weekend. The second stage is the Psycho Circus, Bassrush will be holding it down on Night 1 with a stacked lineup including Bear Grillz, Borgore, ATLiens, and the

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DJ Mag Top 100 Reveals First 50 Artists For 2019

DJ Mag Top 100 Reveals First 50 Artists For 2019

We’re slowly working our way through the DJ Mag Top 100 countdown live right now — FOLLOW ALONG HERE — and there’s already a lot to say about the first 50 artists revealed. There are a bunch of new entries, and women are ranking higher than ever.

At the same time, a lot of traditional main stage DJs are trending down year over year, with Diplo, Deadmau5, Kygo, and Alesso all ranked down in consecutive years.

See the 100-51 below!

DJ Mag Top 100-51

100. Solomun [Down 9]
99. Swanky Tunes [Down 28]
98. Florian Picasso [Down 36]
97. Henry PFR [New Entry]
96. D.O.D [New Entry]
95. Sub Zero Project [New Entry]
94. Rave Republic [Up 4]
93. Julian Jordan [Re-Entry]
92. Daddy’s Groove [Down 12]
91. Paul Kalkbrenner [Up 4]
90. Black Coffee [Re-Entry]
89. Thomas Gold [Re-Entry]
88. Solardo [New Entry]
87. Paul van Dyk [Down 32]
86. Marco Carola [No Movement]
85. Boris Brejcha [New Entry]
84. Tom & Collins [New Entry]
83. Vicetone [Re-Entry]
82. Robin Schulz [Down 22]
81. Deniz Koyu [New Entry]
80. Peggy Gou [New Entry]
79. Andy C [Highest D&B] [Up 11]
78. Lucas & Steve [Up 14]
77. Yellow Claw [Down 30]
76. Cedric Gervais [Up 11]
75. Warface [Re-Entry]
74. Charlotte De Witte [New Entry]
73. Carl Nunes [Up 26]
72. Carta [Up 1]
71. deadmau5 [Down 12]
70. 3 Are Legend [New Entry]
69. Miss K8 [Down 4]
68. Da Tweekaz [Up 8]
67. Diplo [Down 25]

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