Attention Earthlings! The electronic extraterrestrials have returned and abducted your favorite artists to create one insane lineup for this year’s Countdown. If you have already been stumped over which festival you’re going to be at as you dance your way into 2020, I’m sorry (not sorry) to say the decision just got a lot harder.
Countdown announced an alien encrypted lineup that had Instagram and Reddit users scrambling to decipher the otherworldly hieroglyphics. That code was recently cracked and revealed an utterly stacked lineup for this year’s popular Southern California New Years' Eve fest at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino. Let’s break down which abducted artists you’ll be blasting off with into 2020.
Feel Good Favorites
The first artists fans decoded from the list included the names, Porter Robinson, Said The Sky, and Jai Wolf. Personally, this was enough for me to be locked in on choosing this festival to spend my final night in 2019. I’m a huge sucker for music that can get me caught up in my feels during a huge event and this lineup is definitely full of the feel-good music that everyone can groove to.
Who doesn’t want to dance their cares away on the last day of the year?
More artists on the list that fit this magical vibe include Gryffin, Elephante, Galantis, Alesso, and The Chainsmokers.
The Best Bass
If the bass stage is where you set up camp for the night, the beats here will not disappoint. The invaders have a full attack ready for all headbangers ready to rage into the new year.
Some of the most notable artists from this year’s lineup include 12th Planet, ATLiens, Borgore, and SAYMYNAME. The most anticipated bass set of the night (in my opinion) will be SVDDEN DEATH’s VOYD. This show has carried quite a huge hype from Bass Canyon, and I think I speak for everyone when I say, we can’t wait to see it live at NOS!
This year’s lineup boasts a good assortment of artists that will abduct your mind with their tracks, and that isn’t just from the extraterrestrials that will be in attendance. Some of the house artists I’m most excited groove to are VNSSA, Luke Andy, Oliver Heldens, and Chris Lorenzo. Whether these artists are on the top of your list or you are yet to listen to them, their sound will be sure to pull you into their set and experience the chill vibes that have nothing to do with the frigid winter air.
Come for the Music, Stay for the Experience
If the lineup wasn’t enough to get you to choose Countdown as the place to celebrate New Years, the galactic experience Insomniac has planned will get you onboard the mothership.
In years past, human attendees have expressed how chilly it can get at this event, even when it’s located in the almost always sunny SoCal. Countdown listened to the feedback and announced their Global Warming Project for this year’s festival. This initiative includes indoor and heated stages, human heating pods, a solar flare garden, and indoor food & vendors.
Even though this event is only one day, there is enough art, music, and good vibes beamed straight from outer space to provide the necessary festivities to make a more than memorable close to 2019. With a lineup this packed with talent, Countdown has set up four stages: The Mothership, The Nebula, Area 51, and Twilight Zone. Need to get the last solid photo of the year? Insomniac always has the best performers and art set up to document your memories for your followers or alien invaders. Plus, who doesn’t want a picture with a real extraterrestrial?
Photo Credit: Insomniac Events/Countdown
Can’t wait to Countdown and blast off into 2020! See you there!
Halloween is fast approaching, and we all know the best part of this holiday is choosing the ultimate costumes! As ravers, we are no strangers to dressing up, and Halloween is an awesome time to show off our style skills. There are so many directions you can go in when deciding what to be for Halloween, so we’re giving you some suggestions to make your decision a little easier.
Out Of This World
Extraterrestrial themes are huge in the rave world, and Halloween is the best excuse to dress up as a sexy alien or a house-loving astronaut. There are also a ton of opportunities for couples and group costumes that fit this theme! Build an alien squad with your friends in the Cosmic Chaos Alien Costume and the Solstice Kiss Holo Set, or explore the unknown in matching astronaut suits. Add some glitter, and you will surely have an out-of-this-world Halloween experience!
Embrace Your Wild Side
Feeling wild this spooky season? Cowgirl costumes are super cute and perfect for any Halloween event. Embrace your wild side and let loose with a cowboy hat and your best chaps, or make it glam!
Certain costumes will never go out of style. Classic costumes come back every year because they are timeless. If you’re feeling scary this Halloween, try a holographic skeleton or a seductive devil costume. If you’re going for a flirtier vibe, you can never go wrong with the Team Techno Cheerleader outfit. This fit is a fun take on the basic cheerleader costume! You can make any of the classics your own with glitter, accessories, and other modern twists.
Have a legendary Halloween dressed as your favorite mythical creature! Fairies, elves and unicorns are not only charming characters, but they are also very trendy right now. These Fractal Fantasy Fairy Wings will transform any outfit into an enchanting fairy ensemble. You could also pair this Rainbow Unicorn Costume with some sparkly fishnets for a dazzling festival look!
Ravers love to dress up year-round. But if there's one thing that we don't get to do often, it's bring the spooky vibes with scary costumes around Halloween! This time of year is the perfect time to show off your spooky side, with costumes that are gory, creepy, or all around terrifying.
No matter what you decide to be this year, you can’t go wrong. As long as you’re feeling like your best self, you’re going to slay this Halloween!