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Countdown NYE 2018
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Countdown NYE 2018

3…2….1… HAPPY NEW YEAR! Can you believe that we'll be hearing those words just next month? That only means one thing, COUNTDOWN NYE is just around the corner! Countdown is an annual New Year's Eve event held in Southern California at the NOS Events Center in San Bernadino by the one and only, Insomniac Events. Personally, I can’t wait for this event. I have never been to a New Year’s Eve event and I am ready to start off 2019 at one of my favorite places - a music festival!

This year's Countdown theme is new to the event. The new theme, Aliens and outer space, is one I am definitely down to be a part of. The outfit options are going to be out of this world ( think neon colors, shiny skirts, glitter, and awesome platform shoes)! I will definitely be channeling my inner Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century, for outfit and hair inspirations (plus, this is an amazing excuse to rewatch our favorite supernova girl in this classic Disney Channel movie).

Insomniac is known for playing their attendees (or better known as "headliners" of the event) and I'm really looking forward to how they'll execute this theme. For starters, the lineup was dropped last month in a coded message. Before Insomniac even had a chance to decode the lineup, the internet was buzzing with guesses as to who would be playing. When the official lineup was revealed, I was blown away -  what a great mixture of genres! I LOVE bass but I do love other genres and this event is going to be a melting pot of great artists. Big names like Alison Wonderland, RL Grime, Andrew Rayel, Tiesto, The Prototypes, and plenty more! They also have plenty of stages to pick from and all in one night. It only seems fitting since I live in Las Vegas that the Bass stage would be Area 51. Although I'm a true basshead at heart, Insomniac gives me motivation to check out each stage because of the promise of the amazing production at each one, and because of awesome names they gave them: 

  • The MotherShip
  • The Nebula
  • Area 51 (Bassrush)
  • Twilight Zone (House)

 Countdown 2018 Lineup

Additionally, I'm really looking forward to seeing the art installations and performers that’ll be there this year.  I am a geek for the clouds, stars, and anything in the sky so I'm curious and excited to see the themed-attractions at the NOS Center. 

In addition to the new theme this year, Countdown also dropped another change this year. This year, Countdown will only be one day instead of two, like previous years. Personally, I kind of like the idea of one day because that saves money on hotels and travel, especially since it is on a Monday. It should be cheaper than if it was on just a Friday night. This could also be beneficial to crowds, but most people have New Years Day off so we will see what kind of life forms come out to play. 

Tickets are available for GA, VIP or a "combo ticket"! A combo ticket gives you two tickets, one for Countdown and one for Audiotistic. Audiotistic is a two-stage event, also at the NOS Events Center on Saturday, December 29th, with major acts such as Porter Robinson, Drezo, Chris Lake and more. 

If you're looking for a New Year's Eve event that's out of this world, don't sleep on Countdown tickets! Grab yours while their still part of this world. 

TAGS: Erin Capacasa, festival-news, Insomniac Events, music,



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