Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, providing breathtaking views of the lake and the Chicago Skyline, Northerly Island will become an interactive realm of wonder, ablaze with kaleidoscopic hues, exclusive culinary delights, captivating art installations, and entrancing electronic music performances. Amidst this enchantment, four elaborately crafted stages, known as Queen’s Domain, Mad Hatter’s Castle, Caterpillar’s Garden, and Cheshire Woods, will whirl amidst the madness of Alice’s Tea Party. Led by The Mad Hatter, the Queen, and an ensemble of curious creatures and characters, the musical odyssey spanning from house and techno to trance and bass will ensure an unparalleled auditory experience.
Since 2010, Beyond Wonderland has captured the hearts of Southern California with nearly 80,000 attendees annually. Its enchanting narrative, filled with intriguing twists and turns, has also traveled to Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, and Mexico. Now, Beyond Wonderland Chicago emerges as the inaugural Midwest chapter, promising to solidify its Chicago presence as the region’s premier music festival experience.
Insomniac, producer of some of the world’s largest music experiences, and Auris Presents, Chicago’s premiere producer of experiential festivals & events, combine for decades of expertise across nightlife, hospitality, and immersive lifestyle event production. Together, kicking off with Beyond Wonderland, Insomniac and Auris Presents will enhance Chicago’s deep nightlife and festival roots that the city has been built upon for more than thirty years.
Back in 2013, Insomniac welcomed 65,000 attendees to the Chicagoland Speedway for Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Chicago. Its 3-day edition in Joliet, IL poured $26.1 million back into the local Chicago area economy. EDC is now recognized as the world’s largest dance music festival.
Two-day General Admission (18+), GA+ (18+), and VIP tickets (21+) for the debut of Beyond Wonderland Chicago will be available during a presale beginning today at 12 p.m. CST at chicago.beyondwonderland.com. Deposits for festival layaway plans will start at just $9.99.
Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority.
Founded 30 years ago, Insomniac produces 10,000 concerts, club nights and festivals for seven million attendees annually across the globe. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the world’s largest dance music festival and attracts more than 525,000 fans over three days.
The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993. In 2013, Insomniac entered into a partnership with global entertainment company Live Nation.