YOUR WORLD BENEATH THE SURFACE.
Baltimore’s electronic music Moonrise Festival will return to Pimlico Race Course in August after being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The two-day festival will take place Aug. 6 and 7, with tickets going on sale this Friday at noon at www.moonrisefestival.com.
Ticket will start at $129.99 for two-day general admission and $229.99 for two-day VIP admission, and those prices will increase closer to the festival date.
Moonrise, which began in 2014, has hosted EDM acts like Tiësto, Afrojack, Porter Robinson and more.
Organizers plan to announce this year’s festival lineup in the coming weeks.
Electronic music event promoter Insomniac and dance party organizer Club Glow have acquired a majority stake in the festival, Insomniac founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella announced on Instagram on Tuesday.
“Time to dust off your space boots!” Rotella wrote on Instagram. “I’m happy to announce Insomniac is now a partner in Baltimore’s very own Moonrise Festival. After a three year hiatus, we’re excited to bring it back to Pimlico Race course this August and build upon this amazing festival’s success as we launch into the next phase of spreading love for our culture on the East Coast. It’s an honor to continue the legacy and work with friends who share the same love and respect for the rave scene and its roots.”
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Pete Kalamoutsos, president and CEO of Club Glow, added in a release that his company is thrilled to be part of the festival.
“We couldn’t be more excited to further establish roots in Baltimore,” Kalamoutsos said in a statement. “Moonrise Festival is so special to dance music on the east coast and I can’t wait to take the whole festival experience to the next level with Pasquale Rotella and the Insomniac family.”
Moonrise 2022 will mark the second festival that Insomniac and Club Glow are collaborating on, after the two companies partnered to put on Project Glow in Washington, D.C. later this month.
Insomniac produces several other music festivals, concerts and other events, including the annual Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas.
Club Glow has previously hosted Moonrise Festival and co-hosted Preakness InfieldFest here in Baltimore, as well as Clubhouse Festival in Laurel, and is preparing to host Project GLOW at RFK Stadium in D.C. on April 30 and May 1.
Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at [email protected]… More by Marcus Dieterle
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