Moonrise Festival: How to Prepare for Blastoff into Bass Outer Space

Moonrise 2018

Moonrise Festival 2018

Moonrise Festival is coming soon on the weekend of August 11th and 12th. Baltimore’s flagship electronic music festival returns to the historic Pimlico Race Course for its fifth consecutive year. You will surely get what you need with headlining acts such as Diplo, DJ Snake, Kaskade, Griz, Illenium, Excision, Marshmello, Rezz, Lane 8, Galantis, Snails, Ganja White Night, Mustard, Liquid Stranger, G Jones, Rusko, Anna Lunoe, Chris Lake, Mark Knight, Mija, MK, Cashmere Cat, Vince Staples, and Nghtmre. Do you require us to say more?!

In case you weren’t convinced, the Phase 2 lineup announcement includes: Tritonal, Nav, Habstrakt, Said the Sky, Xie, Maddy O’Neal, Born Dirty, Timmy Trumpet, Gammer, Ducky, Luca Lush, Sikdope, and Omnom as well as some of the region’s best local acts.


The Warm Up: Moonrise Summer Series

Pre-game for the big festival with a few hot shows of the summer. Moonrise Festival will be hosting a Moonrise Summer Series at the Echostage in Washington, D.C. The first of the series began June 29th. Headliners included Borgore, 12th Planet, and Say My Name, and future shows are just as exciting. For those guests who are 21 and over, there will be free Miller Lite served on the patio from 9 pm – 11 pm during each event.

The Attire

Revelers that attend Moonrise tend to show out in style of dress. Similar to EDC festivities, (read our How to Dress for EDC guide ) you will find costume wonders, Kandi kids, exhibitionists, the hippies, and the comfort wearers. You essentially should come in whatever makes you happy. If not your outfit, your shoes should be very comfortable. The grounds are all uneven grass, as it takes place in the center of a racehorse track. The event is rain or shine, and last year there was rain, so good shoes came in handy.

Stellar Moves

Before you arrive at the festival, have a little taste of the music you will be hearing. Jamming to one of the Moonrise playlists will give you an idea of some of the acts you cannot miss. Explore the Stellar Stage playlist below or one of the other Moonrise Stage Spotify playlists.

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