Nocturnal Wonderland
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Heading to Nocturnal Wonderland this year? Stay in the know with this essential information!


Nocturnal Wonderland is almost here and we are absolutely stoked to be dancing the night away to some sick sets all weekend long. Hosted at Glen Helen Regional Park, this year’s edition is stocked with some absolutely amazing artists that will be pulling out all the stops to make this a memorable festival for anyone in attendance.

Don’t forget to check out our posts highlighting some top artists to catch at the festival this year, others that will simply blow you away, and of course get hyped with our Spotify playlist and this sick mix from Illenium!

Whether you’re camping or driving in each day, we’ve compiled all the important information for you to soak in ahead of the festival. Take a look below and let us know what your biggest set time conflicts are in the comments!


Nocturnal Wonderland 2018 Essential Info:

Dates: September 14-15, 2018
Venue Address: Glen Helen Regional Park – 2555 Glen Helen Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407
Tickets: Purchase HERE
Facebook Event Page: RSVP HERE

Acceptable Forms of Identification for Entry
  • Any US government-issued driver’s license or ID card containing a photograph and date of birth
  • US or foreign government issued passport containing a photograph and date of birth
  • Foreign government-issued driver’s license/ID with a color photocopy of passport (Not valid for 21+ wristband. To purchase alcohol or enter VIP areas, a physical passport or US ID will be required.)
  • Temporary DMV documents proving you are currently renewing a license—ONLY if accompanied by passport or expired license
Unacceptable Forms of Identification for Entry
  • NO School ID
  • NO Consular ID
  • NO Birth certificate
  • NO Expired ID of any kind
  • NO Photocopy of any ID (except as noted)
  • NO Temporary DMV license without a passport or expired license

Nocturnal Wonderland 2018 Set Times:

Download the Insomniac Events App in iTunes or Play Store for the latest set times and updates! 

Nocturnal Wonderland 2018 Set Times


Nocturnal Wonderland 2018 Festival Map:

Nocturnal Wonderland 2018 Festival Map


Nocturnal Wonderland 2018 Camping Map:

Nocturnal Wonderland 2018 Camping Map


Nocturnal Wonderland 2018 Alcohol Policy:

  • You must be 21+ to consume alcohol in the campground or festival grounds.
  • If entering with alcohol, you must present government-issued identification. Law enforcement will frequent the campground and randomly card campers seen drinking alcohol. Underage drinkers risk receiving a citation or even being arrested. 21+ campers are advised to carry their government-issued identification AT ALL TIMES.
  • Liquor is NOT permitted at all.
  • Beer and wine are OK but are limited to one case of canned beer OR up to 5 liters of boxed wine per person.
  • Glass bottles are not permitted.

Nocturnal Wonderland 2018 Camping Guidelines:

There are a different set of approved and prohibited items than the list below, along with the Camping Code of Conduct and more. If you will be camping at Nocturnal Wonderland this year, please pay attention to these important pieces of information that can be found at www.nocturnalwonderland.com/camping!


Nocturnal Wonderland 2018 Do’s & Don’ts:

Permitted Items
  • Cell phones and portable chargers/external batteries
  • Non-professional flash/still cameras, handheld video devices under 6″ (Sony Action Cam, GoPro, etc.)
  • Selfie sticks
  • Small bags, single-compartment backpacks, plush backpacks, purses (maximum 12“x12“)
  • Official Insomniac water bottles—must be empty upon entry
  • Hydration packs with no more than two main compartments and one smaller compartment—must be empty upon entry
  • Fanny packs
  • Sunglasses & hats
  • Rain ponchos and umbrellas measuring less than 10″ when collapsed
  • Lighters and sealed packs of cigarettes
  • E-cigs/vapes (refillable liquid chambers OK, must be empty upon arrival—no E-liquid or E-juice of any kind will be permitted)
  • Physician-prescribed medication that is not expired (must show physician’s prescription and consult with a safety officer upon entry)
  • Earplugs
  • Sealed lip balm & gloss
  • Sealed sunscreen lotion (inspected upon entry)
  • Powder makeup
  • Sealed tampons
  • Sealed wet wipes
  • Sealed packs of gum
  • Hula hoops (including LED hoops)
  • Glowsticks & glowing/illuminated costumes or jewelry
  • LED poi & orbitals
  • Inflatables (must be deflated upon entry)
  • Flags/banners or handmade signs (no corporate/company-branded and no hard flagpoles)
Prohibited Items
  • Professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment (no detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs)
  • Laser pointers and air horns
  • Drones, remote-controlled aircraft, toys
  • Toy guns, water guns, slingshots
  • Balls or frisbees
  • Tents, large umbrellas, chairs or blankets
  • Weapons of any kind (includes pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
  • Illegal substances
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Massagers
  • LED gloves or microlights used for light shows
  • Pacifiers, dust masks or gas masks
  • Aerosol products/cans
  • Eye drops (available inside festival at the general store)
  • Over-the-counter medication (available inside festival at general store or from a first aid station)
  • Liquid makeup
  • Unsealed tampons (upon entry)
  • Open packs of cigarettes (upon entry)
  • E-liquid or E-juice of any kind (a selection of premium liquids from a variety of name-brand vendors will be available inside the venue)
  • Glass, cans, cups or coolers
  • Outside food or beverages (including alcohol and candy)
  • Markers, pens or spray paint
  • Large chains or spiked jewelry
  • Stickers, flyers
  • Bota bags
  • Large purses, bags or backpacks (over 12″×12″)
  • Stuffed animals or dolls
  • Pets
Totem Guidelines
  • Maximum height is 10 feet.
  • Totems must be made from a lightweight material (e.g., foam, PVC / no solid metal).
  • Collapsible/telescoping camera extenders that follow the above guidelines are OK (lightweight/hollow aluminum/polycarbonate).
  • PVC, light wood or aluminum poles must be no thicker than 1 inch in diameter.
  • Decorated pool noodles work great for easy entrance through security.
  • Inflatables attached to totems must be deflated upon entry.
  • Any item deemed dangerous will not be allowed.
  • Totems promoting illegal activity or hate speech will not be permitted. Please keep it PLUR.

Reminder To Mind Your Belongings:

Unfortunately, many people have reported pickpockets, bag slashings, and theft of wallets, smartphones, purses, and other valuables during this festival season. While this small number of bad apples in the bunch doesn’t define an entire crowd, there are opportunistic people who come to these events to take advantage of unsuspecting partygoers and it’s important to be mindful of your valuables while at Nocturnal Wonderland.

Looking for tips to keep your belongings safe? Check our post highlighting some ideas!


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Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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