Dreamstate SoCal 2018 The Dream
Photo Credit: Keiki Lani Knudsen for Insomniac Events

Dreamstate SoCal has begun announcing their lineup for this year’s event. Will you be joining us in for the 5th edition of the biggest trance festival in North America?


Trance fans have been waiting on bated breath to find out showstopping artists will be featured on the Dreamstate SoCal lineup this year. Each edition of the trance fueled festival has brought a different flavor to the grounds of the NOS Events Center. The first year brought us something new, the second included more subgenres and size, and the third brought along massive names like Armin van Buuren. Last year saw Insomniac load the lineup with back to back sets as well as some heavily anticipated performances including Laserface and System F.

This year, expectations are high as trance family members are predicting a big show for the 5th Anniversary celebration on November 22-23. Set on bringing enhanced production, expanded stages, more performers, and more immersive experience to the venue, the list of artists playing is what many have been patiently waiting for, and today the announcements have begun to roll in.

The first artists that have been announced for Dreamstate SoCal include Aly & Fila,  Gabriel & Dresden, and Solarstone. Additionally, Cold Blue will be delivering a Winter Album Showcase, Bryan Kearney is set to show off his KARNEY alias, and John O’Callaghan will be bringing his Joint Operations Centre alias along for the ride.

The second day of announcements came out of the gate swinging and really brought the heat. We are excited to see German trance and acid master Kai Tracid and legendary British group The Space Brothers! Anjuna fans should be ready for some feels as Spencer Brown, Sunny Lax, and Jason Ross are going to bring their signature vibes to Dreamstate.

For the third day, the announcements branched out into the deeper reaches of Dreamstate introducing veterans like Ace Ventura, Astrix, and Blastoyz. It then shocked the masses by including Anjuna veteran Oliver Smith, the songstress of HALIENE slotted as herself, and the return of hard dance/hard trance legend Yoji Biomehanika!

Day four expands the reach of psy-trance with the figureheads of Vini Vici bringing along some friends. Perfect Stranger, Khromata, and Animato return to the festival and Shpongle will also bring the old school psy experience to the forefront with a live set.

On the fifth day of artist announcements, Dreamstate has delivered a bevy of b2b sets including AA Meeting (John Askew and Activa), Gentech (Mark Sherry and Scot Project), ilan Bluestone b2b Andrew Bayer, Fables (Dan Stone and Ferry Tayle), and more!

The second to last day brings the announcement of the exclusive, worldwide debut of ABRAXIS that will see Seven Lions and Dimibo share the stage together. The final announcement has also been unveiled with Above & Beyond making their Dreamstate debut with an extended set as well!

Tickets for the biggest trance Festival in North America begin at $125 for GA and $250 for VIP. Ticket sales start on Friday, June 21 at 12:00 PM PST via the Dreamstate website and Tier 1 will be available all day until 11:59 PM PT!

Dreamstate SoCal 2019 Lineup:

Dreamstate SoCal 2019 Lineup


Dreamstate SoCal 2019 Artists Announcements:

  • Day 1
    • Aly & Fila
    • Bryan Kearney presents KARNEY
    • Cold Blue “Winter Album Showcase”
    • Davey Asprey
    • Ferry Corsten
    • Gabriel & Dresden
    • Giuseppe Ottaviani Live 2.0
    • Johan Gielen
    • Joint Operations Centre (JOC)
    • Solarstone
  • Day 2
    • Alessandra Rocone
    • Gareth Emery
    • Jason Ross
    • Kai Tracid
    • KEY4050
    • Ruben De Ronde
    • Somna
    • The Space Brothers
    • Spencer Brown
    • Sunny Lax
  • Day 3
    • Ace Ventura
    • Astrix
    • Avalon
    • Blastoyz
    • Dave Neven
    • Genix
    • HALIENE
    • Oliver Smith
    • Reality Test
    • Yoji Biomehanika
  • Day 4
    • Animato
    • Egorythmia
    • Electric Universe (Live Set)
    • Gaudium
    • Khromata
    • Perfect Stranger
    • Sentinel 7
    • Shpongle (Simon Posford Live Set)
    • Sidekicks (Chris Ton & Leiel Hazut)
    • Vini Vici & Friends
  • Day 5
    • AA Meeting (JohnAskew & Activa)
    • Ashley Smith vs Maria Healy
    • Craig Connelly vs Factor B
    • Fables (Dan Stone & Ferry Tayle)
    • Gentech (Mark Sherry & Scot Project)
    • Ilan Bluestone B2B Andrew Bayer
    • Pathfinders (James Dymond & Chris Schweizer)
    • Paul Denton vs David Forbes
    • Sean Tyas vs Menno de Jong
    • Skypatrol (STANDERWICK & Reorder)
  • Day 6
    • ABRAXIS (Seven Lions & Dimibo)
  • Day 7
    • Above & Beyond (2-Hour Extended Set)

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Abisola has been listening to electronic music since middle school. Though she enjoys a variety of sub-genres she currently mainly listens to trance and hardcore. Abisola has attended multiple events in the Southern California region and is beginning to expand to out-of-area and international festivals. She is a full-time school psychologist and also enjoys eating, traveling and video games.

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