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Photo Credit: Marc Van Der Aa for Insomniac Events

Escape: Psycho Circus is set to be the biggest edition of the festival yet with a massive megastructure and plenty of epic sets. Are you ready to experience this event?


Headliners from near and far will be flocking to San Bernardino this weekend for another weekend of epic beats and ghoulish production at the NOS Events Center. That’s right, Escape: Psycho Circus is here and Insomniac is set to bring another amazing experience for us all to play witness to.

This year, Escape: Psycho Circus received an update to the layout and stage names, with the biggest news being that the largest megastructure used by Insomniac to date will be featured at the festival. When you mix those changes and pair them with a lineup that features everyone from deadmau5 and Eric Prydz to Don Diablo and Alesso, this weekend is surely shaping up to be plenty of fun.

Related: Looking to get hyped for Escape: Psycho Circus? Check out our Spotify playlist that highlights the artists who will be taking the stage at the festival!

To assist you on your trip to the Psycho Circus, we’ve compiled all the essential info you need to know before you go, so read on for those crucial tidbits and let us know what costume you’ll be rocking in the comments!


Escape: Psycho Circus 2019 – Essential Info:

Dates: October 25-26, 2019
Venue Address: NOS EVENTS CENTER – 689 S. E St., San Bernardino, CA 92408
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 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 passport or expired license
Don’t forget to download the app on iOS or Android for the latest updates and information!

Escape: Psycho Circus 2019 Set Times:

Set times are also available in the Insomniac App!

Escape: Psycho Circus 2019 Set Times

Escape: Psycho Circus 2019 Space Yacht Set Times


Escape: Psycho Circus 2019 Festival Map:

Escape: Psycho Circus 2019 Map


Escape: Psycho Circus 2019 Parking Map:

Escape: Psycho Circus 2019 Parking Map


Escape: Psycho Circus 2019 Do’s & Don’ts:

Prohibited Items
  • NO Aerosol products/cans
  • NO Balls or Frisbees
  • NO Bota bags
  • NO Costumes that resemble a public safety uniforms (police, SWAT, fire, security, or medical) in any way
  • NO Drones, remote-controlled aircraft, toys
  • NO Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • NO Eye drops (available inside the festival at the general store)
  • NO Gas masks
  • NO Glass, cans, cups or coolers
  • NO Helium balloons
  • NO Illegal substances
  • NO Large chains or spiked jewelry
  • NO Large purses, bags or backpacks (over 12″×12″)
  • NO Laser pointers or air horns
  • NO LED gloves or LED microlights used for light shows
  • NO Liquid makeup
  • NO Markers, pens or spray paint
  • NO Massagers
  • NO Open packs of cigarettes (upon entry)
  • NO Outside food or beverages (including alcohol and candy)
  • NO Over-the-counter medication (available inside festival at the general store)
  • NO Pacifiers
  • NO Pets
  • NO Professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment (detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs)
  • NO Stickers, flyers
  • NO Stuffed animals or dolls
  • NO Tents, large umbrellas, chairs or blankets
  • NO Toy guns, water guns, slingshots
  • NO Unsealed tampons or pads (upon entry)
  • NO Weapons of any kind (includes pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
  • NO Wind chairs/sofas
Permitted Items
  • YES Cell phones and portable chargers/external batteries
  • YES Cigarettes and lighters (cigarettes must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES Deodorant (must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES E-cigs/vapes (Refillable liquid chambers OK, must be empty upon arrival. E-juice OK, must be factory-sealed upon entry)
  • YES Earplugs
  • YES Fanny packs
  • YES Festival totems or decorated pool noodles (see Totem Guidelines)
  • YES Flags/banners or handmade signs (no corporate/company-branded and no hard flagpoles)
  • YES Glowsticks & glowing/illuminated costumes or jewelry
  • YES Gum (must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES Hula hoops—including LED hoops
  • YES Hydration packs with no more than two main compartments and one smaller compartment (must be empty upon entry)
  • YES Inflatables (must be deflated upon entry)
  • YES Juuls (one factory-sealed Juul Pod OK at entry—guidelines vary per venue)
  • YES LED whips, poi, & orbitals
  • YES Lip balm, lip gloss and lipstick (must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES Non-professional flash/still cameras, handheld video devices under 6″ (Sony Action Cam, GoPro, etc.), and GoPro extendable poles
  • YES Personal misting fan with a bottle no larger than 1.5L (must be empty upon entry)
  • YES Physician-prescribed medication that is not expired (must show physician’s prescription and consult with a safety officer upon entry)
  • YES Powder makeup
  • YES Rain ponchos and umbrellas measuring less than 10″ when collapsed
  • YES Reusable water bottles (must be empty upon entry)
  • YES Selfie sticks
  • YES Small bags, single-compartment backpacks, plush bags, purses (maximum 12″x12″)
  • YES Sunglasses & hats
  • YES Sunscreen lotion (inspected upon entry)
  • YES Tampons and pads (sealed upon entry)
  • YES Wet wipes (sealed upon entry)
  • Festival totems or decorated pool noodles
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.
Costume Guidelines
  • NO drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • NO costumes that resemble police, fire, security, or medical in any way
  • NO handcuffs
  • NO glass or ceramic masks
  • NO full-face makeup that makes you unrecognizable from your government-issued photo ID
  • NO weapons or weapon accessories (fake or authentic), including axes, knives, swords or guns
  • NO violent props, including crops, whips, ropes, chains or tethers
  • NO sharp metal spikes
  • Please remember that we are an inclusive community, and costumes/decorations should not misrepresent race, religion, or cultural heritage.

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 Escape: Psycho Circus.

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


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