Insomniac and Club Glow Announce Moonrise Festival Acquisition

Moonrise Festival 2019
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Insomniac and Club Glow acquire Baltimore’s longest-running electronic music festival, Moonrise, and announce its return this summer.


Since first landing on the scene in 2014, Moonrise Festival has treated dance music lovers in Baltimore with an eclectic mix of genres that ranged from house and techno to dubstep and trap. The latest edition of this festival took place in 2019 and featured a bevy of talented artists that included the likes of Afrojack, Illenium, Ganja White Night, AC Slater, Justin Martin, and more, but questions about its return loomed in the wake of the pandemic.

Those questions about the future were answered last night when Pasquale Rotella announced on social media that Insomniac and Club Glow had officially acquired a majority stake in Moonrise Festival. Today, more details have surfaced about the festival’s return after its three-year hiatus as the 2022 edition is set to take place at Pimlico Race Course on August 6-7 this summer.

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.

Pasquale Rotella

The upcoming edition of Moonrise Festival will mark the second time that Insomniac and Club Glow have brought a festival experience to the East Coast since they first announced their own partnership just a few years ago. “We couldn’t be more excited to further establish roots in Baltimore,” said Glow President & CEO Pete Kalamoutsos. “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.”

Those planning to attend Moonrise Festival this year will be treated to Insomniac’s signature production elements, as well a star-studded lineup of talented artists. While that lineup is yet to be revealed, if past iterations of the festival are any indication then it’s sure to be filled with some of the top artists in the scene today.

Tickets for Moonrise Festival go on sale on April 8 at 12pm ET. Early Bird 2-Day GA passes will start at $129.99 with Early Bird 2-Day GA+ passes at $179.99, while Early Bird 2-Day VIP passes will begin at $229.99. A limited-time $10 deposit for layaway plans will also be available for all pass types.

Head over to Moonrise Festival’s website for more details and to make your purchase. Let us know if you’re thinking about making your way to Baltimore this summer for the return of this festival!


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