After a three-year hiatus, Moonrise Festival is making its return. The festival’s future had been up in question after the coronavirus pandemic. But that’s no longer up in the air, as Insomniac has swooped in with Club Glow and announced they’ve acquired a majority stake in Baltimore’s longest-running dance music festival. It’s set to take place on August 6 and 7 at Pimlico Race Course.
Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella shared the news on Instagram on Tuesday.
“Time to dust off your space boots! 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,” Rotella wrote.
“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.”
Since its first year in 2014, Moonrise has drawn 35,000 attendees daily and brought some of the biggest names in dance music. It’s one of the biggest and most diverse music festivals in the East Coast. Past artists have included Afrojack, Tiësto, Jai Wolf, Porter Robinson and Seven Lions.
Insomniac’s East Expansion
Insomniac and Club Glow first announced their partnership in 2020. Moonrise Festival will be the second time that they bring an event to the East Coast.
Glow President and CEO Pete Kalamoutsos said: “We couldn’t be more excited to further establish roots in Baltimore. 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.”
That comes after Insomniac and Club Glow early this year announced an inaugural festival in Washington, DC. Project Glow will take place April 30 and May 1 at the RFK Festival Grounds.
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