The journey down the rabbit hole continues March 25-26, 2022 at Beyond Wonderland! August of 2021 saw the return of the Southern California staple after several postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year the festival is back to its original March dates. The event will be held at the Insomniac hub, the NOS Event Center in San Bernadino, California, and has a huge lineup filled with artists of all genres. Everyone has their favorite artists, but where do you go when you roam in between sets? Before you plan out your minute-by-minute setlist, here are 7 artists you absolutely must see in 2022!
1. James Hype
James Hype is a European artist whose music you have definitely heard. With popular remixes of songs by Meduza, Sofi Tukker, and Bruno Mars, James Hype makes a name for himself in the US scene.
Listen to: “You Give Me a Feeling”, “Disconnected”, Meduza- “Piece of Your Heart” (James Hype Remix)
2. J. Worra
J. Worra is an LGBTQIA+ female artist who classifies her sound as “new skool, old skool”. She began in 2012, and, according to her Instagram, was inspired by prominent artists like Hannah Wants, The Blessed Madonna, and Honey Dijon. An avid supporter of LGBTQIA+ causes, J. Worra is a force to be reckoned with.
Listen to: “Now Ya Know”, “Some Ppl Fall”, “On the Run”
Netherlands-born Reinier Zonneveld has quickly exploded into the techno scene. With support from Carl Cox, Oliver Heldens, and Richie Hawtin, Reinier Zonneveld is a must-see at Beyond Wonderland. He will be using his unique live music skills to craft a set experience unlike any other in techno.
Listen to: “Things We Might Have Said”, “Saw of Olympus”, “Balearic Mornings”
Jessica Audiffred is a female bass artist from Mexico City who, warning, will break your neck. Her unique trap-bass blend has attracted the attention of bass legend Excision and she recently joined him both on tour and at Lost Lands 2021. You will jump in the pit when you hear her release on Excision’s Subsidia compilation album.
Listen to: “Nindo”, “Monii”, “The King is Dead”
Netsky, a Belgian-born artist, has a drum-and-bass and breakbeat-inspired sound unlike most heard at U.S. festivals. A regular at Printworks London, his tours have taken him all over Europe as well as to Australia and New Zealand. You’ll be shouting “DnB baby!” all night!
Listen to: “Destiny”, “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”, “Mixed Emotions”
Marsh is an artist commonly seen on Above and Beyond’s Anjunadeep label. His deeper vibe and songs with artists like Joris Voorn and Nox Vahn will take you on a journey down the rabbit hole and towards inner peace. Catch him at The Looking Glass stage on Friday!
Listen to: “Heaven”, “Little Darling”, “Come Together”
Qrion is another Anjuna favorite, often seen on Gabriel and Dresden’s Twitch show, “Club Quarantine”. Her deep sounds and collaborations with powerhouses like Spencer Brown make her another artist to add to your Friday lineup.
Listen to: “Sapporo”, “Proud”, “Rainy April”
Free your schedule on March 25 and 26 because these artists are unmissable! Beyond Wonderland has an artist for every music lover; whether you’re a house-head, techno-snob, vibe to trance, or fist-pump to hardstyle! Tickets are still available, so snag them before they sell out here! See you at Beyond Wonderland 2022!
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