Moonrise Festival returns to Baltimore this weekend, August 6-7, 2022, transforming Pimlico Race course into an outer space oasis. Embark on an “out of this world” journey spread across three stages (Lunar, Stellar, and Solar Tent) filled with an array of artists such as Rezz, Tiësto, Zedd, Excision, Subtronics, and many more. My fellow Stage Hoppers, before we dance the night under the stars, let’s check out my Top 5 Must See Artists picks! See you there!
Boogie T B2B Dirt Monkey
Boogie T and Dirt Monkey go back to back at the Solar Tent on Sunday, August 7, at 6:45 pm! Both artists are certified pioneers in the bass and dubstep scenes, utilizing their forward-thinking sound design to deliver melting and wonky productions. This B2B will certainly deliver energizing wobbles and wubz that’ll get your bass face on! Favorite tracks by Boogie T: “Flava” with Ganja White Night and “Don’t Fear The Reefer.” Favorite Track by Dirty Monkey: “King Kong” with Sully and “Dub5tep 101.”
Kayzo erupts onto the Lunar Stage on Sunday, August 7, at 6:30 pm. Known for his fusion of bass, trap, hardstyle, dubstep, and metal, Kayzo brings a dynamic set to Moonrise 2022! Collaborations with heavy hitters SLANDER, Subtronics, BTSM, and renowned performances at Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, and Electric Zoo adorn his career. Favorite tracks by Kayzo: “Braincase” with Subtronics, “Lifeline” with Black Tiger Sex Machine and Point North, and “Till We Die” with Sullivan King.
Recently featured on our Friday Picks selections, Evan Wilder kicks off the Lunar Stage at 1:00 pm on Saturday, August 6! With an eclectic and electrifying discography of progressive house, and having held residencies with Echostage, Soundcheck, Pacha NYC and more, Evan will get the party started at Moonrise. Favorite tracks by Evan Wilder: “I’m On” with Max Landry, “Need You Know” and “Nothing but Dimes.”
At the forefront of this new age of house music, Chris Lake is one artist you’ll not want to miss closing the Solar Tent on Saturday, August 6! Featuring irreverent selections, boisterous bass lines, and unparalleled skills behind the decks and studio, Chris Lake will have you movin’ and groovin’ till the late hours. Favorite tracks by Chris Lake: “A Drug From God,” with NPC, “I Remember,” and “Free Your Body” with Solardo.
Jason Ross takes the Stellar Stage at 4:30 pm on Saturday, August 6! His diversified discography features collaborations with Seven Lions (“Higher Love” and “Ocean“) to Above & Beyond remixes, and more! Expect a mixture of trance and melodic bass from one of dance music’s premiere acts. Favorite tracks by Jason Ross: “Hate This Kind Of Love” (feat. HOLT), “Ghost Town” with David Frank, and “Shelter” (feat. Melanie Fontana).