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Escape 2022: Weekend Guide

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Escape returns to San Bernardino on October 28th and 29th. Since the debut of Escape in 2011 this event has been one of America’s leading halloween festival experiences. For 2 days and nights the NOS Event Center transforms into a weekend of horror, amazement, and world class music. This year’s line-up is one of the best to date and includes some of the hottest names in dance music. From artists such as Alesso, Deborah De Luca, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens, Tiësto, and more, there will be performances for everyone to enjoy. There are many sights and performances to see during that weekend. From Crazy Town in the heart of Escape, to the 4 massive stages, it can be a lot to navigate through. This article will give you the breakdown of each stage so you know where to catch all of your favorite

The Grimm Stage

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The Grimm

Known for the infamous hooded grim reaper, The Grimm is Escape’s main stage. As you walk into large dome structure the thunderous sounds of big room house and the spread arms of the multi-story grim reaper suck you into the night. Encompassed in the mega structure this stage provides fans a true auditory and visual spectacle. At this stage fans will experience an ensemble of lights and laser shows wrapped around and overhead, and layers of LED screen production leading the stage. Expect to enter this stage and be truly amazed by some the biggest names Insomniac has to offer.

Friday, Oct. 28th Line Up:

  • Alesso
  • Bijou
  • Blossom
  • Deorro b2b Valentino Khan
  • Kromi
  • Marshmello
  • Oliver Heldens
  • Wax Motif

Saturday, Oct. 29th Line Up:

  • Eric Prydz
  • Florian Picasso
  • Kill Script
  • Kloud
  • Martin Garrix
  • Said The Sky
  • Tiësto
  • Vintage Culture
Feeding Grounds Escape 2022

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Feeding Grounds

If you are looking to dance until your feet are sore, and head bang until your neck breaks, then look no further This stage is Escape’s home to a weekend full of booming and bone chilling bass music. So for the fans that crave feeling music to their core then this stage will be perfect for them. Hosted by Bassrush on day 1, and Audiotistic on day 2, these production giants will give fans a weekend full of dubstep, bass house, drum & bass, and trap.

Friday, Oct. 28th Line Up (Hosted by Bassrush):

  • Black Tiger Sex Machine
  • Calcium
  • Getter B2B Eptic
  • Modestep
  • Shivers
  • Skellytn
  • Subtronics
  • The Protoypes
  • Wooli
  • Zingara

Saturday, Oct. 29th Line Up (Hosted by Audiotistic):

  • 100 Gecs
  • Dibs
  • Flosstradamus
  • Frosttop
  • Kayzo
  • Lucii
  • Moore Kismet
  • Nurko (Nightfall Set)
  • Pauline Herr
  • Saymynitti (Saymyname B2B Nitti Gritti)

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This stage is Escape’s haunted nightclub. Hosted by Basscon on night 1, and the darker side of Day Trip (Night Trip) on night 2, the variety of sounds and performances from Sanitarium will leave fans feeling like they lost their mind. Fans can expect to find an absolutely insane display of laser production coming from the stage and overhead while their favorite dj’s mix experimental sounds on the decks. Furthermore, if you are seeking something harder and freakier this halloween then checkout Basscon’s night of hard style and hardcore tempo on night 1. However, if you are craving to get down and cut some shapes then stop by here for house music team Day Trip’s exclusive “Night Trip” experience on night 2.

Friday, Oct. 28th Line Up (Hosted by Basscon)

  • Ben Nicky presents Xtreme
  • D-strub B2B Warface
  • Da Tweakaz
  • DJ Anime
  • Lucky rabbit
  • Radical Redemption
  • Soren
  • Sound Rush
  • Sub Zero Project

Saturday Oct. 29th Line Up (Hosted by Night Trip)

  • Bob Moses (Club Set)
  • Bones
  • Cloone
  • Diplo
  • Honeyluv
  • J. Worra
  • Sidepiece

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Sewer District

Perhaps the most fitting of all the stage names at Escape, this is where things truly get dirty. Hosted by the iconic Factory 93 Experience production team for 2 wild nights the Sewer District is the home of dark techno and tech-house. This stage is the industrial embodiment of an underground dark-lit warehouse rave filled with the roaring sounds 115-140 BPM (beats per minute).  The minimalism within the stage production enhances the live performances from some of the worlds greatest techno producers here this halloween weekend.  Expect things to get hot at Escape in the Sewer District with flame throwers, live art, and professionally curated deep beats.

Friday, Oct. 28th Line Up (Hosted by Factory 93 Experience)

  • Anna
  • Chris Stussy
  • Eli Brown
  • Marco Carola
  • Meduza
  • Miane

Saturday Oct. 29th Line Up (Hosted by Factory 93 Experience)

  • Anfisa Letyago
  • Ben Klock
  • Brennan Grey
  • Deborah De Luca
  • Drakk
  • Nina Kraviz

For tickets and more information regarding Escape Halloween 2022 weekend visit https://escapehalloween.com/


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