Los Angeles-based electronic dance music authority Insomniac and Washington, D.C.’s very-own Club Glow have announced the highly-anticipated 2023 edition of Baltimore’s homegrown EDM staple, Moonrise Festival, returning to Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13th.
Baltimore’s longest-running electronic music festival, now in its eighth year, is slated to transform the picturesque harbor city into a lunar galaxy paradise, welcoming back Headliners with a slew of diverse top-notch talent ranging from dubstep, house, bass, electronica and more. Soundtracked across three stages, the immersive event will once again boast unforgettable performances and out-of-this-world production across the Lunar Stage and Stellar Stage, along with the Solar Tent where some of dance music’s hottest rising talent can always be found. Over the years, artists including TIËSTO, ZEDD, FISHER, SEVEN LIONS, JAI WOLF, AFROJACK, REZZ, RUN THE JEWELS, PORTER ROBINSON and more have taken to the Moonrise stages. Various costumed performers abound throughout the interstellar world of Moonrise as well, including the famed Mooncrew.
Moonrise Festival returned to Baltimore in 2022 for an immensely successful first year back, following Insomniac and Club Glow’s majority acquisition of the festival. The festival brought more than 35,000 attendees from across the local region and up and down the East Coast. Setting Moonrise apart from other events in the region is the historical nature of the festival’s venue, as Pimlico Race Course has also hosted the world’s most prestigious horse race, The Preakness Stakes, for nearly 150 years. With Moonrise’s special connection to Baltimore, calling the city its lifelong home, the festival also aims to continue impacting local music culture.
Lineup details as well as Moonrise-themed pre and after parties in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore will be announced soon.