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Dreamstate SoCal truly is a trance lover’s dream. With its stellar lineup, enchanting stages, welcoming people, and magical vibes, this festival is set apart from the competition. No matter if you’re new to the trance scene or a seasoned attendee, Dreamstate SoCal will invite you in with open arms on November 18-19 at the NOS Events Center.
Related: Want a taste of what the Dreamstate SoCal experience is like? Check out our review from last year’s edition!
As the festival quickly approaches, fans are re-visiting the lineup and making a list of their must-see artists. In the psytrance realm, artists like Vini Vici and Blastoyz are ready to take attendees to another dimension. Legends like Armin van Buuren and Ferry Corsten are also set to dominate the decks, along with unique sets from Audien and Ben Nicky. Dreamstate SoCal will surely satisfy your thirst for trance wherever you choose to spend your time. We’ve compiled a list of artists you need to check out at the festival this year; keep reading to see our thoughts!
Single-day and two-day GA, GA+, and VIP tickets for Dreamstate SoCal 2022 are on sale via FrontGate. Head to the official website for more details, and let us know if we’ll see you there on Twitter!
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Blastoyz is slated to be a hit with his high-energy, psytrance-fueled set. His dynamic performances leave audiences in awe, bouncing along to the rhythm of 150 BPM. Blastoyz has recently taken the stage at festivals like Tomorrowland in Belgium and Mysteryland in the Netherlands, so it’s a treat to have him in SoCal again. Hot off the release of his single “End Of The End” with Krigarè, Reality Test, and UNSECRET, fans are amped up to hear his new music and more at Dreamstate this year. You won’t want to miss his set, so make sure to add Blastoyz to your schedule.
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Comprised of melodic bass maestro Seven Lions and psytrance duo Dimibo, Abraxis will be a performance unlike any other. These artists don’t play together as Abraxis very often, so they will bring something special and mysterious to Dreamstate SoCal this year. Debuting officially as Abraxis at the 2019 edition of the festival, fans are excited to finally see them return for a long-awaited performance. If you’re a psytrance fan, you’ll love this invigorating set stocked with heavy hitters and a wide range of sounds. Be sure to listen to tracks like “Half Of It” and “Night Rider” for a taste of the Abraxis experience.
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A legend in the scene with a career spanning over four decades, Paul Oakenfold is a true pioneer who has broken boundaries and inspired many. Recently releasing his album Shine On and finishing off a North American tour run alongside New Order and Pet Shop Boys, this legend only further proves his dedication to the scene’s past and future with each passing year. His uplifting tracks and infectious beats captivate the hearts of many, and his passion for what he does shines through in each song or performance. You’ll want to catch him in all his glory when he makes his stop at Dreamstate SoCal soon.
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Matt Fax’s progressive styles and danceable yet soothing beats will be bumping through the speakers at Dreamstate SoCal this year. Playing at Amsterdam Dance Event, Dreamstate Harbor, and EDC Las Vegas this year, this quickly rising artist has taken his talents to festivals worldwide. Matt just launched his very own label, Chromattic, with his latest dance-fueled track, “Energy,” being the first release on the imprint. If you’re looking for a set that’ll have you on your feet and entranced by the music, then you must swing by Matt Fax’s performance at Dreamstate SoCal.
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The Pure Trance vibes and melodic essence of Solarstone make his sets unbelievably ethereal. With classics like “Seven Cities” and “Solarcoaster” to his recent empowering release “Hope,” Solarstone’s sets will leave you feeling wrapped up in a blanket of remedial trance. Amid his 10 Years of Pure Trance tour, Solarstone will take center stage in Mexico City before landing in SoCal for Dreamstate this year. He is one of the trance scene’s founding fathers, creating beloved tracks and experiences over a decade-spanning career. Don’t miss this influential powerhouse as he once again brings his notable Pure Trance movement to the festival this year.
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Hannah Roberts is a graduate of San Diego State University, receiving a degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations. While being a fan of dance music since she first heard deadmau5' "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" in middle school, she officially started attending EDM events and festivals in 2015 and hasn't left the scene since. Her favorite festivals are Ultra Miami and Electric Forest, and her favorite artists include Excision, Adventure Club, and deadmau5. Whether she's grooving to some tech house, getting down to dark techno, vibing to uplifting trance, or headbanging to bass music, you can be sure to catch her dancing her heart out at a variety of shows.
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