More than 2.4 million viewers tuned in to witness two nights of bone-rattling beats at Insomniac’s Escape Halloween Virtual Rave-a-Thon. Once again hosted by Pasquale Rotella—with a special guest appearance from Escape’s infamous Red Ringmaster—the livestream transported viewers to the otherworldly landscape of the Psycho Circus. The chilling atmosphere came alive as AC Slater, Bonnie x Clyde, Cut Snake, Dillon Nathaniel, Duke Dumont, GRAVEDGR, Kendoll, Mikey Lion, Morten, No Mana, Sian, Slushii, Tsuruda, Two Friends, and Yultron spun into the night while Headliners at home dressed in costume for the world’s largest virtual Halloween party.
Insomniac Founder Pasquale Rotella, decked out in full costume, welcomed a stacked lineup of dance music tastemakers across all genres as an eerie display of Psycho Circus props brought the Virtual Escape Halloween Rave-a-Thon to life. Mikey Lion and Dillon Nathaniel kicked off each night of the Virtual Rave-a-Thon with the best in house music, with Mikey Lion even tweeting “one thing I learned from doing the @InsomniacEvents Rave-A-thon last night is that @PasqualeRotella is really a house head at heart.” Friday’s live vocal performance and debut of new music from Bonnie x Clyde paired with AC Slater’s signature Night Bass stylized sound blasted into homes across the world. Closing out Friday evening, Yultron took to the decks in his mom’s little black dress as a show of solidarity to the Asian American community. As Saturday evening took viewers on another hell-raising journey through the Psycho Circus, Two Friends, Tsuruda, Slushii, and Duke Dumont, among others, brought a blistering range of tempos and rounded out an eclectic Escape Halloween lineup.
In addition to featuring the sets at insom.co/VirtualEscape, Insomniac is currently broadcasting classic sets and festival footage from its vast archives, including performances from EDC Las Vegas, EDC Orlando, EDC Mexico, HARD Summer, and the Okeechobee Festival. Dubbed Insomniac REWIND, the programming kicked off Thursday, March 19, and continues to broadcast 24/7.
Bonnie x Clyde
The Red Ringmaster
The Red Ringmaster