Electronic music festival Moonrise returns to Pimlico in August after being canceled for the past two years

Moonrise Festival will return to Pimlico Race Course on August 6th and 7th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 8. Photo courtesy of Moonrise Festival/Instagram.

Baltimore’s Moonrise electronic music festival will return to Pimlico Race Course in August after being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The two-day festival will take place on August 6 and 7, with tickets on sale this Friday at noon at www.moonrisefestival.com.

Ticketing will start at $129.99 for two-day general admission and $229.99 for two-day VIP admission, and these prices will increase closer to the festival date.

Moonrise, which debuted in 2014, has hosted EDM artists like Tiësto, Afrojack, Porter Robinson and more.

Organizers plan to announce this year’s festival lineup in the coming weeks.

Electronic music event organizer Insomniac and dance party organizer club glow have acquired a majority stake in the festival, Insomniac founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella announced on Instagram on Tuesday.

“Time to dust off your space boots!” Rotella wrote on Instagram. “I am pleased to announce that Insomniac is now a partner of the Moonrise Festival in Baltimore. After a three-year hiatus, we are thrilled to bring it back to Pimlico Racecourse in August and build on the success of this incredible festival. as we embark on the next phase of spreading the love for our culture on the East Coast. It is an honor to carry on the legacy and work with friends who share the same love and respect for the rave scene and its roots.

Pete Kalamoutsos, President and CEO of Club Glow, added in a statement that his company is thrilled to be part of the festival.

“We couldn’t be more excited about expanding our footprint in Baltimore,” Kalamoutsos said in a statement. “Moonrise Festival is so special to dance music on the east coast and I can’t wait to take the whole festival experience to the next level with Pasquale Rotella and the Insomniac family.”

Moonrise 2022 will mark the second festival that Insomniac and Club Glow have collaborated on, after the two companies teamed up to bring Project Glow to Washington, DC later this month.

Insomniac produces several other music festivals, concerts and other events, including the annual Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.

Club Glow has previously hosted the Moonrise Festival and co-hosted the Preakness InfieldFest here in Baltimore, as well as the Clubhouse Festival in Laurel, and is preparing to host Project GLOW at RFK Stadium in DC on April 30 and May 1.

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