We're creeping into Houston, Texas for Something Wicked as we host today's most sinister selectors to run The Asylum. Feed your dark side with two days of dancing like the devil to escape all earthy inhibitions over Hallow's Eve of 2017. Dare to discover Something Wicked by exploring the diverse roster of talent showcased at The Asylum and hype your crew by streaming the Spotify playlist.
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This year we have five daily headliners stacked over two notorious nights. On day one, the festivities are capped off in the Shadowlands with Above & Beyond and Marshmello, before turning things over to a trio of devious DJs including Tiesto, Zeds Dead, and RL Grime to close out Something Wicked '17. Get to know our beloved headliners and come prepared to party!
Above & Beyond
The English who trio arguably needs no introduction, Above & Beyond, have perfected their progressive sound for decades and continue to pave the way for other up-and-coming producers. Not only have Jono, Tony, and Paavo lent their talents to an inspired production catalog; the Grammy-nominated artists are co-owners of taste-making record labels Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep, along with hosting their taste-making weekly radio program Group Therapy.
The secretive, candy-coated hitmaker first burst onto the scene remixing songs by Jack U and Zedd. This year, we'll witness a singular melting moment to top off day one, when Marshmello headlines the main stage. Inspired by the larger than life personas of other masked DJs, his incognito 'mello gang has become the new face of electronic music, taking the world by storm with a blissful blend of future bass.
Decades after his first release, Tiesto is an undisputed industry icon having received nearly every music award possible. A driving force in the popularization of dance music worldwide, the Dutch prodigy has shattered the standards and broke records with his chart-topping productions, making him a household name. As a figurehead for the electronic realm, Tiesto's following has reached the status of universal phenomenon, with his pioneering accomplishments influencing what we see today.
Dynamic production duo Zeds Dead formed in college, bonding over a shared love of hip hop and beat-making. The pair of "Blood Brothers" is as good as family, growing up together in Toronto before going on to start one of Canada's most storied club nights: Bassmentality. Catch an earth-rattling set from the Deadbeat label heads, when Zeds Dead headline Something Wicked.
As one of the trap scene's biggest influences, RL Grime has become a boy wonder for his distinct blend of bass and hip hop. The dance music darling has become an unparalleled force, melding genres into his signature style. Now, the 26-year-old Los Angeles native embarks on the start of a new chapter, with news of his second studio album Nova forthcoming. Get Dirty with RL Grime!
The complete lineup is officially tricked out, with several special treats in store among the 35+ international artists slated to perform. Don't be afraid to come alive as we host a slew of devious DJs to work their black magic. When our monster bash kicks off, you'll be taken by surprise and hypnotized by electronic styles ranging from house, techno, trance, bass - and everything in between!
Explore the lineup to discover your new favorite artist, listen to music, and create your own festival schedule!
Revel in the underworld of electronic artists and discover Something Wicked with spellbinding performances programmed across three diverse stages. When darkness descends, venture across festival grounds to explore what lies beyond the Shadowlands. The deathly talents showcased represent a diverse array of styles and genres including legendary acts and future stars alongside mainstays of the underground. To summon Something Wicked hop between shows from the show-stopping headliners killing it on the main stage, to the dark spirits dwelling in the Bass Crypt, and the mesmerizing rhythms found at Mystic Meadows.
Shadowlands Main Stage
Come alive with electrifying sets full of raw energy and booming basslines as main stage artists dominate the Shadowlands exorcising our dance floor demons. Gracing the main stage this year, some of the biggest acts around will light up the night sky with a masterful brew of mischief and mayhem.
Bass Crypt Stage
Take a trip to the dark side with a stop at Bass Crypt where the harrowing sounds will haunt your eardrums with things that go boom in the night. An insane roster of today's players deliver a dose of bass in the face for fans to get freaky under the moonlight.
Mystic Meadows Stage
Soak up the life-altering vibes found in Mystic Meadows and get lost in trance, groovin' to house. Lush melodies and soaring synths reign supreme with select producers intoxicating the crowd far beyond the witching hour.
The Wicked Witch reigns over Something Wicked once again, bringing the Doctor into her employ as the mastermind of The Asylum. Between her cold-blooded seduction and his surgical specialty, the pair's power will leave an eerie air around the grounds including a questionable cast of characters found in the fun house. Birthed from The Asylum as an experiment gone wrong, the evil consumed by The Twins has only led to double the trouble with a penchant for flesh and blood, this duo is one Wicked creation.
Get the most out of your weekend at The Asylum by finding time to enjoy it's many features. Stop by our one-of-a-kind Witchcraft Bar to chill out in between sets and sample the craft beer bar menu offering a hand-picked selection of our favorite local breweries. Take advantage of the places designed to relax and recharge from the non-stop action and swing by the virtual reality booth to create new memories. Prepare to be diagnosed with a dose of Something Wicked as we open its doors for a twisted celebration of freaks from far and wide featuring haunting production design and special effects that'll make you go crazy. Doors to The Asylum open soon, enjoy your stay!
Be among the lights and music, from main stage talents in the Shadowlands to the bright promise of Mystic Meadows, production at The Asylum is a major focal point. We keep visuals on the cutting edge for a one-of-a-kind experience that leaves viewers in shock and awe with lights, lasers, and glorious moments. Monstrous production value will bring the sounds of Something Wicked to life!
Once night falls, the crowd's connection will be undeniable and our PixMob will be on full display. Become part of the light show, as each dancer is virtually mapped to a pixel that strobes in time with the music or your body's rhythm. Snag a high-tech LED wristband to join the PixMob!
Vote for your friends who embody the festival spirit 365 and enter to win a VIP prize pack to Something Wicked this fall including stellar details like travel arrangements, dinner with Donnie, a backstage tour, and so much more!
Visit our festival-friend food vendors to stay fueled up between sets. There's no excuse to skip a meal, rather than sample an array of local cuisines and satisfy your taste buds. Replenish your vitals with something refreshing, as you hop from stage to stage with a pitstop at some of our Wicked food vendors!
From hearty meals including American staples and fusion favorites to crisp refreshments, feed your fear at the best eats including: Fresh N' Juicy, Leimon's Pizzeria, Caroll's Corn Crib, Meltdown Gourmet, Muiishi Makirritos, Shawarma Point, The Burger Joint, and Island Noodles.
To help bring the experience to life, we've got a slew of hand-picked retailers to set up shop on the festival grounds with a variety of goods and gadgets available. Get in the proper party mood, by shopping the vendor village to find the items that suit your style. We've got all the essentials covered, and then some! Here you'll find the latest fashion trends and festive accessories, perfect for a day at the show.
Showcase your festival spirit with a cruise through We Rave Hard, Nite Lite Nite Life & The Fest Nest, Electric Family, and Vapewell Supply Co.