Insomniac’s genre blending Audiotistic Bay Area festival returns for a stacked weekend of cutting-edge and forward-thinking music, uniting hip-hop, electronic music, and turntablism! Come and feel the beat at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, just south of San Francisco. Festivalgoers can catch sets by household names such as Claptone, Alison Wonderland, Slander, and the Bay Area native, Jauz. While these huge scene-dominating artists will gather a massive crowd, you should slide through for some of the earlier sets that feature a lineup of truly incredible DJs and producers.
Known as a go-to summer festival in Northern California, Audiotistic Bay Area always brings the promise of fun in the sun with good vibes and the best music to go along with it. The setup is perfectly planned, and you will appreciate that the two stages, Frequency 1.1 and 2.2, are laid out in different areas entirely. Perfect for avoiding the sound bleed that occurred back in 2018 when the stages were almost next to each other. Audiotistic is a music festival, not a light show with roaming circus performers, the entire event is set to make the most of the music. So, stages are no-frills, just a series of LED panels, lasers, pyro, and a few banners for branding. But soundwise, its huge, with an equally huge lineup every year.
The short walk from one stage to the other will also give you the opportunity to grab a bite, hit the bathrooms, or refuel on drinks on the way. The best part of the festival offerings is the plethora of options, with few or no lines at any bar, food vendor, or bathroom. Food and beverage stands are located throughout the event, or just catch a roaming vendor carrying water, snacks, and other beverages. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available. Also, it’s very important to Stay hydrated! Fill up your Insomniac bottle, which you can get at the merch booth, hydration pack, or any empty beverage container (purchased inside the festival) at any of the free hydration stations. Bars located throughout the festival will serve beer and liquor, but service hours may be limited. You must be 21+ to purchase and consume alcohol, and an ID will be required. Audiotistic is a cashless event, any cash can be exchanged onsite for a prepaid card to use with any merchants, Credit, debit, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, and Android Pay will be accepted.
“All in all, this year’s edition of Audiotistic Bay Area was one of the best experiences that has hit NorCal as of late. Audiotistic achieved their goal of bringing a diverse, stacked lineup to the area and it really hit the spot for a mid-summer festival in the Bay Area. While a venue that knows how to properly handle the influx of traffic would be preferred in the future, I think that overall they did a fantastic job at bringing ravers from the area together for two days of dancing. I can’t wait to see what the next edition of Audiotistic Bay Area brings to the table!”By Tamlyn Koga, for EDM Identity, 2019
Do Bring with you.
- Cell phones and portable chargers or external batteries
- Cigarettes (must be sealed upon entry) and lighters
- Deodorant (must be sealed at entry)
- E-cigs/vapes (Refillable liquid chambers OK, must be empty upon entry. One bottle sealed/unopened E-liquid or E-juice will be permitted.)
- Festival totems or decorated pool noodles
- Flags/banners or handmade signs
- Glowsticks & glowing/illuminated costumes or jewelry
- Hula hoops—including LED hoops
- Inflatables (must be deflated upon entry)
Don’t bother trying to get in with.
- Aerosol products/cans
- Balls or Frisbees
- Bota bags
- Costumes that resemble public safety uniforms (police, SWAT, fire, security, or medical) in any way
- Drones, remote-controlled aircraft, toys
- Drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Gas masks
- Glass, cans, cups or coolers
- Helium balloons
- Illegal substances
- Large chains or spiked jewelry
- Large purses, bags or backpacks (over 12″×12″)