Dreamstate SoCal 2022 Set Hours and Essential Info


Are you ready to trance at Dreamstate SoCal this weekend? Stay up to date with all essential information, including set times and more!

The largest annual trance gathering in North America, DreamstateSoCal, is getting closer day by day and the excitement is mounting for the next edition. This year will see the festival return to NOS Event Center on November 18-19 over two days with a range of genres from uplifting and psy to progressive and hard-core trance, and Insomniac are sure to bring the heat with their signature production elements as well.

Artists set to take the stage at Dreamstate SoCal include legends such as Armin Van Buuren, MTB, Solar, Corsten ferryand Giuseppe Ottavianias well as unique projects ranging from Roger Shah’s tribute to the Earth at Ilan Bluestone’s Stoneblue. Not to mention the up-and-coming DJs who should be playing, like Adam Stark, At dusk, rinaly, HANA, Dustin Husain, Taylor Torrenceand more.

Related: Check out five artists you can’t miss at Dreamstate SoCal this year.

Plus, this year’s edition of Dreamstate SoCal will see a new addition to the trance-fueled madness with not one but two after-parties taking place inside the festival grounds to keep the party going. These queues feature an insane number of b2b sets and more, so be sure to grab tickets if you haven’t already!

As the members of the Trance family continue to prepare for the upcoming weekend, it’s important to lock down all the crucial details, including what not to bring, where everything is inside the festival site and, of course, the set times. We’ve got you covered with all this information and more – so read on and let us know who you’re most looking forward to finding out. Twitter!

Dreamstate SoCal 2022 – Essential Information:

Appointment: November 18 – 19, 2022
Hours: Will call: 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily; Festival: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. daily
Location address: 689 SE St San Bernardino, CA 92408
Tickets: Buy HERE
Age: You must be 18+ to participate and 21+ for alcohol. A valid photo ID is required

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DreamstateSoCal 2022 – Define the hours:

Dreamstate SoCal 2022 Set Times - Afterparty

DreamstateSoCal 2022 – Map of the Festival:

Dreamstate SoCal 2022 - Festival Map

DreamstateSoCal 2022 – Map and parking info:

Reminder to take care of your belongings:

Unfortunately, many people have reported pickpocketing, ransacking and theft of wallets, smartphones, purses and other valuables during this festival season. Although this small number of bad apples in the group does not define an entire crowd, there are opportunistic people who come to these events to take advantage of unsuspecting revelers, and it is important to be careful with your valuables when you are at DreamstateSoCal.

Looking for tips on how to keep your belongings safe? Check out our article highlighting some ideas!

Dreamstate SoCal 2022 Dos and Don’ts:

Prohibited objects
  • NO aerosol products/cans
  • NO balls or frisbees
  • NO Bota Bags
  • NO costumes that resemble public safety (police, SWAT, fire, security, or medical) uniforms in any way
  • NO Drones, remote control planes, toys
  • NO Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • NO eye drops
  • NO gas masks
  • NO glasses, cans, mugs or coolers
  • NO helium balloons
  • NO illegal substances
  • NO large chains or spiked jewelry
  • NO Large handbags, bags or backpacks (over 12″×12″)
  • NO laser pointers and buzzers
  • NO LED gloves or LED microlights used for light shows
  • NO liquid makeup
  • NO markers, pens or spray paint
  • NO massagers
  • NO outside food or drink (including alcohol and sweets)
  • NO over-the-counter medication (available inside the festival at the aid station)
  • NO pacifiers
  • No pets
  • NO professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment (no attachable lenses, tripods, large zooms, or devices for commercial use)
  • NO red-colored glowing wands, batons, or lightsabers
  • NO stickers, flyers
  • NO stuffed animals or dolls
  • NO tents, large umbrellas, chairs or blankets
  • NO Toy guns, water guns, slingshots
  • NO unsealed tampons or pads (at entrance)
  • NO weapon or weapon accessories of any kind, real or fictional (including whips, lightsabers, pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, fake weapons/accessories, etc.)
  • NO Wind chairs/sofas
Authorized objects
  • YES Mobile phones and portable chargers/external batteries
  • YES Deodorant (must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES Cigarettes (must be sealed on entry) and lighters
  • YES E-cigs/vapes are allowed (Refillable e-liquid chambers are OK, must be empty upon entry. A sealed/unopened e-liquid or e-liquid bottle will be allowed.)
  • YES Disposable vapes will be allowed if sealed on entry
  • YES Earplugs
  • YES Belt bags
  • YES Festival totems or decorated pool noodles (see Totem Guidelines)
  • YES Handmade flags/banners or signs (no company/corporate branding and no rigid flagpoles)
  • YES Glowsticks and glowing/illuminated costumes or jewelry
  • YES Gum (must be sealed on entry)
  • YES hoops including LED hoops
  • YES Hydration packs with no more than two main compartments and one smaller compartment (must be empty upon entry)
  • YES Inflatables (must be deflated upon entry)
  • YES Juuls (one Juul Pod factory sealed OK on entry)
  • YES LED whips, poi and orbitals
  • YES Lip balm, lip gloss and lipstick (must be sealed on entry)
  • YES Non-professional flash/still cameras, portable video devices under 6″ (Sony Action Cam, GoPro, Polaroids, etc.)
  • YES Personal misting fan with a bottle no larger than 1.5L (must be empty on arrival)
  • YES Medicines prescribed by a doctor and not expired (must show the doctor’s prescription and consult a security guard at the entrance. Bring only the amount of medicine needed for the duration of the festival. The prescription must correspond to a ID.)
  • YES Powder makeup (liquid makeup is prohibited)
  • YES Rain ponchos and umbrellas measuring less than 10″ when folded
  • YES Reusable water bottles (must be empty upon entry)
  • Sealed intranasal naloxone YES
  • YES Selfie sticks
  • YES Small bags, single compartment bags, plush bags, coin purses (maximum 12″x12″)
  • YES Sunglasses and hats
  • YES Suntan lotion (inspected upon entry)
  • YES Tampons and sanitary napkins (must be sealed on entry)
  • YES Wet wipes (must be sealed on entry)
Totem Guidelines
  • The maximum height is 10 feet.
  • Totems should be made from a lightweight material (eg foam, PVC / not solid metal).
  • Collapsible/telescoping camera extensions that follow the above guidelines are acceptable (lightweight aluminum/hollow/polycarbonate).
  • PVC, light wood or aluminum posts should be no thicker than 1 inch in diameter.
  • Decorated pool noodles work great for easy entry through security.
  • Inflatables attached to totems must be deflated upon entry.
  • Any item deemed dangerous will not be allowed.
  • Totems promoting illegal activities or hate speech will not be permitted. Please keep it PLUR.

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