Breaking News
More () »

Toledo news, weather, traffic and sports | Toledo, Ohio, | wtol.com

Beyond Wonderland hosts a virtual rave-a-thon to bring music to the masses while large-scale events are postponed

The online-only show replaced the live event that was postponed from this weekend, kicking off on Friday with a second act scheduled for Saturday night
Credit: Beyond Wonderland
Beyond Wonderland hosts a Virtual Rave-A-Thon on Saturday, March 21 from 8 pm - 12 am PT, streaming live on Twitch and YouTube.

CLEVELAND — With large scale events put on hold across the country, Insomniac Events has answered the call for music entertainment with a two-day event: the Beyond Wonderland Virtual Rave-A-Thon.

The online-only show kicked off on Friday, in place of the live event, Beyond Wonderland SoCal, that was supposed to take place this weekend but has instead been rescheduled to late June at this time.

A second act scheduled from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Pacific on Saturday night (starting at 11 p.m. Eastern on Saturday and extending into Sunday morning at 2 a.m. for the country's east coast).

Insomniac's CEO and co-founder Pasquale Rotella wrote on Facebook on Friday, ahead of going live: "Who's ready to RAVE?!!  Responsibly, from the safety and comfort of your own home of course!!"

Headliners include: 4B, Audien, Dr. Fresch, Drezo, Jack  Beats, Kill the Noise, Loud Luxury, Mija, Monxx, Ookay, Partay Favor, SayMyName, Svdden Death, Wax Motif and more.

The event will stream live with DJs on Twitch and YouTube, with both of those streams available here

With #BeyondWonderland trending on Twitter after the first show, event planners are asking people connecting from all over the world to use #VirtualBeyond to get social with others watching and listening during Saturday's performances.

Insomniac is the company behind hugely popular music festivals including Beyond Wonderland, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) and HARD Summer. 

The company made the call to offer this weekend's free, streaming version of Beyond Wonderland, after moving Beyond Wonderland SoCal from to dates June 19-20 in San Bernardino.

is the power to believe in oneself, embody inner peace, ... care for one another, celebrate LIFE, and connect as a community. In this current moment, this message and our theme seems more important than ever. Pictured here is just ONE element of our new kineticFIELD.

As of now, Insomniac still has the sold-out EDC Las Vegas festival on the calendar for May 15-17, though Rotella wrote on Facebook on March 12: "I recognize this is a fluid situation, and if there are any changes I will keep you all updated with clear and accurate information."

Throughout the pause that's been put on gathering in public, Insomniac will broadcast footage of classic festival sets via Insomniac Rewind.

That entertainment will be running now through at least March 31 at tv.insomniac.com.

RELATED: What can I do to boost my immunity? Is there any medication able to treat coronavirus? COVID-19 questions answered by Cleveland Clinic doctor

RELATED: Cuyahoga County to suspend foreclosures for at least 60 days due to coronavirus

RELATED: Northeast Ohio sisters urge to 'spread the word, not the germ' with new song

RELATED: Looking for something to do during coronavirus boredom? Break out those old board games

RELATED: Activities to keep you busy during coronavirus closures - even while social distancing