In just its second year, Clubhouse Festival is already expanding its brand to bigger heights. This year, they announced their biggest lineup yet. And they just moved their venue from Laurel Park in Maryland to Washington D.C.’s famous Echostage as well. It happened just days before the event is set to take place. Initially, since the festival originated in a race track, it featured a rather unique format. While the headliners at the time performed their sets, attendees can place their bets on the horseraces that took place at the same time. It was a completely legal and welcomed gambling activity that of-age attendees could take part in. For the first time in EDM history, a festival featured such an attraction and became a prominent fixture within the event. Executive Vice President of Entertainment for The Stronach Group Jimmy Vargas noted, “Building on the success of last year, Clubhouse Fest is back to combine world-class racing with an elevated entertainment experience.”. This was when the venue was still planned to be held at Laurel Park Race Track this year.
Now, however, it seems plans have changed. Organizers transported their 2019 edition from the Maryland racetrack to Echostage, arguably the biggest concert venue in the nation’s capital. They cited the fans as the primary reason for the sudden shift. With more focus on the music at hand, attendees can better appreciate the sets this year. And since they will host a lineup heavy with big EDM stars, the move seemed appropriate. Last year, the likes of Steve Aoki, Tyga, and Sam Feldt all headlined the Clubhouse Festival’s inaugural edition. This year, they got Rezz, Alan Walker, Madeon, Elephante, Two Friends, and more. Norwegian EDM star Alan Walker is perhaps the biggest name in the bunch. He has forged quite a following for himself, all with the help of his signature style of mixing. In fact, he just announced that he’s going on a 3-city Indian leg of his world-famous Aviation tour. After touring in China and Norway, he’s bringing his tour to the South Asian country this December. He will be in cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru. “Fans can look forward to a state-of-the-art amazing Arena experience which will imbibe the core brand value of Sunburn, as also incorporate the world of gaming, which is an important part of both Alan Walker’s passion and background,” shared Percept Live COO Karan Singh. Percept Live serves as one of Walker’s sponsors in his upcoming Indian concerts.
Meanwhile, Canadian DJ Rezz is experiencing a breakthrough right now in her career. Apart from Clubhouse Festival, a number of other 2019 big-named events have booked the young EDM star. Just last month, she debuted her latest ID at the Imagine Music Festival in Atlanta Georgia. And before descending unto Washington D.C. for this weekend’s gig, she top-billed the ‘Wicked Halloween‘ party in Palladium in Worcester, England a day ago. While at the end of the year, she will play at the OMFG! NYE party in San Diego California. Clubhouse Festival 2019 will take place this Saturday, October 19, 2019, now in Echostage, Washington D.C. Stay tuned on this space for more updates.
- Clubhouse Festival Featured Image – Dancing Astronaut.com
- Echostage – Washington Post.com
- The Audience at Clubhouse Festival – Music and Mojitos.com
- Stage at Clubhouse Festival – Billboard.com