Biggest Set Conflicts of Baltimore’s Moonrise Festival

Moonrise Festival kicks off this Saturday, August 6th at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, Maryland with Bassnectar, The Chainsmokers, Zedd, and Tiesto featuring at the fest’s four headliners. The lineup, curated by Steez Promo and Club Glow, features music for all fans: Dubstep, House, Trap, Techno, and Livetronica. With such a packed lineup, there is sure to be some set conflicts. Here are our five biggest set conflicts of Moonrise Festival:


1) Griz (Lunar Stage) vs Valentino Khan & Ghastly (Solar Tent)

Griz has been having quite the summer, bringing his funk and saxophone all over the United States, featuring at festivals like Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, and Lollapalooza. His unique style provides a breath of fresh air on the stage, blending dubstep, trap, and funk music all into one seamless set.

During his hour-long set on the Lunar Stage, he will conflict with two of the biggest names in Trap and Future House music right now, Valentino Khan and Ghastly. Both Khan and Ghastly have been having extremely successful years and their sets continually provide high-energy and great times. Adding in the incredible environment that the Solar Tent provides, it is sure bound to be a ruckus Saturday afternoon.


2) Marshmello (Solar Tent) vs Oliver Heldens (Stellar Stage) vs Green Velvet (Celestial Stage)

Saturday’s second to last time slot provides another difficult decision where the masked Marshmello will be faced up against French young gun Oliver Heldens. Marshmello has been one of the rising stars of the Trap scene over the past year with his bouncy tracks and upbeat vibes. His set at Ultra was one of our highlights and should prove to be another time at Moonrise.

Oliver Heldens has been one of the leaders in the emergence of the Future House sound. His tracks like ‘Gecko,’ ‘Shades of Grey,’ and ‘Waiting’ have been gracing stages and clubs all over the world. His sets have been known to induce massive amounts of shuffling and good times. This decision has us torn up.

The Techno and House legend Green Velvet will be closing out the Celestial Stage at the same time as well, bringing his groovy beats to Moonrise. When both Claude Vonstroke and Green Velvet were announced for the festival, many people were hoping that we would get a Get Real appearance, however, they were broken up into two sets, each closing down the festival on a different night. We feel like this is the best situation because you get 2.5 hours of music from two of the best producers and DJs out there.


3) San Holo (Solar Tent) vs Gareth Emery (Stellar Stage)

Sunday afternoon has some tough decisions but this could be one of the biggest. San Holo was one of our most memorable acts from Ultra Music Festival and the passion that he brings to his music is unrivaled. Since that set, he has been on a tear, releasing “Still Looking,” “RAW,” and “Who Am I” with Cesqeaux. His melodic trap is unique and will be a solid change-up from the heavy tunes that will be flowing through the speakers on Sunday at the Solar Tent.

Gareth Emery is coming off of two incredible performances earlier this summer at Electric Daisy Carnival and Tomorrowland. Additionally, his “100 Reasons to Live” album from this spring is one of our favorite releases of the year with numerous records that will send chills down your spine. His blendings of Trance and Progressive/Electro House should be an uplifting set during the hot Sunday evening.


4) Zedd (Stellar Stage) vs Excision (Lunar Stage) vs Claude VonStroke (Celestial Stage)

To close out Sunday at the festival, it will really come down to your personal preference and mood. Zedd will be shutting down the Stellar Stage with his iconic tracks and stunning visuals in a set that will be difficult to pass up. On the Lunar Stage, Excision will make sure to close out Moonrise with some Dubstep and bass, shaking your insides and leaving you with a sore neck. Mr. Dirtybird himself, Claude VonStroke will be bringing his House and Techno grooves back to the DMV area for some good times and quality vibes. Regardless of what stage you end up on Sunday night, it will be a great way to end Moonrise Festival’s 48 hours of madness.


Who are some of your biggest conflicts at Moonrise Festival? Who are you looking forward to seeing the most? Check the set times below and see who you would want to see. We cannot wait to be there with you guys this weekend! 

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