updated 9/26/2010 7:47:09 PM ET 2010-09-26T23:47:09

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yesterday a record-breaking 42,000 music fans braved the 100+ degree heat to gather at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, California for Insomniac's 16th annual Nocturnal Festival.

Continuing Insomniac's tradition of constantly improving the festival environment, Insomniac offered free filtered water to all its guests. In addition, Insomniac super-sized the main stage area by introducing the most enormous tent structure ever seen on the West Coast. With black interior walls, 56 foot high ceilings and 78,000 square feet of space, the tent creates the ideal space for special effects, multimedia concert performances and, of course, dancing music fans.

"We are committed to making each festival even better than the last one. For Nocturnal, we presented fifty of the world's best DJs and brought this amazing new tent all the way from New York. We also offered all our guests free filtered water and we look forward to continuing this program at our other festival venues."

Nocturnal featured five stages of DJs including Ferry Corsten, Steve Angello, Plump DJs and Pretty Lights. In accord with the festival's tradition, Insomniac enhanced the venue with carnival rides, circus-style performers and large-scale art installations including Marco Cochrane's "Bliss Dance," Michael Christian's "Home" and the return of Benlloyd Goldstein and F.Myles's Sciotto's light installation "Rabbit Hole."

"San Bernardino and Insomniac have a longstanding history of cooperating to produce great festivals," said Insomniac's founder, Pasquale Rotella. "We are grateful for the continued support of the National Orange Show, the city officials, as well as the hard work of local law enforcement and the fire department."

Photos of 16th annual Nocturnal Festival

  1. http://www.rukes.com/SA/nf10sa.zip - Photo credit: Drew Ressler / Rukes.com

Photo of Steve Angello

  1. http://www.rukes.com/SA/nf10pr2a.zip Drew Ressler / Rukes.com
  • 1st photo - General crowd shot
  • 2nd photo - Felguk in a side stage
  • 3rd photo shows Menno De Jong

About Nocturnal Festival

Nocturnal is one of Insomniac's cornerstone music festivals, uniting top electronic music with compelling contemporary art. Insomniac presented the first Nocturnal Festival 16 years ago in Los Angeles for 3,000 fans and the annual festival has grown to over 42,000 fans at this year's event in Los Angeles. 2010 is the first year Insomniac produced two Nocturnal Festivals – one in California and one in Texas.

About Insomniac Events

Insomniac produces innovative concerts and music festivals amplified by state-of-the-art lighting design, interactive circus and theatrical performances, and audience participation. Insomniac's premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival, is one of the biggest music festivals in the United States.  Insomniac has produced more than 250 music events for more than 2,000,000 concertgoers in California, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Washington and Puerto Rico. Founded and led by Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac has been based in Los Angeles since it started in 1993.

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