Seattle’s electronic music scene is one that’s been focused on bass music throughout its history, and for good reason. Safe in Sound has packed WaMu with sell-outs in consecutive years, Excision sold out Foundation Nightclub in minutes, and bass stages across every local festival are consistently crowded for every act. Even so, it’s left a large swathe of the scene unrepresented, especially in light of the recent Bass Academy announcement. Trance fans across the Northwest have steadily been patient nonetheless, and now, it appears as though it’s all have paid off. Enter Bliss: The Awakening, courtesy of USC Events.
Led by genre heavyweight
Paul van Dyk Paul Oakenfold, Bliss represents the first large-scale trance event Seattle’s ever hosted. It’s a announcement so massive, that the second the smallest bit of information leaked out, enterprising fans already had created their own event page, and pushed out upwards of 500 invites within the first hour.
As for the rest of the lineup? It’s nothing short of a dream for trance fans. John O’Callaghan, MaRLo, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Photographer, Coming Soon, and locals Eddie Pitzul and Johnny Monsoon will all be in attendance; needless to say, USC’s composed a powerhouse slate of artists to make even a Dreamstate crowd jealous.
Tickets go on sale at 10AM sharp on Monday, March 14 (link here). If Ticketmaster is to be believed, prices will sit around $47 (not counting fees), with the event itself taking place at WaMu Theater. This probably goes without saying, but we can’t stress it enough: This is your chance to show everyone that Seattle can be a hub for the global trance community. A Bliss: The Awakening sell-out only means more events just like this one in the future, so set those alarms now!
UPDATE: Due to health concerns, Paul van Dyk will no longer be able to play at Bliss: The Awakening. That being said, USC already has a replacement lined up in Paul Oakenfold, who will be bringing us a rare “Full On Fluoro” set.