Bassnectar is one of the longest standing and most respected artists in American electronic dance music, often referred to simply as the EDM scene. He is the original long hair behind the tables, having been in the game well before most of his contemporaries and amassing an epic fan base with over 250k tickets sold to his solo shows alone in 2011. His art brazenly oversteps the bounds of contemporary EDM, pulling from a dynamic array of source material and attracting lovers of all genres, from dubstep to metal, punk rock, hip hop, and all forms of EDM (drum & bass, trip hop, etc.) and beyond. His art is more than just an auditory experience; it serves to evoke all human senses with live shows that feature unparalleled light shows and awe-inspiring visual queues. Bassnectar intends to not only foster its own community of loyal Bass Heads, but also contribute to the global community at large through charity and social change.
Bassnectar is particularly infamous for incomparably raucous live shows that feature state of the art lightshows and enough bass to work crowds into palpable frenzies. His performances are so successful and sought out that in 2011 he made the top 3 hard ticket sales along with fellow EDM artists Deadmau5 and Tiesto. The Bassnectar tour, which travels with its own custom sound rig, has headlined stops at some of the most noted venues and festivals in the country and always attracts massive sold-out crowds, some numbering over 10,000 for non-festival solo show dates. In addition to celebrated sets at Coachella, Lollapalooza, ACL, Bonnaroo, and Ultra Music Festival, Ashton has inaugurated his own daylong extravaganza for EDM lovers of all ages. Dubbed the Bass Center, this sonic celebration has completely sold out in its first two years, 2010 and 2011, and has featured the likes of Brother Ali, Glitch Mob, Wolfgang Gartner, That 1 Guy and Dan Deacon and will feature electro house superstar A-Trak in 2012.
1. Prohibited Items – THIS IS PER ARTIST’S REQUEST
The BN Tour requires that the following items be prohibited from being allowed into BN events.
• Any professional cameras, any video, and/or any audio equipment
• Any item that can be used as a weapon
• Fireworks or any other kind of explosive
• Illegal substances
• Pets (except service animals)
• Glass containers of any kind
• Outside alcohol
• Illegal substances (including medical marijuana)
• Unsealed: cigarette packages, tampons, packs of gum, chapstick/lip gloss
• Electronic or vapor cigarettes
• Flammable products or materials and sprays
• Drug paraphernalia
• Large bags or backpacks
• Water guns, water balloons, and/or any other kind of water projectile
• Focus light beam devices of any kind, including laser pointers
• Any item that can be used as a means to disturb the peace, endanger the safety of the
crowd, and/or inflict damage to people and goods
• Pets (except service animals with a current rabies certification)
Special Note About CamelBak-style Water Bladder Systems
Although CamelBak-style water bladder systems are allowed empty into the venue, the water bladders themselves must be capable of being removed from the carrier and must be transparent enough to allow security to visually inspect the empty bladder. Any CamelBak-style water bladder system that cannot be removed from the carrier and/or is opaque enough to prevent visual inspection should not be allowed into the venue.
Special Note About Prescription and OTC Medications
Prescription medications are allowed only in the original prescription bottle, any persons attempting to bring in prescription medication must have a government- issued photo identification card that matches the name printed on the prescription, and the pills in the bottle must match the description printed on the prescription. Further, if a patron has mixed multiple pills in a single prescription container or if a person is attempting to enter with prescription pills in a non- prescription container, security will be involved to make the final determination about whether or not such pills are to be allowed in the venue.
Over-the-counter medications are allowed in provided that they are new and the original, factory-sealed container.