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Moonrise Festival: a strong lineup amid the sensory overload

Moonrise Festival: a strong lineup amid the sensory overload

Each year, Pimlico Race Course hosts the Preakness Infieldfest, an all-day music event that has added a concert-like atmosphere to the Triple Crown weekend. It is but a tame warm-up to the Moonrise Festival, a weekend-long celebration of electronic dance music where sheer volume and youthful exuberance are the main constants.

On Saturday and Sunday, thousands of mostly millennials descended upon the city’s storied infield to watch more than 70 producers, DJs and musicians across four stages, spaced closer together than you’d imagine. The effect was a near omnipresent throb from exaggerated, meant-to-rattle-ribcages, low-end rumbling through the towers of speakers.

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