4th Annual Steampunk Masquerade
May 14th 2016
5pm – 2am
8410 Amelia St
Oakland, CA 94621
All ages 5pm – 9pm (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
21+ after 9pm
Presale Tickets: $30-$40 from here
Door: $45 before 9pm / $50 after
Tighten up your corsets, dust off your top hats, secure your goggles, and fire up the steam engines! Brought to you by Airpusher Collective and NIMBY, The Steampunk Masquerade has fast become Oakland’s hottest one-day festival celebrating underground dance music, interactive arts and live performance. Hosted at the NIMBY, one of the most renowned industrial arts spaces in the Bay Area, the festival will showcase a wealth of DJ talent alongside some of the most noteworthy art works straight from the Burning Man festival, aerial and fire performers, and a packed agenda of interactive art all set over five thrilling stages.
Airpusher and NIMBY are excited to bring back the festival for its fourth year. Buckle up; it’s going to be a wild ride!
Christopher Schardt’s stunning ‘Firmament’ will be at the heart of the festival. ‘Firmament’ is a 10’ high dome of 21,600 LED lights that blend animated images of fractals patterns, shooting stars, the Aurora Borealis, and other visions. Classical music creates a soothing environment for viewers whilst they lay under this dreamy dome. Originally created for Burning Man 2015, this will be the first time ‘Firmament’ has been fully set up outside Black Rock City.
But wait, there’s more!
To make the Firmament viewing experience even more amazing there will be a cuddle puddle of 300 gigantic teddy bears underneath the sprawling LED structure, generously provided by the Burning Man interactive arts group “Disco Chateau”.
Artists Clody Cates, Gaige Qualmann, and Trevor Wright will have 10 lanes of RallyBowl setup it’s first ever engagement! RallyBowl is a brand new sporting experience that combines elements of miniature golf with bowling. Regular bowling balls and pins are used but each lane has a mini-golf inspired obstacle that challenges the player in unique ways (ring of fire, trampoline, 90 degree banked turn, loopy-loop, swinging sledge hammers, etc.). It’s like mini- golf with bigger balls! RallyBowl will be free to play inside the event from 5pm to 9pm, come out early and play.
The transition between day and night will be full of excitement with an extra special sunset set from DJ and multi-platinum producer Gigamesh. His indie-dance, nu-disco, classic rock and deep funk jams will set up the night ahead in fine style. Soul Button‘s music sits neatly in the pocket of deep house with a healthy side of melodic techno. Soaring, beautiful melodies and thrilling drops await!
Martin Flex is an international name on the booty breaks scene. He’s a producer (HotCakes, Rat Records) who knows how to get bodies moving around the room! Blasting out of the thriving UK underground scene since 2008.
Extra Action Marching Band have been crashing parties in the Bay Area for years: invading bars, and blowing minds with their signature ‘high school marching band on acid’ style. The tuba players, flag team, and percussion section take perverse delight in twisting the staid conventions of their respective forms.
And there’s more DJs: Cellojoe, Disco Chateau, Paul Sawyer – Soultrak (Krafted, UK) Usual Suspects (Ibiza) Sepehr (Black Catalogue, WERD.) DJ Mes (Guesthouse Music) DJ ICON (illeven eleven recordings, Opulent Temple, (Hot Cakes) DJ Zach Moore (The Armory Podcast), Deckard (Space Cowboys), Kimba Rose (Opel Productions), Chris Thejunglist (Primitive Science, pollinateSF, sfjunglist.com), Redux Saints (Krafted, LA), Everett Wayne (BAAAHS), The Doctor (Primitive Science, BAE Krew, BabyDonkeyProductions)
All proceeds will be going directly to support NIMBY, the artists featured, and big art projects for Burning Man 2016. Please note: There is a strict, smaller attendance cap this year but no limits on creativity, community, excitement, innovation and critically acclaimed DJs.