It was Night 1 of Bass Center XI when an anonymous user under the moniker “bleepboop1234” posted the following tip in r/bassnectar:

Nectar will be playing the Pennsylvania Convention Center on the 29th of December. from bassnectar

While this post caused a bit of a stir, many chalked it up to speculation as rumors of Bassnectar returning to Philly (a city he hasn’t blessed since 2015) have been circulating for years to no avail. It wasn’t until a mysterious new “HiJinx” festival account emerged, announcing it would be taking place at the Philadelphia Convention Center on December 28th & 29th, that bass heads began to put stock in the potential leak:

Stirring the pot even more, Bassnectar himself even went as far as to retweet this announcement, further hinting towards his involvement. ¬†Then, just last night, HiJinx released a lineup-themed word search on their Facebook page to which many wasted no time in quickly finding “LORIN” hidden among other artists. ¬†With their hotels already booked at this point, there was nothing left to do but await the official reveal the following day.

As promised, the HiJinx lineup has just arrived, and it’s everything we dreamed and more! ¬†Live Nation¬†delivered, bringing heavyweights like¬†Bassnectar, Odesza, Ganja White Night, and Flatbush Zombies to the City of Brotherly Love! ¬†Attendees will also enjoy sets from Griz, Dorfex Bos, Illenium, RL Grime, Vanic, and more!

This inaugural event will indeed take place on the entirely GA floor of the Philadelphia Convention Center in what will be the Northeast’s largest indoor music festival. ¬†HiJinx will transform the heart of Philly into an experience unlike anything the city has seen before: full sets of EDM & hip hop, immersive sound, elaborate lighting and video, art installations, flow art performances, a craft & food bazaar and more!


General On Sale begins this Saturday, September 15th at 12PM EST and tickets start at $159 before taxes & fees. ¬†So book your rooms, assemble the squad, and stay tuned for news on the unofficial HiJinx after-parties and the official NYE announcement! ¬†Comment below if we’ll see you there!