We are very pleased to share with you the official entertainment lineup for Wasteland Weekend 2022. Taking place September 28th-October 2nd, you can expect to see internationally-known performers ranging from bands, solo artists, and various acts on our Main Stage and throughout the event.
YOU CAN VIEW AND DOWNLOAD THE OFFICIAL SCHEDULE HERE!
WW2022 Official Entertainment Schedule
(This should now be the final version of the schedule)
Read about our official event rules here.
Purchase TICKETS HERE.
In addition to the official schedule above, there are a ton of unofficial, community and tribe-created events that go on at Wasteland. You can find out about all of those here Community Unofficial Event Schedule.
(We do not maintain, edit, or officially endorse anything on that schedule, but there’s definitely some great stuff in there!)
Once AT Wasteland, you’ll find official and unofficial events listed on the big event board at the Dauntless Express Corp (DXC) camp, just inside the Wasteland Gates on Main St:
The legendary Mexican electro duo are storming the Wasteland on the heels of their amazing new album, Hyperviolent.
Playing Main Stage Thursday, September 29th.
Joining Hocico on Thursday night: Pure Chicago industrial of project. 44! Featuring current and former members of: Ministry, RevCo, TKK, Pigface, and Hate Dept.
ABSYNTHE OF FAITH
Joining Hocico on Thursday night, industrial music from Minneapolis by way of ABSYNTHE OF FAITH.
DEAD BY WEDNESDAY
Underground metal band Dead By Wednesday hails from the East Coast, and just dropped a new album- Capital Conspiracy. You can see their brand-new music video now.
Playing Main Stage Friday, September 30th.
AL1CE blends elements of electronic, dark wave, and progressive rock (think Daft Punk, the Cure, and Pink Floyd), with surrealistic and fantastic imagery, to create a dreamy, intimate, dark yet cathartic experience for fans. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland’s concept of embarking on a journey “through the looking glass”, AL1CE’s music explores universal themes of the sacred feminine and masculine, yin and yang, challenges and transcendence… the Unity of Opposites.
Check out their music video “FOR DEAD”
Playing Main Stage Saturday, Oct 1st.
Electrifying neo alternative rock artist Élishia Sharie effortlessly synthesizes elements of 80s classic rock with 90s grunge to create an aggressive, cross-generational sound that she contrasts with an unapologetically gritty, soulful vocal.
Playing Main Stage Friday, Sept 30th.
DEAD ANIMAL ASSEMBLY PLANT
Welcome to the Sweetmeats Slaughterhouse – home of Dead Animal Assembly Plant. This horrorshow car crash wrapped in an atom bomb – the butchers are here to thrill (or kill) ya with their industrial metal noise and bombastic frenetic stage show. So come in and sit a spell – in the end we’re all a little dead here.
Playing Main Stage Saturday, Oct 1st.
Coming to play for a record TENTH year at Wasteland Weekend (a record that may never be broken) AHTCK will be closing out Main Stage Friday night on September 30th with a special extended set!
FLEISCHKRIEG will be assaulting our main stage once again – bringing that industrial energy to the Wasteland.
Playing Main Stage Saturday, Oct 1st.
SOLDIERS OF DESTRUCTION
Playing Main Stage Thursday, Sept 29th.
Playing Main Stage Friday, September 30th.
THE GOD BOMBS
Death Guild Thunderdome
After three years, we are thrilled to announce the RETURN of Death Guild Thunderdome!
You can sign up to join the mayhem in Thunderdome right now HERE.
Masuimi Max and Chaos Rites
Benny Rex Photography
The ultimate threesome: 2022 AltStar Hall of Fame winner, Masuimi Max and her Chaos Rites fire troupe bring sexy thrills and danger like you’ve never seen before! The perfect trifecta of wild, wicked women, coming to our main stage on multiple nights!
Her real name is Max, and, yes, she’s probably mad! Masuimi is a hellraising fetish icon who eats fire for breakfast. Some like it hot, but Masuimi likes it hotter.
Don’t let the name fool you, Saint Anique came to raise hell. Hailing all the way from Sin City, this fire spitting, metal grinding, glass walking, hardcore burlesque babe wreaks havoc wherever they go.
A fire wielding priestess. Havoc causing yet compassionate towards animals and children. A karmic judiciary. Can use any weapon when appropriate but prefers old magic.
Car Show and Car Cruise
Wasteland Weekend is the largest gathering of Mad Max-style cars in the world, and you can get an upclose look at them during our CAR SHOW.
Join us Friday afternoon at 2pm in the field behind the main stage for the chance to see these creations all gathered together. It’s also when our judges award beautiful custom wasteland-style trophies for the best machines in multiple categories.
To enter, just get your vehicle to the car show area. But it must be fully-themed to enter and our staff reserves the right to exclude vehicles that don’t quite make the cut.
(If your vehicle has won 1st place in any category at our Wasteland car show before, you are not eligible to compete, but please show it off (and bring your trophy if you have it!) Other than that, all vehicles should be eligible.)
The winning vehicles drive to glory at the Saturday morning gate opening ceremonies!
There’s one experience at Wasteland Weekend that puts you inside a Mad Max movie like no other…
Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm, join us as the Wasteland armada rolls through the open desert. You don’t even need to be driving – hitchhikers are often given a chance to jump aboard one of these awesome machines.
Vehicles MUST be properly themed or they will not be allowed to join (and our staff’s word on this is final).
If you want to join as a passenger and don’t already have a vehicle to hop on, we will have a designated “hitchhiking” area near the car cruise entrance so those drivers with some extra space can see you.
Last Chance Casino
The longtime lair of semi-fair games is returning to Wasteland City!
Risk your bottle caps to win fabulous (and ridiculous) rewards, as well as experiencing the unique casino atmosphere! What happens in the Wasteland Casino… sometimes takes multiple tries to wash off.
For more on the use of bottle caps at Wasteland, read #24 on the FAQ page.
The RaVen Collective THE DANGER SHOW Possibly funny, sometimes sexy, always DANGEROUS ! Sideshow? Kinda. Comedy? Not exactly. Burlesque? Maybe. It’s knife throwing and entertainment like you have ever seen. The knives of The Spectre fly almost as fast as the quips from the motormouth madman of impalement perfection… as the always sexy Lady Violet attempts to keep the show on the rails. Coming all the way from NYC to bring you a show you have to see to believe. PUTTING THE FUN BACK IN FUNERAL
We’re excited that Wasteland veterans The RaVen Collective will be bringing their popular sideshow-style extravaganza back to our stage for 2022!
The Wasteland Film Festival
Celebrating ten years! That’s right, a decade of post-apocalyptic short films screened IN the wasteland for a film fest like no other!
And for this year, all audience members can use our new wireless headphones inside the Wasteland Theater (find the theater on the event map and/or look for the big domed tent).
This curated competition is still accepting entries. For details and deadlines (as well as links to view past winners!), click here.
The archery range is back bigger and better! We’ve added axe throwing and more!
Full details about where, when, and what you can throw/shoot at:
The Body Shop
Did you know that Wasteland Weekend actually provides a FREE post-apocalyptic salon for its attendees?
The Body Shop will be open 11am-5pm Wednesday-Saturday.
Here are some of the services you can get:
The post-apocalyptic swimsuit contest
The world-famous, wettest, wildest, Wastelandiest, Water-World-celebrating, fashion and flesh extravaganza! It even spawned a tribute version in Japan! (photo evidence coming later, for now you have to take our word for it)
Hosted by Trading Outpost 364, the contest takes place Saturday, October 1st at Noon. (Call time for participants is 11am). Open to all genders and body types. Sit in the splash zone and see some of the most amazing nautical creations ever made on dry land!
The Costume Contest
No advance registration necessary, just show up at 6:30pm!
The Remote Control Car DEATH RACE!
Even bigger, better, and wreckier this year. It’s not too late to take part with your own remote control car.
Thursday – 2:00 PM RC Death Race (Qualifier)
The masters of mechanized mayhem return yet again to bring you the most brutal mechanical fights in the Wasteland!
Quests/ LARP/ Lore/ Immersion Missions
Wasteland Weekend is an immersive event, but it is not a full LARP event (Live Action Role Playing). It is absolutely acceptable to come out to Wasteland and simply enjoy yourself AS yourself and not engage in any of the role playing, game, mission aspects (as long as you’re always dressed in-theme, of course). But for those who like to dive in a bit deeper, there are plenty of ways to make yourself feel even more like you’re inside a post-apocalyptic movie.
Plenty of tribe camps (especially those inside the theme zone and inside the gates of Wasteland City) offer quests and interactive adventures throughout the event. For example, the Trading Outpost 364 Trade route offers new and old Wastelanders alike a unique way to experience the event. Walk a trade route to designated camps ready to barter, or help protect a merchant from raiders as a hired guard. You can learn more at the Trading Outpost 364 page.
You can browse the unofficial event schedule for these and you can also check the event board on Main St outside of the Dauntless Express (DXC) camp.
Some tribes have long-running stories and “feuds” with other tribes that go back years and years, so even if you’re not actively participating in some of this live story-telling that goes on, you can keep your eyes open for some dramatic (and/or silly) developments and shenanigans that can happen around the city. Just always be sure that whatever Wasteland lore you’re creating doesn’t interfere with someone else’s good time, and that whoever you are interacting with won’t misunderstand what you’re up to. We’re all there to have a good time, first and foremost and the larping at Wasteland tends to be pretty light-hearted.
WASTELAND RADIO! 88.3 FM
Be sure to tune an FM radio to 88.3 once you’re on or near the event site to add a whole other level to your post-apocalyptic immersion.
Juggers of the Wasteland
The Badlands Savages return with Taiko Fusion Drumming at the gates and dark circus at the Main Stage (variety acts including dance, drumming, fetish, and more!)
Veteran Wasteland performers the Nuclear Bombshells will once again bring you dance, burlesque, and fire!
The Puppets Of The Apocalypse!
A long-running Wasteland favorite, keep your eyes peeled in the theme area for some special appearances by the maddest, maxiest(?) puppets you’ve ever seen. They tend to pop up in the strangest places, telling stories, singing songs, and even tending bar occasionally.
The World’s first and last Post-Apocalyptic Arcade
Nuke Review Theater
The independently operated Nuke Review theater! They feature nightly post-apocalyptic film screenings (with snacks!), playable arcade, barter and feats of bravery.
The Friday Formal
If you’ve ever been to the Wastelanders Ball in Los Angeles, you know what amazing fancy outfits Wastelanders have put together over the years. Friday nights at Wasteland are another chance to show of your Wasteland finest.
The Friday Formal is simply a SUGGESTED event-wide theme for the evening, that some tribes and locations are known to embrace. (The Wreck Room has been known to roll out the red carpet, and if you show up at the Atomic Cafe looking Wasteland-fancy on Friday night, you just might get handed a champagne cocktail (while supplies last).