The Thunderdome 2023

FEBRUARY 03-05, 2023


Canadian DJ and producer Excision brings the Thunderdome back to Tacoma, Wash., for three nights of EDM, hard-hitting bass, and a preposterous amount of lasers.

As Thunderdome 2023 amps up for its fourth round at the Tacoma Dome, EDM fans far and wide are heading to Washington for a weekend of beats and mind-bending visual displays. The Thunderdome founder and dubstep powerhouse Excision — the Canadian producer born Jeff Abel — invites festivalgoers to three nights of nonstop bass From February 3 to February 5. Originally slated as a two-day event, Thunderdome added a third day and at the time of this there are limited tickets available for the Feb 5.

Last February, Thunderdome brought the post-pandemic party with artists such as Belgian DJ Eptic and dubstep artist Liquid Stranger. Excision also performed what he calls The Evolution: a laser-heavy set described as a “visual apocalypse.” Because whether it be the Electric Daisy Carnival or Ultra Music Event, no EDM event is complete without an outrageous sensory overload. (Bring the glow sticks and LED gloves if you got ‘em).

Besides Excision, Canadian electronic group Black Tiger Sex Kitten, Marshmello collaborator Svdden Death, and returning artist Liquid Stranger are set to perform. Minds will melt. Bodies will trash. Ears will be ringing for the rest of the week. (Bring your ear plugs.)

The Specs

  • The Tacoma Dome can accommodate 23,000 people per night
  • Remaining tickets are $92 (plus a $20.58 fee) for General Admission Sunday, February 5. 


Is there an age limit?

Individuals must be 18+ to attend the festival.

What time do doors open each day?

Doors open at 6 pm each day.

Is there parking at the venue?

Parking is offered at the Tacoma Dome for $30 a day. Additionally, off-site parking can be found near the venue, though it is difficult to find without proper planning.

What bags are allowed inside the venue?

The festival allows clear plastic bags no larger than 12 X 6 X 12. Non-clear clutches and purses no larger than 4.5 x 6.5 are also permitted.


Thunderdome 2023

BY Lauren Harvey