What is Ground Control?
Since its founding in 2011, thousands of people from all walks of life have put on a purple shirt to represent Ground Control - Insomniac's Guardian Angels. Ground Control is committed to keeping people safe, being a friend to those in need, and reminding our community that it's okay to ask for help. They are brought together by a collective motivation to give our Headliners the best experience possible in every capacity.
You can find Ground Control in their signature purple shirts, checking on everyone and helping those in need. You can find them throughout the festival grounds, entrance areas, parking lots, first aid tents, and water stations. You can also pay them a visit at the Oasis, Ground Control's dedicated safe space, at all major festivals. If you ever need help, a friend, or simply someone to talk to, do not hesitate to ask them. They are your friends and they are here for you. Stay connected by following Ground Control on their social media platforms via the buttons below. Keep scrolling to meet some of the Ground Control family!
Messages From Headliners
“Never even knew such beautiful angels–with amazing souls that volunteer their time–existed. I am extremely grateful and happy that "Ground Control" found me and rescued me. I gave her a huge hug and thanked her soo much for doing the right thing and more importantly, taking care of lost souls and lonely hearts.“
— Luis D, Headliner
“Words cannot explain the impact that you and the Forest Family have had on me. In a world that I feel so alone in sometimes, it inspires me to know that you are all out there. I am with you too, and ready to help make a difference in the world.“
— Crystal B, Headliner
"I want to be a part of the team that helps the people who attend these events. I have found a passion in helping others, mentally and physically. I dream one day of being a personal trainer or life coach and to be a part of what you guys do around the world."
— Paul L, Headliner
Want to Join the Team?
Are you the friend that always carries extra water? Do you find yourself checking on your fellow festival-goers? Have you been called the Rave Parent of your group? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Ground Control might be for you! If you want to create safe and memorable experiences for our Headliners, we encourage you to join our recruitment mailing list by completing the form below.
Ground Control: How One Festival-Goer's Love of Helping Others Became a Movement
How EDC's Ground Control Crew Quietly Keeps the Festival Safer
Ground Control to Major Festival
From a member of Ground Control To all Headliners-THANK YOU!