ATLANTIC CITY — When Bassnectar announced his two-day Atlantic City music festival in February, the location was a mystery.

It is a mystery no more. Fans converged at Atlantic City Convention Center Friday night and a second show is set for Saturday.

According to the website for Bassnectar, a DJ and record producer whose real name is Lorin Ashton, the Atlantic City shows are sold out, but tickets to after parties at The Playground are still available for $40 for Saturday.

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This year’s festival theme is “creativity.”

“The intention is not to put on a ‘show’ — but to gather from far and wide under one roof: a destination weekend event that is truly a family affair,” the website states.

The website goes on to state concertgoers should get creative by planning costumes and bring gifts for the event’s in-house sanctuary, “Ambassador hub” called “The Haven.”

“We will ask each of you to bring a gift for the altar,” the site states. “This can be something nice you want to share, a letter or intention, a piece of art, or even your own prayer for what you hope to see in your life or the lives of others.”

The show’s lineup includes other electronic dance music performers, music producers and DJs, including ill. Gates, Caspa, Eprom, Nosaj Thing, Ninth Child and the Widdler.

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