Photos Courtesy of Lights All Night
Still reeling over the impending end of the year? No need to scramble, but it might be time to pull yourself off the couch, dust off your neon thigh highs, adorn the sequins back below your eyelids and prepare for the eighth installment of Lights All Night.
The lineup is out for the December 29-30 electro-fueled music festival that continues to play host to the scene’s royalty. Bassnectar tops the bill with Marshmello, Porter Robinson and Illenium hot on his tails.
Beyond the power surges of 10,000 amps shaking Dallas Market Hall for New Years’ weekend, several of the season’s top performers are banding together to raise relief funds to support Hurricane Harvey relief.
As every Texan knows we stand united, but we are not the lone star in the constellation of community. Through Lights All Night, $22,000 will be donated directly to the Houston Food Bank.
“Every dollar donated to the Houston Food Bank provides the equivalent of three meals for an individual,” the nonprofit’s website reads.
Scott Osborn, a son of the Lone Star and cofounder of the aforementioned events, could not stand idly by.
“Having seen firsthand the destruction that Harvey caused across our state, my team and I immediately knew that we had to get Lights All Night involved to help support,” said Scott Osburn, cofounder of Lights All Night as well as a native Texan. “With the greater Houston area having been hit hardest, I thought it was only right to do something specifically to help out our neighboring sister city. I honestly cannot imagine a better opportunity to give back than in partnership with some of our amazing artists, who decided to match donations simply out of the kindness of their hearts.”
Altruism aside, we’re here for the music! Bassnectar has long sat on his EDM throne expounding thundering dubstep beats like Zeus from atop Mt. Olympus, while Porter Robinson continues to take a lighter approach to music production, playing the cleaner side of contemporary house and pop production.
However, sounds are not restricted to the digital sphere. Hip-hop has long held the reins for prominence across metroplex mixtapes. The genre’s gurus Maxo Kream, Ugly God and Smokeurpp are coming out just as hard.
Lights All Night bolstered entertainment for some 40,000 fans over the last year-end weekend, and with such a lineup, people can expect similar numbers of sweating, raving, rolling crews turning out.
“Fans and attendees of the 2017 year-end event can expect another unforgettable weekend filled with awe-inspiring performances and top-of-the-line production for a truly memorable start to 2018,” the press release read. “Similar to last year, LAN will include large outdoor areas, as well as some of the best food vendors in the DFW area and multiple free water stations throughout the expanded facility.”
Tickets are already on sale and available through the event website at www.lightsallnight.com. General Admission passes for the pair of days cost $119, but a VIP upgrade to preferred seating sections, expedited entry, exclusive bars and the cherry on top, private bathrooms. VIP passes cost $219. Limited quantities exist and promoters are recommending those interested purchase tickets ahead of price increases and the risk of sellout. Unfortunately, online ticket acquisition comes with $30 to $40 of associated fees.
Further information is available through the event website and the “Lights All Night” Facebook page.
While the festival nears its decade mark, Lights All Night has hosted more than 400 artists and catered to more than 250,000 fans since its 2010 inception.
To purchase tickets click the link www.lightsallnight.com