Lights All Night Proves that Everything Really is Bigger in Texas

Lights All Night returns to Dallas with 200,000 square feet of dance floors with four stages and chart-topping artists.

Located at the Dallas Market Hall on December 28 and 29, this year the festival features performances by Diplo, Excision, Gucci Mane, Kaskade, Rezz, and Tiesto. Diplo will be hitting the stage with his latest hits, including his newly released California EP and his long awaited disco album collaboration with Mark Ronson. Gucci Mane is expected to show up with some new hits that have yet to be performed. Rezz’s most recent album, Certain Kind of Magic, recently won “Best Electronic Album” award at the Juno Awards. Tiesto is sure to be a crowd pleaser with hits like I Like it Loud. If the big names don’t impress you, then check out newcomers such as Sofi Tukker, Jai Wolf, What So Not, and Ekali.

Last year, crowds reached up to 30,000 attendees, and this year the festival is expecting an even bigger crowd. There are various ticket options depending on your price range and the experience you want to get out of it. 2 Day GA tickets grant you basic entrance starting at $119. 2 day GA – Pre Party + Express Entry allows you to get to the venue early for a pre-party performance by Kaskade REDUX and an Ekali houseset, as well as granting you fast-passes to skip the GA line, all starting at $189. Lights All Night also has a VIP ticket option for those over 21, which include VIP viewing area and bar, VIP entrance, on-site hosts, and Skybox Lounge Access. VIP tickets range from $229 to $449. And if you are going all out this New Year’s Eve, consider indulging in Citizen Bottle Service.

There will be local food vendors and bars scattered across the festival grounds so you never have to leave the music. Visual artists are still being confirmed and will be announced soon. Get your tickets now before prices go up and get ready for one of the most anticipated end of year parties in the U.S.!


Experience SUNDARA Festival

Think Coachella combined with Ultra but in the beautiful beaches of Riviera Maya, Mexico. This is SUNDARA.

SUNDARA is a three day music festival (March 13-16, 2019) you can only attend if you buy an all-inclusive resort package for 3, 4 or 5 nights at the Barcelo. In addition to your room and unlimited food and drink, you gain admission to three days of performances and opportunities to explore the local surroundings. Ticket sales are limited in order to create an exclusive, private island-like experience. Don’t miss out – get your tickets now!

The lineup has been meticulously chosen. It will feature unique, never before seen ODESZA performances throughout the entire weekend, as well as a SUNDARA set which includes exclusive edits, new music, and special surprises! Expect to see performances by RÜFÜS DU SOL, RL Grime, Alison Wonderland, Bob Moses, Jai Wolf, TOKiMONSTA, Mount Kimbie (DJ Set), Kasbo, Golden Features, EVAN GIIA, and pluko. These handpicked artists from all around the world will come together in Riviera Maya and create a once in a lifetime experience for all who partake in the SUNDARA journey.

Each artist will perform a daytime and nighttime set to enhance the experience and ensure you don’t miss out while exploring or relaxing at the resort.

SUNDARA not only offers the best quality music and artists, but it even provides daytime and nighttime activities for the entire weekend. For example, if you want to fully experience Mexico’s favorite beverage, go to a tequila tasting! Not a fan of hard liquor? That’s okay, because SUNDARA also offers craft beer tastings. You can even utilize their daily yoga classes, beach games such as ladder ball and cornhole, and late night karaoke to end the night. The opportunities are endless, and you truly can gain a lot with the purchase of any package.

If you want to fully immerse yourself in the Mexican experience, take advantage of the offered daytime activities and off-site adventures and explore the Yucatan Peninsula during your time there! These incredible day time adventures include taking a day trip to Tulum, ziplining, ATVing, and touring the breathtaking cave located in a secluded area near the coast of Riviera Maya, called Rio Secreto.

Rio Secreto – An underground cave filled with a kaleidoscope of speleothems

Whatever you may choose to do during your time at SUNDARA, make sure you take advantage of every opportunity you can. You really do get the bang for your buck. The activities, excursions, music, and experience is once in a lifetime. You don’t want to miss this.


Camp Flog Gnaw Returns with the Highly Anticipated Debut of Kids See Ghosts

If you’re from Los Angeles, or even a music festival enthusiast, you are probably already counting down the days to the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. But for those who are confused by this seemingly bizarre “summer camp,” no, it’s not another reboot of Wet Hot American Summer.

Camp Flog Gnaw is a music festival-meets-carnival that takes place at Dodger Stadium, tucked away in the hills of Los Angeles, California. This year it will take place on November 10th and 11th. The carnival was started back in 2012 by Tyler, The Creator and his group Odd Future. Originally called OFWGKTA Carnival, Tyler launched the festival as an outlet for him and his group to put out their work for their fans as their tour came to an end.

Since it’s launch in 2012, however, the festival has grown quite a name for itself, especially after the line-up announcement for 2018. This year, the headliners include names such as Post Malone, A$AP Rocky, and Lil Yachty, on top of trending artists such as Rex Orange County, BROCKHAMPTON, and Kids See Ghost, the newest collaboration of Kanye West and Kid Cudi. On top of these household names, there are amazing new artists to fall in love with buried in the lineup. Raveena, the New York native R&B singer-songwriter, is one of those hidden gems. Her music touches her dark memories, while also providing a message of empowerment and positivity.

The most talked about artist on the list this year is the head of Louis Vuitton’s mens fashion, Virgil Abloh. Abloh has been involved in the music industry for years, collaborating with Jay-Z and Daft Punk, as well as DJing a few of his own intimate shows. After a year of success and endorsement from Kanye West, Abloh’s performance is one of the most anticipated sets.

On top of great music and a beautiful location, the carnival also has games and amusement rides for goers to enjoy in between the artist’s sets. Prices range from $250 to $1,000, depending on the GA or VIP bundle you choose. The weekend will be jam-packed with activities welcomed for all ages. 


An Inside Look at DreamHack 2018

Calling all gamers and internet geeks.

 

What happens when you mix your favorite video games and competitions with live concerts and expert panels? Introducing DreamHack Atlanta 2018! DreamHack is a 3 day gaming event that takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center from November 16-18.

With the rising popularity of esports, video game competitions are popping up everywhere, but only DreamHack has the world record for largest LAN party. What makes DreamHack uniques is the option to BYOC: bring your own computer. This means that all ticket holders are allowed to bring their devices to the competition. The open tournament is spread out over three days with prize money adding up to $50,000.

There is more than just games and competition at this event. The expo hall has different zones for fans to explore all the various aspects of video games. The Community Zone allows ticket holders to connect with their fellow gamers. Here, people participate in cosplay competitions, talk to cosplayers about how they created their costume, and watch people compete in speedrunning marathons to see who can complete a game in the fastest time possible. Another interesting installment to the festival is the Art Zone. This area visualizes indie video games created by the gamers themselves. The art is handpicked by the DreamHack staff and must include some aspect of an indie video game within the work. Participants are also allowed to purchase any of the artwork that is on display. For anyone who wants to understand the business behind esports, the Business Zone has panels about marketing, publishing, and everything you need to know about the operations behind the games.

And, lastly, of course, there is music! Friday, November 16 is EDM night, with DJs such as Slushii, Kill the Noise, and Riot spinning. Saturday, November 17 is Hip-Hop night. London On Da Track will be opening for Mick Jenkins on the main stage to close off the music for the festival. On both nights the performances will be available on live stream to watch from anywhere in the world.

This festival has something for everyone, so get your tickets now before they sell out! Tickets can be purchased on a day-by-day option or with a 3 day bundle. The coolest part about the 3 day pass is that you are granted 24 hour access to the venue – which means you never have to leave (and yes, they have a sleeping area for you!). You won’t want to miss this exciting event! Grab your tickets here. Happy gaming!


A Weekend at Imagine Festival

Imagine an aquatic fairytale, the same fairytale you dreamt of as a kid, turned into a reality. That, my friends, is Imagine Music Festival.

This festival will transport you to a surreal, outer body feeling state, in which you will get to experience today’s top electronic dance musicians, stellar cirque du soleil style performers, mermaids and sea creatures, and incredible food vendors. In other words, there’s no room for boredom at this three day event. This year marks Imagine Music Festival’s hottest lineup yet, featuring EDM artists such as Alesso, Kaskade, and Galantis. It was recently voted Top 30 festivals in the world by Fest 300 and Top Ten Emerging Music Festivals by USA today. You better get your tickets while they last, because this year is anticipated to be more popular than ever before.

With all that being said, let’s start with the nitty gritty- ticket choosing. Don’t underestimate the perks of the 3 Day VIP ticket. Don’t get me wrong, the 3 Day GA ticket offers a lot. You get three nights of incredible music and will have the time of your life.

Perks of VIP? You can cut lines at the gate, have access to exclusive restroom trailers, experience the VIP camping lounge, the VIP cabanas at the Splash Pool, and exclusive concierge service, not to mention the countless cooling lounges at your disposal. VIP ticket holders will also look forward to the exclusive VIP Island by Oceania, which is essentially an island party separate from the main stage performances.

It is expected you will walk many miles per day, which will surely leave you exhausted. Luckily, Imagine Festival has the cure- Exhale Yoga. This health club provides both spa therapies, such as massages and facials, and fitness activities, such as pilates and yoga, in order to make you feel ready for each day of nonstop walking and music.

What do you do if you’re dripping sweat from a hot day in the Atlanta heat? If you haven’t already heard, the popular giant splash pool is back. The splash pool will offer complimentary floaties for chilling by the pool, and countless art displays for your entertainment. For those of you with VIP tickets, be sure to rent a poolside cabana, where you can order food and stay out of the intense Atlanta heat.

What’s more? There will also be Cirque du Soleil style acts performed by world-class acrobats including Sky Cycle, German Wheel, and Lollipop Lira. The added music and aquatic characters will surely enhance your festival experience, and will transport you to a surreal Aquatic Fairytale world. If you’re eager to prolong your nights, don’t worry because the party doesn’t have to end. Dance the night away at The Silent Disco! Not only is the stage massive, but it is one of the largest in the country.

Lastly, for all you art lovers, be sure to check out the many art installations which will be showcased throughout the festival grounds. Brand new art exhibits are expected to unveil this year, as well as the artists, themselves, who will physically be there to showcase their incredible works of art.

Overall, whether you decide to hit the stages during the day, stuff your face with the many food options, take a mid day yoga class, or end the night off with silent disco, you will always be entertained at Imagine Music Festival. Go experience it for yourself, and you’ll surely agree!