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  2018 Lineup Features Bassnectar, Marshmello, Porter Robinson, Illenium, NGHTMRE, Seven Lions, Ugly Gold, Smokepurpp, Maxo Kream, Morgan Page, Ookay (Live), Liquid Stranger & More


DALLAS, TX (October 30, 2017) – Lights All Night (LAN), the largest end-of-the-year music festival in Texas and throughout the Southern United States, is excited to officially reveal the full music lineup for the eighth annual event, which is set to return to Dallas Market Hall on Friday and Saturday, December 29 and 30 of New Year’s Eve weekend. LAN is also proud to announce that the festival is partnering with several of its top music performers in donating more than $22,000 in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

As the longest running multi-day, multi-stage EDM event in Texas, Lights All Night looks to continues its tradition of offering DFW residents and travelers alike a highly-curated mix of top-tier electronic music acts spanning a variety of genres. With this newly revealed expanded music lineup Texas’s biggest end-of-year celebration will now play host to one of the most sought-after acts on the globe, Marshmello, whose identity is still unknown even as he continues to produce countless chart-topping hits including two of his most recent singles, both of which feature Texas-based artists — “Silence” featuring El Paso’s own Khalid and “Wolves,” which just dropped last week featuring pop-megastar Selena Gomez who herself was born in the DFW area. Also performing will be NGHTMRE, one of the foremost leaders in today’s trap scene who continues to tease audiences with fresh new singles in advance of his forthcoming yet-to-be-named EP, along with previously announced headliners Bassnectar, Porter Robinson (DJ set), Illenium and Seven Lions.

As genres continue to collide in today’s music landscape, Lights All Night will again feature some of the top acts in hip-hop, including Houston’s own Maxo Kream, in addition to previously announced Phase 1 rappers Ugly God and Smokepurpp. Additionally, the Grammy-award-winning DJ and producer Morgan Page will now be taking the stage, alongside experimental electronic DJ Liquid Stranger to close out 2017. Several back-to-back (B2B) collaborative performances are also scheduled for this year, including Holly B2B Slayer and Sage Armstrong B2B Bot, in addition to all of the other previously announced stellar talent like AC Slater, Destructo, Drezo, TOKiMONSTA, and more, as well as a live set from Ookay, which was just introduced for the first time at Nocturnal Wonderland this September. The full and final music lineup for Lights All Night 2017 can be found below:



  • Bassnectar ***
  • Marshmello ***
  • Porter Robinson (DJ Set) ***
  • Illenium ***
  • NGHTMRE ***
  • Seven Lions ***
  • Ugly God
  • Smokepurpp
  • Maxo Kream
  • Ookay (Live)
  • AC Slater
  • Destructo
  • Drezo
  • Liquid Stranger
  • Morgan Page
  • Blackgummy
  • Holly B2B Slayer
  • Carlyle
  • Devault
  • Niko The Kid
  • Sage Armstrong B2B Bot
  • Vincent
  • Whipped Cream
  • Wongo


In partnership with several of the performing artists at this year’s event, Lights All Night is proud to also announce just over $22,000 will be donated to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The proceeds of this campaign are being donated directly to the Houston Food Bank — for which the organization states on its website, “every dollar donated to the Houston Food Bank provides the equivalent of three meals for an individual.”

In conjunction with the initial Phase 1 lineup announcement last month, Lights All Night and several of the performing artists on this year’s lineup agreed to a unique partnership to provide a specially-priced ‘Houston Relief Pass,’ of which a portion of proceeds from each ticket sold would be matched and then go on to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. This special ticket cost just $10 more than the traditional ticket price of $109. The added $10 was then matched by the festival team, as well as by each of the following individual artists: Bassnectar, Porter Robinson, Illenium, Seven Lions, Ookay, Drezo and TOKiMONSTA.

“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.”

LAN celebrated its seventh anniversary last NYE weekend with a second consecutive year at Dallas Market Hall and more than 40,000 fans in attendance at the two-day event in 2016. 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. 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.

Two-day GA and VIP tickets are on sale now at Weekend GA passes are available for purchase for just $119, while VIP passes cost $219. VIP passholders get the utmost festival-going experience at LAN with perks including preferred viewing areas, expedited entry, exclusive VIP bars, private restroom facilities, onsite event hosts, and so much more. Interested ticket-buyers are encouraged to act now, as supply is limited and ticket prices will increase as the festival date approaches.

More details surrounding the eighth annual event in 2017 will be announced in the coming weeks, including the daily lineup and single-day tickets, as well as additional experiential details like the lineup of vendors, merchants, and visual artists slated to be onsite throughout the two-day weekend. For more information and to stay up to date on all LAN news and announcements, please visit the following channels:







Celebrating Something Old With Something New At City Hearts Festival

Bradley Callison



As Desert Hearts celebrated their 5 Year Anniversary this past weekend in downtown Los Angeles, the only thing different about this party than a standard Desert Hearts Festival was the location. As the crew from San Diego brought the party from the desert to the city streets for the first City Hearts Festival, literally everything was brought in and then some. From the irresistible Pile Palace to the classy Wine & Cheese Party; the ethos of House, Techno and Love was glittered throughout downtown Los Angeles and the scene was set for a night of infamous Desert Hearts movin’ and groovin’. As Porkchop got things warmed up in pure tech house fashion, I ran into Dirtybird player Sacha Robotti upon first entering the festival and from the get go knew this was going to be a special night. I made my way around the various vendors spread throughout the event space and was even surprised to find a few friends vending their art, clothes, necklaces and everything in between as we all know its all about the details when its comes to festival fashion. Another known fact regarding fashion among the Desert Hearts faithful is the fact that when there’s a Desert Hearts party, the ladies are dressed in the finest festival threads. With what I think is the best looking fan base, every beautiful girl is only as beautiful as her smile and there were plenty of those to be found everywhere you looked. Marbs brought the party up a notch with some techno and as the sun set on Los Angeles, the party was just getting started. Papa Lee Reynolds then took the reigns as the pulse of City Hearts was now throbbing to the steady beat of what makes up Desert Hearts; the vibe and the people. With their staple of featuring one stage and only house and techno, nothing but a good time is guaranteed and you are destined to make at least one new life-lasting friend or twenty. As the final set of night began with the entire Desert Hearts Crew, memories of when I attended my first Desert Hearts festival back in fall of 2015 came rushing back to my mind. As we danced the through the family set and smiles glimmered in the reflections of the heart above the stage, it was safe to say City Hearts Festival was yet another love-filled memory that all in attendance will hold close to our Desert Hearts forever.


Desert Hearts

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Voodoo 2017 Review

Mike Victorick



Voodoo Music & Arts Festival 2017 Photo Cred: Mike Victorick


This was the first festival I ever attended. It was 6 hrs away but it was on Halloween and it was New Orleans, enough said! That was in 2012. Fast forward to 2017 and it is my first time back in 5 years. I’m not going to review each of the artist. I feel we know that it’s worth the ticket price alone to catch the likes of Kendrick, Foo Fighters, & Dillon Francis alone. What I want to talk about is the environment that C3 have created with this festival.

The cemetery leads to a haunted house right in the center of Voodoo! Photo Cred: Mike Victorick

New Orleans is the place to be on Halloween. It’s the setting of Anne Rice, clubs called the Dungeon, Trent Reznor(NIN) wrote some of his best work there. All things creepy are here! What is cool is the fact that the festival tries to bring this onto City Park grounds in the epicenter of the festival. Voodoo is not just 5 stages and more artist or acts that one could see in one weekend. Voodoo is an experience with music and art and a grave yard and even a HAUNTED HOUSE! Now I didn’t go in the haunted house. I was too busy lugging around my camera gear and computer. Everyone coming out of it seemed to have really enjoyed it though. I think that is what matters in the end.

RL Grime on the Le Plur stage at Voodoo 2017 Photo Cred: Mike Victorick

The stages are a bit smaller than the last time I was there but the production was still top notch. There was plenty of pyro, lighting, and loud sound for all to go around. The one thing I want to point out is this is the first time I went to a festival and didn’t experience any kind of sound bleed. It seems like they really figured this one out. If you want to get from the Altar(main stage) to the LePlur(edm stage) it takes a bit of a walk but well worth it. I’m sure the artist appreciated it as well.

Foo Fighters headline Saturday night at Voodoo 2017 Photo cred: Mike Victorick

Because Voodoo is a C3 event you can always count on the lineup being sort of a spin off of other large US festivals like Lollapalooza in Chicago or ACL in Texas.  The one thing you will see that is different is the culture that surrounds this festival and it’s city full of history. It could just very well be that us humans are interested in creepy cool. Voodoo is definitely creepy cool!

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BUKU Music & Arts Fest Returns With A Few Twists

Mike Victorick



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NEW ORLEANS, LA (October 10, 2017) – BUKU Music + Art Project has announced its return to downtown New Orleans on March 9-10, 2018 for the seventh annual edition of the boutique music + arts event.  Inspired by the creative subculture of New Orleans, BUKU sits at the crosshairs of underground warehouse party and major urban music festival by fusing a progressive and diverse musical lineup with live street art, one-of-a-kind industrial art installations, local food vendors, and dozens of surprise “pop-up” performances.

A limited amount of discounted Tier 1 2-day passes will go on sale Wednesday, October 11th at 11am CT.  BUKU is offering General Admission, GA Plus, VIP 21+, VIP and TOO BUKU VIP ticket options.  Travel Package options will also be available at a later time.  When purchasing tickets patrons should be mindful that BUKU is an 18+ event.

BUKU continues to offer Payment Plans which will be available to fans upon checkout.  Additionally, BUKU will again be offering an optional Collectible 3D Magnet which can be paired with a ticket, featuring BUKU’s iconic “moon-eye” illustration which has a new iteration each year.

More information on tickets and ticket pricing can be found at  A portion of ticket proceeds benefits the Upbeat Academy Foundation.

Previous BUKU artists (2012-2017) include, among many others: Alt-J, Anderson .Paak, Art Department, A$AP Rocky, Bassnectar, Borgore, Car Seat Headrest, Cashmere Cat, Chance The Rapper, CHVRCHES, Claude vonStroke, Danny Brown, Datsik, Deadmau5, Die Antwoord, Dillon Francis, Earl Sweatshirt, Explosions in the Sky, The Flaming Lips, Flying Lotus, Future, G-Eazy, Griz, Gramatik, Hudson Mohawke, Illenium, Jamie Jones, Japandroids, Jauz, Kehlani, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Lil B, Major Lazer, Malaa, Nas, NGHTMRE, Nina Kraviz, Odesza, Passion Pit, Phantogram, Porter Robinson, Portugal. The Man, Pretty Lights, Primus 3D, Purity Ring, Rezz, RL Grime, Run The Jewels, Schoolboy Q, Seth Troxler, Skream, Skrillex, STS9, Tchami, Thundercat, Travis Scott, TV on the Radio, Tycho, Tyler The Creator, Vince Staples, Zeds Dead, ZHU + many more.

The 2018 artist lineup and more information about the festival will be coming soon.

For additional information and to sign up to be the first to receive updates, including lineup announcements, ticket on sales, special offers and more, visit BUKU Music + Art Project on the following platforms:



Twitter: @TheBUKUProject

Instagram: @TheBUKUProject

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