LAN in the big D


Above & Beyond performs at Lights All Night in 2016. Photo courtesy of Sergio Cardona

Ethan Pham

EDM fest returns to Dallas for eighth year.


Dallas will end 2017 with the largest end-of-the-year music event in Texas and throughout the southern United States. Lights All Night, which will be held in the Dallas Market Hall on Dec. 29-30, will celebrate its eighth annual festival with over 40,000 attendants. The two-day event will feature some of the biggest names in Electronic Dance Music (EDM).

Day one will be headlined by returning Lights All Night artists Bassnectar, who recently released part two of his Reflective EP, and Porter Robinson, who is also expected to have something new in store for his fans. Also headlining day one is DJ and producer Illenium, who released his second album Awake in September. Some other EDM artists who will accompany the headliners on day one include Liquid Stranger, Drezo and Wongo. Ookay will also be performing. Plus, there will be hip-hop performances from rappers Ugly God and Smokepurpp.

Courtesy of Lights All Night


Day two of Lights All Night will headline the unidentified Marshmello, one of the biggest EDM acts in the world. Additional headliners for day two include trap artist NGHTMRE and Seven Lions. Other EDM performances from day two will include Morgan Page, TOKiMONSTA, Destructo, Black Gummy, AC Slater and more. There will also be a performance from Houston rapper Maxo Kream.

Lights All Night, which will spend its third year at the Dallas Market Hall, will have two large outdoor areas, various Dallas and Fort Worth food vendors and free water stations in the expanded facility. Single-day and two-day general admission passes are currently on sale as well as VIP passes. VIP passes will offer perks such as viewing areas, expedited entry, VIP bars, private restrooms and more.

The festival will also include many performing artist and merchants, who are primarily based in Texas. Lights All Night is expected to end the year big for all its festival goers.

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