Lights All Night is one of the fastest growing music festivals in North Texas and the best part is, unlike most EDM festivals, all of the stages are indoors. This means you can hear the constant thumping of the speakers throughout Dallas Market Hall. But this year there will even be an outdoor area with top notch food trucks and plenty of water to keep everyone hydrated. The past couple of years the Dallas music festival has fallen on New Year’s with this year’s 2017 show being on December 29th and 30th.
The 2017 lineup features a stacked lineup with something for every electronic fan with acts such as Bassnectar, Illenium, Porter Robinson, AC Slater, Marshmello and Morgan Page. The up and coming Texas Soundcloud rap star Ugly God will even be making a headline appearance this year giving a little contrast to the normal dubstep and trap artists.
Ugly God is probably one the acts I’m more excited to see because he has an interesting lyrical style where most of his hit songs focus on slow paced beats and often hilarious lyrics. Also, appearing alongside him is another very popular Soundcloud rap star Smokepurpp who I’ve seen a couple times and is always one to impress. But by far the artist who I’m anticipating the most is Porter Robinson. I’ve seen him perform in the past and his show is sure to please. Porter Robinson combines upbeat tunes with his older and newer songs blended together seamlessly and even with his own added flair. That plus his colorful and well synced lighting makes for a performance you won’t want to miss out on.
Arguably one of the biggest names in EDM, Marshmello, is also headlining the final night and is one of the most highly anticipated acts in my opinion. His helmet provides a interesting vibe that while I haven’t experienced in the past, I’ve heard it’s not something you would want to miss out on. Especially with the massive stage and intricate lighting/speaker setup that is always prevalent at Lights All Night. What’s even more mind boggling is that nobody knows for certain who is behind the helmet which makes his set a little mysterious.
One more very important thing to make mention of is that in the wake of the hurricane Harvey disaster. Lights All Night partnered with some of the artists to donate $22,000 to the Houston Food Bank. Supporting the state that your festival is located in is always a welcome sign from big name festivals and we all know how needed it is. Acts such as Bassnectar, Porter Robinson and Illenium are some of the artists who have volunteered to contribute.
Lights All Night is going to be exciting this year, which a solid lineup, and unique indoor setup. This years introduction of food trucks will surely make the whole experience much more enjoyable, and it will be the perfect way for EDM fans to end the year.