Transmission incoming! The lights are back and better than ever this year. Relentless Beats is hosting their fifth installment of their infamous Phoenix Lights Festiva on April 4th and 5th, 2019l. Held in Arizona, this annual festival is out-of-this-world - literally! Phoenix Lights is famous for its fun, alien/outer space theme (looking for outfit inspiration? Check out these alien-themed outfits!) and always promises to bring good beats and amazing vibes. This year is anticipated to be the best event yet.
Phoenix Lights has seen a few switches in location over the years, and last year finally found what we hope to be a permanent home. This new venue, The Park At Wild Horse Pass, is an area of Rawhide Event Center designed specifically for festivals like this. Last year, there was a huge grassy area around the main stage, which was impressive considering this festival is essentially in the desert. The venue has continued to grow and add on to what it was last year, so it’ll be exciting to see what new features have been added.
Photo Credit: Phoenix Lights/Rukes
Aside from the great location and amazing lineup, Phoenix Lights Festival will always hold a special place in my heart. This is where I first met iHeartRaves’ Brand Managers, Tiny Dancer and Mama Unicorn and really felt like I was part of the iHeartRaves family. There’s a lot more to it than that, though. Something about traveling to a warm, sunny place in the middle of a rainy spring to enjoy incredible music just really got to me. So many of my favorite house artists performed last year, making for a groovy good time.
Tiny Dancer, Mama Unicorn and me and my friend!
This year, the lineup blew me away enough yet again to make me want to make the trip back to Arizona this year. The first two artists announced, Kaskade and Excision, were enough to make many people hooked on this year’s bill.
However, for me, the excitement didn’t stop there. As more and more artists were announced, it became more and more clear that Phoenix Lights needed to be a priority on my festival list this year.
Right after the first two artists were announced officially at Decadence Arizona, Relentless Beats started dropping the official first phase of artists. This phase included A$AP Ferg, Sasha, Griz, Claude VonStroke, Shiba San, Arty, San Holo, Jay Lumen, Party Favor, and more. As if this weren’t enough, Relentless Beats came in with another round of top-notch artists after that first initial lineup announcement. Phase two included Big Gigantic, Lane 8, Subtronics b2b Squnto, Phantoms, Svdden Death, Must Die, Elephante, Doctor P b2b Cookie Monsta, and more. When we put all these together, we get a beautiful compilation of house, dubstep, trance, hip-hop, trap, and everything in between.
Lineup Courtesy of Relentless Beats
Another cool part about Phoenix Lights? This year, Phoenix Lights will be partnering again with Surreal to offer fans amazing prizes! One winner will receive a VIP ticket to Phoenix Lights for themselves and a friend, roundtrip airfare (courtesy of Orbitz), accommodations for a hotel, and the chance to hang backstage with Kaskade and Excision. All net proceeds will benefit Relentless Beats’ charity partner, Child Help. You can enter between now -March 19th by submitting a donation through several different tiers. Donations start at $5 for any individual experience. You can learn more and enter here: www.givesurreal.com.
Don't miss out - get your Phoenix Lights tickets before they sell out. See you there!