December 08, 2023 | 0 COMMENTS

If you haven’t rang in the new year during a Chris Lake set, can you say you rightfully rang in the new year? Arizona’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration is back this December 30-31 in Goodyear as Decadence AZ: The Sky Realm. As last year’s theme was “Ancient Future,” ravers of this new year (and upcoming next year) are continuing the exploration of Relentless Beats’ alternate worlds of entertainment and lore of carefully curated EDM soundscapes.

Welcoming to Arizona’s stage for the first time on this lineup is Bleu Clair, Disco Lines, as well as returning favorites such as Slander and Chris Lake. Grab your tickets here before it's too late! 

Event and Lineup

Phoenix Raceway, located in Avondale, Arizona is the lofty, heavenly palace for this winter wonderland event. The five stages: The Grand Palace, The Royal Ballroom, The Bazaar, The Playground presented by Beatbox, and the newest stage of them all, The Quiet Quarters Silent Disco will enterprise a soundscape for the shuffling house bunnies, headbangers, and those who want to share the love next to the rails in front of their hometown DJ/producer.

The Grand Palace is the dreamscape main stage for performing artists Steve Aoki, Black Tiger Sex Machine, and John Summit. The Royal Ballroom is the platform for decked-out dances from attendees constructed from the sounds of Getter, Green Velvet, and Shiba San B2B CID. The Bazaar is an entertainment lounge featuring Voodoo Ranger’s 1UP video game arcade and Starlight Studio displaying live artist painting.

New to The Bazaar is the RE:SOUND music takeover highlighting underground artists Brando and Elwer. Highlighting more underground artists is The Playground Stage with AVITAS and Electric Polar Bears while hosting USA dodgeball for those wanting more physical fun.

Is it actually a festival if there’s no silent disco? Raising the roof on this sonic experience is the highly anticipated Quiet Quarters Silent Disco Stage presented by Chillax with familiar Arizonan DJs such as LIMITLESS and HEYBUD!. 

Single day and 2-day passes start at $139. If you’re looking for an enhanced experience, GA+ VIP passes, and tables are also available for purchase. For all tickets and extras to provide accommodations, visit the official Decadence AZ website.  

Travel and Hotels

Arriving and exiting the event with a designated driver and vehicle is the best case scenario for transportation as parking is always free; premium parking is available. Plus, uber rides may become too expensive at 2am or not enough drivers are able to complete your transformation request (speaking from experience).

New ravers: it’s never too early to buy a ticket/travel package when phase one of every lineup is released. Travel and ticket packages make ravers’ lives easier with travel arrangements, but as of right now, ticket and hotel packages are sold out! 

After landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) and checking into a nearby hotel, a 30-minute uber ride is required to arrive at Phoenix Raceway. Goodyear, Arizona is a neighboring city with plenty of hotels and access to ubers/rideshare. In fact, Goodyear is closer to Phoenix Raceway than Phoenix.

As always, Relentless Beats offers shuttle packages for roundtrip transportation from Downtown Tempe which is 25 minutes away from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. If absolutely necessary, it can be wise to buy a shuttle pass and request an Ubur transportation from the shuttle stop in Tempe because Tempe is a college town with many Lyft/Ubur drivers ready to bring you home! 

What to Wear to Decadence AZ 2023

Staying warm is the name of the game for this late December adventure, but go ahead and express yourself! Layer, layer, layer! It may not be muddy on the raceway, but it’ll be wet puddles and soaked shoes if Mother Nature’s rain joins the fever for frolicking. Starting your outfit off with a long-sleeved crop top or puffer jacket is a great way to avoid shivering between sets, consider iHeartRaves’ Happy Hour Cropped Puffer Jacket and Dark Meets Light Rainbow Reflective Bodysuit. Are you more of a full-outfit-set-kind-of-raver?

The Boogie Blast Outfit Collection is calling your name to dress in butterflies and disco balls! I can’t forget my lovers of pink out there who would make the sun and sky jealous with the Urban Chaos Fringe Jacket (also available in black) paired with Space Junk Scrunch Pants for a monochromatic look. As for the couples ready to share their midnight kiss with matching outfits, The Deep Night Collection is not only reflective but an iHR exclusive, too!

My personal favorite from iHR’s new arrivals are the Renegade Lace Up Boots with Pouch which are protective, fashionable boots that can carry your personal items–puddles won’t be your enemy in these steppers! 

What to Bring to Groove in Cozy Comfort 

Even in Arizona, winter brings wet showers and low temperatures. Bring the following items below to stay warm and dry on the dance floor. 

  • Umbrella
  • Raincoat
  • Rain boots or footwear designed for puddles and mud 
  • An extra hoodie or jacket to keep in a rentable locker or leave with coat check on the festival grounds (in case you hate feeling like a wet cat in the rain) 


Can you name a better way to ring in the new year than seeing the sunrise after leaving the after-party? After Deca night 2, an after party for the nightcrawlers is guaranteed to sell out as  tickets are listed at $40 for sale here and must be purchased with your single-day or weekend pass. The performing artists and lineup for the after-party hasn’t been announced yet, but Relentless Beats after parties never disappoint as the experience becomes increasingly immersive with your favorite headliners!