September 27, 2023 | 0 COMMENTS

Goldrush Festival, the festival known for fringed-cowboy hats and flared chaps in the wild west of Avondale, Arizona returns this 2023 to Phoenix Raceway as Goldrush: Sonoran Skies. On October 7-8, you’ll find yourself reinvigorated by the gold mine of special stages and sets curated especially for this backwater Sonoran Desert fest! See you there, cowgirls and cowboys! 

Event and Lineup

Phoenix Raceway, located in Avondale, Arizona is the corral for this year’s Goldrush Festival again. Five stages, one silent disco, and one art car will beautify the raceway with not only local names from Arizona’s underground rave scene but the hottest names in the EDM game such as Louis The Child (Playground Set), Nostalgix, Dion Timmer, and Ship Wrek. 

Single day and 2-day passes start at $120. 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 festival website.  

The five stages: Paradise Prairie, Moonrise Mountain, Coyote Cove, Sound Cabin Art Car, and Cowboy Corral Silent Disco aren’t the only novelty to this Arizonian experience. Adding to the ambiance is the Voodoo Ranger 1UP Arcade, The Playground’s Roller Disco, and The Highland Lounge featuring photo opps to accompany a jovial feast for the ears! 

Travel and Hotels

After landing at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) and checking into a nearby hotel, a 30-minute uber ride is required to join the rodeo at Phoenix Raceway. Unfortunately, ticket and hotel packages are sold out! Not to worry, you can still book a hotel fairly close to Phoenix Raceway as Goodyear, Arizona is a neighboring city with plenty of hotels and access to ubers/rideshare. Currently, Relentless beats offers shuttle packages for roundtrip transportation from Downtown Tempe which is 25 minutes away from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. 

What to Wear to Goldrush 2023

Fish your fringed cowboy boots and big hat out of retirement to pair for this escapade! To all space cowgirls from outer space: the Holographic Freak Cowgirl Costume Set is destined to match your vibe! If you need two pops of color like a cotton candy galaxy, the Sparkle Supernova Cowgirl Costume Set is the set for you during this wild weekend. Feeling edgy and smoldering this October? iHR’s Rodeo Raver Bell Bottoms and Rodeo Raver Bra Top will cause you to kiss the mirror–talk about a rodeo raver babe with self-love! 

After Parties

Relentless Beats presents the after party stage: LIGHTS OUT. Night one will feature Walker & Royce to pump up the jam. As for night two, ZHU’s side techno project, Blacklizt will finalize the scenic weekend with a one-of-a-kind sonic surprise. Who can deny the hypnotic ZHU? 

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