Arizona's festival scene is getting better and better as the years go on. Body Language Festival is an all techno and house music festival that will take place this weekend from March 4-6 in Downtown Tempe. The festival is one of the hottest Arizona festivals to take place this festival season brought by the local promoter group Relentless Beats.
With a lineup that will bring names like Adam Beyer, Claptone, Carl Cox, Eats Everything and even a Kaskade Redux set, Body Language brings some of the best house music vibes you'll find outside of Europe or Tulum. Here are some last minute tips if you plan on attending the event. Or, you can still buy tickets online here for just $99, which is a steal for a festival of this caliber.
Tempe is located east of Downtown Phoenix and is pretty easy to get around. If you're staying anywhere between Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale you'll be able to get around via Uber or Lyft pretty easily. The area around the festival is pretty walkable, so if you're staying in the area you could easily walk to and from the event. You can also use the Lightrail for free with your Body Language wristband.
The weather in Arizona is known for being extremely hot, but this time of year is pretty temperate. Temperatures will get pretty chilly at night in the mid 60s so I would recommend long pants like a pair of chaps or a long-sleeve top.
What Can I Bring?
Here is a list directly from the Body Language website of what you can and cannot bring into the festival. To check out the festival FAQ, go here.
NO Illegal Substances
NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
NO Laser Pens / Pointers
NO Eye Drops
NO Glass, Cans, Cups, or Coolers
NO Markers, Pens, or Spray Paint
NO Large Chains or Spiked Jewelry
NO Stickers or Flyers
NO Tents, Large Umbrellas, Chairs
NO Large Purses or Bags (Anything over 10×10 inches)
NO Open Cigarettes, Lipstick, Chapstick, or Tampons
NO Outside Food, Beverage, or Alcohol (with the exception of factory sealed water bottles)
NO Professional Camers – SLR or Detachable Lens
NO Video or Audio Recording Equipment
NO Knives, Firearms, Pepper Spray, Fireworks, or Weapons of Any Kind
NO Toy Weapons or Real Weapons of Any Kind
NO Open Sunscreen
NO Balloons, Balls, Frisbee, and / or Any Other Projectile
NO Native American Headdresses
NO Festival Totems
OK Clear/transparent bags, backpacks, fanny packs
OK Non-transparent Camelbaks & Hydropacks
OK Non-professional cameras incl Go Pros
OK Cell phones
OK Sealed: cigarette packages, tampons, packs of gum, and chapstick/lip gloss
OK Glowing / Illuminated Costumes or Jewelry
OK Sunglasses and hats
OK Sealed Liquid sunscreen and cosmetic products
OK Disposable E-cigs / Nicotine Vaporizer pens, but none with refillable chambers containing visible liquid
OK Guide dogs for people with disabilities and other service animals with current rabies certification
What to Wear
The house music and techno scene loves a good all black look, so you can't go wrong in black rave clothes or different textures like fishnet and reflective that can add dimension to a rave look. It's a bit late to shop for rave clothes for Body Language Festival this year, but here is what I would wear to Body Language: