Okay, then. Not bad, guys. A few months back, the folks at Lights All Night Fest, the Dallas dance and electronic music extravaganza that caps off the year at the end of December, teased us with the dates and ticketing information for this year's festival. They made us wait, however, to find out who the big draws would be (or any of the draws, for that matter). Last year, Deadmau5 topped the bill, so no doubt LAN were going to be going for someone big.
And they got them. Leading the way at the Dallas Convention Center will be Skrillex, the biggest name in mainstream EDM these days, with Armin Van Buuren and Disclosure joining him as co-headliners.
The festival is getting spread across two days -- Friday, December 26 and Saturday, December 27 -- which should be perfect timing to start dancing off all those holiday calories. Skrillex will be headlining the first night, while Van Buuren and Disclosure are co-top dogs for the second night. Some would argue that the latter night may be the better, if for no other reason than the scarcity of the two international artists' Stateside performances. Then again, we're not picking favorites.
(Oh, and while we're not ones to brag, either, we will point out that we kind of predicted this one back in the spring, albeit in joke form.)
LAN says that additional artists will be announced "in the coming weeks."
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This will be the festival's fifth year, having drawn a reported 40,000 attendees in 2013. Tickets went on sale on May 13, with two-day passes starting at $135 and going all the way up to $499 (plus fees) for the two-day VIP treatment. Tickets can be purchased here.
LAN is an 18+ event.