Come year's end, 40,000 people are expected to descend on Dallas Market Hall. That's how many turned out for last year's Lights All Night festival, a two-day extravaganza of electronic dance music and hip-hop planned this year for Dec. 29-30.
Lights All Night announced the initial lineup for its eighth annual festival earlier this fall, but now we have the full lineup. The nine additions to the lineup are: Marshmello, NGHTMRE, Maxo Kream, Liquid Stranger, Morgan Page, Blackgummy, Holly B2B Slayer, Sage Armstrong B2B Bot and Wongo. Several of the artists have ties to Texas.
DJ and producer Marshmello — who remains anonymous by wearing a headpiece that's somewhere between a marshmallow and a lego head — collaborated on his summer single "Silence" with El Paso R&B singer Khalid and on "Wolves" with Dallas native Selena Gomez. "Wolves" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic chart. In September, Forbes named Marhsmello the eighth-highest-paid DJ in the world; he earned $21 million in one year.
Houston rapper Maxo Kream has also been added to the Lights All Night lineup.
Speaking of Houston, we now know that Lights All Night raised $22,000 for the Houston Food Bank through its sale of special Houston Relief passes in the weeks after Hurricane Harvey hit. Buyers had the option to spend an extra $10 on their tickets, which was matched by both the festival and 10 of its artists: Bassnectar, Porter Robinson, Illenium, Seven Lions, Ookay, Drezo and TOKiMONSTA.
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Here's the full lineup:
Porter Robinson (DJ Set)
Holly B2B Slayer
Niko The Kid
Sage Armstrong B2B Bot
The daily lineup and single-day tickets are not yet available. Weekend general admission passes are $119 at lightsallnight.com. VIP passes are $219. These prices are expected to increase as the festival approaches.
Lights All Night, Dec. 29-30, Dallas Market Hall, 2200 N. Stemmons Freeway, $119 and up, lightsallnight.com.