Phoenix Lights 2019
This year was our first year experiencing Phoenix Lights Festival, and we were blown away! The entire team at Girlshredclips was very impressed with the music, ambiance, and rave culture of Phoenix Lights Festival. The festival itself is put on by Arizona’s leading dance music promoter, Relentless Beats. Although this was our first year attending, this was actually the fifth year anniversary of Phoenix Lights Festival, and we could tell the festival has come a long way! There is nothing better than good music, good vibes, and beautiful people in the Arizona high desert.
Phoenix Lights Festival takes place at The Park at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, AZ. The event is entirely outside, and the weather was perfect! There were 3 stages at the festival, including “The Mothership” (mainstage), “Invasion”, and “The Colony.” There was a VIP access area & table service at the mainstage area. The event cashless, where you linked your credit card up to your bracelet. We were very impressed that there was plenty of space to dance, short lines with vendors, and clean bathrooms throughout.
What we liked most about Phoenix Lights Festival were all the multicolored art structures, along with all the pretty people decked out in rave fashion. In the center of the festival, fashion brand I Heart Raves had a DJ & bar setup, along with couches and pillows scattered all across the floor for festival-goers to chill out on. There were also several art structures with neon colors that made great props in pictures, especially with the Arizona sun setting in the background. Festival-goers dressed up with braids, glitter, neon colored clothing, platforms, and of course showing that rave booty off always bringing the “sexy” to the event.
Performances we caught from Dirty Monkey, Big Gigantic, Shiba San, Phantoms, San Holo, Lane 8, and Kaskade were some of the most impressive sets we have seen by these artists, and there isn’t anything better than raving the night away in the Arizona desert! Other top performances included Excision, Arty. Claude Vonstroke, Decadon, Jay Lumen, Jeremy Olander, Malaa, Mustard, Party Favor, Sasha, Spencer Brown, Throttle, Ballo, Doctor P B2B Cookie Monsta, Elelphante, He$h, J Phlip, Minesweepa, Must Die, Sage Armstrong, Sikdope, Subtronics B2B Squnto, Svdden Death, Whipped Cream, Wongo, Yultron, Vanic, Black Caviar, Devault, and Dillon Nathaneil.
Opening day of Phoenix Lights Festival took place on Friday, and had such high energy! One key DJ that stood out throughout the festival was Shiba San. Closing Phoenix Lights Festival he performed at “The Colony” stage which circled all around the DJ. At the same time as closing, Excision was closing at main stage, “The Mothership.” Hearing the crowd speak Shiba San were more ecstatic compared to the headbangers. Shiba San was only feet away from us in the all round stage, and it was filled! The vibes, base, and lights all meshed well with every beat he dropped. When 2016’s key song “Okay” was played it reminded the surrounding crowed instantly, and the crowd continued to chant and sing! Seeing the crowd at both stages, Shiba San definitely ended Friday night at Phoenix Lights Festival with a memorable experience and set a standard for performance for future artists to perform that weekend!
Our favorite performance on Saturday night was Kaskade, who threw in his Redux set that is usually not performed on the mainstage but rather in clubs and smaller venues. Kaskade’s Redux set is a celebration of his style, combining future house, deep house, and classic tracks dating back from the 80s. We were so excited that Kaskade threw in his Redux set and made it something different to experience. The crowd was having tons of fun and enjoying themselves to Kaskade classics including “Eyes”, “Disarm You”, and “Last Chance”. Every time that we see Kaskade perform it truly is a magical experience, and the performance at Phoenix Lights Festival will surely be a memorable experience we will keep with us forever.
Phoenix Lights Festival was an incredible experience, and we will cherish the memories made this weekend forever. The music was phenomenal and so was the energy and vibes. We love Arizona, and can’t wait to return again next year.
Also, be sure to check out this Deacadon remix of Yellowcard’s classic – Ocean Avenue! Its pretty sick! Great to hear an alternative classic put to some bass music!!
We hope to see you again at Phoenix Lights Festival again next year!
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