Dear Phoenix: The Lights Are Coming for You

Written by Hayden Fischer

Photos by Sage Thomas

Phoenix Lights is the upcoming two-day festival to bring some of the biggest names in the EDM and music industry to Margaret T. Hance Park in Arizona. Although electronic music is the most predominating of the acts, some popular rap artists will be in attendance like Vince Staples and 21 Savage. Overall, Phoenix Lights has artists that can spark the interest of all that attend- whether it be a tropical house set by Thomas Jack or a filthy bass set thrown down by Zeds Dead. This festival is the perfect warm-up for Coachella Weekend 1, which happens to be following weekend.  Since Coachella is not contributing a vast amount of EDM artists, this is the perfect festival to get your fix of electronic music before traveling to the desert in Indio. For each day, various music genres and DJs will be in attendance from big house music like Tiesto to bass and trap artists like Bro Safari. Whether you are looking to seek artists within one genre or multiple, this is the festival for you.

Last year’s stage

Unlike most electronic music festivals in Phoenix, this one includes two different days, each having very different vibes related to the artists performing that day. The first day contains more bass music like Ekali, Loudpvck, Keys N Krates, Hucci and Illenium, but also includes trance and house music with the styles of Above & Beyond and Tchami. Day two includes some rap like 21 Savage, who is known for his song ‘No Heart’ and Vince Staples most known for his features on Flume’s newest EP ‘Skin’.  Although bass artists lack on the second day, there is a greater fix of house music ranging from the melodic sounds of ZHU to the funky jazz bass feels of Griz. Alesso is the largest headliner for the second day and will be the perfect ending to a weekend filled with music, fun, and good vibes all around. This festival does not just target a specific audience but is meant for people with interests in all genres to attend.

Phoenix Lights 2016

In addition, the outdoor setting of Margaret T. Hance Park is an ideal place for an event like this one and April is the perfect month for an outdoor festival, with its bright skies and warm weather. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy dancing and enjoying the company of fellow music lovers in a sunny and carefree environment like this one?

Join us this April 8th-9th and get your tickets here!

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