The New Year’s Eve entertainment in Las Vegas reads like a who’s who of electronic dance music, with mega clubs packing in high heeled and button downed revelers up and down Las Vegas Boulevard. But for those who wish to forego the velvet rope experience there is Forever Midnight, a brand new festival from Insomniac with a hard hitting lineup, taking place in the shadow of the opulent Resorts World Las Vegas.
Forever Midnight will surely not only attract tourists that flock to Las Vegas as an escape from their more monotonous hometowns, it’s a welcome addition for Las Vegas locals who grow weary of the trip to Southern California as well as the traffic that greets them upon their trek back. A two-day celebration boasting two hosted stages, appropriately named Forever and Midnight, the level of talent is nothing to scoff at. Some of the biggest names in electronic dance music will take the stage from the awe-inspiring Eric Prydz night one to reigning royalty John Summit on night two.
NIGHT ONE – DECEMBER 30
The debut of Forever Midnight has a slightly more subdued feel, perhaps an appropriate preparation for attendees before the grandiose night two lineup. But don’t confuse subdued for dull because it will be nothing of the sort. Night one is a tasty dose of progressive house, tasty techno and perhaps even a little trance mixed in. Enter the festival ready to hear anything really as many of these DJs can do it all, with renowned brand Factory 93 assuming hosting duties for the Forever Stage. Early in the evening Deeper Purpose is sure to set the mood with his hard-to-sit-still-to brand of house. The intriguing B2B of DJ Tennis and Chloé Caillet is one not to miss on the Midnight Stage. Anjuna veterans Tinlicker will be a wonderfully ethereal experience, leading festival goers into the remaining hours of the penultimate evening of 2023.
NIGHT TWO – DECEMBER 31
Many artists on the docket for New Year’s Eve need no introduction. Insomniac pulled out all the stops for the party that will lead attendees into the new year, landing absolute legends like Green Velvet, Nicole Moudaber, MK, Kaytranada and the list goes on. It’s no coincidence that much of the lineup reads like a night (and morning) spent at Space Miami, the world-famous club has assisted in curating the talent for the Midnight Stage. This will mark the first time Space has made a landing in Las Vegas and let’s face it, the two cities are quite the match. Speaking of Miami, the night culminates with everyone’s favorite MIA resident, John Summit, who will be fresh off of his sold-out L.A. stadium show.
The expansive venue is sure to be decked out in true Insomniac fashion, complete with eye-popping art installations and endless photo ops. Being that the event is in Las Vegas, we will take the over on the presence of impressive pyro and roving talent as well. Since Resorts World also serves as Hotel EDC, we’re thinking they’ve got a pretty good idea of how to spice up the joint. To get you in the mood, take a listen to the Night Owl Radio Forever Midnight 2023 Mega-Mix featuring the artists appearing at the festival. Attending an inaugural festival is always a good idea, don’t miss out and grab your tickets here.