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Phoenix Lights Festival Will Present Tiesto And Other Electronic Dance Music Performers In Multi-Stage Event

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

March 17, 2017 — Coming a long way from its late 1980s/early ‘90s-based rave roots, electronic dance music (EDM) is now a powerhouse in terms of chart-topping artists and mega-festivals.

EDM fans 18 and older will have next month’s Phoenix Lights Festival to enjoy.

The EDM bonanza, now in its third year, will be held April 8 and 9 at Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix.

Dutch EDM pioneer and superstar Tiesto is one of the multi-stage event’s main attractions, but there are dozens of artists set to take the stage.

Other notable acts are 21 Savage, Above & Beyond, Bro Safari, Cashmere Cat,  Billy Kenny, Felix Da Housecat, Griz, Oliver Heldens, Billy Kenny, Helena Legend, Sacha, Josh Wink, Tokimonsta and Unlike Pluto.

According to the Phoenix Lights promotion team, “There’s not a bit of fluff,” and that “fans can expect top-level talent, cutting-edge visuals, unique stage design, interactive experiential installations and more.”

Between 10,000 and 12,000 are expected to attend the festival on a daily basis, said Chad Shearer, a Phoenix Lights spokesperson.

Shearer described Phoenix Lights as a more intimate experience, “focusing heavily on the lineup which touts a diverse mix of burgeoning talent and global starts.”

He added the lineup rivals many three- and four-day festivals nationally.

Phoenix Lights’ origins has a distinctively local connection: name comes from the famous UFO sighting over Phoenix in March 1997.


Tickets for Phoenix Lights, produced by Relentless Beats, are now available at www.phoenixlightsfest.com and start at $79 for a single day (packages start at $150). A list of the full line-up can also be found there.  
There’s also a Twitter page www.twitter.com/PHXLightsFest and a Facebook connection www.facebook.com/PhoenixLightsFestival.  Food and beverages will be available, although some vendors are cash-only.

To learn more about the park venue, go to https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/parks/alphabetical/h-parks/hance
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