Lights All Night is a New Year’s Eve Special Treat in Dallas

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Lights All Night (LAN) is the longest-running EDM festival in Texas. This year is a very special year as LAN will be celebrating its 10th birthday. How exciting is that? Happy Birthday, LAN!

The festival is held at Market Hall in Dallas Texas the weekend before New Year’s Eve. The annual extravaganza is the perfect event to set the holiday mood. Prepare to celebrate the 10th anniversary on Friday, December 27th and Saturday, December 28th.

Lights All Night has become one of the country’s premier year-end celebrations. During its long-running tenure, it has welcomed over 500 music performers and 300,000 guests since inception in 2010.

Imagine having the time of your life on a clear Dallas night while rocking out to your favorite DJs. This weekend will be epic and all this fun before you watch the ball drop on NYE.

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Let’s Get Ready for Lights All Night

As a major festival with quality production, expect that Lights All Night will provide all of your basic festival necessities. You are precious cargo, therefore event security and emergency medical teams will be located throughout the venue around the clock. If you ever have an emergency, simply find a staff person with a radio for immediate assistance.

LAN is understanding to those individuals who may require special dietary needs. Their policy allows you to bring factory-sealed, non-glass items into the venue for personal use only.

Remember that staying hydrated is one of the most important elements of having a good time at any festival. Sealed water bottles or empty containers that can be filled at a free water station will also be allowed.

Before you go to the party, check out our Bass Lovers Guide to the Holidays by clicking HERE. You may find that cool must-have-item, like a tumbler or hooded blanket, to tote along to the festival.

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Let’s Spend at Lights All Night

Most will not be concerned with bringing your own snacks, so finding great food options inside the venue is made easy. A variety of food vendors and bars will be available to satisfy your aching hunger. The 2019 food vendor lineup, features everything from tacos and pizza to traditional fair foods and so much more.

Take a glance at what they are offering so you and the squad can plan accordingly:

  • Boardwalk Bites: Family-owned-and-operated food trailer serving foot-long corn dogs, funnel cakes, fresh-squeezed lemonade and more.
  • Efe’s Fine Foods: Grab a gyro, pita, falafel, and more to power you up and keep you dancing.
  • Egg Stand: Committed to using only the freshest quality ingredients, including eggs that are farm fresh and locally sourced.
  • Freddy’s Grill: Offers fresh mango, watermelon, strawberry, and cucumber juices.
  • Go-Coffee Truck:  A mobile coffee company serving fresh coffee, latte, tea, and hot cocoa.
  • Wuden Chopsticks: Authentic Vietnamese cuisine. This food truck is the result of more than 20 years worth of culinary experience and a family that maintains generations worth of recipes.
  • Yummy BBQ: Featuring gourmet grilled cheeses and melts.
  • Yummy Pizza: New York-style pizza, plus stuffers, gyros, and wings.
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If you plan to indulge in a tasty mixed drink while you enjoy the music, be sure to have your ID handy.  Any government’s form of identification with a valid picture and birth date is acceptable.

Let’s Remember Lights All Night

To all my merch lovers; Official event merchandise like shirts, hoodies, hats, glasses, lighters, water bottles, posters and more will be sold at a very convenient location. In addition, various craft vendors of all types will be prevalent throughout the site selling awesome souvenirs.

Not only will there be merch, but LAN will have sponsors offering some pretty sweet deals. Here are a few for you to raid their stash of goodies.

  • Reign Body Fuel: If you stop by the Reign booth they will have samples, photo ops and more for you to enjoy.
  • Bed Head Hair Care: Stop by the booth to find out and get a mini Dirty Secret dry shampoo while supplies last!
  • GloFX: Excited to return to LAN for the third consecutive year offering attendees all the essential rave glasses and LED gear needed to enhance their experience and become part of the show.
  • IV Bar: IV Bar is offering special discounts on services for the LAN family. Stay hydrated and healthy before, during and after the show. Fans can book a session at participating IV BAR locations with code LAN2019. You can also stop by and see them at the show for a quick hydration session.
  • Mike’s HARDER Lemonade: Fans 21 and over are encouraged to stop by Mike’s Harder footprint to ride their mechanical disco shark. Plus enjoy samples of refreshing Mike’s Harder Lemonade.
  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka: Tito’s is celebrating the 10th  birthday of LAN with Stardust Mule samples, airbrush tattoos, photo ops plus get sprinkled with some stardust.
  • Don Julio, Crown Royal, Baileys, Grand Marnier, Bud Light, Prophecy Wines, High Noon & Pink Whitney: All of these brands of spirits will be offering guests that are 21 and over free samples of their alcoholic delights.

Let’s Play at Lights All Night

Lights All Night will welcome to its stages some of the world’s most sought-after DJs. We will celebrate this milestone anniversary in addition to closing out 2019 with a bang.

On day one, LAN has chart-topping producer, Skrillex. Skrillex continues to release new music as a solo performer. He also has been banging out heat from his collaborative side projects with Diplo (Jack U) and Boyz Noise (Dog Blood). Just this summer, the producer released a wave of new music featuring artists such as Ed Sheeran, Ty Dolla $ign, Lykke Li, and TroyBoi.

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Critically-acclaimed and 2019 GRAMMY Awards nominee DJ Porter Robinson is also hitting the stage. He will be appearing as his alter-ego, Virtual Self. His alter ego’s style pays homage to the ’90s and 2000s-style electronic music that first inspired Robinson to produce music.

Lights All Night festival alum (and often labeled the Godfather of Bass Music) Bassnectar will take the stage to headline and close out Saturday night. Bassnectar released Part 4 of the Reflective EP series this past spring, so he has plenty of music to throw at us. Saturday night will no doubt be amazing with Bassnectar’s sweet sounds taking us to another realm.

Also slated to headline on Saturday is Chicago-based DJ and production duo, Louis The Child. As if this is not enough, prepare yourself for Zomboy, 3LAU, Slushii, Kayzo, SanHolo, Herobust, Elephante, and Austin’s own DJ duo Tritonal throughout the weekend.

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The festival’s Planet Prime stage is also being transformed into A hyper-intimate outdoor stage for special takeovers from some of today’s top dance music record labels and collectives. This includes Night Bass Records and Gravedancer.

Let’s Go to Lights All Night

Two-day GA and VIP tickets are still available now until December 27th. This experience is going to be unbelievable. Are you still weighing your options? Well, you shouldn’t be thinking too hard because LAN is an easy choice. We’ll make it even easier. Here’s the spill on the rest of the festival.

There are three tiers of tickets offering two-day or single-day options. General admission (18+), GA express (18+), and VIP (21+). The VIP Platinum tier is only offered with the two-day pass. VIP perks include express entrance, exclusive viewing areas, private bars, VIP restrooms, a private outdoor area, and access to onsite hosts. VIP Platinum gets you the real VIP experience with skybox lounge access, all-inclusive alcohol, and drinks, a merch bundle, an on-site host, private bathrooms, plus access to all the standard VIP amenities.

Come join the fun of LAN and purchase your tickets HERE!

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Are you too psyched to bring in the New Year weekend with Lights All Night? I am! Unfortunately, the agonizing count down ’til night one continues at what feels like a snail’s pace.

Allow EDM World Mag to get you musically prepared and to help pass the time until the festivities.

Here is a great playlist that we curated featuring many of the artists you will be seeing at the festival on December 27 and 28th.

While you’re listening and building up the feels, don’t forget to make your festival schedule. Invite your crew over, blast our Spotify playlist, Road to Lights All Night, use the schedule below and get to planning the perfect night.

Lights All night daily schedule

Does Lights All Night sound like the perfect festival to bring in the New Year? Scroll down and comment below to let me know what you are most excited about for #LAN2019.

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