Relentless Beats and Global Dance are promising to "go beyond the sound" when the seventh edition of Decadence Arizona brings "the country's hardest-hitting New Year's lineup" to Rawhide Event Center on Thursday, Dec. 30, for a two-day EDM extravaganza.
In addition to Marshmello's only New Year's engagement, this year's party features sets by DJ Snake, Kaskade, Seven Lions, Alison Wonderland, Alesso, Madeon, Shaquille O'Neal as Diesel, Alan Walker, Dillon Francis and many more.
According to a press release, "From the moment fans pass through the Decadence AZ gates, they will be immersed in next-level production that pushes beyond any previously witnessed Relentless Beats’ produced festivals."
That means bigger stages, more elaborate laser and video production, pyro, cryo and more.
Here's the lineup broken down by day and stage.
Grand Palace Stage: Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Bijou, DJ, Snake, Kaskade, Seven Lions and Dark Mark.
Royal Ballroom Stage: Chris Lake, Gem & Tauri, Madeon (DJ set), Martin Ikin, Nora En Pure, Purple Disco Machine and Austin Feldman.
Weird and Wonderful at the Jester's Court on top of the Rynobus art car: Avitas, Dos Lonely Boys, Fransis Derelle, the Hotel Lobby, Housekneckt, Javin, M?STIC, Sharps and TRST.
Decadence AZ lineup Friday, Dec. 31
Grand Palace Stage: Alan Walker, Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal), Dillon Francis, Excision, Lost Kings, Marshmello and Animate.
Royal Ballroom Stage: Destructo, Fisher, Gordo, Loud Luxury, Sonny Fodera, TVBOO, 2SOON
Weird and Wonderful at the Jester's Court on top of the Rynobus art car: Bella Renee, Brett Ortiz, Chassi, Lujan, Odd Language, Pr!ce, SHSTR, Sleeper Cell and TokyoNotJapan.
The Playhouse is hosting a three-channel Silent Disco powered by BeatBox Beverages.
Dance the night away to headphone music by Amnesia, Arietta, Bigstabes, Cafe Caderas, Chiief, CHKLZ, Cobra Shell, Claire Voyant, Cubozoa, District 13, Dreamcode, Dubcap, Dykotomi, Edward Joseph, Elwer, Eyechronic, Fairydvst, Fatal Error, Gobbs, Grackle Beats, Heybud!, Ico Soundz, Jeff O’Neal, Joseph Harding, Jur, Kody Black, Lance Fairchild, Lucci, Mcwhite, Medicine Mike, MLBX, MUTIL8, Nicholas William, OGK, Orenda, Peachy Keen, Proper, Residuo, Richi Savage, Roil B2B Sava, Saas, Sean & Xander, Shifty, Skelefriend, Social, Speckz, Voodreau, W.A.S.H., Yahra, Youms and Zule.
Here's a playlist packed with more than 90 songs from the featured performers.
Other things to look for include Roller Disco sponsored by Gopuff; comfort zones featuring partners Smirnoff, Mint Dispensaries and Raw Rolling Papers; a water station lounge by Moonlvnding, Raveraide and GenZ; a Kandi making station and boozy hot chocolate lounge powered by Timeless Vapes; a braid bar sponsored by Earth’s Healing; the Bud Light Beer Garden Bus; a casino sponsored by ZenLeaf with a Decadence photo op; ax throwing by Social Axe; a glitter and beauty bar sponsored by Fascinations; an elevated food lounge hosted by Mr. Mesquite and featuring backyard games, full-service barber work from Idle Hand Collective and more.
Two-day general admission passes are on sale for $199 plus fees at decadencearizona.com. There's also a two-pack available, reducing each two-day GA ticket to $190 plus fees.
Two-day VIP passes are available at two levels.
Standard VIP, priced at $469 plus fees, includes everything a GA ticket offers plus express VIP entrance, commemorative lanyard, access to VIP lounge, VIP front-row viewing, premium restrooms and passed desserts in the VIP areas.
Platinum VIP, priced at $999 plus fees, includes everything a standard VIP pass offers, plus complimentary drinks, side-stage viewing, access to artist hospitality lounge, steakhouse-quality dinner, exclusive festival gift bag and concierge.
You must be 21 and up to purchase platinum VIP passes.
Single-day passes also are available at decadencearizona.com. General admission is $109 on Thursday, $129 on Friday. VIP is $249 Thursday, $279 Friday. Platinum is $519 on Thursday, $579 on Friday.
Decadence Arizona is an 18-and-older event.
Wristbands must be activated before you enter the event at wrstbnd.io/link/event/decadence21.
Rawhide has implemented a clear bag policy for all large events. Here's how it works:
There's a note on the Decadence website about the assumption of risk and waiver of liability with regard to COVID-19. It reads:
"By entering these premises and/or the event, you (a) acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that you may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death, (b) voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury, illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expenses, of any kind (“claims”), that you may experience or incur, and (c) hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the venue, event promoter(s), vendor(s), and each of their respective parents, members, partners, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, and landlords and their respective officers, directors, and employees from claims of any kind arising out of or relating thereto."
When: 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 30-31.
Where: Rawhide Event Center, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Gila River Reservation.
Admission: $199 and up for weekend pass; $109 and up Thursday; $129 and up Friday.
Details: 480-502-5600, relentlessbeats.com.
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