Organizers for LIGHTS ALL NIGHT—Texas’ largest New Year’s Eve party set for Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1—have announced it will now take place at Dallas Market Hall (2200 Stemmons Frwy, Dallas). The event features headliners Hardwell, Kaskade, Porter Robinson, Flosstradamus and over 50 other top international festival acts and emerging local talents. Event founders Scott Osborn and Hank Keller tell us what we can expect from this years festival!
Over LIGHTS ALL NIGHT’S five years, it has taken place at a few different locations in Dallas. This year they are now heading to the Dallas Market Hall. What prompted the move from the Convention Center? “Over the last six years we have had one goal: create the most over-the-top NYE experience possible,” said Lights All Night founder Scott Osburn. “Every year we are looking for the perfect venue, largest production, top musical acts and best experience. After years of using this criteria, we finally received the opportunity to work with Dallas Market Hall. DMH has been producing a NYE event at the space for years, and the opportunity wasn’t available. We just recently found out that the space was available and were able to strike a deal with the venue. After flying in our full team to build the site including production, safety and “experience curators,” we know we are onto something great and have never been more excited as we believe we have found the long term home for Lights All Night.”
Not only has the venue changed, but the team will be working hard to enhance what they already have in place. “Every year we have made a point to create a visual experience that is at the top of its class in the Dallas market,” said Founder Hank Keller. “We also put a lot of emphasis into the site layout and ease of access for different parts of our event. This year we have an ability to create a production that is much larger and will encompass much more of the space than in years past. Our main stage production and room set up will be the largest in our history. Also, with the set up of our second stage we are able to create a production that will make the fan feel as though they’ve entered another world!”
The lineup is one of their best yet. “This is one of the most exciting lineups we’ve booked in years,” said Osburn “Kaskade is and will always be a Texas favorite. His ability to choreograph a party with big room hits as well as deep house favorites is what makes him a master of his craft. There are a lot of standouts for sure this year, including headliner Hardwell who was named the #1 DJ in the world in both 2013 and 2014 as well as Porter Robinson and Flosstradamus as our co-headliners. All of these acts bring such a strong audience base and eclectic vibe to the show that none are to be missed. The up and comers this year are having huge break out years including Jauz, whose set will be absolutely massive. Other artists I’m really excited for include Galantis, Claude VonStroke and Big Gigantic. The most notable local act I can’t wait to see is Colton Carlyle. He has had a big year in Dallas and has received industry wide attention with some of his songs being played by top DJ’s at clubs across the country. Moral of the story is come early and stay late because the music is on point this year!”
When people talk about Lights All Night in 2016, festival founders hope that they will create great memories on NYE that they can enjoy the rest of the year. “This year is our most highly anticipated year yet,” said Osburn. “Being back on NYE just feels right, and we are definitely seeing the positive response from our fans. We have been so lucky to move to Dallas Market Hall and I hope that people feel the same when they see the quality of the show that we do. NYE is a time for new beginnings and an opportunity to celebrate life with friends and loved ones. We work so hard every year to ensure that this moment is special for every guest that attends Lights All Night. I hope that old and new fans love what we’ve put together and leave with memories that last forever and immediately start looking forward to the next Lights All Night.”
See y’all there!