Festivals For Life was honored to attend the eighth annual Lights All Night festival in Dallas, Texas! Serving as the largest end-of-the-year music festival in Texas and throughout the Southern United States, LAN played host to over 30,000 total attendees across to sold-out days in 2017. In its eighth year of running, the longest running multi-day, multi-stage EDM event in Texas, LAN continued its tradition of offering local residents and travelers alike a highly-curated mix of top-tier electronic music acts to help ring in the New Year. Stationed at the Dallas Market Hall for it’s third year, LAN Dallas gives both the hardcore raver and the first-time-festival-goer an amazing end of the year show that puts most other festivals in Texas to shame.
This year’s lineup was headlined by several of the most in-demand electronic music acts in the scene right now that included Bassnectar, Marshmello, Porter Robinson, Illenium, NGHTMRE, and Seven Lions – which all performed on LAN’s Supernova Stage. This main-stage which lives up to LAN years past, offered state of the art production on a nearly football field wide stage. Complete with Co2 cannons, streamers, and confetti, the Supernova Stage served as a perfect platform for artists of all genres to curate an intense performance for the 30,000 attendees.
While most of the headliner hype was positioned around the Supernova Stage, F4L took great interest in the Satellite Stage that gave off a more underground and European vibe. The biggest attraction on the Satellite Stage came in the form of nearly 100 industrial sized, cubed, water holders, each rigged up with its own LED light that gave the stage an immense backdrop of ever changing colors.
Adding onto the underground mentality, House legends Destructo, whose birthday just happened to be the night of his performance (Happy Birthday, Gary!) and AC Slater who took us deeper than ever with what felt like the same level of bass as the bass king himself, Bassnectar, just a night before.
With 30,000 people and only two stages, it might seem like spacing would’ve been an issue at LAN but the innovators in charge know how to properly use the space after only two years in the same venue. By constructing make-shift dividers, LAN created more space for those attending to be immersed in the festival grounds rather than just the stages. In this open space, LAN used clumps of disco balls and wall-projected lasers to transform the rear end of the Satellite Stage into an small get-away from the music and crowds.
F4L was given the privilege to take photos at some of the closest possible points in the festival. This allowed us to experience the festival in a way that 90% of its attendees don’t. Being so close gave us the ultimate festival experience where no part of the show was out of our grasp. Not only was this privilege beneficial to us, it is beneficial to you! Here below are some of our favorite shots from the weekend! Let us know what you think on Facebook!
We at F4L want to take a moment to thank everyone involved with the festival from the first responders on scene, to the bartenders quenching everyone’s thirst, to the outrageous production managers refilling the confetti cannons, down to the PR team at GiantNoise who helped make everything happen for us! Thank You and Happy New Year!