DreamHack to host Freeplay Area at long-running end of the year party Lights All Night in Dallas, TX
Ninth Annual Year-End Music Festival Returning to Dallas, Texas, on Dec. 28-29 of New Year’s Eve Weekend
Feat. Tiësto, Diplo, Kaskade, Gucci Mane, Excision, Rezz & More
STOCKHOLM – Lights All Night, the longest running end of the year party, is excited to officially reveal a new partnership with DreamHack. DreamHack is the world’s largest computer gaming and lifestyle festival, and will soon offer a video game experience and lounge onsite at this year’s Lights All Night, which is returning to Dallas Market Hall in Dallas, Texas on December 28 and 29 of New Year’s Eve weekend. Tickets are on sale now at www.lightsallnight.com.
In a continued effort by the Lights All Night team to elevate the onsite experience for all festival-goers, the festival has secured a new partnership with DreamHack, the world’s biggest gaming lifestyle festival known for hosting popular esports and computer lifestyle festival events around the globe and commonly referred to as the “Coachella of gaming”. This is the first partnership of its kind for DreamHack, marking one of the first major endeavors to provide esports entertainment outside of a computer gaming-driven event as well as at a major music festival.
At LAN 2018, DreamHack will be bringing a 50-person freeplay zone featuring an extensive variety of today’s top video games, including popular titles like Fortnite, Rocket League, PUBG, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and many others. Both GA and VIP festival attendees are encouraged to participate in the FREE activation, which will be open throughout festival hours and will be housed in a dedicated second-floor lounge providing an expansive 180-degree view of the Supernova main stage.
“I couldn’t be more excited about the partnership with DreamHack and all of the esports offerings at this year’s fest,” said Scott Osburn, Lights All Night Co-founder and Executive Producer. “This only continues to elevate the onsite experience for all festival-goers, and it really will be the cherry on top in making this year the best Lights All Night we have ever created. I’m hopeful that these additions will not only be a new thrill for our returning fans but also bring an entirely new audience into the Lights All Night festival family.”
This news also corresponds with the announcement that the first-ever DreamHack Dallas will take place from May 31 to June 2, 2019, at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas, Texas with various ticket packages on sale today at dreamhack.com/dallas. Lights All Night attendees will have access to a special code for 20% off tickets to DreamHack Dallas, which will be emailed to all ticket-buyers shortly after the year-end event. DreamHack Dallas 2019 will feature all the core content of a DreamHack festival, such as the BYOC LAN, esports tournaments, cosplay, live music, an expo area and much more. Plus, the 2019 event will include CORSAIR DreamHack Masters, which will bring together 16 of the best teams in the game “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” for a large-scale arena tournament, with a $250,000 prize pool.
DreamHack Dallas 2019 will mark one of only two events in the United States in 2019, and the only in Texas. This will also be the first time DreamHack has hosted an event in Dallas after outgrowing the original Texas location in Austin after three successful years. DreamHack Dallas will also mark the first-ever combination of DreamHack and DreamHack Masters at one of their signature festival events.
“As we debut our gaming lifestyle festival and esports arena event in Dallas in May, there’s no better way to start embracing the community than partnering with Lights All Night,” said Justin Burnham, Global Creative Director at DreamHack. “The spirit of their event bringing people together to celebrate music is one we admire and practice ourselves. We look forward to further developing this relationship through the years and helping them make Dallas even more of an awesome destination point.”
Since its inception in 2010, LAN has sought to bring attendees a festival experience unlike any other, featuring a highly curated selection of the world’s most sought-after electronic, dance, and hip-hop music acts with FOMO-inducing performances and larger-than-life production for a truly memorable event to celebrate the end of every year and welcome the new year to come. This year’s event will once again return to Dallas Market Hall, located just minutes from downtown Dallas, after first playing host to LAN in 2015. After a successful and well-received update to the festival layout last year, the event site in Dallas Market Hall will expand once again to now feature five stages total, including the return of the fan-favorite silent disco.
Attendees on Day 1 will experience headlining sets from Diplo; Kaskade; and Rezz; along with 1788-L; Anti Up (feat. Chris Lake and Chris Lorenzo); CharlestheFirst; Chee; Digital Ethos; Jai Wolf; Lick; Mr. Carmack; Nora En Pure; and Oliver Tree, among others. The acts closing out the year-end festivities on Saturday for Day 2 will include Tiësto; Excision; and Atlanta’s most beloved trap-rapper Gucci Mane; in addition to Carlyle; CHUURCH; Ekali; Funtcase; Grensta; Eprom B2B (back-to-back) Bleep Bloop; and more.
In total, more than 40 music acts from across Texas and around the globe are set to perform at this year’s ninth annual event, which will feature two main stages (Supernova and Intergalactic), and three additional stages (Planet Prime, Galaxy Disco, Space Station). To view the complete schedule, please visit www.lightsallnight.com.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
12:45 – 2:00 a.m. — Diplo
11:15 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. — Rezz
10:00 – 11:00 p.m. — Sofi Tukker (DJ Set)
8:45 – 9:45 p.m. — Kaskade
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. — Nora En Pure
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. — Young Bombs
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. — Kaskade (Redux Set at Pre-Party)
5:00 p.m. — Doors open
12:45 – 2:00 a.m. — Jai Wolf
11:45 p.m. – 12:45 a.m. — Anti Up
10:30 – 11:30 p.m. — Oliver Tree
9:15 – 10:15 p.m. — Mr. Carmack
8:15 – 9:15 p.m. — 1788-L
7:15 – 8:15 p.m. — Quix
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. — Madhatter
12:45 – 2:00 a.m. — Charlesthefirst
11:45 p.m. – 12:45 a.m. — Digital Ethos
10:45 – 11:45 p.m. — Phaseone
9:45 – 10:45 p.m. — Chee.
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. — Nik P B2B (back-to-back) Typo
6:15 – 7:30 p.m. — The Lost Boys
12:45 – 2:00 a.m. — Penthouse Penthouse
11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. — Lick
9:15 – 10:15 p.m. — NPNR
8:15 – 9:15 p.m. — Chrs Roze
6:15 – 8:15 p.m. — Black Frames
11:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. — Stetra
9:15 – 11:30 p.m. — Milazzo
6:15 – 9:00 p.m. — Shree
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
12:45 – 2:00 a.m. — Tiësto
11:15 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. — Excision
10:00 – 11:00 p.m. — Gucci Mane
8:45 – 9:45 p.m. — Ekali
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. — Luca Lush
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. — Carlyle
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. — Ekali (House Set at Pre-Party)
5:00 p.m. — Doors open
12:45 – 2:00 a.m. — What So Not
11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. — Shiba San
10:15 – 11:15 p.m. — Eprom B2B (back-to-back) Bleep Bloop
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. — Funtcase
7:45 – 8:45 p.m. — Tynan B2B (back-to-back) G-Rex
6:15 – 7:30 p.m. — He$h
12:45 – 2:00 a.m. — Hotel Garuda
11:45 p.m. – 12:45 a.m. — Josh Pan
10:45 – 11:45 p.m. — Pat Lok
9:45 – 10:45 p.m. — Chuurch
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. — Carlyle & Company (feat. special guests)
6:15 – 7:30 p.m. — Caligula
12:45 – 2:00 a.m. — Grensta
11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. — Krewx
10:30 – 11:30 p.m. — Oxigenate
9:30 – 10:30 p.m. — Grime Tribe
7:45 – 9:30 p.m. — Saratonin
6:15 – 7:30 p.m. — Metaphysics
11:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. — Paragrime
9:15 – 11:30 p.m. — Quahog_Convo
6:15 – 9:00 p.m. — Mason Flynt
Tickets are on sale now at www.lightsallnight.com, including both two-day and single-day GA and VIP tickets, as well as several Bottle Service Packages for those looking to take their year-end celebrations to the next level.
Also available for purchase are two brand new ticket options for festival-goers, both of which are available for sale now on the festival website. Express Entry offers ticket-holders the opportunity to skip the GA line with dedicated and expedited entry. Pre-Party + Express Entry tickets, which, in addition to guaranteeing access to the Express Entry lane throughout the weekend, allows patrons festival entry one hour before doors open to experience a very special DJ set each night, including Kaskade (Redux set) on Day 1 and Elaki (House set) on Day 2.
ABOUT LIGHTS ALL NIGHT PRESENTS
Lights All Night Presents is the promoter/producer of the festival brand Lights All Night. Lights All Night Presents has a combined 20 years of live event experience and produces small and large-scale events. Lights All Night has hosted over 500+ artists and 300,000+ fans at its events since 2010.