The atmosphere was filled with beautiful and vibrant vibes as the clock struck midnight, welcoming the year 2024 at Decadence Arizona. This annual extravaganza, organized by Relentless Beats, unfolded on December 30th and 31st, 2023, at the Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, AZ. Offering multiple stages, an array of vendors, captivating art installations, and more, organizers set the stage for an unforgettable celebration.

Innovative Design and Production

Decadence Arizona featured over 80 artists throughout the weekend, offering a wide range of genres. Whether attendees were into dubstep, house, trance, techno, riddim or any other style, there was something for everyone! The lineup provided a chance for festival-goers to explore new artists, refine their musical preferences, and venture beyond their usual playlists.

This event had two mega main stages, namely the Grand Palace and Royal Ballroom, hosting heavyweight and world-renowned artists in the scene. Alongside these, there were other attractions highlighting local and up-and-coming artists, such as The Playground (presented by Beatbox Beverages) and The Quiet Quarters (presented by Chillax), also known as the Silent Disco. Last but certainly not least, the centrally located Bazaar not only featured various art installations but also engaging activities in addition to serving as a rejuvenation space.

Each of these areas was visually stunning, adorned with multiple LED screens, lighting rigs, lasers, projections, fog machines, and CO2 cannons. These elements played a crucial role in immersing the crowd into the ambiance of each set.

Impressive Lineup

Opening the stages to establish the vibes were artists like Dark Mark, Peachy Keen, Medicine Mike, and Turbo. These performers played a vital role in sparking excitement within the crowd and ensuring a positive energy that resonated throughout the night.

Excitement reached its peak as the crowd anxiously awaited performances from highly acclaimed artists such as Steve Aoki, John Summit, Subtronics, Inzo, Illenium, Getter, Level Up, and more. With their widespread popularity and commanding stage presence, each artist delivered an unforgettable performance, leaving everyone feeling absolutely stellar.

There were also special back-to-back performances happening each day, including Adventure Club B2B Flux Pavilion, Shiba San B2B CID, and Bleu Clair B2B San Pacho.

SLANDER took charge of the Grand Palace, while Wax Motif ruled the Royal Ballroom, ushering in 2024 with an electrifying atmosphere. The energy was palpable as fans — surrounded by their best friends, loved ones, and favorite DJs — took the first step on the journey of a new year.

Attendees also had several opportunities to win meet-and-greets with artists such as Cosmic Gate, Marauda, Said the Sky, Oliver Heldens, and Black Tiger Sex Machine through the Decadence Arizona Instagram.

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Unique Vendors

While waiting for the next set, festival-goers had the opportunity to explore and support businesses like Beyond Earth, Kandies World, Moon Lvnding, Kritter Klips, Rave Camp, and more. These shops offered a wide range of rave attire, including custom bucket hats, beanies, stunning fuzzy jackets, hair clips, hand fans, dyed shirts, and other rave essentials needed for the night or future events.

Food options ranged from loaded nachos, pizza, street tacos, and chicken tenders with fries. Wetzel’s Pretzels was a fan favorite along with Maui Wowi Hawaiian smoothies.

In the Bazaar, three unique cocktails were featured: Daiquiri Shaken with Bacardi rum, lime juice, and syrup; Spark Plug with Angel’s Envy bourbon, Licor 43 liquor, and espresso; and the Grey Goose Verte with Grey Goose vodka, green chartreuse, lime juice, and syrup.

Engaging Experiences

There was plenty to see and do throughout the weekend of Decadence Arizona! Multiple interactive activities were set up, along with hangout spots to connect with others, take advantage of photo opportunities, and explore some cool offers.

The Highland, a 21+ experience, showcased renowned cannabis brands like Aeriz, Baked Bros, Cake, Flav, Sol Flower, and Trulieve. These brands provided information on responsible cannabis use, along with complimentary stickers, coupons, T-shirts, and free samples.

Voodoo Ranger presented a 1UP arcade, allowing attendees to indulge in video games, sample beer, and enter to win prizes, including tickets to upcoming Relentless Beats events. Pac-Man proved to be a favorite, and many seized the chance to capture photos of the arcade setup or alongside the vibrant neon signs.

Starlight Studio, hosted by Rescue Me, provided an opportunity for everyone to explore various art methods, featuring creations by artists like Just Giovanni, NoNoTheArtist, and Manicquins! The Weird & Wonderful Cast also graced the Bazaar with their presence, wandering through the festival on both days.

Attendees also had the chance to win unique activities, including a BeatBox Beverages taste test with SAYMYNAME and an El Cristalino 1761 Tequila tasting with Wax Motif.

Final Details

Phoenix Raceway offered free parking for general admission attendees, including a designated section for premium parking and ADA accommodations. The conveniently located box office and efficiently managed security lines ensured a swift and secure entry process.

VIP ticket holders were treated to a distinct entrance with expedited access to the venue. Grand Palace and Royal Ballroom each featured an exclusive VIP area, seamlessly connected, providing various amenities like optimal viewing spots, dedicated food and beverage vendors, and additional luxuries such as massages, air-conditioned bathrooms, a beauty bar, and photo opportunities.

For an even more exclusive experience, Grand Palace offered a special area for platinum table holders, strategically positioned in front of the stage. This allowed fans the opportunity to be at the side of the stage for an up-close-and-personal experience during performances by their favorite artists.

There were also numerous free water stations strategically placed for attendees to refill their hydration packs or water bottles. Multiple restroom facilities were conveniently located throughout the venue.

Finally, the RB Rangers were consistently present, dedicated to ensuring the well-being of all attendees. They offered support, whether it was providing water or directing individuals to the ranger station for a moment of rest.

I wholeheartedly recommend Decadence Arizona. It has undergone significant growth and improvement over the years, becoming larger and more spectacular. I cherish the opportunity to experience it, and I eagerly anticipate returning next year. Stay connected with @RelentlessBeats on all social platforms for the latest updates on future festival announcements and information.

Photos by Alexander Peet.

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