As nightfall sets in, fans are eager to spend their weekend at Decadence Arizona! This annual festival took place on December 30th and 31st at the Phoenix Raceway located in Avondale, AZ. Decadence AZ is a two day event that is produced by Relentless Beats and Global Dance. It features an exciting lineup, multiple stages, vendors, hang out spots, fun activities and more! This year was truly outstanding when it came to the layout and stage production!
Location, Layout, and Production
Phoenix Raceway provided the perfect amount of space for this event! There was a dedicated lot for rideshare to provide easy pick-up and drop-off along with various lots for ADA, premium, and general admission parking.
This year was truly outstanding when it came to the layout and stage productions. Decadence AZ featured four incredible stages known as the Grand Palace, Royal Ballroom, The Bazaar, and The Playhouse. Each stage had a unique setup that came with visuals and lasers to please the eye.
The Grand Palace and Royal Ballroom had many entrances and exits for the crowds to move smoothly while the covered domes/tents added a nice boundary for warmth and protection from the brisk weather in the late evenings. They also provided a small section for ADA.
The VIP area gave an entrance to both mainstages and provided outdoor heaters along with comfortable seating. It also had front-row stage access, private air-conditioned bathrooms, a glam beauty bar, a coat check, a massage station, multiple photo opportunities, and its own vendors for food and drink!
Attendees were also able to experience unique activities like participating in dodgeball games or attending a shuffle studio session with Britt Zec.
The only thing more exciting than ringing in the New Year was being able to experience this stacked lineup over the weekend. Attendees were able to see many artists that came from various genres.
Black V Neck • Brett Ortiz • Chuwe • Deathpact • DJ Pauly D • Fisher • Flume • Kayzo • Liquid Stranger • Malaa • Midnight Tyrannosaurus • Moon Boots • Wooli
Alex Anders • Comfort Clo • Daytona • Elwer • Jur • Mastuh • Medicine Mike • Nikita Rising • Residuo • Sed’s Vortex
Dr. Fresch • Duke Dumont • Cosmic Gate • Ekonovah • Hannah Wants • Louis The Child • Nicole Moudaber • Porter Robinson (DJ Set) • Space Wizard • Subtronics • Tinlicker • Walker & Royce • Yookie • Zeds Dead
2SOON • Deep Chetty • Ico Soundz • ¿idk? • Ladell Ransom • Lejre • Mamba & Turbo Present: Nightglider • Residuo • Seppi • STPHN • WRLD CYPHR
The cuisine and retail aspect of Decadence did not disappoint! Attendees were able to choose from a variety of food like chicken tenders, fries, burgers, tacos, nachos and more! There were also some vegan and vegetarian options available.
Drink booths provided a variety of alcoholic beverages from mixed drinks to seltzers to beers.
As for retail, attendees could shop till they dropped at some of the following vendors; Elite Wear, Funky Junk, Kandies World, Rave Cirus, Third Eye Pinecone, and more!
I would also like to give a special shoutout to Hippie Chick Hats for their artist-inspired bucket hats and other clothing wear designs along with Manicquins for showcasing their unique art installation mannequins!
Decadence AZ was truly incredible this year. I would 100% recommend this festival to all my fellow festival goers. Be sure to follow all of Decadence’s socials for updates and be on the watch for the official after-party movie that will be coming out soon!
All photos were captured by Alex Peet.