The atmosphere soared with stellar energy this past weekend at PHX LIGHTS: Supernova. With multiple stages, interactive experiences, and a variety of shopping and dining options, attendees eagerly delved into the experience, feeling lifted to new heights as the weekend progressed. 

Layout and Production

Over two days, from March 29th to 30th, Relentless Beats transformed the Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona into a hub of excitement. The venue accommodated two main stages, namely the Mothership and the Invasion (hosted by Beatbox Beverages), along with the Fallout, a silent disco experience hosted by EVO.

Each stage boasted multiple LED screens, lighting rigs, lasers, fog machines and projections. The Mothership stage also featured CO2 cannons and pyrotechnics to enhance the visual experience.

The Mothership also included a VIP section, offering access to the front of the stage and an elevated premium viewing experience.

Lineup

The lineup covered a diverse range of genres, catering to the varied tastes of fans. Whether you enjoyed dubstep, house, techno, DnB, melodic dub, or other genres, there was something to satisfy everyone. Moreover, the festival provided ample exposure to new sounds and emerging artists, offering attendees the opportunity to discover fresh talent not typically encountered in their regular listening rotation.

The energy was great on both days, with opening acts like Residuo and Mamba setting the stage on fire. Other artists such as Alleycvt and goddard. kept the good vibes flowing, building anticipation for heavy-hitters like Dr. Oliver Tree, NGHTMRE, Seven Lions and Kaskade

A highlight of the event was the special back-to-back sets, including Joyryde B2B Habstrakt and Deorro B2B Valentino Khan, which provided a memorable experience! 

There were also multiple opportunities for patrons to win meet-and-greets with artists like Sabai, Apashe, Alok and Levity.

Vendors

Popular food vendors delighted attendees with offerings such as Mesquite‘s out-of-this-world tacos as well as The Potato Hut‘s chicken tenders with fries and the famous potato swirl! Excitement filled the air as the Wetzel’s Pretzels truck made its return, alongside Maui Wowi Hawaiian smoothies.

Attendees enjoyed a plethora of drink options, including customizable cocktails, a variety of beers, Beatboxes, and seltzers.

If you needed a breather from the crowd, you could wander through the various pop-up shops featuring brands like Beyond Earth, Color Queen Art, Gypsy Elysian, Culture Cross, and more! A diverse array of goods awaited, including bucket hats, sunglasses, pinecone pendants, homemade tie-dye shirts and pants, rave accessories, and trinkets.

Experiences

There was no shortage of activities on site! Attendees could engage in interactive activities like photo opportunities, kandi making, and socializing in various hangout spots. 

Voodoo Ranger also offered a 1UP arcade, where attendees could enjoy video games and win prizes. Pac-Man proved to be a crowd favorite, and many took advantage of the opportunity to snap photos of the arcade setup or pose with the vibrant neon signs.

VIP attendees were treated to massages and a beauty bar, where they could get their hair festival ready with various braids and colorful hair extensions. 

One fortunate winner, selected through an Instagram giveaway, was offered the opportunity to partake in a Beatbox Beverages taste test alongside Habstrakt.

The Weird and Wonderful Cast also made their appearance as they roamed through the festival grounds.

Final Details

The raceway provided free parking for general admission attendees, along with shuttle options to reach the venue. Additionally, there was a premium parking section and ADA accommodations available.

The entrance lines were well-organized, and the security team operated efficiently, ensuring minimal wait times for attendees.

Inside the festival grounds, multiple water stations were conveniently located, making it easy for attendees to refill their hydropacks and water bottles. 

Last but not least, the Relentless Beats Rangers were constantly moving throughout the grounds, ensuring the safety of all attendees and offering assistance whenever needed!

The evolution of PHX LIGHTS has been remarkable, and I am eagerly anticipating what they will have in store for next year! Stay updated on upcoming events by following Relentless Beats on all social media platforms, and be sure to follow @PHXLights on social media for the latest updates.

All photos taken by Alexander Peet.

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