Decadence AZ Rings In 2023!

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.

Lineup

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. 

Day 01

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

Day 02

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

Vendors

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. 

Some crowd favorites included BeatBox Beverages, The Potato Hut, Maui Wowi Hawaiian, and Wetzel’s Pretzels

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!

Conclusion

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!

For more info and to see the full lists of sponsors, you can go to https://decadencearizona.com/ or download the official Decadence Arizona app!

 

All photos were captured by Alex Peet. 

The Digital City of Decadence NYE Dazzles on Night One

The Digital City of Decadence NYE Dazzles on Night One

On Friday, December 30th, music lovers traveled from far and wide for the first night of Decadence NYE. This annual electronic music festival takes place in Denver, Colorado, at the Colorado Convention Center. For two days, tens of thousands of people come together to dance their way into the new year.

Not only is there music, but there are also unique photo opportunities, immersive art displays, food trucks, and more. This year, the digital city of Decadence did a fantastic job of transforming the venue. As soon as the citizens of Decadence entered the venue, they could begin to explore the beautiful city full of lights, art, and music.

A Massive Lineup

Doors for the venue opened at 6:00 pm, and festival entry began at 6:30 pm. Attendees did not hesitate to get there early to check their coats and be the first ones inside. PAWS got things going on the Mainframe stage while CloudNone took over the Motherboard stage. Both stages had crazy production, including enormous LED screens and unique lighting on the ceilings.

On the Mainframe stage, FrostTop, Kompany, Trivecta, LSDream, Clozee, and Griz all played insane sets as well. The Motherboard stage saw Kaskade (Redux), Jai Wolf (DJ Set), Big Wild, Tiesto, and Chris Lake.

Throughout the night, the Hyperdrive stage also hosted tons of great music! For the silent disco, attendees had headphones with three different channels to choose from since three DJs were always playing simultaneously. Halfrican, Chocolate Drop, SAVAGE, Method, Globzter, and more spun some tunes.

Beautiful Art

As citizens navigated through the venue, they found different pieces of art at every twist and turn. In the Cyberhub (by the silent disco), large inflated flowers were scattered around. Multiple tall color-changing light bars also made for great photo backgrounds! An illuminated Decadence NYE sign, a Be A Good Person resolution wall, photo walls, and LED arches to walk through all made the entire venue so much fun. Plus, different performers were also wandering around and interacting with citizens. Did anyone else see the characters on stilts?

Loads of Amenities

Decadence NYE is a marathon, not a sprint. If your rave squad decides to be there from start to finish, that’s over seven hours at the venue. Luckily, the venue had two water refill stations and three food trucks to keep everyone hydrated and nourished. Lounge areas were also plentiful if citizens needed to get off of their feet for a bit. ATMs were located throughout the venue as well in case attendees needed some extra cash.

Three huge merch booths were also open! These included signature Decadence NYE merch as well as merchandise for most of the artists on the lineup. There were a handful of other booths as well, including Sober AF. Medics, phone charging stations, and smoking areas were also available for those that needed them.

For night one, the bathroom and drink lines were insanely long. Citizens took to social media to voice their frustration, since going to the bathroom and getting a drink would take about an hour. When you’re at a festival hoping to see your favorite artists, the last thing you want to do is miss a big chunk of music just to go to the bathroom. On Saturday, Decadence NYE announced that they would be add additional bathrooms and bar staff to get wait times reduced! Hooray!

Night Two Up Next!

Once again, Decadence NYE brought the heat. From the crazy stacked roster of artists to the art installations and food trucks, this festival is always a great way to ring in the new year. This festival is always packed, so if you’re considering going next year, get your tickets early. You don’t want to risk missing it once tickets sell out!

Follow their social media accounts below to keep updated on next year’s edition of the festival!

Photos by Seth Noreman

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Don’t Drop The Ball By Missing Decadence Arizona This Year!

Ring ring ring … Decadence Arizona is calling and letting you know that it’s the place to be when the New Year begins. This annual festival, produced by Relentless Beats and Global Dance, is a two-day event that features a stacked lineup, fantastic vendors, amazing stage production, and more! Decadence AZ will be taking over Phoenix Raceway, located in Avondale, AZ, on December 30th and 31st, 2022. I couldn’t think of a better way to ring in 2023. Tickets are on sale now!

Lineup

Decadence AZ will feature a lineup full of fan favorites and some of the biggest names in the industry right now. 

Friday, December 30

Black V Neck • Brett Ortiz • Chuwe • Deathpact • DJ Pauly D • Fisher • Flume • Kayzo • Liquid Stranger • Malaa • Midnight Tyrannosaurus • Moon Boots • Wooli

Saturday, December 31

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

These incredible artists will soon take the stage to show off their talents for all attendees to enjoy

Travel Packages

Travel Packages are available again this year for both those local in-town fans and those traveling in from other parts of the country. Attendees can reserve packages that include a two-night hotel stay, a two-day festival ticket, festival Merch, expedited entry into the festival, access to the Travel Saloon, and drinks. Various tier levels and payment plans are available to book now. Additionally, Relentless Beats is now accepting Table Service Requests and Reservations.

Tickets and Pricing

Two-Day General Admission passes for Decadence Arizona are on sale now for $199, before fees. Two-Day VIP passes will be available at two levels: Standard VIP, including everything that a GA ticket provides, plus express VIP entrance, a commemorative lanyard, access to VIP lounge, VIP front row viewing, and premium restrooms. A Two-Day Platinum VIP includes everything that the Standard VIP pass has, plus: complimentary drinks, side stage viewing, access to artist hospitality lounge, catered dinner, exclusive festival gift bag, and festival concierge. You must be age 21 and up to purchase Platinum VIP passes. Single-day General Admission, VIP, and Platinum ticket options have recently gone on sale. For full details and all ticket options, including payment plan options, visit www.decadencearizona.com. Decadence Arizona is an 18+ event.

Conclusion

Be sure to follow all of Decadence’s socials so that you can stay up to date on all the latest news! I cannot wait to ring in the New Year at Decadence Arizona. Where will you be? 

Happy 2022 from Decadence Arizona!

Happy 2022 From Decadence Arizona!

2022 is finally here and I had the pleasure of ringing in the New Year at Decadence Arizona. Relentless Beats and their partner, Global Dance, have truly outdone themselves this year. I cannot express enough how well done and how far this festival has progressed over the past few years. I appreciated all the small details that went into the festival and Decadence AZ spared no expense when it came to vendors, art installations, hang-out spots, and extra activities that were provided for all the attendees to enjoy.

Location, Layout, and Production

Decadence Arizona came home to Rawhide Event Center on December 30th and 31st, 2021. This festival had a total of four stages that go by Grand palace, Royal Ballroom, Jester’s Court and The Playhouse. RB’s new mega-structure also made its appearance and it was a total shock value. This new and improved elevated production has become a staple for Relentless Beats events and more to come. The layout had plenty of entrances and exits for the crowds to move smoothly and the covered domes/tents added a nice boundary for warmth and protection from the brisk weather in the late evenings. The VIP lounges were also filled with comfy couches, their own food trucks, private bathrooms, and premiere stage access.

Line up

This stacked lineup definitely knew how to keep the crowd moving into the New Year. Marshmello threw down with his own curated set at the Grand Palace after Dillion Francis rang in 2022. The stage’s presence was also filled by some incredible artists. To name a few, we had the pleasure of dancing the night away with Seven Lions, Alison Wonderland, Kaskade, DJ Snake, Chris Lake, Madeon, Excision, Alan Walker, Fisher, Gordo, Loud Luxury, Purple Disco Machine and so many more.

Food and Retail

The cuisine and vendor aspect definitely did not disappoint. Decadence had such a wide variety of culinary choices that ranged from Maui Wowi Smoothies to Everest MoMo Nepali-Indian Food Truck. Some crowd favorites that attendees were also raving about were The Potato Hut, Snowy Churro, Arizona Roasted Corn, and DGP Fry Bread & Funnel Cake. There were also plenty of vegan and vegetarian options to please all sorts of dietary needs. 

Another aspect of this festival is that there were themed craft cocktails related to some of the headlining artists. For example, I was able to enjoy the Real Love which consisted of Smirnoff Vodka, aperol, strawberry, basil and fresh lemon. To name a few other cocktails, there was Dopamine which featured Don Julio Blanco Tequila, amaretto, orange, banana, fresh lime and the Bring The Madness that was made up of Buchanan’s Blended Scotch Whiskey, montenegro, almond, cherry and earl grey tea.

Attendees also had a huge collection of vendors to shop from for all their rave accessory needs. There were plenty of local businesses to support such as Kritter Kilps, Kandies World, Kandi Kids, Elite Wear, Rave Circus, Stoopid Shades, and Elemental Flow

Some unique hot spots at Decadence included the BeatBox Beverages’ Silent Disco, Bud Light Beer garden, Go Puff Roller Disco, RAW Rolling Papers Lounge, Social Axe Throwing, the Zenleaf Casino, and Earth’s Healing Beauty Bar. 

Be sure to check out the official Decadence Arizona APP to see the full list of Food and Retail Vendors.

Conclusion

I had a very fun and memorable weekend at Decadence Arizona. I 100% recommend going to all my fellow festival lovers. Party Guru Productions is looking forward to all the new and exciting things Relentless Beats has in store for the future. Be sure to follow all of Decadence’s socials for updates and be on the watch for the official afterparty movie that will be coming out soon!

Photos by: Alexander Peet