Sweet Neon Dreams Are Made Of This!
Howdy, fellow festival goers! As this past weekend came to an end, the high of Goldrush Music Festival: Neon Dreams slowly faded away. This three day reimagined event that is produced by Relentless Beats featured a diverse lineup, multiple stages, art installations, vendors, hang-out spots, extra activities and more! Goldrush has always been one of the best festivals here in Arizona so fans were eager for it’s return this year.
Location, Layout, and Production
Goldrush Music Festival called the Phoenix Raceway, located in Avondale, AZ, home for the weekend of October 7th – 9th. The raceway is a unique space that has lots of parking, including ADA and Premium, and has multiple entrances and exits for crowd flow.
They had plenty of bathrooms, water stations, and rangers on site to assist you with anything you may need.
Relentless Beats was able to utilize this outdoor space to hold three stages that go by Paradise Prairie, Moonrise Mountain, and Coyote Cove. There was also a Sound Cabin Art Car and the Cowboy Corral Silent Disco that was hosted by Beatbox Beverages.
Grass turf was also provided for attendees to relax along with multiple picnic tables, food court seating, and more hang-out areas around Coyote Cove.
VIP also had its own entrance to the festival along with private viewing areas at Mainstage, Paradise Prairie, which featured the very well-known Megastructuce that has been a staple in previous RB shows, and Moonrise Mountain which had a smaller stage that still wowed the crowd with its impressive lighting rig.
Goldrush’s stacked lineup knew how to keep the crowd moving all weekend. There were over 60 artists performing across all stages. To name a few heavy hitters, fans were excited to see Excision, Seven Lions, Rezz, Dom Dolla, Jai Wolf, Kaskade, G Jones, Herobust, Tape B, Netsky, Yolanda Be Cool, Ghastly, and more.
Let’s not also forget some of our favorite up-and-coming artists that threw down such as 2SOON, Bigstabes, Medicine Mike, Chiief., Voodreau, and more.
There were also a few meet and greets where fans could interact with artists like HoneyLuv, Lucii, Da Tweekaz, ARMNHMR, and Wuki.
And lastly, the Raceway was also able to host afterparties all three days that included Space Laces, ACRAZE, and AC Slater.
We struck gold this past weekend with all these amazing artists. You can check out the full list of artists here.
Vendors and Activations
Drink and food vendors were placed around the festival for easy access. Drink options included mixed drinks, seltzers, Beatbox Beverages, beers, and more! As for food, there were options such as vegan pizza, vegan wraps, chicken tenders, burgers, fries, nachos, and more.
I am going to give an honorable mention to Maui Wowi Hawiian and Rudy’s BBQ.
As for retail therapy, attendees were able to shop till they drop from a variety of vendors such as Kritter Klips, Moon Lvnding, Rave Circus, Waz Shop, Kandies World, We Rave Hard, and more.
Some activations on site that were very enjoyable to use were the Deep Eddy Dive Trailer, White Claw Roller Disco, Phoenix Suns Inflatable Hoop, The Highland Cannabis Park, Aeriz Lounge, the Melted x Jars Art Installation, and more. These were so fun and really gave attendees other activities to do while waiting for the next set or good points of interest to meet up with friends!
Goldrush: Neon Dreams was definitely a weekend to remember. I would highly recommend attending! Relentless Beats is constantly evolving and I am excited about the future growth of this festival. Be sure to follow Goldrush Music Festival and RB on their socials for the most up-to-date information. The official after-party movie should be debuting soon.