Sweet Neon Dreams Are Made Of This!

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.

Line up

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 HoneyLuvLucii, 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!

Conclusion

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.

All photos captured by Alexander Peet.

Goldrush Music Festival Returns To The Wild Wild West!

Time to whip out your chaps and cowboy hats, Goldrush Music Festival is back! Relentless Beats happily announced that the reinvented Goldrush: Neon Dreams makes its return to the valley and will be calling Phoenix Raceway, located in Avondale, AZ, home for the weekend of October 7th -9th, 2022. This three day event is going to be filled with multiple stages, lots of vendors, art installations and more! The refresh of the festival will now bring attendees into a reimagined world of the wild wild west that will be described as “Neon Utopia” which will also feature some branded activations like the Beatbox Silent Disco and a Roller Disco by White Claw.

Lineup

One thing that will always stay golden is the caliber of lineup we can expect every year!

Some incredible artists that have already been announced include: Excision, Chris LakeKaskade, G Jones, AC Slater, Space Laces, Boogie T, Wuki, Bob Moses, Herobust, Jerro, Schade, Michael Sparks, Dom Dolla, Noizu, Netsky, Lucii, 1788-L, Ghastly, Armnhmr, Seven Lions, and Rezz.

Goldrush does a fantastic job of collecting artists from various genres to make this festival so special. There is going to be something for everyone to enjoy. 

Previous lineups have included Above & Beyond; Adventure Club; Alison Wonderland; BIJOU; Black Tiger Sex Machine; Blossom; Blunts & Blondes; Boogie T; Claude Vonstroke; Deadmau5; Destructo; Dillon Francis; Don Diablo; Dr Fresch; Getter; Ghastly; Gorgon City; Green Velvet; GRiZ; Illenium; Kayzo; Lil Skies; Lil Texas; Lil Uzi Vert; Malaa; Marshmello; Migos; NGHTMRE; Oliver Heldens; Rezz; RL Grime; San Holo; Shlump; Tokimonsta; Trippie Redd; Troyboi; Vince Staples; Will Clarke; Zedd; Zeds Dead, and Zhu.

Be sure to follow all of RB’s socials for the complete line up coming out soon!

Tickets, Tables, and Travel Packages

General on-sale tickets will open Friday, July 22nd at 10 a.m. PT. Pricing starts at $199, before fees. Attendees will be able to choose from general admission, GA+, VIP, and platinum options.  

Goldrush will also offer table reservations that include: admission to the festival, access to the VIP lounge and viewing deck, express entry to event, food and beverages, and a dedicated host along with a server. 

Travel packages will be available soon. Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for more information on all ticket options. Goldrush is an 18+ event.

Conclusion

Goldrush will always be one of my favorite festivals to attend! We are all super excited to see the revamp and experience it all over again. Goldrush is produced by Relentless Beats, Universatile Music and Global Dance. Visit www.goldrushfestaz.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @GoldrushFestAZ and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldrushFestAZ.

DEADBEATS AZ – A Night Out With The Boys

This past weekend, Zeds Dead and co. took their prominent curated showcase to Arizona’s newest home for electronic dance music events; Phoenix Raceway. Complete with a lineup with legends such as NGHTMRE and a rare appearance from Dimension, one of the UK’s most regarded drum & bass acts, the 2022 edition of Deadbeats Arizona was complete with action that kept fans on their feet throughout the night.

As the fans entered the venue, they experienced a spectacle of audio and visual delights, with massive complimentary LED screens displayed on the sides of the stages and pyro machines blasting the air with powerful mist. The production value of this year’s edition surpassed that of recent years, thanks to Relentless Beats‘ Megastructure which debuted last year for their Summer Series events.

Deadbeats had an outstanding lineup for the show, which featured some of EDM’s biggest names alongside rising stars in the scene. Fans were treated to sets by 2SOON, Rossy, Dion Timmer, NGHTMRE, Dimension, and of course, Zeds Dead.

For those who attended Phoenix Lights just three weeks prior, the Raceway layout might have looked a little familiar. But there was plenty to see and do for music fans making their first visit to the new grounds, including a premier VIP Lounge complete with an elevated area to see the stage’s action and a vacated trolley for attendees to lounge at.

Audiences were treated to an ultra-rare set from one of drum n bass’ most critically acclaimed artists. Dimension’s first DJ set ever in Arizona was accompanied by some filthy 170 BPM drops and melodies that DnB fans around the world love him for. The UK-based producer has made a name for himself with his unique sound and ability to create tracks that are both exciting and accessible. These qualities, combined with his love for the genre, have enabled him to become a leading figure in the scene.

Zeds Dead closed out the night with a set that was as wild and varied as the dance floor in front of them. The heads of Deadbeats took their audience through ambient bass music, pumping bass house, and everything in between. Zeds Dead is known for its versatility, and this set was proof positive that they’re still at the top of their game. The Boys didn’t just bring a special guest onstage to perform “Gangsta’s Paradise“—they brought out Coolio.

And that was the icing on the cake to an already amazing night.

As another night of music and dancing came and went, it was clear that Deadbeats had once again lived up to its reputation. The show was a flawless blend of hard-hitting bass, euphoric melodies, and crowd-pleasing drops—and the crowd loved every second of it. As the final notes of Zeds Dead’s set rang out, many in the audience were already making plans for their next show.

It’s truly no wonder why Relentless Beats continues to thrive as one of EDM’s top promoters. With a relentless commitment to excellence, they always know how to put on a good show. Let’s hope they come back for another edition of Deadbeats in 2023!

Photos by Alexander Peet

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