Space Struck in AZ: PHXLIGHTS Fest 2023
As night fell the and stars came out, fans were eager to enter the Phoenix Raceway, located in Avondale, AZ, as PHXLIGHTS: Among The Stars mades its yearly return! This festival, produced by Relentless Beats, lit up the weekend by bringing fans a stellar lineup, sharp production, extra activities, and more!
Layout and Production
For the first time since they first partnered with the Phoenix Raceway, PHXLIGHTS was held inside the racetrack! This layout featured two stages, a variety of vendors, a food court, art installations, interactive spaces, and plenty of hangout spots.
The main stage, also known as The Mothership, took fans to another planet while hosting artists who will forever leave a mark on this world! The production included an elevated stage, visionary production, pyrotechnics, and of course, lasers! It also had multiple LED screens in front, behind, and flanking the DJ booth.
The secondary stage, Invasion, was presented by Beatbox Beverages and gave a platform to local and up-and-coming artists for attendees to discover. The production featured a UFO structure that had moving lights while the stage demanded attention with its heavy-hitting sound and lasers.
PHXLIGHTS 2023 Lineup
Occuping The Mothership were some out-of-this-world performers. We were able to experience the musical stylings of Martin Garrix, Afrojack, San Holo, Trivecta, Moksi, Seds Vortex, Ganja White Night, ISOxo, AC Slater, Crankdat, Wenzday and Pat Riot.
Invasion shone a light on artists closer to their breakthrough period. Fans were able to discover artists that go by Myrtle, Mahsiv, Svnday Drvr, Jonis, Guestlist, Zanni, Qüez, Peachy Keen, Alex The Lad, Elwer, Lujan, Jur, OGK, and Zeuz.
Both stages offered a wide variety of genres, from dubstep to house and from trance to electro-house and progressive. You could feel the energy radiating off every performer and all were well received by the crowd. Vibes were immaculate — you could feel it in the air.
Food and Drink
There were plenty of options to satisfy your taste buds!
For food, options included mac and cheese, pizza, nachos, pretzels, chicken tenders, fries, and more! There were also a few vegetarian choices as well.
Drink options included water, sodas, lemonades, and Red Bull energy drinks. For alcoholic beverages, attendees had the option of choosing between mixed drinks, various beers, White Claw Seltzers, and Beatbox Beverages.
Fans were also excited to see multiple local food trucks along with the ever-so-popular Maui Wowi Hawaiian Smoothies.
Interactive Spaces and Vendors
Pricklee Cactus Water hosted an area known as The Playground! This interactive space held dodgeball games, twister, shuffling classes, and more while encouraging hydration with great taste.
Voodoo Ranger brought the 8-bit fun by hosting the 1UP arcade powered by Cobra Arcade Bar! Patrons could play games, taste beer, win prizes, take photos, and more!
Starlight Studio, presented by aerīz, hosted an imaginative space that featured vendors and live artists sharing their works and wares for curious attendees! Some of these artists included Boo Wuerger, Beyond Earth, Color Queen Art, Hippy Chick Co., and The Pour Hippy.
Other vendors for attendees to support included Kritter Klips, Waz Shop, We Rave Hard, and Moon Lvnding.
To check out the full list of vendors and see all the activities, be sure to check out the official PHXLIGHTS Instagram!
PHXLIGHTS will forever be evolving! This incredible festival is worth experiencing when it makes its return next year. Follow @PHXLIGHTSFest and @RelentlessBeats on all socials to stay in the loop for more updates.