Decadence New Years Even has easily become the premier New Years Eve dance muisc event in Colorado over the last few years, if not in the entire country. The past few new years eves, Colorado has been spoiled by names like Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Eric Prydz, Tiesto, Disclosure, Flume, Griz, Marshmello, Zeds Dead, Deadmau5, Excision, Gramatik, Jack Ü, ODESZA, Flux Pavilion, and Kaskade….just to name a few. I suppose you could say we’re on the map. But let us not forget our neighbors to the south. Since 2014, Decadence has also hosted an event in Arizona which brings in equally big names. Headlining this years Arizona edition are names like Deadmau5, Porter Robinson, DJ Snake, Zedd, and more. Whether you’ll be attending in Colorado or in Arizona, we’ve got more info on each one below to get you pumped.
by Eloise Reyser
Whether you are ready for 2016 to be over or you are mourning the end of the best year of your life, it’s time to start thinking about what 2017 is going to look like, and what better way to do so than by going to a two-day electronic music festival? Without a doubt, Decadence NYE is the single best way to ring in the New Year. The lineup rivals previous years, which is not easy to do.
December 30th will be best defined by the sounds of Bassnectar, Marshmello, Griz, and Disclosure. It is no secret that Decadence is a favorite destination for Bassnectar as this is his fourth year in a row headlining the festival. That says a lot about his ability to impress, time and time again, as well as his feelings about the Denver electronic community. Then, on NYE, there is Eric Prydz, here for the first time since his performance at Skylab 2014. During his time away from Denver, Prydz has released his debut album, Opus, and continued to impress crowds with his unrivaled production skills at shows around the world. In addition, we will be joined by the popular duo, The Chainsmokers, an act that stormed spots on top 40 radio stations all across the world seemingly overnight. Unknown by many in 2015, the Chainsmokers have consistently sold out their shows in 2016 –and for good reason.
Decadence will once again be held at the Convention Center in downtown Denver, a venue that has mesmerized us with its size and preparation in years past. From the confetti to the people and the excellent music, Decadence will once again be a top destination to ring in the new year. Get your tickets before they are gone and we hope to see you there!
by Brandon Lopez
Decadence – a festival once reserved only for Coloradans and those lucky enough to travel to Denver for New Years is back in Arizona and larger than ever before. If you are looking to escape the snow, perhaps what you need is to boogie on down at Rawhide in Chandler, Arizona. The Rawhide provides festival-goers a beautiful western town to dance the night away beneath stunning light shows. The outdoor venue offers ample fresh air to breathe, along with ample wubs and lights to help you groove right into the New Year.
What better way to celebrate than with some of the world’s best DJs? Zedd, The Chainsmokers, Disclosure, Deadmau5, and DJ Snake are just a few of the artists that will be ringing in the New Year. Legends like Zomboy and Slander are also sure to throw down a wild show in this western town. Even lesser known artists like Ookay and Slushi should know how to get the crowd moving just as much as the bigger names. Be sure to check out your favorites but don’t skip out on checking out new artists at this event. And why not give Sam Feldt from Amsterdam and Arty from Russia your attention as they bring deep house and progressive trance to the desert?
Decadence is sure to be remembered as the best way to spend New Year’s in Arizona. You will look back fondly on starting off the New Year with your classic favorite DJs, and you will look forward to seeing your new favorite DJs perform throughout 2017. Grab your tickets today and let’s count down the New Year together amongst thousands of friends.