Dallas NYE festival: Lights All Night

For two full nights, the Dallas Convention Center will be transformed into a microcosm of nonstop dance, extreme rhythms, and heart-thumping bass. With performances by the likes of Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke, Porter Robinson, Flux Pavilion, Girl Talk, Wolfgang Gartner, and countless others, Lights All Night is THE place to be for electronic music lovers of all genres for this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration. The venue will be divided into three stages — “Dance,”  “Base” and “Groove” — named after their dominating genres.

The Artists

On Dec. 30, the Dance Hall features Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke, Dada Life, and Sandro Silva. Diplo, Flux Pavilion, Excision, RJD2, Archnemesis, and Crizzly will perform in the Bass Hall. Sets from Big Gigantic, Bonobo, Paper Diamond, White Panda, Zoogma, Griz, and Syrause are scheduled for the Groove Hall.

New Year’s Eve will bring Girl Talk, Ghostland Observatory, Wolfgang Gartner, Mstrkrft and Neon Indian to the Dance Hall. Pendulum will perform a DJ set in the Bass Hall along with performances by Caspa, Zeds Dead, Porter Robinson, Felix Cartal, and the M Machine. The Groove Hall will feature Treasure Fingers, Kill The Noise, Savoy, Michal Menert, Nadis Warriors, and Govinda.

Check out the Lights All Night website for the full lineup details.


A limited number of single and two-day tickets are still available but they are out selling fast. Two-day festival passes are $190 for general admission and $290 for VIP. Single day general admission tickets are $99 and $160 for VIP. Buy them here.

Follow the artists on Twitter

Get social with all the Lights All Night performers before the festival even starts. Check out our Lights All Night Twitter list.

Meet us there!

The Electronic Midwest team will be in the house to help ring in the new year. See you there!


Listen: 2011 Lights All Night on Spotify

Check out Electronic Midwest’s Spotify playlist featuring samples of almost every artist performing at Lights All Night 2011!


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Kent Otto

Kent is founder and editor-in-chief. He's always had a love and passion for music of all types, but didn't discover the music festival scene and community until moving to Southern California during his early post-college years. He returned to his roots in the Midwest in 2011 and has since been determined to share the magic and beauty of the music scene with as many as possible. Email kent@edmcalendar.com.