15 May PRESS RELEASE: NEON DESERT MUSIC FESTIVAL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEON DESERT MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES DAILY LINEUP
FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION IN EL PASO, TEXAS
SINGLE-DAY GA TICKETS ON SALE NOW
2017 MUSIC LINEUP FEATURES HARDWELL, FOSTER THE PEOPLE, J BALVIN, ALESSO, LOGIC, MIGOS,
GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, NELLY, LIL UZI VERT, MON LAFERTE,
BAAUER, THOMAS JACK, KHALID, MIJA AND MORE
EL PASO, TX (May 15, 2017) – Neon Desert Music Festival is proud to unveil the daily music lineup for the annual event, returning to El Paso, Texas on May 27 & 28. Single-day GA passes are now available for $79 at www.neondesertmusicfestival.co
Additionally, GA weekend passes to the two-day event are still available for $119, along with J&K weekend VIP passes for $250 and J&K Platinum weekend VIP passes for $550. J&K VIP ticket holders will receive a variety of perks including re-entry to the festival, complimentary drinks, as well as complimentary dinner daily at 6:00 p.m.; while J&K Platinum VIP ticket holders will be offered all of the regular VIP perks, in addition to exclusive access to a main stage viewing deck, complimentary drinks and meals throughout each day of the festival, and more. Interested patrons are encouraged to act soon as supply of the J&K VIP and Platinum VIP passes is very limited.
Taking place over 15 city blocks in the heart of downtown El Paso encompassing two city parks, Cleveland Square Park and San Jacinto Plaza, Neon Desert Music Festival proudly welcomes headlining performances on Saturday, May 27 from Colombian R&B singer J Balvin, whose single “Ginza” off of his 2016 album, Energía, broke the record for most views on YouTube of any Latin music video in the first 24 hours; internationally renowned DJ and producer, Alesso, who has been heralded as the forerunner of the next generation of house music; as well as rapper/producer and self described “Young Sinatra,” Logic, whose latest album, Everybody has been received with much praise from fans and critics alike.
Headlining Sunday’s performances will include EDM heavyweight and one of the most in demand DJ’s in the world, Hardwell, whose performance is sure to bring high-energy to the festival until the very end of the weekend-long celebration in downtown El Paso; the Grammy-nominated indie-pop band Foster the People, who are currently working on their highly anticipated follow up to the band’s acclaimed 2014 album, Supermodel; and Migos, whose sophomore album, Culture, recently topped the Billboard 200 for several weeks this spring and was boosted in large part by the No. 1 hit “Bad and Boujee.”
The headlining performances on Saturday will be supported with performances by former Grammy winner and rapper Nelly; as well as one of today’s most exciting breakout hip-hop artists, Lil Uzi Vert, whose recent collaboration on Migos’ hit single “Bad and Boujee” resulted in his first number one single this January on the US Billboard Hot 100; tropical-house pioneer and DJ Thomas Jack; Venezuelan-based disco-funk band Los Amigos Invisibles; Mexican rockers DLD; and more. Sunday’s schedule is also set to include performances by Texas-based electro-funk duo Ghostland Observatory; Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte; electronic producer and creator of the smash hit, “Harlem Shake”, Baauer; rising R&B sensation and El Paso’s own Khalid; five-piece indie pop band and nominee for Best New Artist at the 2016 Latin Grammys, The Chamanas; and more.
The full music lineup broken down by day can be found below:
NEON DESERT MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 – DAILY LINEUP:
SATURDAY, MAY 27
J BALVIN – ALESSO – LOGIC
NELLY – LIL UZI VERT – THOMAS JACK – MIJA – TRAE THA TRUTH
LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES – DLD – MARC E. BASSY – TENNYSON
MICHAEL CHRISTMAS – BOGAN VIA – SORRYTOWN – RIBO FLAVIN
NICO AND THE SILENT FILMS – THE OTHER HALF – OUR FRIEND THE MOUNTAIN – MIIJAS
FRYTHM – YUNG JUNG – EDDY BOY – IF WE WERE TURTLES – VOLTA
SUNDAY, MAY 28
HARDWELL – FOSTER THE PEOPLE – MIGOS
GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY – MON LAFERTE – BAAUER – KHALID
PORTER – TY SEGALL – SNOW THA PRODUCT – THE CHAMANAS
MEDASIN – FRONTERA BUGALU – J^HIR – STAN Z – RARE INDIVIDUALS
KILO AND THE DEW • DAYLUTA MEANS KINDNESS – ACID PIE – TROST HOUSE
MIKEY CLOUD – POLAROIDS – FLAMÉL – ROSE.GOLDEN – BRANDON BAILEY JOHNSON
Over the past six years, Neon Desert has hosted over 130,000 attendees, as well as a variety of internationally renowned talent, with the likes of Tiësto, Future, J. Cole, Daddy Yankee, Kaskade, Passion Pit, Zoé, Ximena Sariñana, Mala Rodríquez, G-Eazy, Zedd, Wiz Khalifa, MGMT, and Moby having previously played at the festival. Neon Desert looks to take this year’s event to new heights with a wide variety of stellar music acts set to perform over three stages, along with a silent disco stage, multiple live art installations, and a variety of local food vendors and merchants.
Neon Desert Music Festival would like to thank Southwest University, who is the new presenting partner in 2017, in addition to sponsors Heineken USA and Glazers Distributors, who are part of a continuation of multi-year partnerships that began in 2016. Dos Equis, the official beer of Neon Desert, will help in keeping fans’ thirsts quenched for years to come. Neon Desert would also like to thank additional sponsors and partners who helped make the festival possible including Whataburger, Malibu Rum, Coke, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Red Bull, El Paso Electric, J&K, Electric Sky Wine, Hospitals Of Providence, Hunt Companies, El Paso’s Museum and Cultural Affairs Division (MCAD), and Sun City Pride.
For more information on the festival, go to www.neondesertmusicfestival.co
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ABOUT NEON DESERT MUSIC FESTIVAL:
Neon Desert Music Festival is a multi-day music festival held each year on Memorial Day weekend in El Paso, Texas. From the festival’s inception in 2009, Neon Desert Music Festival has continuously strived to be a yearly music event for El Paso by El Pasoans, while providing the local artistic community an outlet to showcase their talents alongside national and international headliners. Featuring multiple outdoor stages, local and regional artist displays, and a diverse music lineup with acts from across the globe, Neon Desert Music Festival continues to be the Southwest’s premier music festival each Memorial Day weekend. Visit www.neondesertmusicfestival.co
ABOUT HEINEKEN USA:
HEINEKEN USA Inc., the nation’s leading upscale beer importer, is a subsidiary of Heineken International BV, the world’s most international brewer. European brands imported into the U.S. include Heineken, the world’s most international beer brand, Strongbow Hard Apple Ciders, Desperados, Amstel Light, and Newcastle Brown Ale. HEINEKEN USA also imports the Dos Equis Franchise, Tecate Franchise, Sol, Indio, Carta Blanca and Bohemia brands from Mexico. For the latest information on our company and brands, follow us on Twitter @HeinekenUSACorp, or visit HEINEKENUSA.com.
Whataburger has focused on its fresh, made-to-order burgers, and friendly customer service since 1950, when Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger as a small roadside burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dobson gave his restaurant a name he hoped to hear customers say every time they took a bite of his made-to-order burgers: “What a burger!” Within the first week, people lined up around the block for his 25 cent, 100 percent beef burgers served on five-inch buns. Today, the company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with more than 800 locations in 10 states with sales of more than $1 billion annually. Visit www.whataburger.com for more information. Check out the company on Facebook, on Twitter and on Instagram and follow them on their most recently launched channel, Snapchat, @WhataburgerLife.