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Decadence AZ Announces 2018 Headliners

Decadence 2018 Initial Lineup

Phoenix, AZ – Relentless Beats has caused the premature popping of champagne bottles with the announcement that Skrillex, Porter Robinson (DJ set), and Eric Prydz would be headlining Decadence NYE Arizona- a two-day New Year’s Eve celebration taking place at Rawhide Event Center in Chandler, Arizona on December 30 and 31, 2018. Presented by Relentless Beats and Global Dance, the fifth annual festival has played host to some of electronic dance music’s biggest and most buzz-worthy artists, including: Armin Van Buuren; Black Tiger Sex Machine; Borgore; the Chainsmokers; Deadmau5; Disclosure; Galantis; Green Velvet; Jauz; Marshmello; Slushii; DJ Snake; Zedd; Zed’s Dead and ZHU. The highly anticipated lineup joining Skrillex, Porter Robinson and Eric Prydz will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We are ensuring that New Year’s Eve is no longer for the amateurs,” says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner. “Assembling an opening lineup of acts who have been out of the market for some time now is a sign of things to come in 2019.”

Situated on the Gila River Indian Community, Rawhide Event Center is Arizona’s largest 1880s western-themed entertainment venue located just south of Phoenix- a mere 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Relentless Beats will be transforming the venue into the Arizona’s biggest super-club for a decadent two nights. Guests are invited to indulge and live lavishly one last time, as they say good-bye to 2018 and prepare to welcome the fresh beginnings of a new year. The venue hosts several marquee Relentless Beats events, including; BOO!, CRUSH AZ, Decadence, Global Dance Festival, and other major artist concerts.

General Admission passes for Decadence Arizona are on sale now for $159, before fees. VIP passes will be available at two levels: Standard VIP, including everything that a GA ticket provides plus express VIP entrance, a commemorative lanyard, access to VIP lounge, access to VIP viewing deck, premium restrooms and passed desserts in the VIP areas. Platinum VIP includes everything that the Standard VIP pass includes, plus: complimentary drinks, side stage viewing, access to artist hospitality lounge, steakhouse quality dinner, exclusive festival gift bag, and festival concierge. You must be age 21 and up to purchase Platinum VIP passes. For full details and all ticket options, visit www.decadencearizona.com. Decadence Arizona is an all ages event. Fans under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Decadence Arizona is produced by Relentless Beats and Global Dance. Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for the most up-to-date information on all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RelentlessBeats and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelentlessBeats.

Live & Love Relentlessly at Decadence AZ 2017

DecadenceAZ 2017 Sunset

This past December 30-31, 2017, thousands of music enthusiasts took over the Rawhide Western Town & Event Center in Chandler, AZ, for Arizona’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration, Decadence. Festival producers Relentless Beats and Global Dance pulled in 12,000 attendants per day, with a lineup that featured a cast of national acts including Armin van Buuren, Big Wild, Borgore, Boys Noize, Duke Dumont, Galantis, Justice, Louis the Child, Madeon, Oliver Heldens, What So Not, Zedd, Zeds Dead, Zhu, and many more. The two-day event featured two main indoor stages: The Diamond Atrium and Sapphire Ballroom, along with the outdoor Ruby Courtyard and carnival rides.

Big Wild at DecadenceAZ 2017

Big Wild performing in the Sapphire Ballroom. Photo by Victor Tranfield

With a number of destructive natural disasters and unusual political phenomena in the US, many would consider 2017 a wild and tumultuous year. Perhaps that’s why 2017 also seemed to be a big year for music and festivals, as people search for a means of community, especially in the festival realm: a place to escape the distractions of the world and find love and peace. On that note, we reached out to several artists and people in the industry to ask them:

“Can you recall a particular moment that stands out, which happened in 2017 that you think exemplifies the unifying power of music?” Here’s what they had to say:

Snails
“The power of music is crazy. People can just forget everything and be with their friends and just have fun. That’s what it’s all about. A very special moment for me this year was pressing play at my Sluggtopia Red Rocks show in front of 10k people and everyone coming together for the moment and forgetting about everything else. Can’t wait for 2018!”

BIJOU
“For me that moment was EDC Las Vegas. This year has been an extremely difficult for many around the world. To have the opportunity to play on that size of a stage and watch every single person out there forget about all their problems and issues is truly empowering. It was a moment I’ll never forget and a moment that the music really brought everyone together as a whole. It’s really a beautiful thing that I feel like only music can do for such an audience.”

BIJOU DecadenceAZ 2017

BIJOU performing at the Diamond Atrium. Photo by Phil MacDonald

Thomas Turner of Relentless Beats
“When we announced Goldrush many were concerned overlapping fan bases might lead to an environment different than the one we have built in our electronic music scene. To witness it in fact be a cohesive event with many musical tastes coming together was such an amazing feeling. Arizona is really special place.”

Black Tiger Sex Machine
“It’s tough to single out a specific moment, so we are just going to choose our entire Midnight Terror Tour in 2017. We had the chance to play across all of North America in the span of a few weeks and it was our biggest tour yet. We always expect the smaller intimate shows to have a real unifying vibe, but we were so amazed to see these larger crowds coming together and enjoying themselves in such a positive way. And it wasn’t just one specific area. People all over are in tune with this idea of community and spreading positivity. It makes us really hopeful about the future, in spite of all the craziness that can happen in the world.

Music won’t hate. Music won’t judge. Music is here to stay. Music is our religion.”

While artists had the chance to reflect on the previous year, we spoke to festival attendants to ask the oft repeated New Year’s question: “what is your new years resolution?” While the festival’s name might betray a sense of extravagance, luxury, or self-indulgence, a fitting theme for an atmosphere of celebration, the reality is the responses were far humbler. In fact, festival owner Thomas Turner commented that Decadence was really about giving “our fans the most elaborate and immersive experience yet. Think of it as a ’Thank You’ for a great 2017 and a toast to an even bigger new year.” In other words, Decadence is less focused on self-indulgence and more of an unrestrained thank-you to the music community.

When festivalgoers were asked about their New Year’s resolutions, the responses resoundingly revolved around several key themes: self-improvement, self-love, helping those less fortunate, being more accepting, and being more environmentally conscious. When questioned, one festival attendant responded: “After 2017, I think we could all use a little more love.”

As thousands of people at Decadence danced, laughed, and celebrated the beginning of 2018 together, with a raucous celebration to end 2017, positivity was in the air; music enthusiasts radiated with a bright outlook entering the new year. Decadence Arizona 2017 was a magical weekend; take that magic that brings people together, share it with the world, and live and love relentlessly in 2018. Welcome to the future!

Editor’s Note: This was a collaborative article by Phil MacDonald and Victor Tranfield, with a special thank you to Caren West PR for assisting with artist relations.

DecadenceAZ 2017 Unicorns

Festivals: where magical things happen, like unicorns riding unicorns. Photo by Victor Tranfield

Relentlessbeats & Surreal Partnership for Goldrush AZ

Goldrush Surreal Partnership

Phoenix, AZ (October 26, 2017) – Relentless Beats is pleased to announce its partnership with Surreal, a fundraising platform that works with festivals and musicians to offer fans once-in-a-lifetime experiences, with proceeds benefiting a charity of its choice. Beginning with Goldrush Music Festival, a two-day event at Rawhide Event Center in Chandler, Arizona this November 18 and 19, 2017, Relentless Beats and Surreal have created five separate artist-based experiences which fans can enter with one winner chosen for each. Each winner will receive a VIP ticket to Goldrush Music Festival for themselves and a friend, as well as the artist experience they entered. Net proceeds from the campaign will benefit Childhelp, a national nonprofit organization which exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children.

Utilizing the lineup from Goldrush Music Festival the artist-based experiences are to include: a Wild West photoshoot with Marshmello; a backstage BBQ with Claude VonStroke; skydiving with Ghastly; an on-stage soundcheck with Keys N Krates and a meet & greet with Droeloe and San Holo. Running from October 26th through to November 10th, fans can enter by submitting a mail-in entry or through several different donation tiers.* The various tiers include: one entry for $5.00, 6 entries for $20.00 or 25 entries for $50.00 into any individual experience. Additionally, a fan can also donate $15.00 and receive one entry into each of the five experiences.

After announcing Goldrush this past summer, Relentless Beats made quick work of building the hype for this brand new festival by announcing over 50 artists, including headliners: Marshmello; Migos; Dillon Francis; Lil Uzi Vert and RL Grime, as well as special performances by Excision and Claude VonStroke. The fully immersive two-day festival will welcome electronic dance music and hip-hop prospectors from across the country to discover and experience world class DJs, on four distinct stages. Fans can visit www.givesurreal.com for full details and to enter.

General Admission passes for Goldrush Music Festival are on sale now for $179, before fees. VIP passes will be available at two levels: Standard VIP, including everything that a GA tickets provides plus express VIP entrance, a commemorative lanyard, access to VIP lounge, access to VIP viewing deck, premium restrooms and passed desserts in the VIP areas. Gold VIP includes everything that the Standard VIP pass includes, plus: complimentary drinks, side stage viewing at the main stage, access to artist hospitality lounge, steakhouse quality dinner, exclusive festival gift bag, and festival concierge. You must be age 21 and up to purchase Gold VIP passes. Table options overlooking the Golden Gorge stage are currently available. Single day passes are now on sale for $89 and $79, before fees, for Saturday and Sunday respectively. All details and ticket types are available online at www.relentlessbeats.com. Goldrush is an all ages event. Fans under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

GOLDRUSH x SURREAL VIDEO

About Surreal:
Surreal is a fundraising platform that partners with festivals and music artists to offer their fans unforgettable experiences, with proceeds going to the charity of their choice. To participate, anyone can donate as little as $5 for a chance to win the experience –providing an engaging way to create positive exposure, raise awareness, and make a difference in the world. Follow us on Instagram.

About Childhelp:
A national nonprofit organization founded in 1959 by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We focus our efforts on advocacy, prevention, treatment, and community outreach. Visit www.childhelp.org for more information.

*A payment, purchase, or donation is not necessary for entry, nor will it improve your chances of winning. For details on how to enter without making a donation, see the official sweepstakes rules.

Decadence AZ 2017 Initial Lineup

Decadence Arizona 2017

Relentless Beats has announced phase one of their lineup for Decadence NYE, Arizona’s largest music festival – a two-day New Year’s Eve celebration taking place at Rawhide Event Center in Chandler, Arizona on December 30 and 31, 2017. Presented by Relentless Beats and Global Dance, the fourth annual festival will include two main stages, with some of electronic dance music’s biggest and most buzz-worthy artists, including: in the Diamond Atrium: Armin Van Buuren (AZ festival debut); Black Tiger Sex Machine; Borgore; Crywolf; Galantis; Louis the Child; Medasin (AZ debut); What So Not; Zedd and Zed’s Dead and in the Sapphire Ballroom: Big Wild; Destructo; Justice (dj set/AZ debut); Petit Biscuit; Tchami; Tokimonsta and ZHU, with many more to be announced in the coming weeks.

“This has been by far the biggest year in Relentless Beat’s history,” says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner. “It is pretty remarkable that we get to cap it off with our biggest lineup of 2017- setting the bar for an even bigger year next year.”

Rawhide Event Center is situated on the Gila River Indian Community and is Arizona’s largest 1880s western-themed entertainment venue. Located just south of Phoenix, the venue is just 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Chandler, AZ. Relentless Beats will be transforming Rawhide’s Frontier Hall into the Arizona’s biggest super-club for a decadent two nights. Guests are invited to indulge and live lavishly one last time, as they say good-bye to 2017 and prepare to welcome the fresh beginnings of a new year.

General Admission tickets go on-sale Friday, August 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. for $149, plus fees for a 2-day pass. VIP passes, with separate VIP entrance, two (2) complimentary drink tickets, a catered spread, massive VIP deck with assorted seating, two preferred main stage viewing areas, passed hors d’oeuvres, New Year’s Eve champagne toast, commemorative lanyard, and VIP restrooms will be available. Table service will be available at both main stages. VIP Platinum options are also available. For full details and all ticket options, visit www.decadencearizona.com. VIP is reserved for 21+. Decadence Arizona is an ages 18 and over event.

Decadence Arizona is produced by Relentless Beats and Global Dance. Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for the most up-to-date information on all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RelentlessBeats and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelentlessBeats.

Global Dance Festival Returns to Arizona, September 23rd

Global Dance 2017 Phase 1 Lineup

Global Dance Festival Arizona, a one day event in Chandler, Arizona on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Rawhide Event Center has released the first series of artists on the lineup for the fourth annual event. Presented by Relentless Beats and Global Dance, the festival has moved from it’s normal date in November to September, to make room for the newly announced Goldrush Music Festival. Keeping up the tradition of hosting top notch talent, the first phase of Global Dance Festival artists include: Flosstradamus; Showtek; Gareth Emery; Slander and Ecotek. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Global Dance Festival is always one of our strongest single-day events,” says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner. “It’s reflective in the stacked level of talent we present each year- our fans just always have to be at this one.”

Leading up to Global Dance Festival will be the return of the ’15 Minutes of Fame’ DJ competition. Returning for a 4th year in a row, the event will take place on August 12th at the Monarch Theater in Downtown Phoenix. Drawing people from all over the Valley and the Southwest, the winner of the competition will be booked on an opening slot at a Global Dance branded festival this Fall. The for full details on ’15 Minutes of Fame’ visit www.relentlessbeats.com

Global Dance 15 Minutes of Fame DJ Competition

Rawhide Event Center is situated on the Gila River Indian Community and is Arizona’s largest 1880s western-themed entertainment venue. Located just south of Phoenix, the venue is just 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Chandler, AZ. Producing a more elevated experience for the attendees, the venue now hosts several marquee Relentless Beats events, including; CRUSH, Mad Decent Block Party, BOO!, Bassrush Massive and Decadence.

Early Bird tickets are available Friday, July 14th, 10 a.m., starting at $39, plus fees. VIP passes, with preferred main stage viewing area, private restrooms and separate entrance are available starting at $79, plus fees. Bronze, Silver and Gold level tables will be available this year, starting at $500, plus fees. For full details and to purchase tickets visit www.globaldancefestaz.com. Global Dance Festival is an 18 and over event.

Global Dance Festival Arizona is produced by Relentless Beats and Global Dance. Visit www.relentlessbeats.com for the most up-to-date information on Global Dance Festival Arizona and all Relentless Beats events. Stay connected on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RelentlessBeats and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RelentlessBeats.

Explore the Wild West at Goldrush Festival AZ

Goldrush Arizona 2017

Relentless Beats is excited to announce Goldrush, a brand new festival experience taking place at Rawhide Western Town in Chandler, Arizona, November 18 and 19, 2017. Following the success of the marquee Relentless Beats’ event Phoenix Lights, which saw nearly 20,000 attendees welcome #TheLightsReturn, Relentless Beats has taken a decidedly different path- striking out into the Wild West. The fully immersive two-day festival will welcome electronic dance music and hip-hop prospectors from across the country to discover and experience world class DJs, across three expertly curated stages. The lineup will be announced in the coming week, with further details to accompany it.

“We wanted to create a festival that went beyond the confines of your typical stages and music festival setup,” says Relentless Beats founder Thomas Turner. “By fully utilizing Rawhide as the backdrop for Goldrush, we will be transporting fans into the otherworldly experience of a true Western Town.”

Rawhide Western Town & Event Center is situated on the Gila River Indian Community and is Arizona’s largest 1880s western-themed entertainment venue. Located just south of Phoenix, the venue is a mere 20 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Chandler, AZ. The venue hosts several marquee Relentless Beats events, including; Global Dance Festival, BOO!, Decadence, CRUSH AZ and Phoenix Lights Festival.

A limited number of pre-sale passes will go on sale Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m. MST. Fans can access tickets with the password GoodAsGold. VIP passes, complete with a preferred main stage viewing area, bottle service, passed desserts, private restrooms and express entry are also available. The general on sale will begin on Friday, June 30 at 10 a.m. MST. All ticket types are available online at www.relentlessbeats.com. Goldrush is an all ages event. Fans under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.