As 2013 comes to a close, millions around the country will join together to help ring in the New Year. For the past decade or so, there have been more and more EDM-themed NYE festivals popping up with countless artists, themes, and different specialties to help increase the competition.
With so many festivals happening around the country this year, we’ve decided to help by putting together a list of the Top 3 New Year’s Eve Festivals of 2013-2014.
Lights All Night — Dallas, TX/Mexico City
For the past three years, Lights All Night has been the ultimate destination for mid-western party-goers. The festival boasts some of the best light visuals and performance artists making Lights All Night a completely unique experience apart from so many NYE around the country. Lights All Night also takes place in one of the best venues for electronic music, The Dallas Convention Center: with multiple incredibly wide open spaces, this venue is perfect for vast light shows, live performance artists, and art installations.
The list of artists and headliners at this year’s Lights All Night is a solid mix of long-time all stars and up-and-coming DJs. Some seriously big names like A-Trak, Major Lazer, Deadmau5 and Kaskade mixed with acts like Paper Diamond, Zomboy, and Carnage will make for a pretty incredible couple of days.
This year, the team at Lights All Night crew has even put together a very special show in Mexico City, which will serve as the actual NYE Countdown. More info on this show to come!
Decadence — Denver, CO
Global Dance Music, which is well known for collecting some of the best tunes online as well as putting on events like Zeds Dead‘s Altered States Tour, has organized one of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in all of Colorado. Decadence, a two-day dance party in Denver, Colorado, is definitely one of the more diverse EDM New Year’s festivals, with artists ranging from chill and funky Pretty Lights to insane, let’s-spray-champagne-directly-in-your-face DJs Dada Life.
Like Lights All Night, Decadence will be taking place at at a gigantic convention center. The Denver Convention Center is over 600,000 square feet that will be divided into two massive spaces with two incredible stages and production. This year’s Decadence headliners consist of Tiesto, Bassnectar, Above & Beyond, Dada Life, and Colorado-native Pretty Lights.
SnowGlobe Music Festival — South Lake Tahoe, CA
Deep within the snowy paradise of South Lake Tahoe, California, SnowGlobe Music Festival has been the place to be for the best mix of EDM artists one could see at a New Year’s Eve festival. With acts ranging from Snoop Dogg to Dillon Francis, Kill Paris to Cashmere Cat, this is definitely one of the best festivals to spend your last days of 2013.
One of the best parts of SnowGlobe is that attendees get lift tickets with packaged festival tickets. Ski by day, party by night. Check out our exclusive preview for SnowGlobe here.