For years, Pretty Lights (né Derek Vincent Smith) has been a dominant force in electronic music culture. Throughout a 13 year career and 4 studio albums, DVS has amassed an incredibly large fan base with a unique culture to go with it. Over the last decade or so, Pretty Lights has focused on bringing to his fans some of the most intense live musical experiences, experimenting with live sets featuring now two separate bands, and at one point, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
While his productions shine on their own, as he combines a wild mix of live hip-hop and EDM sounds, it is difficult to truly understand the genius of Smith without seeing him perform. The energy his shows reportedly contain is difficult to match in the electronic scene, and largely unmatched by musical experiences as a whole.
After making the most out of his own sets for over a decade, Pretty Lights is truly taking the next step, and has announced a new festival organized by the outfit. Dubbed “Island of Light,” the festival has been announced to take place from December 7th to December 10th in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.
Island of Light is set to be a decadent affair, and music will be going all day long with a main stage on a private island that attendees boat to and from, daytime poolside sets, and late-night ballroom sets. The Island of Light experience is all-inclusive, with concert tickets, buffet food offerings, drinks, lodging, and transportation to and from the airport included with the event, in addition to discounted rates on local excursions, resort amenities, and even swankier restaurants on site.
In an interesting move, Pretty Lights has also requested his fans wear white to the shows in order to project lights off the crowd, so that everyone is able to engage with the show.
Check out the festival flyer and full lineup below.
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