Neon Desert Music Festival will take place on May 25-26, 2019 in Downtown El Paso, Texas. Twenty bands are slated for night one on May 25, including Steve Aoki, Dashboard Confessional, Tyga, Rezz, Miguel and many more. Night two is packed with over twenty bands, including Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, Kali Uchis and many more. The show has been going since 2011 and year after year, various artists perform to the fullest.
In 2018, Lil Wayne, Lil Gucci, Martin Garrix and Gucci Mane plus dozens others dazzled the crowds in El Paso. This year, you can buy tickets at various rates. General admission, one day pass goes for $89.00 or you can get a two day pass at $119.00. The VIP pass runs $250.00 for both days and the Platinum VIP pass costs $499.00.
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Some of the feedback on the festival lineup, based on their Twitter page has been less than stellar. Whether fans are expecting different artists to play or are missing out on their favorite artists is unclear. Last year, over 30,000 people attended the 2018 edition of the Neon Desert Music Festival.
Steve Aoki who is performing night one at the festival has collaborated with artists like Linkin Park, Iggy Azalea, Lil Jon, blink-182, Rise Against and many others. In 2013, he released Wonderland, which was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album. He will perform at Lollapalooza Argentina on March 29-31, 2019.
Aoki released a series of videos as part of his Neon Future project, which began with his first Neon Future record, which came out in 2014. In his “Neon Future” video, Aoki recruited Linkin Park in an effort to save humanity from a devastating virus.
Back in 2016, Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg headlined the Call of Duty XP 2016, the biggest Call of Duty® fan celebration in history. The duo took the stage at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Khalifa’s big song, “Black and Yellow” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. His debut album for the label, Rolling Papers, was released on March 29, 2011.
Dashboard Confessional broke into the mainstream scene with their third album, A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar. The album peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard chart. Dashboard Confessional opened for Bon Jovi Circle Tour in 2010 and on October 6, 2017, Chris Carrabba announced on MTV News that their seventh studio album was in the works. On November 15, it was announced that the group’s next album, Crooked Shadows, would be released on February 9, 2018, through Fueled by Ramen.
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