Free Press Houston, the same organizers behind Houston’s Free Press Summer Festival in June, have revealed a brand new winter music festival in collaboration with New York-based creative agency Work-Order. The 2-day music and art festival named Day For Night will take place December 19-20 and feature world class musicians as well as leaders in various disciplines of digital art. The festival environment will be specifically designed around the merging of technology and sound and how audiences experience them.
Headlining the festival will be Kendrick Lamar and New Order. Other lineup highlights include Philip Glass Ensemble, Dillon Francis, Janelle Monae, Flying Lotus, Death Grips, Madeon, Nicolas Jaar, Battles, Dan Deacon Mystikal, Com Truise, Holly Herndon, and tons more.
“We always knew we wanted to produce a large scale winter event but we don’t want to put on just another festival. This one has to be different,” says festival producer Omar Afra. “What we aim for here is the wonder, the jaw-dropping allure, the accouterments that make a festival fun: socially relevant risk-taking art, and the surprises that catch participants off guard to let the magic in.”
The visual lineup includes Casey Reas, Zach Lieberman, School for Poetic Computation, Refik Anadol, Markus Heckmann, Mark Eats, Kamil Nawratil, Nanotak, Gabriel Pulecio, Vincent Houze & AV&C Masomenos, David Cihelna & Gene Han, Matthew Dryhurst, Alex Czetwertynski, Work-Order, Night Moves, and Neil Ebbflo.
Two day GA passes start at only $185 and can be purchased on the festival website here. Be sure to follow Day For Night on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for future announcements. See the entire 2015 lineup below.