As many other cities have been getting stacked line-ups of trance artists for the past couple of years or so, it has been interesting to see if the Phoenix area would be able to book them as well. Recent announcements have lead to exciting times! The area has seen Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, and many others in the past, so there has been a market for trance despite the popularity of “EDM”. Thanks to the team at Hades, the recent popularity of Psy-Trance has brought in the likes of Jordan Suckley, Ben Nicky, and Infected Mushroom.
Between the work of Steve Levine Entertainment and Relentless Beats, we have some great events upcoming. After the fun night Halloween Weekend for The Underworld, Cosmic Gate is making their return on their ‘Materia’ album tour, Dash Berlin is returning, Armin Van Burren is returning for Decadence, and just recently announced Above & Beyond is bringing their ‘Common Ground’ tour to Phoenix.
However, we would be remiss if we didn’t highlight some special rave events happening in Arizona in 2018. No Worries, Be Happy features local talent and looks to bring an intimate atmosphere. Psylent Night 2 also features local talent, occurs over 3 days, and as the name suggests, is all about Psy-Trance! No matter which event you choose to attend, it is safe to say that Phoenix and Arizona have some exciting times up ahead. Have you secured your tickets yet?