Article by: Kyle Dusterhoft
With festivities set to begin, let's have a look at what’s in store for this three-day festival. For Goldrush: Neon Dreams, Relentless Beats has pulled out all the stops. This is its first year at Phoenix Raceway, so the RB team has had to make some changes to the festival grounds — but for curating the lineup, it didn’t skip a beat. With three stages, an art car stage, a silent disco, and a bunch of other fun activities this year, we should be in for a real treat at Goldrush: Neon Dreams!
The main stage, Paradise Prarie, boasts some of the best acts that dance music has to offer. Friday boasts artists Michael Sparks, Wuki, Troyboi, and Excision. Saturday keeps the gas pedal to the floor with Bonnie X Clyde, ARMNHMR, Joyryde, Chris Lake, and Kaskade showcasing their talents. And the tempo doesn’t slow down for Sunday, as Lick, Tokimonsta, Netsky, Ghastly, Seven Lions, and Rezz cap off the star-studded event.
One could argue the second stage, Moonrise Mountain, boasts a similarly impressive array of artists. Friday starts with Mamba and Versa followed by Jerro, Da Tweekaz, G Jones, AC Slater, and a club set from Bob Moses. Saturday keeps the party going with Yolanda Be Cool, Drezo, Lucii, and Herobust. For Sunday, it’s more bangers featuring Space Laces, Boogie T, Noizu and Dom Dolla to close the weekend out.
Don’t sleep on the artists at Coyote Cove either, because the lineup for this stage is ready to go all out. Starting out Friday with a bang, PR!CE is slated for a two-hour set followed by Kareem Martin, DJ Susan, Skepsis, and a back-to-back from Sweettooth and Sqishi. Saturday keeps the beats coming with another two-hour opening set from Juany Bravo, then Eden Prince, Torren Foot, Rebuke, and Stooki Sound to close out Day 2. Sunday continues with Dark Mark hopping on the decks for a two-hour opening set, then the likes of Louiejayxx, Sidney Charles, Max Styler, and Tape B to shut it down at Coyote Cove.
If the underground scene is what tickles your fancy, look no further than the Sound Cabin art car. This is where artists like Animate, Austin Feldman, and Avitas will be taking over the decks for Day 1. Saturday boasts acts from Mutil8, Medicine Mike, and 2Soon, and closing out this stage on Sunday will be artists Bigstabes, Dos Lonely Boys, and Rich DietZ.
For those who want to support local talent, the Cowboy Corral silent disco is exactly where to be. With three channels this year, there will be even more options to choose from. Friday artists include Richi Savage, Cafe Caderas, Residuo, Dylan Heckert, and Seppi. Saturday features Tones, Elwer, Peachy Keen, and Jur on the decks and on Sunday be on the lookout for artists Track Suits, Gobbs, Zeuz, and Chklz.
As if there wasn’t enough scheduled already, there will be afterparties on-site at Goldrush too. If one AC Slater set isn’t enough, he will be headlining Friday’s afterparty alongside Kaleena Zanders and Residuo who will be opening. On Saturday, Acraze is coming to headline the afterparty, preceded by Medicine Mike and Rich DietZ to open. Sunday’s afters features bass artists like Space Laces as the headliner. Opening for Space Laces will be Sed’s Vortex and a back-to-back from District 13 and 2Soon.
Goldrush: Neon Dreams will be a very special festival weekend since it is the first large-scale festival at Phoenix Raceway and has an incredible lineup for a three-day weekend. If you’re out at the grounds for Goldrush, come to the Moon Lvnding booth for an on-camera opportunity to talk about your festival weekend and snag any festival necessities that you may need. Finally, if you want a taste of what is to come or want some beats for the pre-party, check out Moon Lvnding’s Goldrush Festival Playlist.