Is it too soon to be making New Year's Eve plans? Not if you're a fan of electronic music.
Dallas' premiere EDM festival Lights All Night announced this week it will be returning to its roots at a New Year's Eve celebration. The two-day dance party will take place Thursday, December 31, 2015 and Friday, January 1, 2016.
Update, Dec. 4: The location has been moved from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, its home for the last several years, to Dallas Market Hall. You can read more about that here.
Lights All Night has not been held on New Year's Eve in Dallas since 2013, when the brand expanded and celebrated the ball drop in Mexico City.
"We've received strong feedback from our fans that they want to ring in the New Year at Lights All Night, and we're thrilled to announce just this," said co-founder Scott Osburn in a press statement.
The event had humble beginnings in Dallas as one concert featuring three bands, including headliner Ghostland Observatory, on New Year's Eve 2010. It sold out that year and has since grown into the state's largest EDM festival, featuring more than 50 of the world's most prestigious DJs across multiple stages. Lights All Night veterans include Skrillex, Armin Van Buuren, Deadmau5 and Icona Pop.
In 2014, Osburn and his partner Hank Keller, who together founded production company Highland Concerts, spent $2.5 million on stage production -- think lasers, intricate stage designs, sound, smoke and confetti cannons, etc. -- and more than 40,000 ravers dressed in costume show up to enjoy the spectacle. We thought it was one of the best parties of the year.
Tickets go on pre-sale Thursday, June 4 and cost $89.99-$99.99 for two days. Stay tuned for more information about the lineup, which organizers say will be released soon.