may, 2018

26may - 27may 2610:00 ammay 27NEON DESERT MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES RETURN OF EIGHTH ANNUAL EVENT TO EL PASO, TEXAS, ON MAY 26 & 27 OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2018

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EARLY-BIRD GA, VIP & PLATINUM TICKETS ON SALE NOW

El PASO, TX (January 19, 2018) – Neon Desert Music Festival is proud to unveil today initial details surrounding the 2018 event, which will again take place across two days on Memorial Day weekend in the heart of downtown El Paso, Texas. The eighth annual installment of the beloved West Texas festival will return this year on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27.

Early-bird weekend passes are now on sale at www.neondesert.com. Early bird GA weekend tickets are $99, while J&K VIP tickets are $275 and J&K Platinum VIP tickets cost $550. Interested patrons are encouraged to act fast as these tickets are in short supply and will increase in price as the event date approaches. Neon Desert will be announcing the initial music lineup along with additional festival details in the weeks ahead.

J&K VIP ticket holders will receive a variety of perks, including re-entry to the festival, a dedicated VIP-only entrance and exit, complimentary drinks throughout the entirety of the festival, complimentary dinner each night, and official Neon Desert merch. J&K Platinum VIP passes, which sold out in its debut last year, offer the most elevated experience available to ticket buyers. These lucky attendees will receive all of the regular VIP perks in addition to exclusive access to a main stage viewing deck, special Platinum VIP area, and more.

In the tradition of previous years, Neon Desert 2017 once again proved that it is truly unique to the national festival landscape as it not only showcased national headlining hip-hop, EDM, and indie talent, but it also paid tribute to the local heritage of host town El Paso and its residents with its diverse, Latin-filled lineup. Last year’s festival proudly welcomed performances from a wide variety of acclaimed acts, including Hardwell, Foster the People, J Balvin, Alesso, Logic, Migos, Ghostland Observatory, Nelly, Mon Laferte, Baauer, Thomas Jack, Mija, and El Paso’s own Khalid, along with more than 40 other talented performers.

Now in its eighth year, Neon Desert has cumulatively hosted over 170,000 attendees, with over 40,000 music fans partaking in last year’s two-day celebration (a 25% increase from the year prior). Since its inception in 2011, the event has offered attendees an eclectic mix of mainstream American performers alongside acclaimed international acts, with past festival performers including the likes of Tiësto, Future, J. Cole, Kaskade, Daddy Yankee, Passion Pit, Zoé, Ximena Sariñana, Mala Rodríquez, G-Eazy, Zedd, Wiz Khalifa, MGMT, and Moby.

In addition to the music performances throughout the weekend, fans at the 2017 festival experienced an expanded footprint in historic downtown El Paso.  Other key features of the festival which regularly covers over 15 city blocks in the heart of downtown El Paso included a dedicated stage for local artists in the San Jacinto Square, as well as a skate ramp, pro wrestling, numerous live art installations, and more. Neon Desert also welcomed a full slate of local merchants, food vendors, and live visual artists at last year’s two-day event in a continued effort to provide ticket buyers with a festival experience unlike any other.

Neon Desert would like to thank their 2018 partners who help make the event possible, including presenting sponsor Southwest University and additional partners Dos Equis, Whataburger, and Malibu Rum.

For more information on the festival, please visit to www.neondesert.com. Follow Neon Desert Music Festival at facebook.com/neondesert, on Instagram at @ndmf, and on Twitter at @neondesert for updates and special promotions. The official hashtag of Neon Desert 2018 is #NDMF2018.

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ABOUT NEON DESERT MUSIC FESTIVAL:

Neon Desert Music Festival is a multi-day music festival held each year on Memorial Day weekend in El Paso, Texas. From the festival’s inception in 2009, Neon Desert Music Festival has continuously strived to be a yearly music event for El Paso by El Pasoans, while providing the local artistic community with an outlet to showcase their talents alongside national and international headliners. Featuring multiple outdoor stages, local and regional artist displays, and a diverse music lineup with acts from across the globe, Neon Desert Music Festival continues to be the Southwest’s premier music festival every Memorial Day weekend. Visit www.neondesert.com for more information.

ABOUT HEINEKEN USA:

HEINEKEN USA Inc., the nation’s leading upscale beer importer, is a subsidiary of Heineken International BV, the world’s most international brewer. European brands imported into the U.S. include Heineken, the world’s most international beer brand, Strongbow Hard Apple Ciders, Desperados, Amstel Light, and Newcastle Brown Ale. HEINEKEN USA also imports the Dos Equis Franchise, Tecate Franchise, Sol, Indio, Carta Blanca and Bohemia brands from Mexico. For the latest information on our company and brands, follow us on Twitter @HeinekenUSACorp, or visit HEINEKENUSA.com.

ABOUT WHATABURGER:

Whataburger has focused on its fresh, made-to-order burgers, and friendly customer service since 1950, when Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger as a small roadside burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dobson gave his restaurant a name he hoped to hear customers say every time they took a bite of his made-to-order burgers: “What a burger!” Within the first week, people lined up around the block for his 25-cent, 100 percent beef burgers served on five-inch buns. Today, the company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with more than 800 locations in 10 states with sales of more than $1 billion annually. Visit www.whataburger.com for more information. Check out the company on Facebook, on Twitter and on Instagram and follow them on their most recently launched channel, Snapchat, @WhataburgerLife.

Time

26 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 27 (Sunday) 11:59 pm

Location

El Paso Electric Gallery in the Historic Rio Grande Theatre

211 N Main St, Las Cruces, New Mexico

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