window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-29484371-30');
Friday , May 24 2019
Amy’s Astronomy
Soccer/Volleyball 728
Bordertown Undergroun Show 728
STEP 728
shark 728×90
Utep Football Generic 728
Home | Tag Archives: neon desert 2018

Tag Archives: neon desert 2018

Story in Many Pics: Neon Desert Day Two

Day two of the annual Neon Desert Music Festival bloomed bright and hot Sunday afternoon in  Downtown El Paso.

The heat did not deter the throngs of fans there to see their favorite artist. Our very own Andres ‘Ace’ Acosta was in attendance – not to perform – but to bring you his views of the festival.

Check out Sunday’s action, courtesy of  ‘Ace’ and to view Saturday’s fun, click here.

Ricado Gonzalez holds up a Flag of the Late DJ Avicii

Neon Desert Releases Full Performance Schedule, Daily Set Times for Festival

On Monday, Neon Desert Music Festival officials announced the daily set times and full performance schedule for the eighth annual event, which will return to downtown El Paso this Memorial Day weekend, May 26 and 27.

Saturday, May 26, will be headlined by a variety of internationally acclaimed acts, including Martin Garrix and Lil Wayne, along with a very special homecoming performance from El Paso’s own At the Drive-In.

Additional artists to round out the Day 1 performances include Third Eye Blind, Playboi Carti, Malaa, Caloncho, Cults, and more. Gucci Mane, Dillon Francis, and Café Tacvba are all set to headline on Sunday, May 27, with additional sets from Farruko, GTA, The Drums, Bomba Estéreo, and more all slated for Day 2.

This year, Neon Desert will debut an updated and reimagined footprint, which includes relocating one of the main stages to accommodate larger crowds, as well as moving the main box office location back to its original home at the intersection of Oregon Street and Franklin Street.

The festival also unveiled today the full slate of food vendors, live visual artists, and on-site activities for all ages at this year’s two-day event.

The 2018 lineup of food vendors includes Clasico, Tacos Chinampa, Crave Burgers, Delicious Mexican Eatery, Delight, Nona’s Pizza, El Paso Cookie Inc., RON’s Pizza, Crave Tacos, The Tap on Wheels, Corn Bus, Orange Cow, Geske’s Catering, and Pan Y Agua Catering.

The 2018 full performance schedule is listed below by day and stage. All performances are subject to change. Festival gates open daily at 3 p.m. (MT), with the box office opening one hour prior each day.

To view the complete schedule, including the return of the  Silent Disco stage, please visit the NDMF website.  Single-day GA tickets are on sale now online along with two-day GA, VIP, and Platinum VIP passes.



11:15 PM – 12:30 AM At the Drive-In

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Third Eye Blind

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Playboi Carti

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Boogie

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM The Swell Kids



12:30 AM – Close Martin Garrix

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM Lil Wayne

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Malaa

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Earthgang

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Sick.Life



10:30 PM – 11:30 PM Caloncho

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM Cults

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Little Jesus

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM Great Shapes

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Dulce Mal



9:00 PM – 9:40 PM Pilots of Venus

8:15 PM– 8:45 PM Gila Monster

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Young Deluxe

6:45 PM – 7:15 PM Divine Kegel

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Mountain Vibes

5:15 PM – 5:45 PM The Fifth Estate

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Mikey Cloud

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM Stangus

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM The Sandy Ohms




11:30 PM – 12:30 AM Gucci Mane

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Café Tacvba

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Bomba Estéreo

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM The Garden

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Dirty River Boys



12:30 AM – Close Dillon Francis

10:00 PM – 11:15 PM Farruko

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM GTA

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Lecrae

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM Buddy



10:45 PM – 11:45 PM The Drums

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM LANY

6:45 PM – 7:45 PM Nao

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Cuco

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM A. Billi Free



9:00 PM – 9:40 PM Nick Hirsch

8:15 PM – 8:45 PM Space Captains Collective

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Fat Camp

6:45 PM – 7:15 PM Wildsters

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Sleepspent

5:15 PM – 5:45 PM Medvedi

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Soul Parade

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM Cry Baby

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Matt U Johnson

Neon Desert 2018 Early-Bird, VIP, Platinum VIP Tickets On Sale

Friday morning, Neon Desert Music Festival officials unveiled 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 Early bird General Admission (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. 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.

2017’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). S

ince 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 Follow Neon Desert Music Festival on facebook, on Instagram at @ndmf, and on Twitter at @neondesert for updates and special promotions.

The official hashtag of Neon Desert 2018 is #NDMF2018.

To view photo galleries and previous coverage of Neon Desert, click here.

Soccer/Volleyball 728
Utep Football Generic 728
Bordertown Undergroun Show 728
Amy’s Astronomy
STEP 728
shark 728×90