Free Press Houston releases the lineup schedule for its premier winter festival, Day For Night. Topping the Saturday night agenda will be New Order and the festival will close with Kendrick Lamar on Sunday night. The festival will feature three stages and will encompass Silver Street Studios at 2000 Edwards street as well as the six surrounding acres. With approximately 53,000 sq ft of interior space within the warehouses on its campus as well as acres of outdoor space – the entire festival will feature immersive visual, digital art installations. Spanning from the Easternmost edge of the newly announced 1st Ward Arts development and encompassing all of Silver Street Studios, a street closure of Edwards St, and including a large warehouse with its adjoining 130,000 sq ft field across the street, the festival will feature expansive downtown views.

Available for purchase immediately is a limited number of single day passes for $97.50 at Two additional ticket levels are available. General Admission will give access to the art installations as well as all musical performances on three stages for the entire weekend at a price of $185. VIP tickets are limited and will include front of stage pit access with private bar, complimentary beverages and small plates, access to private lounge, rapid entry, and commemorative lanyard for $750. Thousands of blind pre-sale tickets sold out in less than 24 hours when the event was announced in early September. A layaway plan for tickets will be available until November 16 and can be accessed during ticket purchase checkout.


This immersive experience showcases leading visual artists who will be employing varying mediums such as light, projection, LED, and sound. The visual lineup includes Casey Reas, Zach Lieberman, School for Poetic Computation, Refik Anadol, Markus Heckmann, Mark Eats, Kamil Nawratil, Nanotak, Gabriel Pulecio, Vincent Houze + AV&C, Masomenos, David Cihelna & Gene Han, Mathew Dryhurst, Alex Czetwertynski, Work-Order, Night Moves, and Neil Ebbflo.

Musical artists featured: Kendrick Lamar, New Order, Philip Glass Ensemble, Dillon Francis, Janelle Monáe, Flying Lotus, Death Grips, Madeon, Nicolas Jaar, Psychic TV, CocoRosie, Elliphant, Battles, Dan Deacon, Com Truise, Cazwell, Amanda Lepore, Holly Herndon, Julien Bayle, Indian Jewelry, U.S. Girls, Jonté Moaning, Prince Rama, DERU, Matt Thibideau, Roman Gianarthur, Richard Ramirez, Christine Renee, Future Blondes, BOAN, Millennial Grave, Wrestlers, Children of Pop, B L A C K I E, Hearts of Animals, Josiah Gabriel, FLCON FCKER, The Vanity, Light Wheel, Jerk, Bart Black, Prismo, and DJ Fredster.

Curator Alex Czetwertynski explains, “The festival’s title, “Day For Night,” provides the main key to understand the work being presented, as that space between day/night or light/dark is where our perception gets the blurriest. All of the artists in our roster will, in one way or another, transform our feeling of time, space, perspective, and place. They were chosen because of their common use of computational media to manipulate light, time, and sound. Their approaches to light and sound can be literal, or purely as a medium to reveal content.  And with the large scale canvas that Day for Night is offering these artists, we can only expect this audio-visual exchange to be a heightened sensorial experience.”

With acres of immersive installations within the emerging field of digital art and performances by world-class musicians, each are curated not just for their musical talent but also the visual qualities of their stage presence, Day For Night seeks to redefine the festival experience and inspire attendees to re-examine the way they interact with and understand both art and music.

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