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Stay in the know ahead of the largest New Year’s Eve party in Arizona, Decadence AZ with this essential info!


Arizona’s largest New Year’s Eve party, Decadence AZ 2018 is set to kick off on Sunday and Monday, December 30 and 31, 2018 at Rawhide Event Center in Chandler, AZ. Featuring headlining artists including Above & Beyond, Porter Robinson, REZZ, Skrillex, Eric Prydz, and a special NGHTMRE b2b DJ Diesel countdown set to ring in the New Year.

As if two nights, a whole slate of world-class talent, three stages and twenty-four hours of the best of electronic music isn’t enough, our friends at Relentless Beats have also arranged amazing pre and post-festival shows. Getting the festivities started is the On The Road to Decadence Arizona – Decadance Pre-Party on Friday, December 28 at 9:00 pm at The Van Buren in downtown Phoenix. To keep the first party of 2019 going, join us at the official after-party Afterglow XI featuring Green Velvet and Relentless Beats founder, Thomas Turner. Afterglow XI gets started at 1:00 AM on Tuesday, January 1 at Rawhide.

In addition to the main stages, Diamond Atrium, and Sapphire Ballroom, this year’s Decadence AZ 2018 includes the Ruby Courtyard which features some of Arizona’s local talent. Be sure to check out Sean Watson at 1:00 am Sunday night at the Ruby Courtyard. You won’t want to miss this stellar festival, join us at the biggest party in Arizona, Decadence AZ 2018, see you on Sunday!

Looking to get hyped about Decadence AZ 2018 ahead of the festival? Check out our Spotify playlist of the amazing artists performing at the festival.


Decadence AZ 2018 Essential Info:

Dates:  Sunday and Monday, December 30 and 31, 2018
Hours:  3:00pm – 3:00am
Venue Address:  Rawhide Event Center, 5700 West North Loop Road, Chandler AZ
Tickets: Purchase HERE
Facebook Event Page: RSVP HERE

Acceptable Forms of Identification for Entry
  • Arizona Driver’s License
  • Arizona Identification Card
  • Passport
  • Military ID
  • Resident Alien Card
  • US Driver’s License

Decadence AZ 2018 Set Times:

Decadence AZ 2018 Set Times


Decadence AZ 2018 Festival Map:

Decadence AZ 2018 Festival Map


Decadence AZ 2018 Do’s & Don’ts:

Prohibited Items
  • Illegal Substances
  • Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
  • Pets
  • Massagers
  • Laser Pens / Pointers
  • Eye Drops
  • LED Gloves or LED Microlights used for Light Shows
  • Pacifiers or Dust Masks
  • Eyedrops
  • Glass, Cans, Cups, or Coolers
  • Markers, Pens, or Spray Paint
  • Large Chains or Spiked Jewelry
  • Stickers, Flyers, or Posters
  • Hard Balls, Frisbees
  • Tents, Large Umbrellas, Chairs, or Blankets
  • Backpacks Over 12″x12″ (except Camelbacks)
  • Bota Bags
  • Large Purses or Bags (Anything over 12″×12″)
  • Open Cigarettes, Lipstick, Chapstick, or Tampons (Upon entry)
  • Outside Food, Beverage, or Alcohol
  • Knives, Firearms, Pepper Spray, Fireworks, or Weapons of Any Kind
  • Toy Weapons or Real Weapons of Any Kind
  • Professional Cameras – SLR or Detachable Lens (without proper credential)
  • Video or Audio Equipment
  • Native American Headdresses
Permitted Items
  • Small Bags and Purses (maximum 12″×12″ inches)
  • Reusable Insomniac Aluminum Water Bottles (must be empty upon entry)
  • Camelbaks (empty upon entry
  • Fanny Packs
  • Non-Professional Still Cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • Small, Personal Umbrellas
  • Hats
  • Lighters
  • Sealed Packs of Cigarettes
  • Sealed / Wrapped Tampons
  • Sealed Packs of Gum
  • Earplugs
  • Sealed Chapstick and Lipgloss
  • Sunglasses
  • Removable BandanasGlowsticks
  • String Glowstick / LED Poi is permitted by must be performed 5′ from others (Please be responsible!)
  • Festival Totems (Pool Noodles or Lights, hollow decorated poles) See below for more info
  • Glowing / Illuminated Costumes or Jewelry
  • Hula Hoops (especially LED hoops)
  • Inflatables (deflated upon entry)
  • Flags/Banners or Handmade signs (no corporate or company-branded ones)
  • Handheld camera devices (eg Sony Action Cam, GoPro)
  • Plush Backpacks
  • GoPro Extendable Poles
  • Disposable E-cigs/Nicotine Vaporizer pens are OK, but none with refillable chambers containing visible liquid
  • Sealed, Unopened Hand Sanitizing Wipes
Totem Guidelines
  • Decorated festival ‘totems’ are okay to bring
  • Maximum 10ft tall
  • Must be made from lightweight material (eg foam, PVC / no solid metal)
  • Collapsable camera telescoping extenders that follow the above guidelines are OK (lightweight/hollow aluminum/polycarbonate)
  • PVC, Light Wood, Aluminium poles must be no thicker than 1″ diameter
  • Decorated pool noodles work great for easy entrance through security
  • Inflatables attached to totems must be deflated upon entry.
  • Please note that any items that are deemed dangerous may not be admitted into the event.

Reminder To Mind Your Belongings:

Unfortunately, many people have reported pickpockets, bag slashings, and theft of wallets, smartphones, purses, and other valuables during this festival season. While this small number of bad apples in the bunch doesn’t define an entire crowd, there are opportunistic people who come to these events to take advantage of unsuspecting partygoers and it’s important to be mindful of your valuables while at Decadence AZ.

Looking for tips to keep your belongings safe? Check our post highlighting some ideas! 


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