ILLfest Unveils Initial Artists on 2021 Lineup

ILLfest 2019
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ILLfest is set to return to Austin this September with REZZ, RL Grime, Chris Lorenzo, Malaa, and more announced on their initial lineup!


It’s been quite some time since ravers in Texas were able to experience all that ILLfest had to offer, but as vaccination rates improve and festivals across the country have begun to get announced the organizers are breathing life back into the experience. Much akin to the 2019 edition, this year they’ll return to their home at the Travis County Expo Center in Austin, Texas – but instead of their May dates, they’ve set their sights on September 17 – 18.

True to form, ILLfest will once again boast some of the biggest names in dance music over the course of the weekend. Topping the initial lineup are Rezz and RL Grime, two artists who have grown significant fanbases over the past few years alone with a number of stunners in the discography. They’ll be joined by other some of the hottest bass producers in the scene right now including Mersiv, What So Not, Tsuruda, Dirt Monkey, and Peekaboo.

And If bass music isn’t your jam, don’t worry because Illfest has you covered with a deep lineup of house artists including the likes of Malaa, Nightmares on Wax, Matroda, Snake Hips, and Chris Lorenzo. Additionally, Justin Jay will be making his way to the great state of Texas to deliver a Fantastic Voyage performance you simply shouldn’t miss out on.

With ILLfest teasing that more artists are still to be announced and boasting of an experience filled with art, activities, and more beyond the music, tickets for this festival will surely move quickly. GA, GA+, VIP, and ILLVIP are available now via their website, so if you’re considering attending this year’s edition you best jump on them now!


ILLfest 2021 – Phase 1 Lineup:

illfest 2021 Phase 1 Lineup

ILLfest 2021 – Phase 1 Lineup By Artist:

  • Rezz
  • RL Grime
  • Chris Lorenzo
  • Ekali
  • Malaa
  • Nightmares on Wax
  • Peekaboo
  • Phantogram (DJ Set)
  • Snakehips
  • What So Not
  • Craze
  • Devin the Dude
  • Dirt Monkey
  • Hex Cougar
  • JVNA
  • Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage
  • Keys N Krates
  • Matroda
  • Mersiv
  • Mija
  • Nitti Gritti
  • PhaseOne
  • Robotaki
  • SoDown
  • Tsuruda
  • Ace Aura
  • Biicla
  • Isenberg
  • Madhatter!
  • Nik P
  • Juelz
  • Reaper
  • Rossy
  • Sippy
  • Sully
  • The Boom Bap Kids
  • Jager
  • Jigga
  • Notic
  • Oats & Honey

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Born and raised in Morristown, NJ, Alec’s EDM journey started back in 2014 when he saw Flume during his first tour of North America. It wasn’t until college, though, that Alec really developed a love for EDM after attending Moonrise Festival in 2018. His tastes span all genres, ranging from drum & bass to downtempo to trance. If you can’t spot Alec in the crowd, you can usually find him on the lacrosse field or whipping up something delicious in the kitchen!

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