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Houston’s New Music Festival Comes Out Strong

Winter Fest Lineup Packed Full of Star Power

BY // 10.08.15

It’s finally here! The lineup for Free Press Summer Fest’s new winter cousin, Day For Night, which kicks off its inaugural weekend (December 19-20) at Silver Street Studios. For years now, those complaining that Free Press Summer Fest would be better if it weren’t held in the middle of summer (including yours truly) held out hope that the same resources, vision, and careful curating of local and national acts for Houston’s premier music festival could be applied elsewhere on the calendar.

The wait is over, and this morning’s winter festival lineup reveal is proof the minds behind FPSF for seven years could be trusted to bring something worthwhile during Houston’s cooler months.

True to the FPSF brand, Day For Night mixes respected local acts with headlining giants. This debut year’s headliners include Kendrick Lamar, New Order (in their only scheduled performance in the U.S.), the Philip Glass Ensemble, and Dillon Francis. But mixing it up locally are artists like Richard Ramirez, Children of Pop, and DJ Fredster. It’s billed as an “Experiential art and music festival,” and Day For Night will also host visual artists Casey Reas, Zach Lieberman, School for Poetic Computation, and Mark Eats.

You’ll find us dancing at New Order, nodding along to Kendrick Lamar and vibing out to Flying Lotus. We’ll also be at: Janelle Monae, Philip Glass, Nicolas Jaar, Holly Herndon, and local faves Indian Jewelry and B L A C K I E.

The full musical lineup: Kendrick Lamar, New Order, Philip Glass Ensemble, Dillon Francis, Janelle Monae, Flying Lotus, Death Grips, Madeon, CocoRosie, Psychic TV, Elliphant, Nicholas Jaar, Dan Deacon, Mystikal, Com Truise, Cazwell, Amanda Lepore, Holly Herndon, Julian Bayle, Indian Jewelry, U.S. Girls, Jonte 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, DJ Fredster.

Arts lineup includes: Casey Reas, Zach Liebermann, Refik Anadol, Markus Heckmann, Kamil Nawratil, Gabriel Pulecio, Vincent Howze with AV&C, MASOMENOS, Mark Eats, Nototak Studio, Alex Czetwertynski, Work-Order, Matthew Dryhurst, Night Moves, NEIL EBBFLO, EFFIXX.

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