Neon Desert Music Festival announces dates for two-day fest

Khalid at 2017 Neon Desert Music Festival

The eighth annual installment of the beloved West Texas festival returns May 26-27.

Early-bird weekend passes are on sale at Early-bird GA weekend tickets are $99, while J&K VIP tickets are $275 and J&K Platinum VIP tickets cost $550.

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 merchandise. J&K Platinum VIP passes, which sold out in its debut last year, offer the most-elevated experience available to ticket buyers. These 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 other amenities.

In 2017, 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. Last year’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, the music festival has hosted over 170,000 attendees, with over 40,000 music fans partaking in 2017's two-day celebration. Since 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.

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 other activities. 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.

For more information on the festival, please visit to Follow Neon Desert Music Festival at, on Instagram at @ndmf, and on Twitter at @neondesert for updates and special promotions.

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