Free Press Houston Launches Day For Night, H-Town’s New Winter Art & Music Festival

by Angelica Leicht Posted: 09-10-15 | 2 years ago
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Say hello to Day For Night, Houston’s newest music festival. But while it’s brought to us by the folks over at Free Press Houston, unlike that other festival that shall not be named — you know the one; it happens in the midst of the summer heat and we want to cry from the sizzle every damn time — this one is set for the dead of winter.

A winter fest? Yes. Yes please.
A winter fest? Yes. Yes please.

Oh, and Day For Night will not only be about the music, either. FPH is working with the New York-based creative agency Work-Order on Day For Night in order to merge art, technology and sound, which should offer a more immersive experience than its FPSF counterpart.

The festival will include some of the big names from the digital art and music worlds — although they aren’t saying just who that will be yet — and will take place in and around Silver Street Studios on December 19 and 20.

Pretty rad, eh? We’ve got our fingers crossed, for sure.

“We always knew we wanted to produce a large scale winter event but we don’t want to put on just another festival,” FPH’s Omar Afra said in a press release. “This one has to be different.”

“What we aim for here is the wonder, the jaw-dropping allure, the accoutrements that make a festival fun: socially relevant risk-taking art and the surprises that catch participants off guard to let the magic in.”

According to the festival organizers, two massive stages will serve as indoor performance halls, complete with immersive lighting, projection and video art, which will be displayed alongside the musical performances. There will be a third stage — this one outdoors — which will continuously showcase musical acts, video installations, and the like.

About the only similarity we can find to FPSF is the blind pre-sale, which is happening now, with tickets priced at $135 for general admission and $350 for VIP, which — like FPSF — includes those private bar, private lounge, and quick entry perks.

A list of artists and performers will roll out September 17. Let’s hope whoever made that FPSF R. Kelly decision stays away from making the calls on this one.


Angelica Leicht

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