Your guide to the 2021 Goldrush Music Festival: tickets, lineup, rides and more


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One of the scenes from a previous edition of the Goldrush Music Festival.

Luis Colato / Relentless Beats

Good things happen to those who wait, as they say. Just ask the local electronic dance music fans who have spent over 18 months wanting to attend a full-fledged music festival in the valley.

They will make their wish come true this weekend when the Goldrush Music Festival takes place at Rawhide Western Town in Chandler. The massive three-day EDM event hosted by local promoter Relentless Beats, the largest since the pandemic, is scheduled for Friday, September 24 through Sunday, September 26 in the park. Like its meeting place, the festival is on the theme of the Wild West and will offer a lot of kitsch.

It will also feature sets from over 60 different EDM artists, producers and DJs, including Mad Decent Diplo founder, future bass / trap king Illenium, trance trio Above & Beyond, dubstep artist Jauz and duo deep house Zeds Dead.

Along with all the beatsling, Goldrush will also offer a mix of attractions, from carnival rides and circus performers to western themed activities and even comedy and karaoke sessions.

What else is in store for this year’s festival? Check out our comprehensive guide, which offers everything you need to know.

When and where will the festival take place?

Goldrush will take place from Friday September 24 to Sunday September 26 at Rawhide Western Town, 5700 West North Loop Road in Chandler. Doors open at 5 p.m. each evening and music will continue until 2 a.m.

How much does it cost to attend?

General admission is $ 99 per day or $ 289 for the entire festival. VIP passes, which include faster entry, a souvenir lanyard, and access to exclusive viewing areas and lounges, cost $ 179 per day or $ 529 for the weekend. Platinum admission will set you back $ 399 per person, per day, or $ 1,099 for the festival and will offer the same perks as VIP, plus a gift bag, a steakhouse dinner and the chance to rub shoulders with DJs and access to a special scene. viewing area.

Where can I collect my tickets?

An off-site ticket booth will be located at Phoenix Premium Outlets, 4976 Premium Outlets Way in Chandler, where attendees can redeem general admission tickets for wristbands. Hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 21 and Wednesday, September 22; 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, September 23; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, September 24. Anyone who cannot show up during these hours (or who is on the guest list or who has purchased Platinum and VIP tickets) will need to check in at the counters located in Rawhide.

Are there any age limits?

Goldrush Music Festival is an over 18 event and you must be at least 21 to buy or drink alcohol.

What will the weather be ?

Temperatures will be in the ’90s when the doors open before dropping down to the mid’ 70s as the evening wears on. We suggest that you bring a hoodie, light jacket, or furry clothes.

Click to enlarge Diplo will perform on Sunday September 26 at the Goldrush Music Festival 2021. - SHANE LOPEGES

Diplo is scheduled to perform on Sunday September 26 at the 2021 Goldrush Music Festival.

Shane Lopeges

What’s the best way to do this?

If driving, take Interstate 10 West to Exit 162 (Wild Horse Pass Boulevard / Sundust Road), turn right at the light and follow signs to direct to parking lot.

How much does parking cost?

It’s $ 10 per vehicle to park in the Rawhide parking lot.

How will it be to get inside?

An ID is required to collect your festival bracelet, which cannot be removed if you are coming for several days. Security will carry out bag checks, pat-downs and checks on each customer upon entry.

Click to enlarge A map of the festival (click top right to enlarge).  - INCREDIBLE BEATS

A map of the festival (click top right to enlarge).

Relentless beats

Will lockers be available?

Yes. A number of lockers will be available for a three-day rental for $ 75 each and are located inside the festival grounds.

Will food and drink be available for purchase?

Yes. Several bars (including those in the VIP area) will hand out libations of beer, wine and spirits. Meanwhile, Rawhide’s restaurants and concession stands will feature dishes of the quick and casual variety, including burgers, fries, sandwiches, pizza, and other options.

What will the water situation be like?

Sealed bottles of H2O will be available for sale from suppliers. Charging stations will be installed at several locations throughout the festival and Camelbak style water bags and empty water bottles of a reusable or disposable nature are permitted.

Click to enlarge Illenium will perform on Friday September 24 at the Goldrush Music Festival.  - UMUSIC

Illenium will perform on Friday September 24 at the Goldrush Music Festival.


What will the schedule look like?

DJs and EDM artists will perform on three themed stages – Golden Gorge, Tumbleweed Park and The Hidedout – located around Rawhide. Relentless Beats has not announced any set times or stage assignments at the time of writing, but the daily breakdown of when each artist will perform is as follows.

Friday September 24
ATLiens, Brando, Camelphat, Cosmic Gate, Devault, Ekonovah, Illenium, James Hype, Jauz, Jessica Audiffred, Kayzo, LP Giobbi, PhaseOne, Seth Troxler, Tiga, Sleeper Cell, Sohmi, Svdden Death, Technasia, Tynan and Virtual Riot

saturday 25 september
Above & Beyond, Ace Aura, Anatta, Chris Lorenzo, Wax Motif, Cray, Decimate, District13, Dombresky, EDX, Getter, Gorgon City, Kill The Noise, Kyle Walker, Medicine Mike, Monxx, NGHTMRE, Noizu, Omnom, Tony Romera , Trampa, Troyboi and Zedd

Sunday September 26
Autograf, Avitas, Col en V noir, Cloonee, Clozee, Dabin, Diplo, Grackle Beats, Green Velvet, Inzo, Kai Wachi, LSDream, Mize, Moore Kismet, Peachy Keen, Player Dave, Sidepiece, Vintage Culture, Walker & Royce, Westend, Zeds Dead and GRiZ

Will there be any non-musical attractions at the festival?

Yes. According to Relentless Beats, there will be carnival rides and other attractions spread across the festival grounds. Good to know: The Six Gun Performance Theater will offer comedy shows, magic shows, stunts and karaoke sessions. Performers from the Italian family circus Zoppe will roam the area near The Hideout stage and various cannabis vendors and dispensaries will help put the weed in Tumbleweed Park. A Moonshiner’s Art Walk and silent nightclub are also planned.

Are there any pre-parties?

Yeah. The Space Yacht Goldrush Pre-Party will take place at 9pm on Thursday, September 23 at the Sunbar, 24 West Fifth Street in Tempe. DJs scheduled to perform include Arius, Nazaar and Saka. A secret headliner will also be revealed during the event. Tickets cost $ 22.

What should I bring?

A good attitude, to begin with. Don’t forget your ID, comfortable shoes and a fully charged cell phone. Clear bags measuring a maximum of 15 inches by 15 inches will be permitted. Lighters are acceptable, as are sealed cigarette packs. Ditto for sealed tampons, gum and lip balm. Oh, and make sure you wear a costume.

What should I not bring?

Forget to bring weapons, wallet chains, fireworks, pets, bulky or non-transparent bags, chairs, or anything else that is disruptive, destructive or dangerous.


Gerald R. Schneider

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