Marshmelo is scheduled to perform at Goldrush Music Festival on Sunday, November 19.EXPAND
Marshmelo is scheduled to perform at Goldrush Music Festival on Sunday, November 19.
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Everything You Need to Know About Goldrush Music Festival 2017

Good things come to those who wait. Thomas Turner would probably agree with the old saying. After all, he’s spent the last several years working on making this weekend’s first-ever Goldrush Music Festival a reality.

“It's been in the works for four or five years now,” says Turner, who runs local EDM event promoter Relentless Beats. “And now it’s finally happening.”

The event's aimed at EDM fiends and hip-hop fans alike.

The weekendlong outdoor dance music massive and hip-hop extravaganza on Saturday, November 18, and Sunday, November 19, at Rawhide Western Town in Chandler, will feature an enormous lineup of more than 50 artists performing across four different stages, including many rappers, DJs, and groups.

“It's going to be about hip-hop and dance music, but a broad spectrum of both,” Turner told Phoenix New Times. “It will go from noon to midnight both days with a total of 24 hours of music on three stages. So it’s going to be lot of talent and a lot of music happening.”

He ain’t kidding. The lineup includes Migos, Marshmello, Lil Uzi Vert, Dillon Francis, Barclay Crenshaw, Keys N Krates, Excision, Claude VonStroke, Snow Tha Product, Drezo, Flatbush Zombies, Ghastly, Mija, and Hippie Sabotage.

Fool's Gold founder A-Trak will also serve up a back-to-back (or "b2b") set with Bauuer on Saturday and house music DJ/producer Claude VonStroke of Dirtybird Records will oversee an entire stage at Gold Rush.

Relentless Beats put on a number of EDM festivals at Rawhide over the last three years but Turner says that Gold Rush will be bigger and better utilize the Western town portion of Rawhide. That includes stuff like panning for gold, hayrides, or live shootouts, and even a Ferris wheel.

Here’s what else to expect at the first-ever Goldrush Music Festival.

Fool's Gold founder A-Trak is scheduled to be at the inaugural Gold Rush Music Festival.EXPAND
Fool's Gold founder A-Trak is scheduled to be at the inaugural Gold Rush Music Festival.
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When and Where: The Goldrush Music Festival will take place on Saturday, November 18, and Sunday, November 19, at Rawhide Western Town, 5700 West North Loop Road in Chandler. Gates open at noon, and the music goes until midnight each day.

Prices: Daily general admission is $99 for either Saturday or Sunday, while a full weekend pass is $179. If you'd like to attend in style, the perk-laden VIP package (which includes express entry, access to a private lounge and viewing areas, a special lanyard, and passed deserts) is $149 for Saturday, $139 for Sunday, and $259 for the weekend.

A “Gold VIP” package is also available and also features free drinks, access to the side-stage viewing area, a steakhouse dinner with all the trimmings, a gift bag, and the chance to hobnob with some of the DJs and performers. It’s $349 for Saturday, $329 for Sunday, and $599 for the weekend.

Age Limits: It's an all-ages event, but anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. You have be 21 to drink.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 80 degrees during the day and in the mid-50s by the end of each night. We suggest bringing a hoodie, a light jacket, or some furry raver wear.

Getting There: If you’re driving, take Interstate 10 West to Exit 162 (Wild Horse Pass Boulevard/Sundust Road), hang a right at the light, and follow the posted signs directing you to the parking lot.

Shuttles: OCTIV will offer round-trip transportation to the event from downtown Tempe. A pre-party starts at 6 p.m. at the departure point at Zuma Grill, 605 South Mill Avenue. Boarding will begin at 12:30 p.m. and return trip pickups will take place from midnight to 12:30 a.m. outside Rawhide. Fares are $20 to $40 (plus service fees).

Parking: It’s $10 to park your vehicle in Rawhide’s lot. Premium parking is available for $30 and is located closer to the entrance. Either way, you can prepay online in advance.

Lockers: If you need somewhere to stow your stuff, lockers will be available onsite for $15 to $25 and will include charging stations.

A map of Goldrush Music Festival. (Click the upper right corner for a larger version.)EXPAND
A map of Goldrush Music Festival. (Click the upper right corner for a larger version.)
Courtesy of Relentless Beats

Getting Inside: An ID is required to pick up your festival wristband, which can't be removed if you're coming both days. Security will conduct bag checks, pat-downs, and wandings on every patron upon entry.

Stages and Schedule: More than 50 artists will perform across four different stages at the festival. The daily lineups are as follows.

Saturday, November 18:

Golden Gorge:
12:30 p.m.: Lazed
1:30 p.m.: Gerry Gonza
2:35 p.m.: Habstrakt
4 p.m.: Hippie Sabotage
4:55 p.m.: Drezo
6 p.m.: Rezz
7:15 p.m.: Keys N Krates
8:25 p.m.: Excision
9:30 p.m.: Migos
10:50 p.m.: Dillon Francis

Pioneer Peak:
12:30 p.m.: Bodie
1:10 p.m.: Blu J
2:15 p.m.: G-Buck
3:40 p.m.: Azizi Gibson
4:40 p.m.: Party Thieves
5:30 p.m.: The Underachievers
6:25 p.m.: Brillz
7:35 p.m.: Snow Tha Product
8:30 p.m.: SuperDuperKyle
9:30 p.m.: A-Trak and Baauer
10:50 p.m.: $uicideboy$

The Hideout:
12:30 p.m.: Michael Hooker
1:30 p.m.: Fairchild
2:30 p.m.: Camelphat
3:45 p.m.: Christian Martin
5 p.m.: Sonny Fodera
6:15 p.m.: Mikey Lion & Lee Reynolds
7:45 p.m.: Walker & Royce
9 p.m.: Shiba San
10:30 p.m.: Claude VonStroke

Wandering Wagon:
11:45 a.m.: Baeggs
1 p.m.: Mustache Sweat
2:15 p.m.: Underdown
3:30 p.m.: Cormac
4:45 p.m.: Dark Mark
6 p.m.: Tryb
7:15 p.m.: Frank Terry
8:30 p.m.: Sean Watson
9:30 p.m.: Arietta
10:30 p.m.: Medicine Mike
11:30 p.m.: Sejo

Lil Uzi Vert is scheduled to perform on Sunday, November 19, at the inaugural Gold Rush Music Festival.
Lil Uzi Vert is scheduled to perform on Sunday, November 19, at the inaugural Gold Rush Music Festival.
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Sunday, November 19:

Golden Gorge:
12:40 p.m.: Judge
2 p.m.: Droeloe
3:20 p.m.: Parker
4:40 p.m.: Lost Kings
6 p.m.: Ghastly
7:20 p.m.: San Holo
8:40 p.m.: R.L. Grime
10:05 p.m.: Lil Uzi Vert
11 p.m.: Marshmello

Pioneer Peak:
12:30 p.m.: Dann G.
12:55 p.m.: GG Magree
2 p.m.: Fransis Derelle
3:20 p.m.: Injury Reserve
4:15 p.m.: Barclay Crenshaw
5:20 p.m.: Rich Chigga
6:05 p.m.: Lil Pump
6:40 p.m.: Smokepurpp
7:20 p.m.: Ugly God
8:35 p.m.: Mija
9:50 p.m.: Malaa
11:10 p.m.: Flatbush Zombies

The Hideout:
12:30 p.m.: Oona Dahl
1:30 p.m.: Sydney Blu
2:30 p.m.: Bart Skills
4 p.m.: Jeremy Olander
5:30 p.m.: HOSH
7 p.m.: Justin Jay
8:30 p.m.: Paco Osuna
10 p.m.: Nicole Moudaber

Wandering Wagon:
11:45 a.m.: Astony
1 p.m.: Briggs
2:15 p.m.: Muzhak
3:30 p.m.: Evan Allen
4:45 p.m.: Alaska
6 p.m.: Repose
7:15 p.m.: Social
8:30 p.m.: Animate
9:30 p.m.: Mike Dao
10:30 p.m.: Tokyonotjapan
11:30 p.m.: Dungeon Destroyah

Food and Drink: Multiple bars (including those in the VIP area) will dispense libations of the beer, wine, and spirituous variety. Meanwhile, Rawhide's restaurants and concession stands will have eats of the fast-casual variety, including burgers, fries, sammies, pizza, and other options.

Migos is scheduled to perform on Saturday, November 18, at the inaugural Gold Rush Music Festival.EXPAND
Migos is scheduled to perform on Saturday, November 18, at the inaugural Gold Rush Music Festival.
Diwang Valdez

Water: Sealed bottles of H2O will be available for sale from vendors. A refill station will be set up on the north end of the event, and both Camelbak-style water bladders and empty water bottles of a reusable or disposable nature are allowed.

What to Bring: A good attitude, for starters, as well as your ID, sunglasses and hats, small bottles of sunscreen, and a small fanny pack or bag to hold it all. Lighters are okay, as are sealed packs of cigarettes. Ditto for sealed tampons, gum, and ChapStick. Oh, and be sure to wear a costume.

What Not to Bring: Forget about bringing weapons, wallet chains, fireworks, pets, JNCO jeans, large bags, chairs, hand grenades, or anything else that’s disruptive, destructive, or dangerous. Ditching your crappy or creeper attitude will also help, too, bro.

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