Wet Electric @ Big Surf
Just because Mother Nature's dialed down the blast furnace and summertime is officially over doesn't mean that the pool party season is done quite yet. Nope, it turns out that there's one final water-wing wingding to enjoy before hanging up your swimsuit to dry. The promoters and EDM fiends behind Wet Electric, which also took place in late April, are bringing the daylong waterpark extravaganza for a second round this year to bookend the summer and transform Big Surf, 1500 North McClintock Drive in Tempe, into dance party writ large on Saturday, October 5. Its lineup will be just as packed, with world-renowned beatsmiths and beat-jugglers alike, including many influential cats who have crafted the sort of high-energy audio that's caused your ass to shake in recent years. To wit: British-born dubstep-slinger Flux Pavilion, the man behind such club hits as "I Can't Stop" and "Do or Die," will co-headline the event along with Chuckie — creator of the oft-sampled 2011 track "Who Is Ready to Jump?" — and electro-house kingpins Arty, Clockwork, and MAKJ. Gates open at noon. General admission is $65, VIP access is $115. See www.wet-electric.com.
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