The team behind Free Press Summer Festival, Houston's annual two-day music fest, present an epic (yes, epic!) art, music, and speaker line-up December 15-17 at Post HTX.  

Although billed as a music festival, this all-star art and music event is unlike any other in the world. Nearly 100 artists, musicians, and presenters will share their talents alongside dozens of art installations throughout the 1.5 million square foot campus. The festival employs a variety of mediums such as light, projection, LED and sound. Also, organizers added a "Friday Summit" as a music and speaker series describing this year's event in a news release as "both a current snapshot of popular music, as well as a showcase for trailblazers who continue to crossover from fringe to influential."

Immersive lighting, projection, and video art will display in controlled environments, with stages serving as indoor performance halls to feature live music and speaker performances. A third outdoor stage will showcase continuous artistic content including music, original video installations, projections, and lighting. Check out examples of work from some of the artists here.

And, it gets better with big names to headline the fest that will take your breath away. Don't believe me? Let's see: Musicians such as Nine Inch Nails, Tyler, the Creator, St. Vincent to Solange, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, James Blake and more. Artists like Ekene Ijeoma, Kyle McDonald, Laurie Anderson, and Ryoji Ikeda, and activists such as Chelsea Manning and Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pu--y Riot, just to list a few. 

What’s more, while Summer Fest competes with a slew of other festivals for top talent during the peak of the festival season, Day for Night will be able to draw big names at a time of year when bands are actually looking for gigs. The Houston festival also targets music and art fans from elsewhere around the country looking for a respite from colder climes. 

Organized by Free Press Houston and Work-Order, Day for Night is set for Dec. 15 through 17. General admission is $205 for two days; VIP tickets, which include lounge access, premium views, private bar and more, start at $750. Below is a full listing of the line-up, in alphabetical order. 

Musical Artists

Acid Jeep, Andy Stott, Anitra, B L A C K I E, Babyfather, Bjarki, Cardi B, Cashmere Cat, Collin Hedrick, Corbin, Deep Cuts, Demdike Stare, DJ Tennis, En Vogue, Faten Kanaan, Forest Swords, G Jones, Gas, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hescher, Hoodcelebrityy, James Blake, Jamie xx, Jessy Lanza, Jlin, Justice, Kimbra, Kona FM, Laurie Anderson, Lil B, Marcus Marr, Miguel Flaco, Mount Kimbie, N N O A, Narcons, Nina Kraviz, Nine Inch Nails, Of Montreal, Pearl Crush, Perfume Genius, Phantogram, Pretty Lights, Priests, Princess Nokia, Pussy Riot, Rabit X House of Kenzo, REZZ, Roni Size, Santa Muerte, Saro, Shabazz Palaces, Shlohmo, Sky Ferreira, Solange, St. Vincent, Tearz, The Album Leaf, The Jesus Lizard, Thom Yorke, Tim Hecker, True American, Tyler Barber, Tyler, the Creator, Venetian Snares X Daniel Lanois and XLX.

Visual Artists

Cocolab, Conditional Studio + Processing Foundation, Ekene Ijeoma, Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves, Hovver, James Clar, Kyle Mcdonald + Jonas Jongejan, Lina Dib, Matthew Schreiber, Playmodes, Radio Soulwax, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Ryoji Ikeda, Sam Cannon, The Mill, Théodore Fivel + Freeka Tet, Vincent Moon + Priscilla Telmon and VT Pro.


Boots, Chelsea Manning, Earl Sweatshirt, Jenny Hval, Kaytranada, Lauren McCarthy, Laurie Anderson, Nadya From Pu--y Riot, Saint Heron Presents: “Soul Cleansing” featuring Solange and Saul Williams.