Disco Donnie Presents has announced its acquisition of Lights All Night. With a portfolio including Ubbi Dubbi, Freaky Deaky, and now Lights All Night, Disco Donnie Presents has cemented itself as Texas’ biggest independent promoter.
Along with the acquirement of Lights All Night, Disco Donnie Presents is unveiling this year’s lineup with Excision, John Summit, Porter Robinson (DJ Set), SVDDEN DEATH, Tchami, Zeds Dead and more. The festival will take place on Dec. 29 and 30 at Dallas Market Hall, with tickets going on sale Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. CT.
Lights All Night remains the longest-running Texas music festival. Over the past 10 years, Disco Donnie Presents has generated more than $1 billion in total economic impact and $1.5 million in donations to local nonprofits throughout the state of Texas.
“Selling Lights All Night to Disco Donnie Presents is a full circle moment,” Scott Osburn, CEO of Always On LLC, says in a statement. “Throughout the years, Donnie, his President Michele Servais and the DDP team have been great mentors and friendly competitors. DDP wrote the playbook for Texas’ electronic music scene, and we have been able to create a first-class festival with their support. I’m very excited to see how the festival evolves and feel fortunate to hand over the reins to such respected and capable producers.”
Disco Donnie Presents managed to successfully host the first festival back since the COVID-19 shutdowns back in April 2021, with Ubbi Dubbi. The promotion company had also been the first to host drive-in shows throughout 2020, allowing for socially-distanced dancefloors. With Disco Donnie and Osburn’s longtime personal friendship, the acquirement of the festival marks a natural next step.
“Acquiring Lights All Night is a watershed moment for Disco Donnie Presents,” Disco Donnie says in a statement. “After re-establishing our own independence, I am thrilled to start a new phase of growth with our first acquisition. Over 25 years ago, I felt such a strong connection with the audience at our earliest shows in Texas and since then, the demand for dance music has exploded. Scott Osburn and his team have built an extraordinary festival and it’s an honor for us to be trusted to continue and expand on their creativity.”
Lights All Night first took place on New Year’s Eve 2010 with 6,000 attendees. In the 12 years since, the festival has grown to become one of the most prominent electronic music festivals taking place over New Year’s Eve, with past headliners including iconic dance artists Avicii, Calvin Harris, deadmau5, Skrillex, The Chainsmokers, Tiësto and more.