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Thom Yorke, Nine Inch Nails, Solange to Headline Houston's Day For Night 2017

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Music Editor
Updated: 27 October 2017

As we noted after 2016’s run, Houston’s Day for Night festival is an evolutionary jump, combining “sound” and “light” rosters unlike anything we have seen before. Gearing up for its third iteration, Day For Night has announced its 2017 lineup, and once again we are treated to a collection of artists that goes beyond the year’s typical crop.

Running from Dec. 15 to 17, on the top of the bill are Thom Yorke, Nine Inch Nails, Solange, Justice, St Vincent, Tyler, The Creator, James Blake, Pretty Lights, and Jamie XX. The festival will also feature 18 art installations and performances by internationally renowned visual artists, such as Ryoji Ikeda and Matthew Schreiber, that attendees will be able to check out during the event’s duration.

Also included in the festival’s music lineup, per press release: Phantogram, Pussy Riot, The Jesus Lizard, Laurie Anderson, REZZ, Nina Kraviz, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Cashmere Cat, Cardi B, Perfume Genius, Sky Ferreira, Lil B, Of Montreal (performing their album Hissing Fauna You Are The Destroyer), Princess Nokia, Kimbra, Mount Kimbie, Corbin, Shlohmo, The Album Leaf, Forest Swords, Dj Tennis, Shabazz Palaces, Andy Stott, Jessy Lanza, Jlin, Priests, Saul Williams, BOOTS, and Jenny Hval. You can check out the full list here.

“This dynamic lineup represents just the beginning of an aggressive three to five year plan to grow Day for Night into a multi venue five-day citywide event,” says Omar Afra, one of the festival’s co-founders. “Houston has a long standing legacy of technology, art and culture, and we see Day for Night as part of that story in the future.”

On Friday, things kick off with a summit that includes talks by activists Chelsea Manning, Laurie Anderson, Lauren McCarthy, and Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova. After that, there will be a special performance by Solange’s Saint Heron titled “Soul Cleansing,” and Earl Sweatshirt and Kaytranada will close out the evening.

Teaming up with the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a portion of the festival’s proceeds will go to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Tickets are now available for purchase on the Day for Night website.

Check out our recap video of Day for Night 2016 below.