One of RVA’s best party groups is taking over Diversity Richmond’s parkinglot and event space on New Years Eve this year and we’ve got all the details you need to take part in what is sure to be a bla
One of RVA’s best party groups is taking over Diversity Richmond’s parkinglot and event space on New Years Eve this year and we’ve got all the details you need to take part in what is sure to be a blast.
Check out the brief convo between RVA Mag president John Reinhold and event organizer Conway Jennings, and scoop your tickets here.
What is Decemberween and PLF?
PLF stands for Party Liberation Front. We are a community of DJs, producers, fire performers, sculptors, dancers, painters and more. We aim to create events with immersive environments in which the experience itself IS the art.
PLF was formed to throw the first Decemberween party in 2006. Over the years we have thrown this party in houses, warehouses, and once at Gallery 5. This year, we are bringing Decemberween up from the underground so we can provide the PLF experience for a wider contingent of Richmond’s art and music lovers.
What makes this NYE event different than any other on New Years?
Decemberween is not your average New Years party. Our focus is on quality, not quantity. We aim to creative a participatory experience in which you help create the magic. In addition to bringing in some of the best DJs on the east coast, we will have a wide variety of performances, large scale installations, and general awesomeness. There will be space to party hard, but also to chill hard with your friends (and make new ones!). Expect booty shaking, giant sculptures, awesome performances, and LOTS of fire. And we go til 4am. What other party in town has that all in one place?
What is the music lineup and performances for this event?
We have a pretty awesome lineup of DJs to help you shake it. I’m personally really excited about a tag team set from Beatkitty and Michael Nighttime, who will be joining us from NYC and Philly, respectively. With their styles mashed together, we can expect to hear some serious bass action, from twerk to trap to glitch hop, with some funky stuff and global rhythms thrown in there for good measure.
We’re also stoked to have Mambisa coming from Philly to bring us some funky global beats. Research and Development will also be coming from Philly to close out the lineup outside. They’ll be playing garage, juke, and more. We’ll also have plenty of PLF resident DJs playing throughout the night.
Check out www.plfrva.com for the full lineup info.
What kind of live art and other special installations are planned for this event?
Outside you will find DJs playing for the PLF Pyro Circus, plus the PLF Pyroship and other art-vehicles. But the crown jewel of our outdoor stage is Josephine, the Colossal Skeleton Marionette. As the name implies, Josephine is a 20 foot tall interactive metal sculpture. 5 people (you!) can work the marionette strings together to make her dance and wiggle. Charlottesville artist Christian Breeden received an art grant to build her for the 2015 Burning Man Festival in Nevada, where she was proudly featured at the base of the man itself. We are super stoked to bring her to Decemberween 10 for her East Coast debut.
Inside we will kick off the evening with Maharal, a duo that will bring us a combo of live instrumentation and dance performance. We will also have a variety of circus and dance performances throughout the night. Inside will also feature the main dance floor with a large custom built sound system for all you bass heads out there. And let’s not forget about the hookah lounge and balloon room.
What kind of drink options will there be for guests?
We are very stoked to have an excellent bar provided by Art on Wheels, running from 8pm to 2am. The bar will feature delicious Hardywood Park beer, as well as champagne and tasty cocktails. We will also have coffee, energy drinks, and juices for sale, plus free water all night.