Life in Color brings the world's largest paint party to Atlantic City for an EDM-packed 2013 New Year's Eve party.
ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY — Bader Field will host a 2013 New Year's Eve event that will paint the town red, and green, and blue, and yellow.
Formerly known as Dayglow, Life in Color is the world’s largest paint party, featuring some of the hottest names in electronic dance music (EDM) today.
Headlining the countdown to midnight is famed electro house artist and DJ, Steve Aoki, who will be joined by Tommy Trash, Adventure Club, and David Solano.
On Wednesday, Dec. 5, Aoki spoke to Atlantic City Weekly from London about why he chose Atlantic City as the place to rock it on New Year's Eve.
"[There were] actually a couple different offers and one was like playing in Thailand, off the island, like a private island gig. And then I was like A.C.? Thailand? Thailand would be sick, it’d be f---ing sweet. But yeah, of course I picked A.C., because I love Atlantic City. More importantly, I love New Jersey. I love the Jersey crowd, the New York crowd, the Philadelphia crowd.
"All the surrounding areas of A.C., and that’s why I love coming there. It’s not really the city, it’s the people. The people there are awesome. Like, all my shows, even if they’re dressed to the nines they’re still raging f---ing crazy. Really, really energetic crowd, really passionate crowd, they make it memorable each time."
The celebration starts at 6pm on Monday, Dec. 31, and will last until 2am.
Guests must be at least 18 years to enter, 21 to drink, and need a valid ID for admission.
Bader Field, which hosted the Metallica Orion Music + More festival in June, and the Dave Matthews Band Caravan the previous year, among other events, such as this fall's Seafood Festival, will be lined with food and beverage vendors, as well as Life in Color and artist merchandise available for purchase.
A custom-made heated tent will provide warmth against the cold, and the event will take place rain or shine.
Tickets are now available at lifeincolor.com/nye for $99, $159, and $250.
Atlantic City will be hosting a healthy dose of EDM on and around New Year's Eve with Kaskade (Dec. 30) and Tiesto at Revel's Ovation Hall (Dec. 31), Dave Guetta (Dec. 28) and Rusko (Dec. 29) at the House of Blues. Venues such as Providence at the Tropicana Quarter, Dusk at Caesars, the Borgata's Mixx and mur.mur, the Pool at Harrah's, HQ at Revel, and other venues in town will surely be offering dance parties galore.
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