One of Houston’s newer music festivals is returning for its 2017 edition with a bigger lineup than ever.

Day For Night has distinguished itself for its unique commitment to creating a festival experience that is equal parts music, visual arts, and social activism summit.

The music lineup includes Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke, Solange, Justice, St. Vincent, Tyler the Creator, and more, which is a bit of an eclectic mix, but nevertheless is quite exciting.

The festival will take place across three stages at the Barbara Jordan Post Office at 401 Franklin Street, the former downtown post office that is being converted for use as an event space (for now) known as Post HTX. The stages will be interspersed with a series of art installations from various visual and interactive artists.

The Friday leading into the festival will feature a series of panels covering various topics, headlined by a talk by Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army intelligence analyst who was court martialed and convicted of espionage acts for leaking classified documents but was subsequently pardoned by former President Barack Obama. Other speakers include visual artist and musician Laurie Anderson, Nadya Tolokonnikova of Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot, and Los Angeles artist Lauren McCarthy. They will cover the confluence of art, technology, and activism.

“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,” Omar Afra, co-founder of Day for Night, told the Houston Chronicle.

Day For Night 2017 will run from Friday, December 15th through Monday, December 18th. You can buy tickets and passes on their website.


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