The third edition of Houston's Day for Night festival happens December 15 - 17 and will be headlined by Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke, Solange, Justice, St Vincent, Tyler, The Creator, and James Blake. Also playing this diverse lineup: The Jesus Lizard, Sky Ferreira, Jamie xx, Phantogram, Pussy Riot, Cardi B, Earl Sweatshirt, Laurie Anderson, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Of Montreal performing Hissing Fauna You Are The Destroyer, En Vogue (!), Daniel Lanois, Priests, Roni Size, Mount Kimbie, Tim Hecker, Jenny Hval, Kaytranada, Gasand more. Tickets are on sale now and you can check out the full 2017 Day for Night music lineup below.
Visual art is also a big component of Day for Night, and there will be 18 art installations and performances, including ones by Ryoji Ikeda, Matthew Schreiber, Radio Soulwax, and more. You can check out the visual arts lineup below.
In addition to the art and music, Day for Night 2017 will also be augmented by a "FridaySummit" with Chelsea Manning, Laurie Anderson, Nadya Tolokonnikova, and Lauren McCarthy speaking on "the intersection of art, technology, and activism." Following the talks, Solange's Saint Heron will present a special performance called "Soul Cleansing" and following will be performances by Earl Sweatshirt and Kaytranda.
DAY FOR NIGHT - 2017 MUSIC LINE-UP (SATURDAY - SUNDAY)
Nine Inch Nails
The Jesus Lizard
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Of Montreal performing Hissing Fauna You Are The Destroyer
Venetian Snares X Daniel Lanois
The Album Leaf
Rabit x House of Kenzo
B L A C K I E
N N O A
and Saint Heron Presents: “Soul Cleansing” Featuring Solange
VISUAL ARTISTS (FRIDAY - SUNDAY)
The Day for Night 2017 artists are a wide-ranging and diverse group of creators from around the world, from sculptors to coders to engineers: Ryoji Ikeda, Matthew Schreiber, Conditional Studio + Processing Foundation, James Clar, Felicie D'Estienne D'Orves, Kyle McDonald, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Radio Soulwax, VT Pro, The Mill, Hovver, Playmodes, Theodore Fivel, Ekene Ijeoma, Cocolab, Sam Cannon, Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon, and Lina Dib.
Multimedia artist Ryoji Ikeda, who brought his wildly innovative “stage shows” to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will create a site-specific work for the festival. Holographer and laser light artist Matthew Schreiber, who was formerly James Turrell’s studio assistant, will create a site-specific, large-scale light installation for a concert. Los Angeles-based nonprofit Conditional Group + Processing Foundation will present a new installation and workshop about creative coding, software literacy in the visual arts, and youth education. Theodore Fivel, a sculptor based in Paris, will bring one of his amorphic creations, using the space as an art installation. Lina Dib, the artist and anthropologist known for investigates socio-technical, ethnographic, and ecological change, will provide a site-specific work.