Decadence Colorado 2023

DECEMBER 30-31, 2023


One of the biggest NYE events in the country isn’t in Las Vegas or Times Square, but in Denver — where you can swap the ball drop for a bass drop.

Any New Years Eve event is a big ask. More so when the party starts on December 30th. There are just too many competing shindigs thrown by friends excited to show off their hors d’oeuvres, not to mention the bucket list fetes you’ve said you would attend for years (the famous ball drop of Times Square?). But electronic music fans should have no qualms rejecting it all for something greater, something raver, something by the name of Decadence Colorado 2023. Where else do you get to wear neon pantsuits and lie down on glowing, flower-shaped lounge chairs while listening to some of the biggest names in the EDM scene drop? Neither your aspiring DJ friends, nor Times Square, has that kind of cache.

This year’s headliners are Skrillex, Zeds Dead, Fisher, Illenium, Steve Aoki and John Summit. If DJs you already saw at three different Electric Daisy Carnivals don’t entice you, as Redditor jmaze215 complained nearly a year ago (“if you’ve seen one of these line ups, you’ve seen them all, it’s literally the same dJs at every event” they moaned)  know the festival organizers do include emerging artists that are stretching the genre. In 2022, FrostTop and Porter Robinson were among the up-and-coming beat makers. 

The word on the street is that this is the kind of party where “the people cleaning the bathrooms will sell you acid,” as one Reddit user reported. And, relatedly, that the festival will help you stay hydrated and feeling luxurious. Another user notes that “of all the festivals I’ve been to, Decadence CO had the best water tbh. Might not be a huge deal but it’s nice to get cold refreshing water as opposed to the hay-tasting water at most festivals.” 

Your friend’s aperitifs won’t be going anywhere, but tickets for Decadence NYE 2023 will certainly sell out. 


  • The Colorado Convention Center has a venue capacity of 5,000.
  • General admission tickets for Decadence 2023 start at $269, and VIP tickets at $349.
  • This year’s theme is “digital city.”
  • Check out Fifty Grande’s guide to Colorado here.


What is the closest airport to Decadence Colorado 2023? 

Head to Denver International Airport which is 25 miles away from the festival grounds. 

What rage accessories can I bring to the music festival?

No rage or totem sticks, sorry, nor can you bring a GoPro or marijuana––but feel free to wear your most over-the-top face mask.

It’s my first time going to Decadence. What should I expect?

It’s billed as the largest indoor NYE dance music festival in America, so besides two-days worth of EDM, you’ll also find art installations, a silent disco, and more.

Who are the headliners?

Skrillex, Zeds Dead, Fisher, Illenium, Steve Aoki, and John Summit.

What is the music festival’s full lineup?

Brondo, Cosmic Gate, Dab The Sky, Deathpact, Fisher, Galantis, Ganja White Night, He$H, Hol!, Illenium, John Summit, Justin Jay, Malaa, Mersiv, Of The Trees, Ray Volpe, Sidepiece, Skrillex, Sofi Tukker (hybrid DJ set), Steve Aoki, Subtronics, Two Friends

Who produces Decadence?

Global Dance, Live Nation, and AEG.

How far is Denver from Las Vegas?

There are 750 miles between Vegas and Denver.

When are tickets on sale? 

General on-sale is Friday, September 27 at 12PM MDT.

2023 Poster


BY Hanna Vioque