Day For Night adjusts times for outdoor concerts due to potential severe weather
HOUSTON – Day For Night adjusted its festival times and ended outdoor concerts early as potential severe weather moved through Houston Saturday evening.
Festival officials said they were carefully monitoring the weather and decided to end the Red and Green stage concerts at 10 p.m. They said all artists still performed.
Day For Night kicked off its 2017 festival on Friday with a series of speakers and live performances on Friday.
Doors opened at 3 p.m. at the historic Barbara Jordan Post Office at 401 Franklin Street.
The building was designed by the same architects that designed the Astrodome.
The festival boasts 1.5 million square feet of space that will house four stages and seamless flow between the stages and the art installations. This is the second consecutive year the festival has been held at the location.
The first Day For Night festival was held in a six-block area surrounding Silver Street Studios, near downtown.
Chelsea Manning, Nadya from Pussy Riot, Laurie Anderson and Lauren McCarthy all spoke between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. before Limb played an hour-long set from 7 p.m. 8 p.m.
Boots, Jenny Hval and Earl Sweatshirt followed with 50-minute sets of their own.
Kaytranada closed out the opening night of festivities with a 90-minute set lasting until 2 a.m. Saturday.
Saturday's lineup features festival headliner Nine Inch Nails, who played a 90-minute set starting at 8:30 p.m.
True American kicked off Saturday's music with a 30-minute set starting at 1 p.m.
Pussy Riot played their 50-minute set Saturday afternoon.
Pretty Lights, Cardi B featuring Hoodcelebrity, James Blake, Cashmere Cat, Tyler, the Creator, G Jones and Jamie XX also performed.
Sunday's lineup started with Saro at 1 p.m. and closed with Thom Yorke and Nina Kraviz each playing until 1:50 a.m. Monday.
Some names also on the festival's final day included: Kimbra, Rezz, En Vogue, Phantogram, The Jesus Lizard, Shlohmo, St. Vincent and Justice.
There were a few late changes to the schedule.
Soul Cleansing (Solange, Earl Sweatshirt and Kaytranada) was not able to perform on Friday night, but Solange was still able to perform on Sunday as planned.
Wolfgang Voight was forced to cancel his appearances after issues with his passport.
For more on the festival, go to its website.
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