Mad Decent Block Party 2016 Launches July 30 in Fort Lauderdale

South Florida, you know the drill. Bust out your twerk pants, forget about your kandi bracelets (they're banned this year, y'all), and get in line for the presale. The annual EDM madhouse that is Diplo's Mad Decent Block Party has announced its 2016 dates, and Fort Lauderdale will be the first stop on its latest 15-date run.

July 30 marks the kick-off at Revolution Live, where the coveted EDM mini-fest has lived locally for the last three years. While the lineup is still under wraps, those with the 2016 code can already snag presale tickets starting at $36.50 (use presale code: MDBP2016), with general public ticketing beginning this Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m. Eastern.

As in years past, the 18+ event will feature a variety of chest-rattling bass purveyors from Diplo's ever-evolving roster of Mad Decent label mates and industry friends. Last year's lineup featured Jack Ü, Jauz, Major Lazer, Rick Remedy, Thomas Jack, Yellow Claw, and Zeds Dead, while 2014 brought us Action Bronson, Dillon Francis, Riff Raff, Flume, and more.

While we keep an eye out for a 2016 lineup announcement, the Mad Decent Block Party 2016 website already lays out some ground rules for the tour this year. Among some of the more surprising entries on the list of prohibited items this year: Pacifiers, kandi bracelets and/or necklaces, and masks of any kind, as well as vape pens, eyedrops, and LED gloves — leaving us wondering what the hell this year's crop of ravers will look like, and how exactly they plan to blow each other up. Stay tuned!

Mad Decent Block Party
Lineup TBA. 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave, Ft Lauderdale 33312Tickets cost $36.50 to $75 for VIP plus fees via or Visit for more info.

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