Just after Christmas, Atlanta was treated with something special down at the Georgia Freight Depot in Downtown. This was a one night event with 2 stages and an all-star local DJ lineup. Big Beats Festival pulled out all the stops with providing some great lighting production and quality sound, combined to create an all around great musical experience for the people attending.


The lineup delivered a mixture of the top hits of EDM, Hip-hop, and trap music. Headlining this show were Araab Muzik, Walshy Fire of Major Lazer, DJ Scratch, and ATL’s very own, Leah Culver. Joining these headliners was a plethora of local and regional talent, featuring some hometown favorites like Midnite Panda, Baels, Eddie Gold, Stranger Candy, and much more.


The venue was honestly great; not many places around Atlanta can encompass an aura like the Georgia Freight Depot. The event’s production was absolutely wonderful as well. Both the sound and lighting exceeded expectations. The bass rocked the old brick walls, not to mention the lights and lasers were very impressive as well. Throw all of that together with some good music from a decent lineup of performers, and you’ve got yourself a great event. Hopefully with due time, this event will grow into something big in the near future. With every new event, there are some trails and tribulations that come with the territory. But we do feel as though this event can come back and be even bigger and better than the first. After all, it does have big in its name, right? Maybe they will have some more big tricks up their sleeve for the next go round.