Global Dance Festival is back in Colorado next weekend, July 21st and 22nd, this year taking over the home of the Denver Broncos. The festival has outgrown its past home at Red Rocks Amphitheater and expanded to the far larger grounds of Sports Authority Field. While for many of us this move may be bittersweet, the large open spaces of the football arena bring many benefits pushing the festival to the next step of its evolution. Global Dance describes these changes as such:
“For the fifteenth anniversary of Global Dance Festival we will be transforming the grounds of Sports Authority Field at Mile High into an all-encompassing festival experience far beyond what we’ve been able to do in years past. Parts of the stadium, external grass lawns and paved areas will be used to accommodate multiple massive stages and larger production than ever. A food truck village, a carnival atmosphere complete with multiple rides and carnival games, silent disco, a huge decked out VIP village with private bars, bathrooms and lounge seating areas, shade zones, lockers, stage-side cabanas, an art park with massive installations and room for more attendees than ever are just some of the new features that will make the first year in our new home the most mind-blowing summer music festival Colorado has ever seen! #GDF17”
With more stages, larger production, carnival attractions, a food truck village and much more, it is hard to deny that Global Dance will offer much more in its new home than it ever could have at Red Rocks. While the transformation seems to blend with many of the attributes of EDC, I am sure that the folks at Global Dance will add many of their own touches to distinguish the festival as a unique Colorado destination.
Have we mentioned the all-star lineup let?
On Friday, July 21: Hardwell, Kaskade, Louis The Child, Ganja White Night, Herobust, ASADI, Crywolf, Dabin, Ephwurd, Funtcase, Grandtheft, Kai Wachi, MIKNNA, Mt. Eden, Spock, Team EZY, The M Machine, Two Owls, Z-Trip, Audio X, Barraza Broz & TSA
Saturday July 22: Excision B2B Datsik, Porter Robinson, Zhu, Nero, Deorro, 3LAU, Green Velvet, Ben Gold, Bijou, Chris Lake, Crankdat, Grum, Kandy, Lost Kings, Saymyname, Spencer Brown, Zeke Beats, Adam Stark, Ecotek, Freddy Rule & Trajikk
The fun doesn’t have to end after the festival shuts down. Beta Nightclub, Club Vinyl, The Church, Nativ Hotel, Prive, and The Viewhouse will all be hosting after-parties so you can rage late into the night. Artists have yet to be announced, but I can only imagine that these after-parties will be bringing back the hottest acts from the festvial!