Flux Pavilion, Illenium, And More Dominate Global Dub Festival
Global Dub Festival made its sixth appearance in the Denver area last Saturday, May 20th. The show took place at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater and featured Flux Pavilion and Illenium as headliners, as well as several other notable artists as openers.
The first three openers were Templo, Armnhmr and Wilkinson. As the night progressed, Spag Heddy took the stage. The volume went up as the sun went down. By the time Crizzly went on at 8:10, the amphitheater was packed with headbangers, and the bass was growing heavier by the minute.
Just around 9:30 PM, as the sun had finished setting, the whole stage went dark. The crowd went wild as Illenium entered. His set included a wide variety of music, with everything from Getter’s remix of Jauz and Pegboard Nerds’ “Get On Up” to RL Grime, Skrillex and WhatSoNot’s “Waiting”. He seemed to follow a pattern of playing relaxing, almost trance-like music for a few minutes, to out of the blue throwing down heavy dubstep tracks. It was a big night for Illenium, as he debuted new music and made two big announcements: that he’ll be releasing an a new album this summer, and that he’ll be headlining a show at 1st Bank Center in Denver on November 9th. Finally, he closed his set with his two smash hits: his remixes of Flume’s “Say It” and The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down”.
Most of the crowd was so exhausted from dancing, jumping, and headbanging to Illenium that they had to sit down during the set up for Flux Pavilion. However, everyone was back on their feet immediately the second he began to play. Unlike Illenium, Flux’ set was pretty much straight dubstep, and he seemed to rarely come up for air. He played all of his classics, such as “Catch Me”, “Do Or Die” and he threw in different parts of “I Can’t Stop” throughout the set. The crowd couldn’t get enough, and he played right up until the Red Rocks curfew.
This year’s Global Dub Fest was one for the books. But what if you missed it? Consider checking out another event, such as Global Dance Festival in July. Global Dance has kicked off the summer with a bang and is sure to continue in their upcoming events!
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