Global Dance Festival 2017: Friday Highlights

Global Dance Festival 2017: Friday Highlights

The legendary Global Dance Festival came back for another year this weekend, and widely exceeded our expectations. Global Dance, who are the minds behind Decadence, Skylab and more, are known for putting on the biggest EDM events in the Rocky Mountain area, with Global Dance Festival being their most well-known.

This year, the festival made a big change: the location. In previous years, the event was held at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. Instead, for the first time ever the festival took place at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, located right in the heart of Denver. This change proved to be extremely worthwhile – for the festival was able to accommodate four stages, several carnival rides, a food truck lane, art park, and much more.

The first of the four stages was the Amazon stage, otherwise known as the Silent Disco. It featured three different artists at all times, so that music connoisseurs could experiment with different channels and experience the music of multiple different artists within the same time frame. Friday night’s artists included many locals. Cory Goldsmith, Joyzu and many more wow-ed Silent Disco attendees during Friday evening’s performance.

Global Dance Fest

Photo credit Amanda Cox

The Tundra stage was slightly bigger, but here the artists played one at a time. Many well-known artists took the stage Friday night such as Crywolf, Asadi, Miknna and Mt Eden. About halfway into Friday’s festival, it begun to rain. The Tundra stage was well covered, and therefore made a perfect safe haven for people to take shelter.

The second largest stage was the Northern Lights stage. Friday’s lineup on this stage was a very bass-heavy one, with lots of trap and dubstep artists featured. Some of these artists were Kai Wachi, Grandtheft, Ganja White Night, Z-Trip and Herobust. Seeing as this stage was also covered, many ravers flocked underneath to take shelter during the rainy hours.

The Global Summit was the festival’s final and largest stage. This stage featured some of the biggest names of the festival. Friday’s DJs included Hardwell, Ephwurd, Louis The Child, Funtcase, and Kaskade, who to closed the monumental night out. Since this stage was so large, it was not covered like a few of the others. However, hearing Kaskade play “Raining” in the rain is an experience many festival goers will cherish for a lifetime.

This year’s Global Dance Festival was proof that stepping outside the box can allow history to be made. Everyone seemed to consider the festival a wild success – both artists and attendees alike. So, what if you didn’t make it out this year? Make sure to mark your calendars as soon as next year’s dates are released – it’s sure to be the biggest and best yet!



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