Global Dance Festival 2018 – Festival Guide

Get ready to dance, Colorado!

On July 20 & 21 2018, Colorado’s premier dance music event returns. Taking place at Sports Authority Field in the city of Denver, Colorado, Global Dance Festival 2018 is home to everything a festival-goer could ask for. Not only does it bring together some of the best musicians in the world, but it plays home to a brand new stage, a beautiful art park, carnival rides, a food truck marketplace, and an awesome new silent disco. Above all, Global Dance is known for constantly evolving with the Colorado dance music scene. In its 16th year, Global Dance Festival 2018 will continue a tradition of being bigger and better than each year before.

Global Dance Festival

From then till now

For the past 16 years Global Dance Festival has given Colorado ravers and festival-goers some of the best dance music in EDM history, touting acts like Benny Benassi, Zedd, Knife Party, and many others. It even featured the iconic home of Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado. In 2017 the festival gave up its 14-year home in favor of moving to Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado. Giving it the ability to expand with more stages, food trucks, more performers, a beautiful art park, carnival rides and so much more.

In 2018 the festival returns and continues its trend of diversifying and evolving by even adding a hip-hop element to its repertoire featuring acts like Future, Juicy J, Machine Gun Kelly and Others. The festival as well has promised to be even bigger and better than before, turning the Amazon Silent Disco into its own full stage, and bringing about the new Crystal Cavern Silent Disco Stage.

The Music

Prior to giving up its home and moving in 2017, the festival featured only 1 large stage and two smaller stages. In its new home at Sports Authority Field, Global Dance Festival has expanded to 4 much larger stages, featuring the Summit Stage, the Northern Lights Stage, The Amazon Stage, as well as The Tundra Stage. The festival also now features the Crystal Cavern Silent Disco, that will hallmark local talent and even bring a few big surprises.

Global Dance Festival 2018 lineup

The Summit Stage

The Summit Stage features some of the biggest superstars across both electronic dance music and hip-hop and is the festivals largest stage. EDM giants Tiesto, Goldfish, Illenium, & Said The Sky will grace the stage alongside Future, Machine Gun Kelly, and others. The stage itself features beautiful production with a plethora of lighting and screens. The sound is enough to keep your heart pumping all night long. Fans can expect pure madness at this monolith dance music.

The Amazon Stage

House music abound, the brand-new Amazon Stage will keep fans bouncing all weekend long. Claude VonStroke, Thomas Jack, Gorgon City, as well as a myriad of other house stars are ready to move fans to the beat of the jungle. New for 2018, this stage will take the place of the former silent disco. You can bet Global Dance Festival will bring bigger, and better production to this new stage. Transforming it from a silent disco into a full-fledged festival stage with their amazing production.

The Northern Lights Stage

Who’s ready for some heart-pounding bass music?! The Northern Lights stage is ready to satisfy all of your bassy urges. Featuring neck-braking bass by Adventure Club, Liquid Strange, Figure, and more. Indeed, this stage is every bass heads dream.

The Tundra Stage

Get to get weird with some trance, hardstyle, and everything else your heart could desire at The Tundra Stage. BlackGummy, Cosmic Gate, Simon Patterson, and many more are ready to cross the frozen tundra as well as bring the party.

The Crystal Cavern Silent Disco

Get ready for an all-new silent disco experience at #GDF2018. Say goodbye to the 2017 Arcave, and hello to the all-new Crystal Cavern Silent Disco experience. Featuring some of the best talent Colorado has to offer, as well as some special surprises across 3 channels, this stage is sure to keep everyone moving. Keep an eye on this up and coming stage.

Check out the full lineup here!

Other Global Dance Festival 2018 Attractions

Carnival Rides

The festival features all of the thrilling rides it brought along in 2017, as well as some new surprises for 2018. Complete your raver fantasy and kiss your loved one atop the Ferris wheel, get freaked out on Freak Out, or take it all in 90 feet in the air on Vertigo. GDF is prepared to tantalize all of your senses.

Food Truck Market Place

Global Dance Festival 2018 features a top-tier food truck marketplace. Mouthwatering delights that are sure to have every fan in attendance salivating and wanting more. The festival features eat from around the region such as Barbed Wire Reef and Carnivore, Gyros King, Mac and Noodles, and a plethora of others, so don’t forget to try something new while your there.


Global Dance Festival 2018

Year after year Global Dance Festival provides some of the most talented performers and entertainers possible. Crazy stilt walking birds parade around the festival, while beautiful go-go dancers help to move each stage. Fans can expect a new surprise around each corner.

Art Park

Get ready to be taken away by some of the best art in the region at this art park. Giant insects, a fiery owl, and more will amaze every person who lays eyes on them. Be ready for even more surprises here, and expect the unexpected.


A limited number of GA and VIP tickets are still available. Currently, GA is $159, and VIP is $239. Get them quickly before this ticket tier runs out and prices rise. VIP features include faster festival entry, premium viewing at the Global Summit stage, access to the Global VIP Village and more! Furthermore, a special Diamond VIP ticket with backstage access is available as well for $500.

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Brian Ogden

Brian Ogden is a man of many interests. His passions include electronic dance music, and everything around it: production, sound design, engineering, DJing, etc. Brian's career has been characterized by the exploration of these various disciplines - he has never limited himself to just one aspect of the world that EDM encompasses.

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