As one of the most anticipated EDM festivals of the season, Global Dance Festival 2017 returns to the Mile High City on July 21 and 22, for its fifteenth consecutive year. With a brand new location at Sports Authority Field, additional stages, and carnival rides, Global Dance Festival has also answered last year’s event with a staggering roster of talent. With a lineup this stacked, you’re probably wondering how you will be able to see it all! Well we have selected a few must see acts to help you out.
Have a sweet tooth for sugar and spice? KANDY will hit you with everything nice. New York bred Kevin Schuppel aka KANDY is becoming one of the most influential up-and-comers in dance music. Schuppel made an “everlasting impression” in 2016 debuting his festival appearance at Ultra Miami, where he shut down the stage entrance due to over capacity. He’s expected to make quite the impression as a diverse and literally groundbreaking artist. Get a “taste” of KANDY the second night on Saturday, July 22nd.
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Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Canadian, Dabin is a definite must catch this year. Fresh off of Electric Forest, and an amazing spring tour with Black Tiger Sex Machine, Dabin Lee has gripped the attention of EDM fans on an international level. His unique electro/dubstep tracks fused with live, electric guitar and piano ensures a dynamic and high energy set full of surprise guests and intricate instrumentals. Get down to Dabin on the Tundra Stage on Friday, July 21st.
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Chicago based duo Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennet have been making waves in the electronic music scene. Since their hit single, “It’s Strange”, Louis the Child has gained significant momentum in opening for Madeon and The Chainsmokers receiving recognition and praise from mainstream artists for their futuristic, Flume-inspired sounds. These two young producers are sure to bring all of the good vibes to this year’s event. Catch them the first night Friday, July 21st.
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This American DJ duo, consisting of Robert Abisi and Nick Shanholtz, has everything one could ask for in a progressive house music group. As the humorous pair refers to their genre as “fondling” music, their pop/love song style lyrics definitely give you that warm summer love feeling. So, put your “Phone Down” and hug your neighbor with Lost Kings on Saturday, July 22nd.
Photo from: Lost Kings facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wearelostkings/
The last must see artist at Global Dance Festival 2017 is the one and only Zhu. Grammy Nominated for hit track “Faded”, Los Angeles based Steven Zhu always aims to put music before fame. Anonymity has proven to be an amazing tactic to building online hype in this industry. But mystery aside, Zhu’s emblematic ambient genre has truly spoken for itself. If you have yet to see the deep house legend that is Zhu, get yourself to Sports Authority Field on Friday, July 21st.
Photo from: Zhu facebook page https://www.facebook.com/zhu/
These are just a few artists that are a must-see this year. Honorable mentions and additional recommendations include: Freddy Rule, Trajikk, Kai Wachi, Crywolf, Say My Name and Blau. Don’t forget to hit the smaller stages and give some love to the up and comers. For all you know, they could be headlining Global Dance Festival 2018.