Global Dance Festival 2023

Empower Field at Mile High [Denver]

Event info
Date: July 21, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Empower Field at Mile High
Address: 1701 Mile High Stadium Circle Denver
Phone: 720-258-3000

The Global Dance Festival isn’t just the largest annual summer music event in the Rocky Mountain region — it’s two days of utter EDM immersion in an environment tailor-made to support every vibe, pulse and drop served up by a diverse array of performers. While superstar producers and DJs like Deadmau5, Zedd and Tiësto are known to top the bill at the Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, the five stages generally cater to different sounds, from bass blowouts to thumping house to alternative strains. Meanwhile, the other senses are stimulated via state-of-the-art stagecraft, roving circus performers, huge art installations, actual carnival rides and a food truck marketplace. Oh, and don’t forget the silent disco, where revelers don headphones and pick one of three live-DJed channels to dance to. In 2019, the Global Dance Festival featured performances by rave regulars like Kaskade, ZHU, Galantis and Diplo, alongside revered old-schoolers like Green Velvet and buzzing newcomers like Black Caviar.


Global Dance Festival Background


The Global Dance Festival was born at Red Rocks in 2002 from the ashes of a beloved, but much smaller, event called Rave on the Rocks. Nestled within that eerie but beautiful natural setting, GDF was a glorious contrast of neon lasers and digital noise — a true destination for dance fans — and the festival helped earn Denver a respectable place within the EDM scene. All of that paved the way for a move in 2017 to Mile High, which sits at 5,280 feet above sea level and feels nearly as wide. The bigger venue allowed organizers to turn the Global Dance Festival into one massive playground for more costume-clad fans than ever before, with more performers, too. While they’ve experimented with hosting live bands like Empire of the Sun and rap acts like Gucci Mane, this weekender’s strength is right there in the name: pulling together the best DJs and producers from across the wide world of electronic dance music.

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