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Global Dance Festival is heralded as Colorado’s largest electronic music festival. GDF has been running–and growing–for nearly a decade since its 2002 inception at Red Rocks, and has recently found a new, higher capacity home at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Colorado.

This year, GDF is expanding to accommodate its largest production to date with multiple music stages, carnival games, a food truck village, an art installation park, cabanas, a designated VIP area and the most wild lineup in its history.

This high-energy EDM festival is for the music lovers, the dancers, the party animals, and if you’re one of them, you’ll fit right in.

Here’s your GDF 2017 guide.

Global Dance Festival Dates & NEW Location

GDF will take place on July 21-22, 2017 at its new location — Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. Festival venue will be open from 3pm-11pm daily.

Global Dance Festival Lineup

The GDF lineup has taken an impressive turn. This year’s artists include Kaskade, Hardwell, Porter Robinson, Excision & Datsik and several other DJs who will have you dancing all festival long!

See the full GDF 2017 lineup.

Global Dance Festival Tickets

Regular passes include entrance to the festival only. VIP pass holders get separate entry, private viewing areas, commemorative passes and access to private bars, lounges and bathrooms. While Global Dance Festival is a 16+ event, the VIP experience is open to 18+ only.

1-day Pass – $69-$79

VIP 1-day Pass – $109

2-day Pass – $179

VIP 2-day Pass – $219

Getting to and from GDF

Bike – Using the South Platte bike trail, it’s easy to ride to the stadium and park in one of the 300 installed bike racks.

Car – The official venue address is 1701 Bryant St. Denver, CO. Parking is available onsite for $20-$30 (cash only). The stadium has offsite parking lots adjacent to the stadium.

Light rail – The light rail conveniently stops at Mile High Station, which is just under half a mile (8 minutes walking) from the venue.

Where to Stay for Global Dance Festival

Even with Denver being a popular destination, it’s possible to find an affordable room near the stadium.

The downtown Courtyard Marriott is offering rooms starting at $195/night. It comes highly recommended by guests and you’ll be in the center of the city.

Or, if you act fast, you can snag a bed in the neo-urban Hostel Fish for $61/night.

GDF Pro Tips

  • Global Dance Festival is at a completely new venue this year, which means different vibe, new energy and a different set-up. If you’re returning, be open-minded and embrace the changes
  • Ear plugs are always a good idea
  • Leave the alcohol, glass containers, unsealed containers and recording devices behind
  • There will be more big-name acts than you’ll know what to do with, so plan a set schedule ahead of time

Global Dance Festival is Colorado’s largest EDM festival. This high-energy music event is designed for the true music lovers. Here is your 2017 guide.


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