Events, Review | Global Dance Festival Colorado Recap

Posted by on July 28, 2012

*Guest post from the FreshNewTracks’ Intern Zoe

One week ago marked the 10th anniversary of Triad Dragon’s Global Dance Festival. First known as Rave on the Rocks, Global Dance Fest started in 1999 at the legendary Red Rocks amphitheater featuring The Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim for a mere $20 ticket. Since its early days, Global has been well known for showcasing up and coming artists on the brink of chart-topping popularity. As the festival has grown, pioneers of electronic music such as Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Tiësto, and Deadmau5 have helped give Global the reputation it has today.

This year’s lineup was no let down for the big celebration. Headliners including Steve Angello, Above & Beyond, Wolfgang Gartner, Excision and Zed’s Dead kept the festival alive from start to finish. On Friday, Hardwell, Knife Party, and Steve Angello tore up the main stage with nonstop crowd pleasers and confetti cannons while Krewella, 3LAU and Felix Cartal started fist pumping and shuffling riots at the Global Bass Stage.

Things escalated even more when Manufactured Superstars sent hundreds of inflatable astronauts into the audience and Above & Beyond led an hour and a half long session of group therapy. Wolfgang Gartner. However, remains the most memorable, taking the crowd on a derpgang roller coaster with tracks ranging from “Flexxx” to Notorious BIG’s “Hypnotize.”


Events, Review | Global Dance Festival Recap

Posted by on August 18, 2011

The other weekend, Global Dance Festival continued its reign as one of the most epic festivals in Colorado. Thursday featured an eclectic mix of big names, from Kid Cudi’s greened-out stage setup to our very own Sam Adams, bringing in a ratio that could get Stephen Hawking laid. Empire of the Sun played a sick set with some very interesting costumes. Friday gave us the chance to interview Nero after an awe-inspiring set, dropping absolute bombs on the unprepared Red Rocks crowd (peep the FNT hats we got signed here)…and of course Skrillex’s got the audience going absolutely crazy….

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Events | Global Dance Festival Ticket Giveaway

Posted by on July 12, 2011

This Thursday marks the start of Global Dance Festival at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, which is sure to bring the same enthusiastic mob, top-notch performances, and all-around lack of sobriety it has in previous years. Acts like Kid Cudi, Sam Adams, and Empire of the Sun have been squeezed together into one killer lineup… and that’s just first day. So if you’ve been waiting for this event since the last Global, or you just like “liking” things, like this post and leave your email in the comment section by 4PM today, you could WIN 2 free tickets to the Thursday show!