Global Dance Festival Night One Brings Denver’s Biggest Party Back

Global Dance Festival is Colorado’s largest and most anticipated electronic dance music event of the year. After a year of waiting in solidarity, we are back. Thousands of EDM lovers from all across the US were eager to dance this year’s weekend away!

Being based in Denver, Colorado, Global Dance Festival has been held outside of Empower Field since 2017. Previously GDF could be found at Red Rocks, the festival was moved to expand capacity and follow sound limits. This year, the fourth official rendition of Global Dance Festival fell nothing short of amazing. The festival also exceeded all expectations – bringing some of the heaviest and biggest names in EDM today. Headliners for the two-night event included Excision, Doctor P B2B Funtcase, Zomboy, Kaskade, Illenium B2B Said The Sky B2B Dabin, Green Velvet, and Tchami (just to name a few)! The festival was filled with art installations, carnival rides, food trucks, bull riding, temporary tattooing, and much more. Stages were complete with full LED’s and high-quality sound systems. Those stages were where the experience and magic of the night really began.

Night 1 – Here’s The Recap

Night 1 started off strong with all four stages filled with different types of music. Each one holding their own unique vibe. Local heavyweights Paws, MPORT, Decadon, and Brondo were some of the openers with packed sets which filled all the way to the very back of the Northern Lights stage. If this wasn’t your thing, a silent disco was held at the Crystal Caverns stage. There was truly some place to be for every single person, no matter what your vibe was!

As the sun began to set, the Summit stage began seeing artists such as Tchami, who brought an insane house set complete with pyrotechnics. The Illenium triple B2B followed, which brought super peaceful, melodic bass music vibes to the main stage. Kaskade closed the night out at main stage with a garage-house infused set. Paired with all of his beautiful original songs, the crowd was singing at the top of their lungs. Meanwhile, on the Northern Lights stage, Funtcase and Doctor P were giving one of the heaviest sets of the weekend. Bringing their original filthy UK dubstep sound to Denver dubstep lovers. Be on the lookout for an interview coming out later this week!

Zomboy finished off the night by closing out with even more heavy originals and never before heard tracks. They don’t call Denver the bass capitol for nothing. This stage showed that all night! On the other side of the festival, Mersiv took over the Tundra stage and closed out the night with some crazy wubs and deep bass sounds. The eclectic mix of music selected this year was the perfect mix to satisfy any raver at any point in the night.

Global 2021 Was the Event of the Year

This year’s event felt much different than any before. Maybe because of the fact that music lovers were able to unite once again. It might have been the fact that this was the heaviest and most diverse group of artists to ever see the GDF lineup. The festival itself is always seeming to impress its guests. Being incredibly thought-out, it was musically balanced the entire weekend with a wide range of musical experiences to go see, and plenty of space to dance around at the stages. The festival is hopefully going to remain a Colorado raver tradition for many years to come.

Photos by Patrik Essy


There was something for everyone here at all times of the night – everyone was dancing, the vibes were high and the music was loud. This was an unforgettable experience. 2021 was one of the best years since its origin without a doubt! Colorado is proud to be the home to Global Dance Festival. We at Party Guru Productions can’t wait to see how the festival continues to grow in the future – what an unforgettable weekend it was.

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Global Dance Festival Shines Through Heat and Downpour


Global Dance Festival returned for its third year at Mile High Stadium, with a stacked showcase of artists, four unique stages, art installations, food trucks and amusement park rides. The two day event brought music lovers from out of state and a multitude of natives to Denver’s premiere summer festival.

Day one featured a very diverse range of electronic music. Ranging from house legend Kaskade, to upcoming bass music phenomenon Peekaboo, and everything in between.

Another huge name to the list of music that night was none other than the mysterious ZHU. His infectious house tunes were perfect for a Colorado sunset as attendees danced into the night.

Toy Box, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Elohim, Herobust, Golf Clap and Dabin pictured below as well as the attendees and performers gracing the festival grounds.

Toy Box

The second day continued for a short and fun time before being cut short by rainstorms and eventually canceled.

With opening sets like Jason Ross and Al Ross (not related, biologically or musically) Global Dance’s second day was already filled with energy and fun vibes.

Even with the rain causing the party to be moved inside to the Silent Disco, the party didn’t stop with the local talent bringing the heat.

After efforts to bring the party back, the rainstorms had unfortunately caused too much damage. Global Dance was cancelled, refunds were offered, and the party continued as many DJ’s moved their parties elsewhere that night.

Even though the festival was cut short, there were plenty of highlights that made this festival memorable. The festival will very likely be back next summer, and music-goers have Decadence to look forward to this December.

Day One Photos by Roberto Loya
Day Two Photos by Simon Quince