The Digital City of Decadence NYE Dazzles on Night One

The Digital City of Decadence NYE Dazzles on Night One

On Friday, December 30th, music lovers traveled from far and wide for the first night of Decadence NYE. This annual electronic music festival takes place in Denver, Colorado, at the Colorado Convention Center. For two days, tens of thousands of people come together to dance their way into the new year.

Not only is there music, but there are also unique photo opportunities, immersive art displays, food trucks, and more. This year, the digital city of Decadence did a fantastic job of transforming the venue. As soon as the citizens of Decadence entered the venue, they could begin to explore the beautiful city full of lights, art, and music.

A Massive Lineup

Doors for the venue opened at 6:00 pm, and festival entry began at 6:30 pm. Attendees did not hesitate to get there early to check their coats and be the first ones inside. PAWS got things going on the Mainframe stage while CloudNone took over the Motherboard stage. Both stages had crazy production, including enormous LED screens and unique lighting on the ceilings.

On the Mainframe stage, FrostTop, Kompany, Trivecta, LSDream, Clozee, and Griz all played insane sets as well. The Motherboard stage saw Kaskade (Redux), Jai Wolf (DJ Set), Big Wild, Tiesto, and Chris Lake.

Throughout the night, the Hyperdrive stage also hosted tons of great music! For the silent disco, attendees had headphones with three different channels to choose from since three DJs were always playing simultaneously. Halfrican, Chocolate Drop, SAVAGE, Method, Globzter, and more spun some tunes.

Beautiful Art

As citizens navigated through the venue, they found different pieces of art at every twist and turn. In the Cyberhub (by the silent disco), large inflated flowers were scattered around. Multiple tall color-changing light bars also made for great photo backgrounds! An illuminated Decadence NYE sign, a Be A Good Person resolution wall, photo walls, and LED arches to walk through all made the entire venue so much fun. Plus, different performers were also wandering around and interacting with citizens. Did anyone else see the characters on stilts?

Loads of Amenities

Decadence NYE is a marathon, not a sprint. If your rave squad decides to be there from start to finish, that’s over seven hours at the venue. Luckily, the venue had two water refill stations and three food trucks to keep everyone hydrated and nourished. Lounge areas were also plentiful if citizens needed to get off of their feet for a bit. ATMs were located throughout the venue as well in case attendees needed some extra cash.

Three huge merch booths were also open! These included signature Decadence NYE merch as well as merchandise for most of the artists on the lineup. There were a handful of other booths as well, including Sober AF. Medics, phone charging stations, and smoking areas were also available for those that needed them.

For night one, the bathroom and drink lines were insanely long. Citizens took to social media to voice their frustration, since going to the bathroom and getting a drink would take about an hour. When you’re at a festival hoping to see your favorite artists, the last thing you want to do is miss a big chunk of music just to go to the bathroom. On Saturday, Decadence NYE announced that they would be add additional bathrooms and bar staff to get wait times reduced! Hooray!

Night Two Up Next!

Once again, Decadence NYE brought the heat. From the crazy stacked roster of artists to the art installations and food trucks, this festival is always a great way to ring in the new year. This festival is always packed, so if you’re considering going next year, get your tickets early. You don’t want to risk missing it once tickets sell out!

Follow their social media accounts below to keep updated on next year’s edition of the festival!

Photos by Seth Noreman

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Digital City of Decadence, Colorado

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Digital City of Decadence, Colorado

Are you still finalizing your plans for New Year’s Eve? If you want to welcome 2023 in style, you’ll want to grab your tickets for Decadence, Colorado ASAP! This massive 18+ music festival takes place this weekend on December 30th and 31st at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

This venue is huge – over 400,000 square feet, to be exact. Citizens will travel from far and wide to explore two breathtaking main stages, a silent disco stage, and this year’s new Cyberhub. Food trucks, water stations, bars, and charging stations will be available to keep you energized into the new year.

Extremely limited tickets are still available, so grab your rave squad and keep reading for more details about Decadence NYE!

2022’s Insane Lineup

Once again, Decadence NYE is bringing an absolute fire roster of artists. From start to finish, each day is stacked, to say the least. Artists with different genres and vibes will be making an appearance, so there will be something for everyone in your group.

On night one, names include Kompany, LSDream, Clozee, Griz, Kaskade (Redux), Tiesto, and Chris Lake. Night two brings Zeds Dead (Altered States Set), Boogie T, Porter Robinson (DJ Set), Flume, San Holo, and more. On the 31st, citizens can choose to spend the countdown and balloon drop with Ganja White Night or Dillon Francis.

The Hyperdrive Silent Disco is also going to be poppin’ all weekend long. Some of Denver’s favorites including Alana English, Chocolate Drop, SAVAGE, Decker Rush, and Sektah are definitely worth checking out.

What to Expect

The level of production at Decadence NYE is simply unmatched. The arenas that hold the main stages have enormous LED screens and lighting designs that go all the way to the back, so you feel completely immersed in the experience no matter where you’re dancing. While walking between stages, you’ll go through various art exhibits and photo op stations. There are plenty of places to lounge and take breaks as well!

In this year’s brand new room called the Cyberhub, there will be food trucks with plenty of food options (including vegan!). Bars, water stations, charging stations, extra restrooms, a merch station, and more will make up the area next to the Hyperdrive Silent Disco. Talk about a good meeting spot for your group!

The line for entry takes place entirely indoors, so you won’t have to worry about standing outside in the cold. In fact, Decadence NYE offers a coat check so that you can stay cozy right up until you get in line.

Tickets and Pricing

General admission and VIP tickets are available for Decadence NYE. Both of these options are available as single-day or 2-day passes as well.

Single-day GA tickets are currently $169 while 2-day GA tickets are currently $269 (both before fees).

Single-day VIP tickets are currently $229 while 2-day VIP tickets are currently $349 (both before fees). If you choose to splurge on VIP tickets, you’ll get a separate VIP entrance, a collectible VIP pass, a VIP bracelet that grants access to VIP viewing areas at both main stages, private bars, and private lounge areas with seating. Keep in mind that all VIP tickets are will-call pickup only and are non-transferable.

Let the Countdown Begin

Decadence NYE is almost here! Imagine being able to ring in the new year with your rave squad as a citizen of the city of Decadence. Your favorite artists are on stage and you’re dancing under shimmering lights, confetti, and balloons. We already have goosebumps just thinking about it! This isn’t a festival to miss, so if you still need to secure your tickets, do so ASAP.

Keep up with updates from Decadence NYE by following their social media accounts below. You can also download the Global Dance app for set times, alerts, and more. And last but not least, grab your tickets here!

We’ll see you soon, citizens.

Photos by Cinco Media Entertainment, Decadence NYE, Jonathan Shoup Studio, Thatonekidnick

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The Top 5 Music Festivals To Attend In Ireland

Electric Picnic

Ireland is famous for its gorgeous landscapes, friendly people, and amazing beer. While these are all good reasons to visit Ireland, the country also has something else to offer – music festivals! If you’re an avid music fan, these five music festivals in Ireland are the ones you should definitely be on the lookout for.

1) Electric Picnic

The Electric Picnic music festival takes place in County Laois, Ireland. It is one of the most popular music festivals in all of Europe and has been featured on Lonely Planet as one of Europe’s top music festivals. The event includes many different genres from live bands to DJ’s and has a lot of food options too. For example, artists on previous lineups include CHVRCHES, Kendrick Lamar, Dua Lipa, and The 1975.

2) Indiependence

Located in Athy, County Kildare, Indiependence is a great option for music lovers. This is one of those festivals that acts as a go-to on every festival goer’s list. With its first-ever event taking place in 1999 and now boasting four music festivals annually, it’s easy to see why so many people rave about Indiependence. Acts like The Script, All Saints, Will Young and The Darkness can all be found playing at Indiependence over its three-day span.

3) Body & Soul

Doolin, County Clare, is home to Body & Soul which occurs in late July. This event boasts fantastic local music and food and it is also dog-friendly. Plus, it takes place on a beach! Surrounding yourself with natural beauty and listening to great music definitely adds to your experience. There’s something magical about sunsets over water; it puts you in a great mood. Take advantage of that good feeling as you sit around an Irish campfire. You’ll be glad you did!

4) Belsonic

Belsonic is a three-day music festival held annually in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This summer fans can catch Iron Maiden, Dermot Kennedy, Scooter, and many more. The festival has previously featured big-name acts such as Florence and The Machine, Lana Del Rey and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Having begun in 2000 it is one of the longest-running music festivals in Europe. Now a major part of Belfast culture and history, it boasts over 60% local attendees each year making it one of Europe’s top 20 biggest events! Belsonic attracts over 35000 revellers every year with some notable appearances from Tiësto, Disclosure, and Skrillex.

5) Forbidden Fruit Festival

Forbidden Fruit Festival has an audience of 50,000 people, making it one of the biggest events in Dublin. It has been running for eight years now and is held in Phoenix Park. There are four stages to choose from and artists such as Hozier and Aslan have performed here. Additionally, this festival takes place in June.


To sum up, these five music festivals in Ireland stand out from the rest. Each one offers a unique experience. If you’re planning to travel to Ireland and are looking for an amazing music festival, check out these events. These top five festivals should be on your list when you visit Ireland. They’ll surely provide an enjoyable time!

Photos by Belsonic, Body & Soul, Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit Festival, Indiependence

What is Big Room House?

What is Big Room House?

Big room house music originated in the early 2010s as a subgenre of house music. The genre became known through artists producing songs to be played out to large crowds within the festival circuit, with many artists including Tiesto, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Swedish House Mafia and Armin Van Buren producing within this genre. This style of house involves 4-on-the-floor beats, thumping basslines and heavy syncopation on all beat kicks throughout the song structure to create an epic sound that builds continuously to the drop.

Big Room House History

Where It Comes From and What Makes It Different : Big room house is a subgenre of house music. Developed in 2000s, it became popular in 2010s with many artists producing songs to be played out to large crowds within festival circuit. Many artists produce within genre including Tiesto, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Swedish House Mafia and Armin Van Buuren. Big room house differs from traditional house due to it’s EDM elements and big build-ups on breakdowns before drops. It’s progressive, energetic style makes it perfect for dance clubs and festivals alike.

Big Room Genre Popularity
This genre has become increasingly popular in recent years, with many new artists producing songs within. Hardwell‘s “Spaceman” was one of 2012’s most popular big room songs, moving over 2 million copies through Spotify alone. In addition to its exposure on online streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, this genre has also garnered popularity at electronic music festivals such as Electric Zoo and Ultra. This growth only stands to benefit big room house producers who continue to craft impressive tracks for consumption by festival-goers everywhere.

Big Hits That Defined The Genre

Moreover, big room house has a defined sound that differentiates it from other sub genres of house music. Like all genres, this genre has its own set of popular songs that help define what it sounds like. Further, the following hits are must-listens for anyone interested in digging deeper into big room and discovering more about what defines it as a genre: “Don’t You Worry Child,” by Swedish House Mafia, Martin Garrix’s famous “Animals,” and Calvin Harris’sFeel So Close.”
As an artist who creates within this genre, what do you love most about big room house?

Artists Who Are Still Leading The Pack

Overall, inventors of big room house include Tiesto, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Swedish House Mafia and Armin Van Buuren. Each of these artists has created his own unique sound that sets him apart from others in his genre. Further, if you’re looking to travel out of state to see this genre, consider festivals like Ultra and EDC Las Vegas.

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Afro House Is Becoming More And More Popular

Afro House is becoming more and more popular in the EDM world, especially with artists such as DJ Snake, who debuted his own Afro House mix called “Get Low” at Coachella 2018, as well as promoting his mix on his Instagram. Other EDM artists such as Martin Garrix have incorporated this genre into their songs like “Scared to be Lonely” and “In the Name of Love” with Bebe Rexha, which can be found on their official YouTube channel.

What is Afro House?

This genre has a strong foundation in techno, with many artists adding a fusion of house music to their songs. Although it may seem like this genre blends several different genres into one, it actually has clear-cut definitions that separate it from other music. One way to recognize these songs on your favorite radio station is by looking for hard-hitting bass drums or tribal beats. The tempo ranges from 120 BPM to 130 BPM, which makes it slower than most EDM but faster than standard house music tracks. One thing that makes this genre unique among most EDM sub-genres is its usage of instruments such as saxophones and marimbas; whereas most EDM only uses synthesizers for horns.

The rise of Afro House

Although Afro house has been around for quite some time, it was not until recent years that Afro house has started to make waves in America’s music scene. However, with many American DJs now incorporating Afro beats into their playlists there are still a lot of people out there who don’t know what this genre is exactly or how it differs from other genres. For example, if you have never heard of this genre before then you may have listened to wavy beats or songs that sound like deep mix songs but yet feature different styles including Latino beats mixed with trap and pop. If so, these songs were most likely an example of this genre because these wavy beats as they are known come straight from South Africa where they originated and thus represent just one small style within a very wide genre.

Are there any differences between this style and other genres?
DJ Snake

Afro house music has a more mainstream sound than other EDM genres, but it’s still very underground. There are some major labels that have recognized this genre and have started to sign artists in Africa. This bodes well for this genre and also adds to its overall legitimacy in terms of being a true genre of EDM music. The biggest difference between afro house and other genres of EDM is that afro house is often incorporating African drumming into their songs, which gives them a unique feel among all of the different types of EDM. In addition, artists have had much success with creating remixes using American songs such as “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk.

Artists with Afro House influence

Tiesto, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, DJ Snake and Major Lazer. Many other EDM artists such as Martin Garrix have incorporated Afro House beats into their music. These Afro-influenced tracks are known as Pony in EDM lingo. Listen to these songs to see how much of an impact this genre has on them! Enjoy!