Skip to main content

With festival lineups dropping left and right, the 2018 festival season is off to one heck of a start! Global Dance Festival has just announced its return for its 16th consecutive year, and they have promised more surprises than ever before. On Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st, #GDF will make its triumphant return to its new home at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. 

Last year, after several years of pushing against the limits in terms of the size and scope of the event, Global Dance Festival changed venues from Red Rocks to Sports Authority Field. The open field was a perfect transition from the Festival's original locale at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Sports Authority field is significantly larger, allowing for many more attendees and vastly improved stage production, not to mention completely alleviating the struggle of running up and down hundreds of stairs multiple times a day just to go from one stage to the other. 

This year, Global Dance also implemented several additional changes from the previous year - #GDF18 will be expanding to even larger festival grounds, adding a brand new stage, including additional rides and much more. The lineup is also more diverse than ever before, and it's exciting to see traditionally dance music festivals finally incorporating a wider variety of music. Welcoming other genres aside from electronic music (at what was previously an all dance music festival) can be a little intimidating, but the scene is changing rapidly!

MK, Claptone, Claude VonStroke, Gorgon City, and Thomas Jack are just a few of the awesome artists who will be spinning at the Amazon stage. Other major acts at this year's Global Dance Festival range from dance music legends such as Deadmau5, Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, and Tiesto, all the way to heavy-hitting Hip-Hop headliners such as Future, Gucci Mane, and Machine Gun Kelly.

Recommended Articles


MeSo Launches New Label, Drops Bass Music Compilation Stacked With Young Talent

JIYU's inaugural compilation is just a small taste of what the future of bass music has to offer.

Screen Shot 2022-01-28 at 12.22.37 PM

Exclusive: The Chainsmokers to Headline First-Ever NFT-Gated Art and Music Festival, Afterparty

The Kid LAROI will also headline the inaugural Afterparty festival, which will take place at Las Vegas' immersive AREA15 venue.


WHIPPED CREAM, Big Freedia, Moore Kismet, UNIIQU3's New Anthem Is for "Boss Ass Bitches": Listen

"It's a song created for the people who have never seemingly fit in. For those who have had to fight like hell to simply BE WHO THEY ARE."

Take a look at the full lineup below for the rest of the artists who will be joining us this year at #GDF18.

Global Dance Festival 2018 Line-Up

Global Dance Festival 2018 - Full Line-Up

Tickets are available for purchase now, as well as in three-installment payment plans. You're not going to want to miss out on #GDF18 -- get those dancing shoes ready, because it's time to go Global!

Follow Global Dance Festival:


Global Dance Promo Photo

Global Dance Festival Releases Stage by Stage Lineup

Global Dance Festival has announced what artists are playing at which stage.


Global Dance Festival 2018 Goes Global [Festival Review]

Global Dance Festival completes its 16th installment with a tremendous diverse lineup, next level production, and overall spectacular service.

Global Dance Festival Promo

Global Dance Festival 2018 Set Times Released

The set times for the Global Dance Festival have been announced!

Promo Photo for GDF

Global Releases Mobile App & Festival Map

Global Dance Festival has launched a mobile application along with the festival map.


5 Artists to Catch at Global Dance Festival 2018

Here are our top 5 artist recommendations to check out at Global Dance Festival.


Relive Global Dance Festival's Magical Denver Return [Recap + Photo Gallery]

Global Dance delivered a massively successful festival with Kaskade, Excision, and many more.

Riot Ten

We Sat Down with Riot Ten at Global Dance Festival [Interview]

Chris filled us in on how he got his start in music, his upcoming Hype or Die Tour, Fortnite, and more!

Global Dance Festival 2018

Join Us at Global Dance Festival for Sunshine, Art, and Dancing

The largest annual summer music festival in the Rocky Mountains returned to Colorado with even more stages and carnival rides than before.