Produced by Global Dance, Global Dance Festival has been a cornerstone of dance music in Colorado since the early 2000s. In a time when our music was still underground and sometimes frowned upon, we were lucky enough to get an opportunity to present you a show at one of the best venues in the entire world, Red Rocks Amphitheater. Before the time of mega festivals, this yearly homecoming was unique across the nation, and has grown to be recognized by fans across the world.

Moving to a new home opens up a whole new realm of exciting possibilities and allows us to take the Global Dance Festival experience to the next level! Believe us, making the decision to leave Red Rocks did not come easily. But if we have learned anything from Decadence, a space can be transformed into whatever world the heart desires.

For the fifteenth anniversary of Global Dance Festival we will be transforming the grounds of Sports Authority Field at Mile High into an all-encompassing festival experience far beyond what we’ve been able to do in years past. Parts of the stadium, external grass lawns and paved areas will be used to accommodate multiple massive stages and larger production than ever. A food truck village, a carnival atmosphere complete with multiple rides and carnival games, silent disco, a huge decked out VIP village with private bars, bathrooms and lounge seating areas, shade zones, lockers, stage-side cabanas, an art park with massive installations and room for more attendees than ever are just some of the new features that will make the first year in our new home the most mind-blowing summer music festival Colorado has ever seen! #GDF17

We are very excited to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of Global Dance Festival with two days of electronic music on July 21st & 22nd!

Festival Dates: Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd
Festival Hours: 3:00pm-11:00pm Daily
Will Call / Box Office: Opens at 8:00AM on July 21st and 1:00PM on July 22nd

Sports Authority Field at Mile High
1701 Bryant St
Denver, CO 80204

This event is All Ages / 21+ with ID to drink
Global VIP Experience is 18+

Food and Beverage:
Food and beverage will be available at various locations throughout the venue. A food truck village will offer a wide variety of selections.  Free water refill stations will be at various locations that can be located on the festival map.

Bars for 21+:
Liquor and beer is available for guests 21+ with valid ID at various locations that can be located on the festival map.

Acceptable Documents – All identification must be official documents issued and sealed by a US government entity or a verifiable foreign government, and contain a clear photo, description and date of birth. Centerplate recognizes valid State issued drivers licenses from the US or state issued identification cards from the US; valid issued drivers licenses from another government or government issued identification cards from another government; passports from the US or another government; and US military identification cards. Each unit must comply with applicable state, provincial or local law on acceptable forms of identification.

Staying Hydrated:
It is vital to drink plenty of water throughout the weekend, especially since the event takes place at altitude. Be sure to stay hydrated.

There are ATM located in the event grounds.

Re-entry is not permitted except in certain emergencies and severe weather conditions.

All guests are subject to inspection upon entrance. All rules and guidelines are subject to security discretion.

Will Call:
Will Call is located in the Sports Authority Field at Mile High box office.

There is parking in lots at Sports Authority Field. Parking fee applies. Security will help direct all guests into parking areas. Please park properly.

Prohibited Parking –
Parking in the neighborhood streets surrounding Sports Authority Field at Mile High is strictly prohibited. Guests who park in the neighborhoods surrounding Sports Authority Field at Mile High are subject to citation and tow by the City of Denver’s Right of Way and Permit Enforcement Division. Towed vehicles will be taken to the Wastewater Management Facility at 2nd and Umatilla for two hours after the game. To find out if your car was towed to this facility, please call 720-913-1626.

Vendors will be located around the venue. Merchandise will be available for purchase. Also look for official GDF Gear!

The festival will take place rain or shine.

Parking Lot & Tailgating Guidelines:
Parking lot guidelines have been established in all stadium managed parking lots.  Violation of parking lot guidelines may result in ejection from stadium property, arrest and the revocation of tickets and parking passes. Parking will be $10 per space.
1 Vehicle – 1 Space
Tailgating is allowed in the stadium parking lots, but the on-site stadium parking spaces are intended for vehicles, not tailgating equipment. Tailgating is strictly limited to the area directly behind or in front of the lined parking space you have purchased. If you are arriving early to tailgate, it is highly advised that you back your car into a parking space on the perimeter of the parking lot to utilize the adjacent landscaped areas to set up your tailgate equipment. FANS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SET UP TAILGATE EQUIPMENT IN THE EMPTY PARKING SPACES ADJACENT TO THEM. All tables, chairs, tents, coolers, barbecues, etc. must be within the parking stall or directly behind your vehicle. Overflowing into or blocking the drive lanes is prohibited. A 16 ft. emergency drive lane must be maintained at all times. Tents or canopies exceeding an 8′ x 8′ footprint and vehicles measuring more than 18′ in length and/or 8′ in width are not permitted in a lined parking space.

Exercise caution when parking in off-site lots and utilize only those which 1) display a special event parking sign issued by the City & County of Denver, or 2) are existing approved parking lots clearly managed by reputable companies. Specific pricing and availability of off-site parking lot locations is subject to change without notice.


Camping is not allowed at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Lost and Found:
Items found during the show will be taken to the Sports Authority Field at Mile High box office. Please call 720.258.3889 to inquire about any lost articles. Items will be held for 60 days.