Global Dance Festival 2015

Friday July 17, Saturday July 18, Sunday July 29. Red Rocks Amphitheatre




Produced by Global Dance
Nestled in the Rocky Mountain Foothills fifteen miles west of Denver, there stands a symbol of nature’s unparalleled majesty. Red Rocks is a geologically formed, open-air Amphitheatre that is not duplicated anywhere in the world. With Mother Nature as the architect, the design of the Amphitheatre consists of two, three hundred-foot monoliths (Ship Rock and Creation Rock) that provide acoustic perfection for any performance. Red Rocks has hosted the world’s elite musicians including U2, Celine Dion, Metallica, and Coldplay. On a special weekend each year, Red Rocks is home to one of the largest music festivals in the Rocky Mountain United States.

Every summer the world’s premier dance music artists travel to Colorado to play for thousands of music enthusiasts under the open sky at Red Rocks. With over 20 years of combined nightlife experience, Ha Hau and Kostas Kouremenos, created GDF to celebrate the evolution of electronic music. The show has evolved into a massive gathering of people from all over the United States. It is the only event of its kind in the Rocky Mountains. Over the years, fans have gathered to listen to the sounds of the world’s greatest electronic music artists including Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, BT, Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, Sasha, John Digweed, Benny Benassi and many more. This show is a stunning spectacle featuring state-of-the-art lights and lasers that accompany every beat from the best sound system in Colorado. Global Dance Festival is without a doubt one of the premier electronic music event in the United States.

We are very excited to celebrate the 13th anniversary of Global Dance Festival with three days of electronic music on July 8th, 9th, and 10th!


-Non-alcoholic beverages in factory sealed plastic containers (some shows may require the removal of lids upon entering the amphitheater.)
-Empty soft-sided water bottles
-Coolers 12” x 17” x 12” and smaller (must fit under designated seat)
-Bags 12” x 17” x 12” (must fit under designated seat)=
-Food (fruit, vegetables must be sliced)
-Small, compact umbrellas (24 inches maximum)
-Small, personal cameras
**All personal possessions must fit under the guest’s designated seat

-Non Factory-sealed beverage/liquid filled containers (including thermoses, bota bags or wine skins)
-Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs
-Glass bottles or aluminum/steel cans
-Laser pointers (will be confiscated & patron subject to ejection)
-Coolers larger than 12” x 17” x 12”
-Bags larger than 12” x 16” x 12”
-Audio or video recording devices, professional cameras or cameras with removable lenses
-Weapons or items construed as weapons (e.g., guns, knives, sticks, fireworks)
-Bullhorns or noisemakers
-Framed backpacks
-Animals (except guide dogs)
-Skateboards or inline skates
-Personal property that is a potential hazard to others (e.g., chains, wallet chains or jewelry with spiked edges)

For your safety and the safety of others, guests and their possessions are subject to inspection as condition of admittance. Please have your bags open and available for inspection. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas along the outside rail of the outside stairs. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the seating area of the amphitheatre.
Red Rocks Management reserves final decision on items brought into the venue.
Re-entry is not permitted except in designated emergencies and severe weather conditions. Private vending (including tickets) is prohibited within the park and amphitheatre. Intoxicated patrons may be denied admittance to the Amphitheatre.
Rock climbing is not allowed.


General Info

Festival Dates
Friday, July 8th
Saturday, July 9th
Sunday, July 10th

Festival Hours
The show starts at 5pm each day.
Red Rocks park opens at 9am.
The Box Office opens at 3pm.

Red Rocks Amphitheater
2901 Ship Rock Dr.
Morrison CO, 80465

This is an all ages event.

Food and Beverage
Food and beverage will be available at various locations throughout the venue. There will also be roaming vendors selling water, snacks, and other beverages. Food and beverage stands and roaming vendors are cash only. ATMS are available inside the Visitors Center. Drinking fountains are located near the restrooms and in the visitor’s center.

Bars for 21+
Liquor and beer is available for guests 21+ with valid ID. All bars are cash only; ATMS are available inside the Visitors Center.

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 is an ATM located in the Visitors Center at the top of the amphitheater.

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

All guests are subject to inspection upon entrance.

Will Call
Will Call is located on the Red Rocks Park Road (entrance #2). The Red Rocks Park Road entrance is along Highway 93 and is closest to the town of Morrison. Will Call opens at 3pm.

Free parking in lots surrounding amphitheatre. Security will help direct all guests into parking areas. Please park properly. See parking map link here.

Dropping Off/Picking Up
The best place to drop off guests is at the Trading Post, which can be accessed from any entrance to the Red Rocks. For pickup, we recommend you come 20-30 minutes before the end of the show as not to be caught in exiting traffic.

Vendor village is located at the top of Red Rocks near the visitor center. Merchandise will be available or purchase. Also look for official GDF Gear!

The festival will take place rain or shine.

Tailgating is permitted in the parking lot. However, open alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Due to the risk of fire, open flame fires and charcoal grills are not allowed. Small gas-controlled grills are allowed. Vending items in the parking lot is not permitted.

Camping is not allowed at Red Rocks. For a list of campgrounds and hotels near the venue, see the ‘Travel’ tab.

Lost and Found
Items found during the show will be taken to the Red Rocks Operations Office backstage. Contact an event services supervisor for assistance. After the show, lost items are taken to the Denver Coliseum office by the next business day. You can inquire about a lost belonging at the Denver Coliseum Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm or call 720-865-2475.