After an immensely fun weekend at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, there is no doubt this was the biggest Global Dance Festival to date at Red Rocks! With Sunday almost selling out and great attendance for both Friday and Saturday there is no doubt that the weekend was a massive success. Although initially I had doubts about Global’s choice to use each night to sort of highlight a genre or audience type, but in the end I realized this was a great decision. As Friday brought out the best in live dance music acts, Saturday brought the dubstep and electro fiends, and Sunday rounded out the week nicely with about 9,000 or so bass heads in attendance!
Beats Antique stole the show for me on Friday as they flooded the stage with their usual Cirque Du Soleil type entertainment and amazing live performance leaving the crowd in awe. Saturday began with amazing bass filled sets from Basscrooks, Candyland, and Carnage that merely reaffirmed by belief in the immense talents all three posses. Arty, Sander, Emma Hewitt, and Savoy finished out the night down on the main stage leaving the crowd in an absolute frenzy. Well everybody said Sunday was the day to be there, and with amazing performances from Kill Paris and Sound Remedy to start off the night, it seemed Sunday just may have it all. With a massive back to back 2 hour set from Baauer and RL Grime followed by Griz, Gramatik, and finally Grizmatik, the crowd was stoked to say the least. Finally to close out the weekend, Mr. Tigran Mimosa smoked the place out leaving us all begging for more with his first true headlining set at Red Rocks.
All in all the weekend was a massive success and we at MMIBTY would like to thank everyone at Global Dance for all their hard work and efforts to make this amazing event happen each summer. Gorgeous weather combined with epic line ups made for the perfect storm of music, dancing, and partying that is so specific to the venue that is Red Rocks. Be sure to check out a bunch of tracks from the weekend in the set below as well as the full Photo Album from all 3 days of the gorgeous madness that was Global Dance Festival 2013 in Colorado!