Global Dance Festival 2012 survival guide
See Also: - Global Dance Festival 2012 tip sheet: The twenty must-see acts - Colorado's dance scene was Global before EDM became mainstream - Show us your best rage face and win a pair of tickets to GDF - 50 Most Memorable People at Global Dance Festival - People of Global Dance Festival 2011
Got your dancin' shoes ready? Good. You're going to need them. This year's edition of the annual Global Dance Festival is about to take over Red Rocks for the weekend with a stacked line-up of the hottest EDM acts. Yesterday, we set you up with a full tip sheet of the Twenty Must-See Acts at GDF. Today, we've pulled together a handy survival guide with a complete rundown on everything you need to know before you go, from what you can bring to what you can't bring to what you should bring, as well parking info, maps and the full lineup. Page down to get the goods.
From RedRocksOnline: Red Rocks Amphitheatre is located in Red Rocks Park near Morrison, Colorado, 15 miles west of Denver. Coming from Downtown, take I-70 west to exit 259, turn left at the bottom of the Morrison exit ramp, cruise on downhill 1.5 miles to the Red Rocks Park entrance. Coming from south Denver, take C-470 to the Morrison exit, turn west and follow the signs to the Park entrances. Here's a tip to avoid some traffic: You can also exit C-470 at Highway 285. Take it west to Highway 8 and then come north to the Amphitheatre!
As an experienced veteran, you probably already know that parking at Red Rocks is really simple. You want to arrive a little bit early and park as close to the entrance as you can, so you can get in and out quickly and without any problems. Parking is free. To avoid the congestion of traffic flowing in from I-70, you may want to consider using one of the alternate entrances off of Highway 74 rather than the main entrances off 93.
Global Dance Festival features some of the world's biggest names in dance music right now, and the music will be blasting you from all angles (there are three stages). With that in mind, it may be a good idea to pack some ear plugs. It'll make the experience a little more enjoyable, so that you'll actually able to distinguish sounds. You also might want to pack a jacket. A rain poncho wouldn't be a bad idea, either. You never know if the temperature is going to drop or if rain clouds will gather, and so it's never a bad idea to come prepared.
• Non-alcoholic beverages in factory sealed and labeled plastic containers • Coolers 12" x 17" and smaller (must fit under designated seat) • Cloth bags, soft packs, pillows, back rests, rain coats or ponchos • Food (fruit or vegetables must be sliced) • Binoculars • Seat cushions or soft-sided stadium seats • Umbrellas (as small as possible and without points) - ponchos are much preferred! • Strollers (folding umbrella style ONLY)
Note: All items you bring must be able to fit underneath your seat!
• Unsealed plastic containers (i.e., water bottles) Thermoses, bota bags or wine skins • Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs • Glass bottles or aluminum cans • Laser pointers (will be confiscated & patron is subject to ejection) • Ice chest sized coolers larger than 12" x 17" • Recording devices (audio, video or cameras as restricted by show) • Any weapon or item construed as a weapon such as guns, knives, sticks, fireworks or firearms • Bullhorns or noise makers • Framed backpacks • Lawn chairs • Grills • Confetti
Page down for set times and to sample the sounds of some of the acts performing at Global Dance Festival this year.
FRIDAY, JULY 20
GlobalDanceMusic.com Stage 05:00 - 06:30 - Axis of Evil 06:30 - 07:30 - James Egbert 07:30 - 08:30 - Dragon & Jontron 08:30 - 09:30 - Ecotek 09:30 - 11:00 - Hardwell 11:00 - 12:30 - Knife Party 12:30 - 02:00 - Steve Angello
Global Bass Stage 05:00 - 06:00 - Fink 06:00 - 06:45 - Lift 06:45 - 07:30 - Tangle & Matsuesz 07:30 - 08:30 - JQA 08:30 - 09:30 - Turner & Heit 09:30 - 10:30 - Krewella 10:30 - 11:30 - Harvard Bass 11:30 - 12:30 - 3LAU 12:30 - 02:00 Felix Cartal
Global NRG Stage 05:00 - 06:15 - Cualli 06:15 - 07:30 - Papa Skunk 07:30 - 09:00 - Project Aspect 09:00 - 10:00 - Unlimited Aspect 10:00 - 11:30 - Unlimited Gravity 11:30 - 01:00 - Human Agency
SATURDAY, JULY 21
GlobalDanceMusic.com Stage 05:00 - 06:30 - Joman 06:30 - 07:30 - Triad Dragons 07:30 - 08:30 - Mord Fustang 08:30 - 09:00 - Nadia Ali 09:00 - 10:00 - Manufactured Superstars 10:00 - 11:15 - Morgan Page 11:15 - 12:30 - Wolfgang Gartner 12:30 - 02:00 - Above & Beyond
Global Bass Stage 05:00 - 06:00 - Basis Beats 06:00 - 07:00 - Kamy Kei 07:00 - 08:00 - Beckley & Krootz 08:00 - 09:00 - Hycloud 09:00 - 10:00 - Mark Yurm 10:00 - 11:30 - Silent Servant 11:30 - 12:30 - Dave Aude 12:30 - 02:00 - EC Twins
Global NRG Stage 05:00 - 06:00 - DJ Vue 06:00 - 07:00 - Barazza Brothers 07:00 - 08:20 - Diizel & Danny Marin 08:20 - 09:40 - Steofan & Roy England 09:40 - 11:00 - Bones & Greg Eversoul 11:00 - 12:30 - Shit Show 12:30 - 02:00 - Nutelli
SUNDAY, JULY 22
Sub.mission Stage 05:00 - 06:00 - Fury + MC Dozha 06:00 - 07:00 - Ishe 07:00 - 08:00 - Figure 08:00 - 09:00 - Adventure Club 09:00 - 10:00 - Dillon Francis 10:00 - 11:15 - Zeds Dead with Omar Linx 11:15 - 12:30 - Excision
Global Bass Stage 05:00 - 06:00 - LT. Dan (Dodger vs Thorazine) 06:00 - 07:00 - Coult-45 07:00 - 08:00 - Dirt Monkey 08:00 - 09:00 - Kill the Noise 09:00 - 10:00 - 12th Planet 10:00 - 11:00 - Crizzly 11:00 - 11:30 - Na Palm 11:30 - 12:30 - Rednek
Global NRG Stage 05:00 - 06:30 - Shiba 06:30 - 07:30 - Caustik 07:30 - 08:30 - Subliminal 08:30 - 09:30 - Dayquill 09:30 - 10:30 - Despise 10:30 - 11:30 - RumbleJunkie 11:30 - 12:30 - Dioptrics
Zeds Dead: 10:00pm-11:15am - Sub.mission Stage
Above and Beyond: 12:30am-2:00am, GlobalDanceMusic.Com Stage
Ishe: 6:00pm-7:00pm, Sub.mission Stage
Bones and Greg Eversoul: 9:40pm-11:00pm, Global NRG Stage
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