After delaying entry times into the festival due to on-site lightning and incoming bad weather, Global Dance Festival has officially nixed the rest of the event. Per their Facebook page, Global Dance Festival organizers announced that the “site is not safe” and that the City of Denver determined they “cannot go on.” Today’s performances included sets from Excision B2b Illenium, Galantis, Space Jesus, & more.
Festival organizers ordered an evacuation of the grounds around 5:30pm prior to the weather hitting. About an hour later, major damage ensued. According to EDM.com, severe winds caused the Monstercat stage to collapse after the evacuation. Shortly after, the official cancellation announcement was posted below.
After the festival announced the evacuation from the grounds, people began to push down barriers and loot the vendors inside for beer and food. Big yikes.
Some attendees are making themselves at home after pushing down barriers at @GlobalDanceFest, and entering the site during continued severe weather delays. 🤦♂️🤦♀️ | 📹: @NickPyle15 pic.twitter.com/DdGJT7R896
— Festive Owl (@TheFestiveOwl) July 21, 2019
Global Dance Festival boasted a lineup of top electronic music heavy-hitters including Kaskade, Zhu, Green Velvet, and more. I imagine some of the artists that were scheduled today are attempting to play some after-parties throughout the Denver area, though nothing is confirmed quite yet.
This cancellation follows several other festival and music event endings including Kaskade’s Sunsoaked, Diplo/Mad Decent’s Block Party, and Mamby on the Beach.