Global Dance Festival

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July - 20 & 21, 2018


Event Information

Global Dance Festival returns to Sports Authority Field at Mile High for two nights of dance music on July 20-21st, 2018! Promising to be bigger and better than ever with an expanded experience including multiple stages with state-of-the-art production, carnival rides, food trucks, a VIP village and much more.


Parking & Directions

Ticket Office Opens: Friday (8:00am) , Saturday (1:00pm)

Parking Lots Open: 1:00pm (Saturday & Sunday) $10 Per Space

Gates Open: 3:00pm (Saturday & Sunday)  

All Ages Entry
18+ For VIP
21+ For Bars

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Entry to the Venue:

*All patrons MUST enter gates through the ring walkway, located just below Gate 10 gates will open at 3:00pm on Friday & Saturday. 

Sports Authority Field at Mile High and the Denver Broncos are committed to creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all fans, both in the stadium and in our parking lots. Therefore, please follow the rules listed here.

**THE CLEAR BAG POLICY WILL NOT BE IN AFFECT! No bags, purses, or backpacks over 12” x 12” will be permitted.

Prohibited Items: 

Standard building policies, in addition to: Non Factory-sealed beverage/liquid filled containers (including thermoses, bota bags or wine skins), Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia, Marijuana, Non-Prescription Medications (Aspirin/Tylenol/ibuprofen will be available inside the venue), Laser pointers (will be confiscated & patron subject to ejection), Audio or video recording devices, professional cameras or cameras with removable lenses (including GoPros), Bullhorns or noisemakers, Weapons or items construed as weapons (e.g., guns, knives, sticks, fireworks), Confetti, Glowsticks, Skateboards or inline skates, Personal property that is a potential hazard to others (e.g., chains, wallet chains or jewelry with spiked edges), Opened packs of cigarettes, Eye Drops, Aftershave, Liquid Makeup, Un-Sealed Tampons and Maxi Pads, Un-Sealed Chapstick and Lipgloss, Markers, Pens or Spray Paint, Stickers, Flyers, Banners or Posters, Pets or Animals (except service animals), Skateboards or inline skates, Aerosol-Based Sunscreens, Glass bottles or aluminum/steel cans, LED Gloves, LED Finger Lights, Pacifiers, Hand Light toys and Outside Food or Beverages OF ANY KIND, and Alcoholic beverages.

Permitted Items:

Standard building policies, in addition to: Camelbacks (They MUST be empty at entry and will be inspected), One empty water bottle to be used at the free water stations, Fanny Packs, Non-Professional Flash/Still Cameras, Cell Phones, Sunglasses, Hats, Flags (No poles), Lighters, Closed Packs of Cigarettes, Sealed/Wrapped Tampons and Maxi Pads, Hula Hoops and Poi, Earplugs, Sealed Chapstick and Lipgloss, Powdered Makeup, Glowing/Illuminated Costumes or Jewelry, Sealed Packs of Gum, Prescription Non-Narcotic medications only if in original container with original label (Name on the bottle must match ID)


NO Camping allowed
NO Re-entry/Ins & Outs
NO Refunds or Exchanges
NO Sitting on Designated Dance Floor Areas
NO Moshing, Crowd Surfing or Stage Diving
NO Unauthorized/Unlicensed Vendors Allowed
NO Unauthorized Solicitations, Handbills, Sampling, Give-Aways, etc.


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.

Totem Guidelines: 

-Maximum height is 10 feet. Maximize width is 4 feet at widest point.
-Totems must be made from a lightweight material (e.g., foam, PVC / no solid metal).
- Collapsible/telescoping camera extenders that follow the above guidelines are OK (lightweight/hollow   aluminum/polycarbonate).
- PVC, light wood or aluminum poles must be no thicker than 1 inch in diameter.
-Inflatables attached to totems must be deflated upon entry.
-Any item deemed dangerous will not be allowed.
-Totems deemed inappropriate will not be permitted.

* Rules subject to change without notice. Rules subject to security discretion

Parking Information

Parking will be sold on show day on a first come – first served basis (cash or credit card)

What is the best way to get to the venue (driving directions)

Sports Authority Field at Mile High is located directly adjacent to I-25 and only about 1 mile from downtown Denver.

If you have a pre-purchased parking permit and are coming via I-25, take exit 210A if you’re coming from the North or 210C if you’re coming from the South.

Drop Off/Pick Up Information

Drop-offs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High should occur on the west side of the stadium on 18th or 19th Ave in between Federal and Mile High Stadium Circle.

What if I’m planning on taking RTD LightRail?

The Sports Authority Field at Mile High Station and Decatur-Federal Station provide direct access from light rail to the stadium. Regular one-way Light Rail Fares apply. It is recommended to purchase a round-trip ticket at your initial boarding station to avoid delays after the show.

What about Rideshare? 
After the event, head to the west side of the stadium to the Rideshare pickup location at 17th and Federal Boulevard (near the Sports Fan building).

Biking Information

Easily accessible from the South Platte Trail of the Denver bike trail system, the stadium has over 354 permanently installed bike racks on-site.

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.

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.

Tailgating is permitted on medians and landscaped areas adjacent to parking lots.

Vending / Solicitation:

Unauthorized soliciting or the collection of contributions, vending, distribution of flyers, or other materials is not permitted. Any advertising or promotion without the Denver Broncos approval is prohibited.


Please dispose of all waste materials in the proper trash, recycling, and hot coal containers placed throughout the parking lots. 



About - Global Dance Festival

Global Dance Festival returns to Sports Authority Field at Mile High for two nights of dance music on July 20-21st, 2018! For its 16th year, GDF promises to be bigger and better than ever with larger festival grounds, additional stages, carnival rides and more.

GDF has been a cornerstone of dance music in Colorado since the early 2000s, growing into the premiere festival at one of the best venues in the world, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the largest annual summer music festival in the Rocky Mountain United States. In 2017, GDF took its leave of Red Rocks and debuted in its new home at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in order to present an immersive festival that was just not possible at the legendary amphitheatre. For its 15th anniversary, an expanded experience including multiple stages with state-of-the-art production, carnival rides, food trucks, a VIP village and much more was unveiled to the delight of festival-goers.

GDF looks forward to returning to its new home at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in 2018 and revealing new stages, rides and more.

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