Dancefestopia is three days and three nights on September 9, 10, 11 and will be of some of the best EDM music both up-and-coming and long-standing artists. The music starts at noon and goes to 4:30 and 5:30am, keeping the party going through the entire night. It is located in Kansas City, Missouri at the La Benite Riverfront Park right on the Missouri River. It is also a camping festival with every option imaginable from basic field camping to full on glamping. This year they will be offering some pretty crazy opportunities including helicopter tours, canoe trips, a zipline over the crowd, mechanical bull, and fireworks. Needless to say there will be plenty to do all three days.
This being the 5th anniversary of the festival, the lineup being great is crucial and I think they did an amazing job. The lineup includes headliners Adventure Club, Bingo Players, Borgore, Excision, Gramatik, Griz, and RL Grime. These are all names of artists that have been in the scene for a few or more years and never disappoint. I have actually never seen Borgore or Excision, so they’ll be at the top of my “must see” list. This will be my third time seeing Adventure Club, and these two guys make some very unique music. The first track to really put them on the map was their remix of “Daisy” by Brand New, if you haven’t heard it I strongly suggest you Google it right now. Excision and Borgore have been some of the most influential artists in the scene since 2009.
This lineup also includes some names that have been not only getting huge in the last year, but just over the summer. While Nghtmre has been in the scene since 2013, his career has really been picking up momentum over the last year. I’ve scene him twice this summer alone and he’s been listed on many festivals in the last six months. Bear Grillz is also playing this festival, an artist I just saw July out in Denver. If you’ve never seen this artist, he’s definitely worth a watch if just to see a DJ in a full bear suit absolutely kill it on stage. Prototype, Liquid Stranger, JSTJR, and Head Hunterz are all names to keep on your radar this weekend. In addition to those artists, I am also really excited to check out Haterade, Mayhem vs Antiserum, and Louis Futon. I will be attending all weekend with a full gallery and review to follow, see you out there!