1. The Headliners
It is well known that year after year Decadence has brought some of the biggest names in the industry to Colorado to help ring in the new year, and the 2017 installment of Decadence Colorado is no different! The headliners set to grace the stage Saturday include names like Bassnectar, Gramatik, Diplo and Justice. Sunday headliners include Odesza, Armin Van Buuren, Porter Robinson and Colorado’s own Big Gigantic. Each headliner is unique, bringing in their own sound, energy and vibe. Dueling stages titled “The Grid” and “The Vault” will play host to the heavyweights. However, the headliners aren’t the only artists that are packing a serious punch on this lineup.
2. The Supporting Talent
The supporting talent for Decadence this year is just as strong as the headliners. The lineup features some industry breakouts that have made quite the names for themselves in recent years. Saturday the standout names includes The Floozies, Troyboi, Space Jesus, and Tchami. The Floozies have made quite the splash in 2017, playing festivals all over the country and even playing the Dew Tour in Breckenridge earlier this month. Troyboi sold out the Boulder Theater during his last trip to Colorado, and he’s sure to not disappoint at Decadence! Sunday features names including Elephante, an artist that has been up and coming out of Los Angeles, as well as Ecotek, Denver local and resident DJ at The Church and Temple Nightclub.
3. The Schedule
At most festivals when you see so many incredible names your first worry is “there’s no way the schedule will allow me to see everyone.” While of course you can’t see everyone that graces the stage at Decadence, the organizers do a pretty fantastic job scheduling artists with similar fan bases at the same stages. Also, in many cases large “headliner” names won’t all be in the last time slot of the night and have their sets earlier in the day with much less overlap.
4. The Production
The Production at Decadence is absolutely mind blowing. Everywhere you turn in the venue there is something to look at. Each stage has lights and speakers going from the front of the room all the way to the back, ensuring you have a prime spot whether you are on the rail or towards the back of the crowd. Mind blowing visuals spread across the massive LED screens that make up each stage. No matter where you are standing in the venue, you are sure to experience fantastic sights and sounds!
5. The Silent Disco
The silent disco is the best spot to catch some of Colorado’s most promising up and comers. In the past the silent disco has played host to names like J/Adore, Stélouse, and Toy Box, names that have since grown to be staples of the Denver music scene. The lineup for 2017 is no different, bringing names that are sure to turn into local staples! Some artists to watch out for include Boulder local Dak-Atk, the current resident of Beta Nightclub,Timba, and Denver locals Denur and Freddy Rule. Each Dj has their own unique sound and will be sure to get you moving on the dance floor!
6. VIP & Cabana Experience
If you want to ring in the new year in style, Decadence has got you covered. Their Vip experience offers you extra convenience and luxury. You’ll start the night by being led through a separate VIP entrance, making getting into the venue faster and easier. Once inside you are able to access exclusive Vip areas with elevated viewing platforms to ensure you get the best view in the house. The viewing platforms are available at each stage, guaranteeing you get great seats for every artist on the lineup! If you want to dive into 2018 in the chicest way possible, gathering a group of six and booking a cabana is for you! Cabana experiences offer your own private cabana box seating with complimentary champagne and your own catered bottle service. VIP packages go quickly, so if you’re set on going big this year, make your reservations early!
7. The Atmosphere
The atmosphere at the City Beyond is unlike any other New Years Eve event in the country. The massive occasion attracts people from all across the country, making the crowd full of Denver locals and visitors alike. The City of Decadence welcomes its citizens and dazzles them from the moment they walk through the doors. The venue has interactive elements almost everywhere you turn, from massive art installations, lights, decorations, even characters walking around in full costume posing for pictures with the attendees. Adding to the atmosphere is a massive merry-go-round which is sure to trigger you favorite feelings of nostalgia. Even moving deeper into the dance floor the great vibes continue. Once of the best things about Decadence is that there is so much space in the venue you can find ample room to dance no matter which stage you are at. Everything about the event sets you up to have the best possible New Years!
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By Madi Lawton