Beam yourself down to one of the most anticipated Electronic Dance Music parties in the galaxy — Skylab 2015: Parallel Universe. This two-day intergalactic event brings some of the world’s top EDM artists — such as Martin Garrix and Krewella — to the Denver area. Presented by Global Dance, Skylab is scheduled for Friday, September 18th and Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at the 1st Bank Center.
The confirmed lineup for Friday includes Martin Garrix, Laidback Luke, Ruby Rose, Burns and Vinne. Saturday brings Krewella, Borgore, Andrew Rayel, Bad Royale and Jack Novak. With two nights filled with over a dozen performances, Skylab 2015 is sure to be an out-of-this world experience.
After dominating charts all over the world last year, Martin Garrix has quickly become one of the world’s most popular EDM DJs and producers. At age 17, the Dutch artist became the youngest producer to ever hold the #1 spot on Beatport with his debut single, “Animals.” After signing onto Spinnin Records last year, Martin joined one of the most iconic EDM labels in the world. His set at this year’s Skylab is a performance you won’t want to miss.
Based out of Chicago, Illinois, the American EDM duo known as Krewella will be headlining on Saturday night at Skylab 2015. While the group originally had three members, Kristopher Trindl abandoned the girls about this time last year. Jahan Yousaf and Yasmine Yousaf — sisters originally from Northbrook, IL — have been writing and singing tracks under Krewella’s impressive selection of EDM styles, including Dubstep, Hardstyle, House and Techno, since 2007. The duo’s newest single, “Somewhere to Run,” was released this summer for streaming and digital download.
One of the newer arrivals to this year’s lineup is Laidback Luke — a Filipino-Dutch DJ and producer originally known as a graffiti artist while growing up in the Netherlands. He has two studio albums, Psyched Up (1998) and Electronic Satisfaction (2002). He was nominated in 2012 by the 27th Dance Music Awards for the Best European DJ award. That same year Luke married the world-famous radio DJ from New York, Gina Turner.
In 1994, Skylab became “the first show to use ‘intelligent lighting,’ and twenty one years later the underground party / rave event has become a mainstream music festival that Colorado residents look forward to every year. Back when it all started, EDM was more of a European phenomenon — with trance and techno dominating the scene — so Skylab attendees had to be ‘in the know.’ The original show featured a variety of musical styles and was organized by Jason Bills. The first Skylab brought a diverse group of talent — “Everything from house to techno to drum and bass to hip-hop. As long as you were there for a good time, you were welcome,” says Bill to DJoyBeat.
This year’s Skylab promises to be just as incredible as the first as it boasts an incredible lineup of some of the most up-and-coming EDM artists of this generation. The 1st Bank Center is located just north of Denver, at 11450 Broomfield Ln., Broomfield, CO and is a 16 and over event. Doors open at 7:00pm on Friday 9/18 and Saturday 9/19 and the event runs until 2am.
Additional artists may still be announced for Skylab 2015. Get your tickets from SkylabColorado.com while you still can and join the Facebook Event to keep up with current developments on this year’s interstellar event. So decompress those spacesuits, unpack your glow stick rations and strap on your moon-boots because it’s time for an otherworldly experience at Skylab 2015 – Parallel Universe.
UPDATE: Ruby Rose is no longer able to attend Skylab 2015.