Global Dance Festival Pauses To Honour Shooting Victims
It’s not often that you will hear any silence at a music festival, but that’s just what occurred at Global Dance Festival in Morrison, Colorado this weekend.
The moment’s silence was observed in honour of the victims of the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado, on Friday July 20, when a midnight screening of the latest Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises was interrupted by a masked gunman.
Global Dance Festival posted on their website to inform punters of the moment of silence; and later thanked them for their respect, stating:
“We were blown away by the energy every artist brought to Red Rocks, but were especially touched by our scene coming together to respect the tragedy that happened in Colorado.”
In addition, Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello dedicated his set to the victims.
“It’s unfair that so many precious lives were lost in this tragedy and during a leisure activity that so many of us participate in every day,” Angello said in a statement sent to MTV news. “Tonight’s performance at Global Dance Festival is dedicated to the memory of those we lost in Aurora, Colorado.”
Tragically, 12 people were killed and a further 58 were injured in the attack. Global Dance Festival is a mere half-hour drive from the cinema where the massacre took place.
Police have a suspect, 24 year old James Holmes, in custody.
The world renowned Global Dance festival takes place yearly and featured Steve Angello, Knife Party, Hardwell, Felix Cartal, Krewella, 3lau, Harvard Bass, Ecotek, Dragon, James Egbert, Jontron, Turner & Heit, Axis of Evil, and JQA.
The festival was celebrating its 10th anniversary and ran for three days in the stunning natural amphitheater at Red Rocks park.
Image via Global Dance Festival