Dancefestopia is a consistently fantastic experience, and we expect nothing less for its tenth anniversary in 2022. Hosted in La Cygne, Kansas (one hour south of Kansas City), DFT has immaculate vibes, a beautiful venue, and a killer lineup. The madness starts on Tuesday, September 6th and goes all day and all night through Sunday, September 11th.
The 2022 event features 210 artists – with a large majority of the acts coming from the Yellow Brick Road Tour. This tour gives budding artists the opportunity to compete for a spot on the lineup, and most of the winners are playing at a music festival for the first time.
While we wish we could feature all 210 artists, we’ve selected a few that you have to see.
First up: Kumarion brings drum and bass to Dancefestopia 2022.
Our dnb king! Kumarion plays on Saturday afternoon so make plans to head to the Emerald Stage early for his set at 2:50 pm. Check out his latest two-track EP on Wakaan:
Next on our list: Huxley Anne.
Playing at the Thursday pre-party, Huxley Anne will set the stage for the experimental lovers at DFT. We’ve never seen her live before, so she is definitely a top priority for us. She would be a shame to miss.
Friday on the Lollipop Stage deserves its very own shoutout.
The Lollipop Stage kicks off hot and heavy late-night vibes with Phase One followed by an extended set from Truth, into The Widdler, followed by G-Space, and ending with a Yheti Sunrise set. Yeah… we’re about to get weird and wild on Friday night into the early hours of Saturday morning.
On Sunday, we are super stoked for Jeanie, a Phantoms DJ set, and an Elderbrook Sunset Set.
The last-day-of-the-festival feels are always spot on at Dancefestopia and this year, Jeanie will give us the energy to start our final day. Phantoms and Elderbrook will keep us moving and then give our brains a much-needed dance massage.
We’d be remiss to leave out some Kansas City locals we’ll definitely be making time to see.
Featured on stages across the festival – from the Emerald Stage to the Red Bull Truck, the Rekinection Experience Stage, and the Silent Disco – proud Kansas Citians take the stage every day of the festival. Recycled Funk, Sonic Love Collective, Esoter are a few you can find us at.
One of the best parts of Dancefestopia 2022 (and every year) is the abundance of opportunities to discover new music and support the underground.
Be sure to support your local Yellow Brick Road Tour winners. Don’t be afraid to wander to a stage to see someone you’ve never heard of. Bring your friends along to discover
We wanted to feature all 210 artists, but you’ll have to do some of your own exploring. And if you don’t have tickets to DFT 2022… BUY THEM HERE!
And if you’re looking for new music, keep up with our weekly Spotify Playlist, Fresh Hunts, or follow us on Twitch. Whether it’s the newest drops, something from your favorite artists, some old school, or underground—we just want you to hear it.