Ubbi Dubbi Festival Comes to Arlington, TX

Two-day electronic music festival, Ubbi Dubbi, comes to Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas April 18th and 19th. The festival is to host four stages of the hottest dance music artists in the industry including Kaskade, Illenium, Adventure Club, Seven Lions, and more.

Disco Donnie’s traveling EDM festival had record numbers last year at Panther Island Pavillion in Fort Worth hosting 45,000 attendees at the sold-out event. Based off of last year’s success, the event will move to Globe Life Park which offers a larger venue for the annual springtime celebration as well as a convenient location for travelers coming from all parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The event has official hotels listed on the website to for those coming in from out of town.

This massive concert experience is one of the first to kick off festival season in North Texas. The full lineup features over 50 artists from around the world including local talent native to DFW.

Stage Hosts Include:

  • AMF (All My Friends) – Los Angeles-based DJ and producer Destructo presents All My Friends, a series of electronic music events aimed to share good music with good people. Destructo will be performing Saturday night.
  • Desert Hearts – What started as an intimate gathering in the Mojave Desert has evolved into this California based record label that provides a platform for fostering emerging house and techno artists. They will showcase their artists Lee Reynolds, Rinzen, Porky, Mikey Lion, Ardalan, and Marbs.
  • Gravitas Recordings – A music label and creative collective based out of Austin. Artist Wolf-e-Wolf, the Little rock native who released his debut EP on Gravitas Recordings, will be performing Saturday.
  • Wakaan – This eclectic record label has quickly formed a cult like following from bass heads across the country. Notable artists Luzcid, LSDream, and Liquid Stranger are just a few of the acts Wakaan will feature during the two-day event.

Thousands of tickets have already sold, but GA, GA+, and VIP packages are still available on the official website. If you plan on attending Ubbi Dubbi festival in Arlington here are some tips:

  • Save money getting to the venue
    • The city of Arlington’s Via ride share app offers affordable, on-demand public transportation with a flat rate fee of $3 per ride.
  • Stay hydrated
    • Ubbi Dubbi allows hydrating backpacks and reusable bottles to be taken into the venue. You will reduce plastic and save a few bucks by bringing your own container for water, but by all means stay hydrated even if you have to grab a water bottle from one of the many food vendors at the festival.
  • Know where the First Aid Stations are
    • Whether you need some electrolytes, aspirin, band aids, or ear plugs; Ubbi Dubbi has dedicated medical personnel on-site to keep you safe.
  • Consent Matters
    • Unsure what consent is? This great video explains how consent is as simple as tea. If at any point you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, the Celebrate Safe tent has a team available to help throughout the weekend.
  • Late night eats
    • These local restaurants in Arlington stay open and are less than 20 minutes from the venue late for those post festival munchies:
      • Fito’s Tacos De Trompo – 17 minutes away
      • Pancho’s Tacos – 4 minutes away
      • Gilligan’s Bar and Grill – 6 minutes away

Spring this year will kick off with an explosion of live dance music, world class stage production, and memories made for all those who come to Ubbi Dubbi. Other reasons to attend that festival-goers have listed on Ubbi Dubbi’s social channels include:

  • It’s a great excuse to dress up
  • You’ll hear artists you love
  • You’ll hear new artists that you WILL love

Even if you can’t attend both days of Ubbi Dubbi, you can check the daily line-up on the website and decide which day is best for you. Then you can buy an entry ticket for that day only at a reduced cost.

Ubbi Dubbi will introduce an enormous list of DJs representing an international cross-section of today’s dance music talent. And while it’s everyone’s priority to have a good time at the festival, there are great things all around Arlington, TX, The American Dream City, to explore while you are in town.

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Nikki Frisby
Nikki Frisby
Nikki is an Arlington, Texas native who loves finding hole in the wall restaurants, exploring new cultures, and listening to live music. She is currently a marketing and management double major at the University of Texas at Arlington who is involved in the Goolsby Leadership Academy, American Marketing Association, and LGBTQA Program. As a Yelp Elite member she supports local business and is always up to try new foods.