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Project GLOW 2023: 5 Essential Things to Know for D.C.’s Dance Music Festival

Project GLOW returns to the RFK Festival Grounds in Washington, D.C. April 29 and 30. This year’s lineup offers something for everyone. Fans will enjoy several jaw-dropping House B2Bs like Dom Dolla B2B Green Velvet.

Plus, several Bass heavyweights including Zeds Dead and LSDREAM will be there. It’s the festival’s second year celebrating dance culture in the nation’s capital thanks to DC-based Club Glow and Insomniac. The festival has three stages: Eternal Stage, Pulse Stage, and Secret Garden Stage. There will also be food and drinks, art installations, and vendors.

Here are five things to know before heading to Project Glow:

Pre-Festival Shows and Parties in D.C.

If you’re arriving in D.C. early or live in the area, there are two shows the week of Project GLOW. Nia Archives is at Soundcheck on Thursday, April 27 and Gryffin is hosting the official Project GLOW pre-party at Echostage on Friday, April 28. Both music venues and Club Glow were bought by Insomniac in 2020. If you’ve never been to Echostage, the world-renowned venue is a must-see.

Secure Tickets for Official After-Parties

Official Project Glow after-parties at Echostage and Soundcheck will likely sell out, so secure tickets sooner rather than later. Echostage is a 15-minute drive from the RFK Grounds and Soundcheck is a 20-minute drive, not including festival traffic. Today, Project Glow announced its first after party on April 30 with Zeds Dead:

Prepare for Festival Grounds Terrain

The RFK Festival Grounds are right outside the permanently closed RFK Stadium. Much of the grounds are the stadium’s parking lot. So, wear comfortable shoes that can keep your feet dancing all day and into the night on asphalt.

Transportation Options to and from Project GLOW

There are several ways to get to and from the festival. Project GLOW is offering round-trip shuttle passes from Baltimore. Plus, free shuttles will run from the grounds to Union Station; where people can access the Metro and city busses. Parking passes are also available online.

Cashless Festival: Payment Methods Accepted

Like many festivals, Project GLOW is a cashless event. Credit, debit, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, and Android Pay will be accepted, according to the festival’s website.