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Ubbi Dubbi 2022 Things Not To Miss
April 23-24 Panther Island Pavilion, Fort Worth, TX
Last year, Ubbi Dubbi made history as the FIRST festival back …but what sort of history is in the making for this year’s event?
Here are some highlights that will make this year’s Ubbi Dubbi Fest another momentous experience at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth, TX.
The festival celebrates the friendship between two music-loving friends, Ubbi and Dubbi. Dubbi, who loves dubstep and trap, taught Ubbi about electronic music and now he loves house and techno. That’s why Ubbi and Dubbi invited a plethora of electronic acts to the heart of Texas. No matter what your favorite sub-genre is, rest assured you’ll get a taste of the best electronic music in the market today.
If bass music is your thing, you can hang with Dubbi over at his stage and catch sets from the likes of Minnesota B2B BUKU and Wreckno on Saturday, or Clozee on Sunday.
If you want more variety like Ubbi, then don’t miss out on seeing headliner Alison Wonderland on Saturday or Gorgon City on Sunday at the Ubbi Stage! If you’re a house head, then plant yourself at the Zoom Room stage, sure to be filled with jackin’ beats and the finest four on the floor grooves with Honeyluv, Camelphat, Dom Dolla, and many more! Check out their daily lineup with set times here.
This time around Ubbi and Dubbi are joined by a new cast of characters, each representing a different type of raver, welcoming everyone, from the most experienced festival goer to the newbie attending for the first time. Ubbi Dubbi is all about community, and growing your Ubbi Dubbi family a little bit bigger every year!
View the top things not to miss at Ubbi Dubbi 2022 below!
1. Scavenger hunt for exclusive artist character trading cards.
2. Epic fireworks overlooking Ft. Worth Skyline and Trinity River during Excision and Tiësto’s closing sets on Day 1 & 2.
3. Check out the amazing retail vendors that Ubbi & Dubbi picked just for you to look your absolute best on rave day!
4. Seeing old friends… and making new ones! Ubbi Dubbi is all about community, and growing your Ubbi Dubbi family a little bit bigger every year!
5. Free water stations!
6. Lasers, CO2 cannons, and larger than life LED visuals!
7. Great food! Our delectable vendors feature a mix of classic party foods and healthy bites, including gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and kosher options.
8. Check out some of the early sets from up and coming artists such as Redrum, Notlō, Casstevens, Honeyluv, Casmalia, and more.
9. Ubbi & Dubbi, with the help of our friends at Fest Express, have made Ubbi Dubbi kandi for you! Stop by the Fest Express booth to get one!
10. Meeting Ubbi and Dubbi!
More info on Ubbi Dubbi 2022:
Disco Donnie Presents is excited to announce the third annual Ubbi Dubbi Festival will be returning to Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth, Texas on April 23 and 24, 2022. Ubbi Dubbi 2022 is set to be DDP’s biggest festival yet with a stacked lineup boasting the biggest names in dance music like Alison Wonderland, Diplo (Sunset Set), Tiësto, Excision, and Zeds Dead, to name just a few.
Ubbi Dubbi 2021 was, as Pollstar mentioned, “the very first large festival since COVID…with top EDM talent including Illenium, Kaskade, and others.” It was no easy feat, as DDP worked tirelessly with their partners and local healthcare officials to implement novel COVID-19 protocols, including being the first to source COVID-sniffing dogs at a large-scale event. Their hard work paid off.
The festival enjoyed immense success producing roughly 1060 jobs and increasing economic output in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area by an estimated $32 Million. As Disco Donnie put it, “I did say it was the hardest thing we’ve ever done, but in the end, it’ll probably be the most important thing we ever did.”
This time around Ubbi and Dubbi are joined by a new cast of characters, each representing a different type of raver, welcoming everyone, from the most experienced festival goer to the newbie attending for the first time. Rumor has it that fans will get the opportunity to choose their character, Super Smash Bros. style, and Ubbi and Dubbi will connect like-minded friends for an infinite number of new rave families.
This marks the festival’s return to Texas where Ubbi Dubbi previously made donations to local charities. In total, DDP has donated over $500,000 to local charities where the festivals are operated. DDP’s combined ticket and cash donations over the past eight years total over $1.5 million, reinforcing their commitment to giving back and supporting the communities that support them.
ABOUT DISCO DONNIE PRESENTS
Disco Donnie Presents (DDP) is an award-winning and recognized leader in electronic dance music event production, founded by veteran promoter James “Disco” Donnie Estopinal. Since the company’s inception in 1994, DDP has sold over 16 million tickets producing over 16,000 live events, arena shows, and outdoor festivals in over 100 markets around the world including the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and Panama.
Annually, DDP is responsible for organizing and promoting nearly 1,000 club events across the U.S. ranging from Portland, Columbus, Houston, Tampa, New Orleans, Dallas, and St. Louis to name only a few. He is also known for producing major festivals such as The Day After, Ultimate Music Experience, Sun City Music Festival, and most recently Ubbi Dubbi, Sunset Music Festival, Ember Shores, and Freaky Deaky.
Founder and CEO, James “Disco Donnie” Estopinal, Jr. is considered one of the godfathers of U.S. electronic dance music, evolving over the past 27 years to become one of the top dance music promoters globally. From his early days in the 1990s New Orleans dance scene, Disco Donnie coupled eccentricity with ingenuity to create elaborately themed parties that charmed patrons, garnered an international following, and unwittingly became a catalyst for a national debate over the First Amendment right to expression.
In 1999, Donnie first partnered with Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac Events, and worked together on EDC Los Angeles, Nocturnal Wonderland Los Angeles, and Beyond Wonderland Los Angeles.
In 2008, the duo merged officially, setting their sights on strategically developing the Insomniac brand throughout the world and making Insomniac a household name. Working together, the pair ushered in events such as EDC Orlando, EDC Dallas, EDC Puerto Rico, EDC New York; Beyond Wonderland Seattle; Nocturnal Wonderland Austin, and co-founded Electric Forest. The partnership also produced hundreds of club shows annually in markets across the U.S.
In 2012, DDP shifted its focus to the genesis and development of SFX Entertainment, as the first company to sign with founder Robert F. X. Sillerman; a media entrepreneur with a vision to invest nearly a billion dollars in electronic dance music to bring the world’s leading promoters under one roof.
Disco became a part of LiveStyle in 2017, which housed a worldwide portfolio of top-tier event companies including, Disco Donnie Presents, React Presents, Life In Color, Made Events, ID&T, Tomorrowland, Sensation, TomorrowWorld, Beatport.com, Electric Zoo, Awakenings, Q-Dance, and more.
After shelving the Something Wicked and Something Wonderful brands, Donnie partnered with a sister company in 2018 to bring Chicago’s Freaky Deaky to Houston, Texas, selling 50,000 tickets in its first year.
In 2019, DDP announced Freaky Deaky Texas and Ubbi Dubbi, both wholly owned by Disco Donnie Presents. Ubbi Dubbi is Disco Donnie’s newest festival brand which takes us into a world curated by two whimsical imaginary characters known as Ubbi and Dubbi. The new brand took the EDM world by storm, gathering 45,000 attendees in its inaugural year.
In 2020, James “Disco Donnie” Estopinal announced he re-acquired sole ownership of Disco Donnie Presents (DDP), the namesake company he founded 26 years ago.
This historic acquisition concludes an epic eight-year journey through being the first company acquired by SFX, surviving SFX’s subsequent bankruptcy, becoming a part of LiveStyle, and finally buying his company back and delivering fan refunds in the face of COVID-19 festival cancellations. Dedicated to continuing to serve the EDM community, DDP created No Parking On The Dance Floor, a new brand that brought 25+ drive-in shows to fans across the U.S. through April 2021.
In 2021, Disco Donnie Presents was finally able to move forward with club shows and festivals once again. In the first week of April 2021, he launched Ember Shores in partnership with Illenium. This announcement marked the company’s first all-inclusive destination music festival, set for December 2021 in Cancun.
Ubbi Dubbi returned in April 2021 as the first festival back in the US with 60,000 tickets sold and the company’s first festival camping experience. With the company back in Donnie’s control and the events world returning to its former glory, DDP plans on rapid expansion of new festival brands and show concepts in 2021 and beyond.
ABOUT UBBI DUBBI FEST
Launched in 2019, Ubbi Dubbi Fest is known to many as the First Festival Back in the United States after the pandemic. The festival celebrates the friendship between two music-loving friends, Ubbi and Ubbi. Dubbi who loves dubstep and trap taught Ubbi about electronic music and now he loves house and techno.
In 2022, Ubbi and Dubbi want to grow their rave family to be larger than ever before by creating an environment that is inviting for first-time ravers, and welcoming to returning, seasoned ravers. Ubbi Dubbi 2021 attracted more than 60,000 revelers and Ubbi Dubbi 2022 is expected to draw even larger crowds.