Disco Donnie Presents returns once again for the third annual Ubbi Dubbi Festival taking place at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas on April 23-24th. Ubbi Dubbi 2022 is set to be DDP’s biggest festival yet as tech house superstars Dom Dolla and John Summit, along with bass music powerhouse PEEKABOO, join the already stacked lineup boasting Alison Wonderland, Diplo (Sunset Set), Tiësto, Excision, and Zeds Dead, to name just a few.
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. In 2022, DDP aims to highlight some of the best up and coming artists through collaborations with independent record labels and the launch of DDP’s very own talent search program, Disco Spotlight.
Amongst the stages, CloZee’s ODYZEY label will have a stage takeover along with Gravitas Recordings who will takeover the camping stage. The Gravitas Stage is an exciting new addition, particularly following the 2021 camping stage lineup which featured primarily local DJs. In Donnie’s words, “the Gravitas Stage was initially on our 2020 lineup, but we unfortunately had to cancel the event. I’ve been really excited about this stage concept and couldn’t wait to bring it back for this year!” Ubbi Dubbi comes complete with a glamping options as well as a pre-party hosted by Blunts & Blondes .You can find the official line up down below. For more information on Ubbi Dubbi and for tickets, please visit the Ubbi Dubbi official website!
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.
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 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.