Monolith Festival, presented by Esurance, returns to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday September 13 and Sunday September 14. The festival, which debuted in 2007 as the first multi-day, multi-stage festival ever held at Colorado’s beloved outdoor venue, was instantly adopted as an indie fan favorite and a staple of the summer festival season.
Each year, Monolith hand picks an impressive lineup of indie favorites and blog darlings, which for 2008 includes Denver’s own Devotchka and French electro-buzz-band Justice as headliners. Monolith co-producer Josh Baker explains, "It’s a true testament to Colorado’s burgeoning music scene that one of this year’s national breakout acts is also a hometown favorite." Joining the 2008 headliners is a deep and diverse roster including Silversun Pickups, Band of Horses, TV on the Radio, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Vampire Weekend, Avett Brothers, Neko Case, Del tha Funky Homosapien, Mickey Avalon, CSS, Cut Copy, The Kills, Tokyo Police Club and many, many more. A complete list of currently confirmed acts is included below, with additional artists still to be announced. Visit www.monolithfestival.com for ongoing updates.
Monolith fills a niche in Colorado’s already vibrant indie music scene, and even within a seemingly saturated U.S. festival market. With five stages and premium facility amenities, Monolith builds on the natural splendor of Red Rocks and has quickly become a requisite for festival goers and indie hipsters. As Billboard Magazine reviewed, "The outrageously beautiful Red Rocks has been screaming out for an underground/indie-style music festival for many years…Thanks to the tireless work of an elite group of Colorado scenesters, the dream is now a reality."