Because fans of indie-leaning alternative acts (in spirit if not actual label affiliation) must not be feeling the recession at all, another music festival is coming your way Sept. 12-13.
The Monolith Festival takes place at Red Rocks, the gorgeous natural amphitheater in Colorado made famous by a slew of live concerts taped there, most notably U2’s “Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky.”
On the bill are Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Mars Volta, Girl Talk, Of Montreal, Method Man and Redman, M. Ward, Phoenix, Passion Pit, Wale, OK Go, Chromeo and MSTRKRFT.
If the two days aren’t enough for you, a kick-off party will be held Sept. 11 with the Cool Kids, Chromeo, Hot Tub and more. But it’s only open to VIP ticket holders, media and winners of the Southern Comfort ticket promotion. Speaking of sponsors, Monolith is sponsored by Esurance.
Single day tickets are $52; two-day passes are $95. VIP passes are $210. Below is the full line-up.
Saturday, September 12
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
Hollywood Holt + Million $ Mano
These United States
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Gregory Alan Isakov
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
The Answering Machine
Danielle Ate the Sandwich
Boulder Acoustic Society
Sunday, September 13
The Mars Volta
Method Man & Redman
The Dandy Warhols
The Glitch Mob
The Twilight Sad
We Were Promised Jetpacks
French Horn Rebellion
The Pirate Signal
A Shoreline Dream
The Royal Bangs
Red Wire Black Wire
Jim McTurnan & the Kids That Killed the Man