Monolith: Denver Gets An Indie Rock Fest

Coloradans thinking of heading to Austin City Limits this fall are encouraged to stay home and roll out the guest bed. Reader Ricardo writes that, the same weekend as ACL (September 14th and 15th), a bevy of indie rockers descend upon the picturesque Red Rocks ampitheater for an event designed to save Mountain Westerners the inter-regional trip in pursuit of festival fun. From the creators of the South Park Music Festival and the Midweset Music Summit comes the inaugural Monolith Festival, offering “50+ bands” over two nights and four (or five) stages. The Denver Post offers a first glimpse at the partial lineup:

The Flaming Lips
The Decemberists
Spoon
Kings of Leon
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Cake
Cloud Cult
Ghostland Observatory
Flosstradamus with Kid Sister
Das Efx
Earl Greyhound
Juliette & The Licks
YACHT
Ra Ra Riot
Bob Log III
Lords of the Underground
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Autovaughn
Otis Gibbs

The festival site will go live in 45, and we’ll update with the full lineup then. For now, note the overlap with ACL (Spoon, the Decemberists, Clap, GLO), so Spoon groupies sould plan accordingly.

UPDATE: More of the Monlith lineup after the jump.

The Flaming Lips
Cake
The Decemberists
Kings Of Leon
Spoon
Ghostland Observatory
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Cloud Cult
Flosstradamus
Juliette & The Licks
Das Efx
Bob Log III
Earl Greyhound
Kid Sister
The Broken West
Lords Of The Underground
William Elliott Whitmore
YACHT
Hot IQs
Mobius Band
Machine Gune Blues
Nina Storey
Laylights
Cat-A-Tac
Otis Gibbs
Minus Story
Autovaughn
Born In The Flood
Ra Ra Riot
A Verse Unsung
The Swayback
On A Sun
Bela Karoli
Everything Absent Or Distorted
Angie Stevens
Stranger Lazy
Gregory Alan Isakov

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