So you thought all the best summer festivals were over? Boonaroo has passed, so have Coachella and Rothbury, but don’t worry, it’s not all over yet.
Tucked away in the empty interior of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain foothills, Monolith Festival lights up the clear mountain sky above Red Rock Amphitheatre for two nights with some of today’s most acclaimed live performers.
Set to play September 12-13, Monolith brings together the best aspects of festival going, offering escape into a serene, mesmerizing landscape, while still having enough lights, people, and trance inducing music to have a kick ass time.
First day line-up includes performances by Girl Talk, Of Montreal, M. Ward, OK GO, The Walkmen, Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, and Thunderheist, with a headlining show by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Though if the first day’s music isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, Monolith allows you to buy single day tickets.
Second day line-up includes performances by MSTFKRFT, Chromeo, Method Man & Redman, The Dandy Warhols, Pheonix, Passion Pit, Health, and The Glitch Mob, with a headlining show by Mars Volta.
Though the festival does not offer on site camping, the surrounding state and national parks give festival goers a nearby retreat that will likely keep them wander trails all across the state even after the festival is over.
And to help maintain and protect the surrounding environment, Monolith is also promoting “green” efforts make the festival more sustainable. Not only will they be running a local reforestation project, a single-stream recycling and compost outlet, and encouraging ticket holders to car pool to the festival.
They are also making efforts to reduce their carbon emissions, with the MakeMeSustainable Monolith Carbon Tree, which allows fans to calculate and pledge to reduce their carbon footprint. To help encourage this pledge, Monolith promises that, “for every 10 tons of CO2 reduced by those on the Monolith Carbon Tree, Esurance will retrofit one low-income home with energy efficient lighting.”
So before you pack up and call it quits till the ‘10 festivals, break a few more glow sticks, put your dancing shoes on, and head out the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the 2009 Monolith Festival.
For the full set list and tickets visit www.monolithfestival.com