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Monolith Festival - September 14 and 15, 2007 (Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver, CO)

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Wednesday, Sep 19, 2007

On Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15, the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater outside of Denver, Colorado, played host to the inaugural edition of the Monolith Festival—a huge gathering of over 50 bands and performers billed as the largest-ever festival to grace the historic stone steps of Red Rocks.  With five stages, the event was a practically non-stop blend of music, focusing mostly on the indie crowd, but including a scattering of singer-songwriters, hip-hop artists, and more.  Headliners included Cake, the Decemberists, Spoon, and the Flaming Lips, and the event was packed with bands ranging from local Colorado talent on up through internationally touring acts.  Here’s a peek at some of the photographic highlights (Photo credit Jessica Partridge):


Red Rocks Amphitheater's

Red Rocks Amphitheater’s “Creation Rock”


The Main Stage

The Main Stage


Cat-A-Tac plays the WOXY.com stage

Cat-A-Tac plays the WOXY.com stage


Crowds dancing to some hip-hop breaks

Crowds dancing to some hip-hop breaks


Das EFX's DJ Rondevu laying beats

Das EFX’s DJ Rondevu laying beats


Das EFX rock the mic

Das EFX rock the mic


Crowds gather for the headliners

Crowds gather for the headliners


Editors kick off the night

Editors kick off the night


Editors' Chris Urbanowicz

Editors’ Chris Urbanowicz


Editors' high-energy stage show

Editors’ high-energy stage show


Editors' Tom Smith croons

Editors’ Tom Smith croons


The Decemberists take the main stage

The Decemberists take the main stage


The Decemberists' Colin Meloy

The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy


The Decemberists' Chris Funk

The Decemberists’ Chris Funk


The Decemberists' Jenny Conlee

The Decemberists’ Jenny Conlee


The Decemberists' Nate Query

The Decemberists’ Nate Query


New York's White Rabbits

New York’s White Rabbits


The Hot IQs draw the locals

The Hot IQs draw the locals


Spoon on the main stage

Spoon on the main stage


Spoon's Britt Daniel grabs the spotlight

Spoon’s Britt Daniel grabs the spotlight


The Flaming Lips kick off the giant stage show

The Flaming Lips kick off the giant stage show


Wayne Coyne in the famous ball

Wayne Coyne in the famous ball


Coyne and company

Coyne and company


The Flaming Lips stage-show entourage

The Flaming Lips stage-show entourage


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