Monolith Festival feat. the Flaming Lips, Cake, the Decemberists, and Spoon
Despite boasting “the Best Live Music Venue in North America”, Red Rocks Amphitheater has had a fairly poor track record when it comes to festivals. So, the question is: can Monolith really break the bad streak?
Monolith Festival feat. the Flaming Lips, Cake, the Decemberists, and SpoonCity: Morrison, CO
Venue: Red Rocks Amphitheater
+ Monolith Photo Gallery 14-15 September 2007 Despite boasting a world-famous space dubbed "The Best Live Music Venue in North America" by Pollstar, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado -- just outside of Denver and situated at the base of the Rocky Mountains -- has had a fairly poor track record when it comes to music festivals. Despite the fact that its history is more storied and steeped in the music of the past 50 years than the Fillmore in San Francisco or LA’s Hollywood Bowl -- rivaling even Madison Square Garden’s with the impressive list of performers that has graced its stage -- Red Rocks is best known as a single event venue. Sure, bands like Phish and the String Cheese Incident have ended their careers with four-day stints at the amphitheater, and even the Fray -- hometown heroes to the Denver locals -- managed to put together three back-to-back appearances this past summer. But previous attempts to bring a regular summer festival to Red Rocks haven't lasted more than a couple of years. Everyone wants to play at Red Rocks; the problem is, they also want to be the stars of the show.
Das EFX's DJ Rondevu laying beats
Cat-A-Tac plays the WOXY.com stage
The Decemberists' Colin Meloy
Spoon on the main stage
The Flaming Lips
The Main Stage