MONOLITH Festival | Red Rocks

Article Contributed by Madison House … | Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2009

MONOLITH FESTIVAL presented by Esurance returns to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 12th and 13th with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs headlining Saturday night, and The Mars Volta topping the bill on Sunday. The festival debuted in 2007 as the first multi-day, multi-stage festival ever held at Red Rocks - Colorado's beloved outdoor venue. Monolith was instantly adopted as an indie fan favorite and a staple of the summer festival season.

Each year, MONOLITH hand picks a line-up consisting of fan requests, indie favorites and blog darlings.  This year's line-up, revealed one-band-at-a-time over the past several weeks via Twitter and Facebook, has already generated plenty of buzz.  We are thrilled to unveil the line-up in its entirety, which includes everyone's favorite art-punk trio the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and progressive rockers The Mars Volta!  Joining the 2009 headliners is a deep and diverse roster including Girl Talk, Of Montreal, M. Ward, The Walkmen, Phoenix, DOOM, The Thermals, Health, Ida Maria, Rahzel, Passion Pit, The Dandy Warhols and many, many more. A complete list of confirmed acts is included below, with additional artists still to be announced.  Visit for ongoing updates.

2009 Monolith Festival VIP Kick-Off Party Announced:  Monolith will host two kick-off parties in Denver on September 11.  Events will be held at adjacent venues, The Gothic Theater (Southern Comfort Party) and Moes BBQ (Toyota Antics Party.)  Performing artists include The Cool Kids, Chromeo (DJ), Hot Tub, Boyhollow and more.  Kick-Off Party is open to VIP Ticketholders, media and winners of the Southern Comfort ticket promotion.

MONOLITH fills a niche in Colorado's already vibrant indie music scene, even within a seemingly saturated U.S. festival market. With five stages and premium facility amenities, MONOLITH builds on the natural splendor of Red Rocks and has quickly become a requisite for festival goers and indie hipsters.  As Billboard Magazine reviewed, "The outrageously beautiful Red Rocks has been screaming out for an underground/indie-style music festival for many years...Thanks to the tireless work of an elite group of Colorado scenesters, the dream is now a reality."

Tickets on sale now at
Single Day tickets are on sale now for $59.50
2-day Passes are on sale now for $110.00
VIP Passes are on sale now for $225.00


Tickets also available at these independent record stores and retail ticket outlets:
Independent Records (Colorado - Denver, Pueblo, Colorado Springs)

Twist and Shout (Denver, CO)

Things That Glow (Denver, CO)

Good Records (Dallas, TX)

Slowtrain (Salt Lake City, UT)

Stinkweeds (Phoenix/Tempe, AZ)

Luna Music (Indianapolis, IN)

For those looking to enhance their MONOLITH experience, MONOLITH will offer upgraded VIP packages which include premium festival amenities such as reserved soundboard seating, VIP parking, kick-off and after-party access, festival T-shirt and more.  Visit for details.

Complete confirmed lineup below, with other acts still to be announced:

Saturday, September 12
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Girl Talk
Of Montreal
M. Ward
The Walkmen
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Frightened Rabbit
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
Hollywood Holt + Million $ Mano
The Love Language
These United States
Cymbals Eat Guitars
The Antlers
Cotton Jones
Speakeasy Tiger
Gregory Alan Isakov
The Answering Machine
Roadside Graves
Caitlin Rose
Avi Buffalo
The Depreciation Guild
Boulder Acoustic Society
Wendy Darling

Sunday, September 13
The Mars Volta
Method Man & Redman
The Dandy Warhols
The Glitch Mob
Passion Pit
The Thermals
We Were Promised Jetpacks
The Grates
Deer Tick
The Twilight Sad
The Features
Bad Veins
Stars of Track and Field
Beats Antique
French Horn Rebellion
Royal Bangs
The Pirate Signal
Neon Indian
Anni Rossi
The Knew
A Shoreline Dream
Jim McTurnan & the Kids That Killed the Man
Rachel Goodrich
Red Wire Black Wire