The lineup for the 2008 Monolith Festival at Red Rocks was announced this morning, and it is sizzling hot. Since I am just home from Coachella (more coming today on that!), I’m excited to see a few of the hottest names from that fest doing a reprisal at Monolith this September, plus all kinds of other goodness.
Fuel/Friends is excited to be working with the Hot Freaks! bloggers group for this festival to curate part of the lineup. We’ve got a lot of blog-buzz heavy bands coming to Red Rocks this year, and I am especially stoked about a few Fuel favorites like the Rosewood Thieves, Chester French, The Avett Brothers, Superdrag, Band of Horses and Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip.
Last year’s debut Monolith was a picture-perfect weekend of fresh indie sounds on multiple stages, and this year’s sophomore effort looks like it will cement the fest as a can’t-miss annual occurrence in Colorado. Red Rocks is a relatively intimate venue with superb sight lines and a warmly unique feel to it.
Since this is the premier Colorado indie music festival, it’s refreshing that they are bringing Denver favorites Devotchka to headline the first night. I saw their exciting live show a few days ago in the desert and they definitely can pull it off. I regrettably missed French dance duo Justice at Coachella (again, more on that later but it involved crushing levels of exhaustion by Sunday night and a weak will for fighting against immense hot sweaty crowds again), so their headlining spot in the open air with the huge crimson rocks all around will be hotly anticipated. Bring it on, Monolith!
FULL LINEUP:If you can’t read the tiny print, see all the goodness here.
Til The End of Time – Devotchka
DVNO – Justice
Kissing Families – Silversun Pickups
The Funeral (live on KEXP) – Band of Horses
Will You Return? – Avett Brothers
Baby Goes To 11 – Superdrag
Diamond Ring – Rosewood Thieves
Flathead – The Fratellis
Thou Shalt Always Kill – Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip