Set upon the scenic Red Rocks Amphitheater the second annual Monolith Music Festival’s melting pot of acts catered to all in attendance. With beautiful weather (albeit a few showers Saturday night) and scenic views the crowd enjoyed mesmerizing sets from the abundance of different genres that took to the five stages spread out amongst the historic venue. From the soulful sounds of Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, to indie favorites TV On The Radio, to headliners Devotchka and electro darlings Justice, one thing was for certain those who came left satisfied. The second edition of the festival played host to a mostly indie lineup that gave festival goers a chance to witness their favorite bands perform in a venue known for its beauty and tremendous sounding acoustics. With many of performers in awe, the Colorado crowd made sure they felt at home. Aside from the main headliners it was the lesser-known acts that wowed the crowd. Bands such as Port O’Brien, Tilly and The Wall, Foals, and Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson gave the crowd something to go add to their iPods. Not to be undone by Red Rocks rookies Vampire Weekend, Cut/Copy, Silversun Pickups, Tokyo Police Club, bands that established themselves from the get go with familiar radio friendly tunes that had the crowd singing and dancing. If you have never made your way out to this venue, add it to your to do list, believe me you will not regret it.
I now present to you Monolith in pictures.
Stacks on deck, Patron on ice...