After finally getting to see for the first time the four-night run, I’m instantly drawn to the Monolith Festival given the location and the this year. There’s some really solid stuff on the bill, but there’s enough overlap in the coming months that I think I’ll get to see most of these artists in another setting, albeit nothing like the iconic Ampitheatre. I had an incredible time at the venue itself, so throw in some of the best indie bands of the moment and you’ve got yourself a solid two-day .

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

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2009 Monolith Festival

Saturday, September 12


The Pains of Being Pure at
Frightened Rabbit
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Holt + Million $ Mano
The Love Language

These United States
Cymbals Eat Guitars

Speakeasy Tiger
Gregory Alan Isakov
The Answering Machine


The Depreciation Guild
Acoustic Society

Sunday, September 13


The Thermals
We Were Promised Jetpacks

The Grates

The Twilight Sad

Bad Veins
of Track and Field


French Horn Rebellion
Royal Bangs
The Pirate Signal

Anni Rossi
The Knew
A Shoreline Dream
Jim McTurnan & the Kids That Killed the Man

Red Wire Black Wire

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