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Colorado's Potential Major Music Festival Takes Step In Right Direction

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More details about a potential, Coachella-like, festival in Colorado have surfaced, and Denver residents are becoming increasingly excited. Bonnaroo’s and Outside Lands’ promotion company, Superfly, has verified that the city of Denver is the preferred home to their potential project.

This was announced after the City Of Denver’s Special Event Office expressed interest in hosting the festival at the Overland Park Golf Course, which is located four miles south of the downtown area. Initial talks of the festival suggested that there was a possibility it would take place in Denver’s northern suburb, Westminster. Superfly has discontinued that possibility and it's now up the promoters and the City of Denver to agree on a contract and then be voted on by City Council.

Additionally, Superfly was originally partnered with AEG, another dominant festival production company. However, AEG has made a statement declaring that they will no longer participate in the creation of the festival, meaning it is solely constructed by Superfly. The festival organizers have proposed that it be a three-day festival housing 30,000-60,000 attendees per day, starting in 2018. We're hoping this means Denver will finally have a major music festival down the road. Enjoy!

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Global Dance Festival Colorado is revealing its 2017 lineup one act at a time and our excitement for this event just continues to rise. So far, the headliners announced for this year's edition include Deorro, Nero, Louis The Child, Kaskade, Green Velvet, 3LAU, Hardwell, ZHU, Porter Robinson, and Excision b2b Datsik.

They're revealing a new artist every half hour so keep your eyes peeled. We'll continue to update this on our end as well. The two-day summer event will be taking place July 21-22 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, as opposed to Red Rocks Amphiteater where it use to take place. Tickets to the Colorado-based festival go on sale Wednesday, Apr. 26 at noon MDT. Check out the aftermovie from last year below. Enjoy!

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Overland Park Gold Course, Denver

The iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater might be one of Colorado's most popular contributions to the music world, but that might be changing in the near future with the recent news of a Coachella-like festival popping up in Denver.

Superfly, the company behind festivals like Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, alongside AEG, the massive live music company that owns Goldenvoice who is responsible for producing Coachella are planning (or at least hoping) to throw a multi-million dollar festival on Overland Park Gold Course in Denver. Chuck Morris, CEO of AEG Live Rocky Mountains says this project has actually been in the works since 2010 and sees major potential here.

Denver-based publication Westword describes Morris' vision for the event as being one "with multiple stages and a bevy of musical acts, akin to Coachella, if slightly smaller, at least in the beginning." Whether or not this will all go down on the golf course has yet to be figured out and Morris says he's "looking at all options".

"Morris and his colleagues see potential — not just in run-of-the-mill stadium concerts, but in creating a festival experience with multiple stages and a bevy of musical acts, akin to Coachella, if slightly smaller, at least in the beginning." -- Westword

Neighborhood activists voiced their concerns at a city meeting earlier this week about a festival taking place in their community. Mayor Michael Hancock's team seemed to be for it thought as they mentioned it could bring in upwards of $2.5 million.

As of yesterday (Feb. 2) though, Denver isn't the only city up for consideration. Westminster, about 10 miles north of Denver, is the other spot in the running and seems very eager to make the festival happen. AEG and Superfly have yet to make a decision on which city they'd be moving forward with, but mentioned that they've had to jump through more hoops with Denver's approval process so far. 

The three-day event is looking to attract 30,000 to 60,000 people and would take place in Fall 2018 over one weekend, closing up shop by 10pm each night. However, event organizers would need five weeks to set everything up and break it down.

Stay tuned for more details as this multi-day festival.

Source: Westword

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