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The Parties Behind Coachella, Bonnaroo & More Want To Throw A Coachella-Like Festival In Colorado

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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

Electric Forest Organizers Officially Announce Colorado Festival “Vertex” With Huge Lineup

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Just last Sunday we reported the confirmation that Electric Forest promoters Madison House Presents had been approved to throw a 20,000 person camping festival in Colorado, now just a few days later we have the full confirmation and the initial line up to go with it!

The event is called Vertex, and will be taking place in Buena Vista Colorado the 5-7 of August.

The initial lineup features a great blend of electronic, hip-hop and live acts as you can see on the lineup image above which promises to receive even more additions as the event approaches. Tickets will be on sale 3/25, check out the festivals official website here for more info.

Watch the official announce video below and stay tuned for more updates. Enjoy 

Electric Forest Organizers Confirm 4 Day Colorado Camping Festival

Electric Forest Organizers Confirm 4 Day Colorado Camping Festival - Featured Image

UPDATE: This has been revealed to be called Vertex and the initial lineup has been revealed with ODESZA, The Alabama Shakes & Trey Anastacio as headliners amongst a stacked lineup. Read the full lineup and more here

It looks like Colorado will finally be receiving a major camping festival. Rumors have been circulating over the past few months about a 4 day camping festival in Colorado this summer and now news has just surfaced that in fact Madison House Presents has received the necessary permit. President of Madison House Presents, Jeremy Stein, has confirmed that a festival is coming and will be "the inauguration of a magical Summer celebration."

Madison House are the same folks behind Electric Forest, one of our favorite festivals of the year that takes place in Michigan every year. 

After reaching out to Madison House for a comment, Jeremy Stein offered his take on the historic moment.

"Today is the start of something very special in Colorado, and we are excited to honor the approval we have received from the Chaffee County community. Participation in the permitting process, from many voices in the community, have created a true collaboration. We aim for this festival to be a mighty source of Colorado pride.  The setting is stunning, the music will be amazing, and the art will inspire.  At the festival's core, is a community seeking fun, exploration, and common ground.  This is the inauguration of a magical Summer celebration." - Jeremy Stein – President / Madison House Presents 

There has been no official statement yet from Madison House outside of the above comment, but here's what we know based on the permit: the permit has the festival set for August 4th to the 7th and will be taking place on a 274-acre ranch on the West end of Buena Vista. With this being thrown by the same troops behind Electric Forest - who's seen headliners like Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Skrillex, Big Grizmatik, G-Eazy to name just a handful - we can rest assured they will be bringing out all the stops on both talent and production. 

We will keep you updated as more news surfaces around this exciting new Colorado festival. 

For now enjoy the Electric Forest After Movie From 2015 below. 

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