MONOLITH FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY ESURANCE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 12-13

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

Each year, MONOLITH hand picks a line-up consisting of fan requests, indie favorites and blog darlings. This year’s line-up, revealed one-band-at-a-time over the past several weeks via Twitter and Facebook, has already generated plenty of buzz. We are thrilled to unveil the line-up in its entirety, which includes everyone’s favorite art-punk trio the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and progressive rockers The Mars Volta! Joining the 2009 headliners is a deep and diverse roster including Girl Talk, Of Montreal, M. Ward, The Walkmen, Phoenix, DOOM, The Thermals, Health, Ida Maria, WALE, Passion Pit, The Dandy Warhols and many, many more. A complete list of confirmed acts is included below, with additional artists still to be announced. Visit www.monolithfestival.com for ongoing updates.

2009 Monolith Festival VIP Kick-Off Party Announced: Monolith will host two kick-off parties in Denver on September 11. Events will be held at adjacent venues, The Gothic Theater and Moes BBQ. Performing artists include The Cool Kids, Chromeo (DJ), Hot Tub, Boyhollow and more. Kick-Off Party is open to VIP Ticketholders, media and winners of the Southern Comfort ticket promotion.

MONOLITH fills a niche in Colorado’s already vibrant indie music scene, even within a seemingly saturated U.S. festival market. With five stages and premium facility amenities, MONOLITH builds on the natural splendor of Red Rocks and has quickly become a requisite for festival goers and indie hipsters. As Billboard Magazine reviewed, “The outrageously beautiful Red Rocks has been screaming out for an underground/indie-style music festival for many years. Thanks to the tireless work of an elite group of Colorado scenesters, the dream is now a reality.”

Tickets on sale now at www.monolithfestival.com.

Single Day tickets are on sale now for $52 (until August 14)

2-day Passes are on sale now for $95 (until August 14)

VIP Passes are on sale now for $210 (until august 14)

For those looking to enhance their MONOLITH experience, MONOLITH will offer upgraded VIP packages which include premium festival amenities such as reserved soundboard seating, VIP parking, kick-off and after-party access, festival T-shirt and more. Visit www.monolithfestival.com for details.

Complete confirmed lineup below, with other acts still to be announced:

Saturday, September 12

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Girl Talk

Of Montreal

M. Ward

DOOM

The Walkmen

OK Go

Ida Maria

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Frightened Rabbit

Thao with the Get Down Stay Down

Hollywood Holt + Million $ Mano

Starf*cker

Thunderheist

Woodhands

These United States

Cymbals Eat Guitars

The Antlers

Cotton Jones

Gregory Alan Isakov

Lydia

Generationals

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

The Answering Machine

Roadside Graves

Danielle Ate the Sandwich

Speakeasy Tiger

Autovaughn

Avi Buffalo

Wendy Darling

Boulder Acoustic Society

Caitlin Rose

Sunday, September 13

The Mars Volta

MSTRKRFT

Method Man & Redman

Phoenix

The Dandy Warhols

Chromeo

The Glitch Mob

Passion Pit

WALE

The Thermals

Harlem Shakes

Monotonix

The Grates

HEALTH

Deer Tick

The Twilight Sad

The Features

Spindrift

Savoy

Bad Veins

We Were Promised Jetpacks

Beats Antique

Tigercity

French Horn Rebellion

The Pirate Signal

Neon Indian

The Knew

A Shoreline Dream

The Royal Bangs

Red Wire Black Wire

Jim McTurnan & the Kids That Killed the Man

Rachel Goodrich

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