TV on the Radio, Vampire Weekend, Justice more to play Monolith Festival

    With the summer winding down, most of the season’s big festivals are behind us, but there is still one more major event for music heads to look forward to.  In less than a month, the 2008 Monolith Festival will present 50 artists on five stages at arguably the country’s most beautiful setting to see live music: the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. 


    Headliners include TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, Justice, Devotchka and Vampire Weekend. But there is a surprising amount of quality spread throughout the two day lineup, with Cut Copy, Foals, Tokyo Police Club, Holy Fuck, Silverspun Pickups, the Presets, CSS, Atmosphere and the Kills (among others) all scheduled to perform. Meanwhile, the festival will honor its open air, all-natural surroundings with several green initiatives.


    There are two-day ticket packages as low as $85 for carpoolers; for everyone else, the cost is $110. That’s a bargain compared to other festivals. Plus, with all three of TV on the Radio’s Brooklyn shows already sold out, heading to Monolith may be the only chance many New Yorkers have of seeing their hometown darlings perform in the near future.


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