Festivalist '09: Mile High Music Festival

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What: Mile High Music Festival

When: July 18th – 19th

Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (yup), Commerce City, CO

Headliners: Tool, Widespread Panic, The Fray

Line-up Highlights: Incubus, Ben Harper & the Relentless7, G. Love & the Special Sauce, Ani DiFranco, The Black Keys, Matt Nathanson, Galactic, Paolo Nutini, Gomez, Railroad Earth, 3OH!3, Gov’t Mule, India.Arie, John Butler, Gogol Bordello, Jack’s Mannequin, Guster, The Wailers, Matisyahu, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Mat Kearney, Dead Confederate, Joe Pug

Tickets: 2 Day passes are $162.50+fees.  1 Day passes are $90+fees.  Layaway is available.

Accommodations: Camping offsite only (closest campground is 15 miles).

My Take: One of the more random headlining groups I’ve seen so far.  Tool and Widspread Panic (2 Nights) will be making their festival rounds this summer, but The Fray?  As for the rest of the line-up, it ranges from pop fare (3OH!3, Matt Nathanson) to rockers (The Black Keys, Incubus, Ben Harper) to jam bands (Robert Randolph, Gov’t Mule).

The ticket page offers what appeared to be a discount in the Car Pool package (includes four 2-day passes, special carpool parking).  Unless parking is a real issue, I don’t see how this is a deal.  Seeing how Denver is a day or more drive to most West Coast fests (Coachella, Sasquatch), I think they’ll take what they can get.

The Black Keys – Just Got To Be

Ben Harper & Relentless7 – Shimmer & Shine

Widespread Panic – Boom

Robert Randolph & the Family Band – Peekaboo