Denver Is This Close to Getting Its Own Massive Music Festival

Article by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus

Thu April 27, 2017 | 14:40 PM

Back in February, we told you about news that Superfly and AEG were in talks to collaborate on a major music festival in Colorado. Fast forward to today: AEG is out, but Superfly is going full steam ahead on the event, which is now projected to take place in Denver.

According the Denver Post, "the City of Denver’s Office of Special Events has recommended moving forward in the process to host a massive music festival set in Denver’s Overland Park Golf Course." We can't think of a better place for a large-scale music fest than Denver – Colorado is one of the sunniest places in the U.S., and never gets too unbearably hot. The event has been in the preliminary planning stages since 2010, and was originally planned for the city of Westminster. As of today, planning has gone to the next level. Now, contract negotiations between Superfly and the city will begin, and if a contract is agreed upon, it will be presented to City Council to be voted on, which will ultimately determine whether or not the as-yet-unnamed festival happens.

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Photo by: Justin Yee

Luckily, there is no bad blood between Superfly and AEG upon AEG's departure from the project.

“We have worked with Superfly for many years and know that their high standards for producing exceptional events will result in a festival that Denver and Colorado will be proud of,” said AEG's CEO Chuck Morris.

As the producers of San Francisco's Outside Lands and Tennessee's Bonnaroo, Superfly will undoubtedly model this new Colorado fest after its flagship events.After all, putting on large-scale, multi-faceted events featuring musical and culinary superstars is what Superfly does best. Starting in 2018, the proposed annual three-day festival hopes to attract 30,000-60,000 people per day.