Tool headlining Mile High Festival
Two-day event draws Widespread Panic, the FrayTool, Widespread Panic and the Fray have been tapped to headline the second annual Mile High Music Festival, to be held July 18-19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.
Other artists scheduled to perform include Incubus, Ben Harper and Relentless7, G.Love & Special Sauce, Gov't Mule, Buddy Guy, 3OH!3, Ani DiFranco, Paolo Nutini, the Black Keys, John Butler, Gomez, the Wailers and India Arie. Additional acts are still being confirmed and will be announced soon.
Tickets go on sale April 3 through TicketHorse.com and milehighmusicfestival.com. Two-day passes cost $162.50 (plus service fees), and a limited number of single-day tickets will be available for $90. Two-day VIP packages will also be available for $400. This year, fans who purchase a two-day pass can utilize a payment plan with two installments.
Last year's Mile High Music Festival ranked ninth on Billboard's top-grossing festivals of 2008, pulling in $7 million and drawing 90,234 people over two days, according to Billboard Boxscore. The inaugural event featured performances by the Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, John Mayer, the Black Crowes, O.A.R., Michael Franti & Spearhead, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steve Winwood and Spoon, among others.
The Mile High Music Festival is produced by AEG Live, Star Hill Presents and Kroenke Sports Enterprises.
Here is a list of artists confirmed for the 2009 Mile High Music Festival:
Ben Harper & Relentless7
G. Love and Special Sauce
The Black Keys
Rocco DeLuca and the Burden
Band of Heathens
Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons