DENVER (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The inaugural edition of the new Mile High Music Festival has come and gone, luring more than 100,000 music fans to Dicks Sporting Goods Park in Denver.
Despite the 97 degree heat and the lineup that some reviewers described as "overwhelming" the event drew high marks, with the Rocky Mountain News rating the event with an A-.
Held on July 19 & 20, the event featured more than 45 bands on a massive site consisting of 45 soccer fields with attendant support. On the plus side, concert-goers reported that despite the crowds, there was ample place to sit, which was a good thing as the sheer size of the place, combined with the heat, made moving from stage to stage a major undertaking.
"There has never been anything like this in this state as far as I know," said Rob Thomas, general manger of the festival told the Rocky Mountain News "I have been to events like this in Europe and across the US, but never here."
Headliners for the event included Dave Matthews, John Mayer and Tom Petty, along with a slew of up-and-coming bands and local talent, all heard through state-of-the-art sound systems that lead reviewers to described the production of the event as "flawless."
The few complaints about the event focused on the high prices for food and drink ($7 dollar beer) and some traffic snarls but we expect to see the event return next year for another round. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers