DENVER (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — AEG's Mile High Music Festival returns to the Fields at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on July 18 and 19. The 2009 festival expands to two main stages for its second year. Headliners include TOOL (Saturday), Widespread Panic (on both Saturday and Sunday), and The Fray (Sunday).
In addition to the headliners, 2009 performance highlights 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, India Arie many others. The Fray, 3OH!3, India.Arie, Set Forth, and Paper Bird are among the bands on the bill who call Colorado home. The list of currently confirmed acts is included below, with additional artists still to be announced.
This year's Mile High Music Festival introduces a charity component and a portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit Commerce City's Quality Community Foundation (QCF).
"This is extremely good news," said Commerce City Mayor Paul Natale. "The city is very excited to again be apart of the Mile High Music Festival and for AEG Live to donate money to the city's Quality Community Foundation is just music to my ears."
The Quality Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by Commerce City in 2006. It grants money to organizations that provide nonprofit services to Commerce City residents.
Tix for this year's event will go on-sale April 3 and will set you back $162.50 (plus service charges) for a 2-Day Pass. A limited number of Single Day Tickets will be available for $90.00 (plus service charges) while supplies last. Two-day VIP Packages are also available: $400.00 (plus service charges) for the Mile High VIP Pass and $1250.00 for the Mile High Apex experience (plus service charges).
Mile High Music Festival is produced by AEG Live Rocky Mountains, Starr Hill Presents, and Kroenke Sports Enterprises.
Saturday, July 18: TOOL, Widespread Panic, Incubus, Ben Harper & Relentless7, G. Love and Special Sauce, Ani DiFranco, The Black Keys, Paolo Nutini, Gomez, Greyboy Allstars, Railroad Earth, India.Arie, Lyrics Born, Rocco DeLuca and The Burden, Erin McCarley, Band of Heathens, Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam and Set Forth.
Sunday, July 19: Widespread Panic, The Fray, Gov't Mule, 3OH!3, Buddy Guy, John Butler, Gogol Bordello, Galactic, Guster, The Wailers, Matisyahu, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Mat Kearney, Dead Confederate, Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons, Paper Bird, Honeyhoney, Joe Pug, Electric Touch. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers