DENVER, COLORADO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Organizers of the Mile High Music Festival announced today that they will not host the event in 2011, citing the current economic climate as the contributing factor.
“It was not an easy decision to put the festival on hold,” says Chuck Morris, President and CEO of AEG Live Rocky Mountain Region. “We are really proud of the event, and we’re not ruling out the possibility of bringing it back in the future."
The festival has been held for the past three years at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, headlined by performers such as Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, John Mayer, Widespread Panic, Tool, The Fray and Jack Johnson. The initial year of the event recieved strong reviews and solid attendance, but a shift in 2009 to include more local performers heralded a down year. Last year's event drew mixed reviews, with some critics complaining that the lineup included too many mainstream acts and that the festival was moving away from what made it unique.
AEG has not closed the door to future to a return for the event in the future. They have also put other festivals such as Monolith, held at Red Rocks in 2009 and the Rothbury Festival in Michigan on hiatus. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers