Looking for the perfect festival to hit this summer? The Grandoozy Festival kicking off this fall in Denver is a newer festival with a ton of promising action.
Grandoozy, comes from Superfly, the co-creators of big-name festivals Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, so it's no surprise that its first year is starting strong. The headliners alone cover multiple genres and eras, from longstanding icons to today's hitmakers, with Kendrick Lamar, Florence + the Machine and Stevie Wonder. Other big names on the bill include St. Vincent, Phoenix, Miguel, De La Soul, The War on Drugs, Mavis Staples, Young the Giant, The Chainsmokers and Big K.R.I.T., plus more, including local musicians. A total of 35 acts will take the stage at the three-day festival. The festival announced the lineup on Tuesday in a video posted to YouTube, appropriately set to Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke."
Like many other festivals, Grandoozy will also offer more than just music, as its creators want to create entire experiences as opposed to just concerts. In addition to the music, festivalgoers will be able to enjoy creations from Denver's top chefs at the Devour Denver food festival, craft beer and cocktails from Denver distilleries, as well as other fun, like an '80s-themed ski lodge and other outdoor activities--although it won't include camping that some other summer festivals do.
"Our interest in producing a landmark festival in Denver was born out of spending years getting to know the city and local community and diving head first into its flourishing cultural scene," is what Superfly co-founder Jonathan Mayers said in a statement. "Superfly’s expertise in producing large-scale immersive festivals, paired with Denver's distinct and unique personality, is the perfect match for creating Grandoozy, a one of a kind experience that we hope becomes a source of pride and celebration for this amazing city."
Grandoozy will be held September 14 through 16 in Denver's Overland Park Golf Course. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 23, costing $224.50 for three-day general-admission tickets and $599.50 for three-day VIP passes. A pre-sale will also be held on Wednesday, March 21, for Capital One cardholders. If the ticket price is too high for you, the festival also offers a layaway option, allowing you to pay for the tickets in smaller installments. Organizers are not currently planning on offering a single-day ticket option.