Today, Vertex - the inaugural music and camping festival in Buena Vista, Colorado on August 5-7, 2016 – announces dj duo ODESZA, recent 4-time Grammy winners Alabama Shakes and the Trey Anastasio Band (2 sets) to headline the lineup of over 30 established and emerging acts. Hosted in a stunning mountain valley setting, Vertex will showcase the best of Colorado. As a community-minded event that merges diverse musical genres, art, and a variety of experiences and outdoor adventures, Vertex promises an elevated experience that takes the U.S. festival and its culture to new heights – Colorado style.
Duke Dumont, Seven Lions, Jai Wolf, Dopapod, Hiatus Kaiyote, Graham Nash, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Houndmouth, The Revivalists and others were also revealed in today’s lineup announcement. See below for the complete list of currently confirmed artists, with more still to be announced.
Tickets to Vertex go on sale Friday, March 25 at 12pm MDT at vertexfestival.com. A portion of ticket sales will be used to support the launch of Vertex’s local philanthropic programs. For this inaugural year, Vertex will be working with Chaffee County and the Town of Buena Vista to begin the development of a long-awaited community garden. In addition, the festival’s Music In Schools Program is partnering with Buena Vista’s public schools to help provide funding for their middle school and high school music departments. The money donated will help to pay for 2016-2017 Honor Band and Choir travel to competitions across the state, and to support the purchase of new band and choir performance uniforms. More information on both programs is available here.
Vertex is produced by Madison House Presents (MHP) and AEG Live Rocky Mountains. Boulder, Colorado based MHP is responsible for The Grateful Dead’s recent Fare Thee Well 50th Anniversary Celebration, Mumford & Sons Gentlemen of the Road U.S. Stopovers (including last year’s event in Salida, Colorado), the renowned Electric Forest festival in Rothbury, Michigan, and many more. Colorado’s premier promoter, AEG Live Rocky Mountains, produces events at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 1STBANK Center, Bluebird Theater, Ogden Theatre, Gothic Theatre, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Pepsi Center and more in Colorado as well as shows in Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona and Tennessee.
Vertex is born as an intersection of inspiration, and as a celebration - of live music, of festival culture, of Colorado’s breathtaking natural beauty, and of the self-expression and pioneering spirit that each of these awaken.
“Music, art, great food, the outdoors, and the best of Colorado culture will all meet at this amazing festival site to create Vertex,” explains Madison House Presents President and Vertex Producer Jeremy Stein. “This will be a one-of-a-kind event, created by Coloradans who care about community first. Our state has been waiting for a long time for a festival like this. We aim for Buena Vista and Chaffee County to be proud, for Colorado to celebrate, and for the national eye to sharpen its focus on this very special state.”
At its core, Vertex merges the best of worlds to create a present-day frontier where anything is possible. Diverse music, exhilarating outdoor adventures such as whitewater rafting, hiking, and artful fun and games bring people together for an enduring shared experience.
Vertex’s vision is inspired by its majestic high elevation home where sky meets peaks, peaks meet valleys, and valleys meet rivers. Nestled in sprawling rangeland at the foot of the Continental Divide and surrounded by the year-round snowcapped 14,000-foot peaks of the Collegiate Mountain Range, the festival site is known as Cottonwood Meadows, a recently revitalized working ranch located a mile from downtown Buena Vista, Colorado in Chaffee County. Cottonwood Creek runs through the campgrounds and the festival site itself.
Vertex community members are invited to join the adventure not just as observers, but as participants in shaping the Vertex experience. For information on ways to get involved – from donating to the festival Food Drive to designing an official Vertex sticker to working with the festival – visit vertexfestival.com/
General Admission “Base Camp” tickets, which include meadow camping, start at $199.75. For an enhanced experience underneath the Collegiate Range, several unique “Tree Line VIP” selections are available, including creek side camping, multiple options for glamping tents with electricity, VIP Campground RV access, and more. All VIP offerings include special event access and high quality amenities.
To support the environmental sustainability of Vertex, each vehicle driving onto the site must purchase a vehicle pass, and carpooling is encouraged. Consider traveling to the festival via a VerteXpress Shuttle. With busses departing from cities across the region – including Denver, Boulder, Ft. Collins, CO; plus Cheyenne, WY; Colorado Springs and Pueblo, CO, Santa Fe, NM and many others - VerteXpress Shuttle users will enjoy complimentary Thursday arrival access, or a streamlined Friday arrival. More information at www.vertexfestival.com/
For Vertex tickets, Tree Line VIP information, and for your official invitation to share in the spirit of new frontiers, visit VertexFestival.com/.
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2016 Vertex Festival currently confirmed lineup is as follows:
TREY ANASTASIO BAND (2 SETS)
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
RÜFÜS DU SOL
The Claypool Lennon Delirium
Additional artists still to be announced.