What's your dream Mile High Music Festival lineup? Here's ours.
Okay so by now you've had a chance to absorb the deflating news that the Mile High Music Festival is being put on ice this year, and you've even offered up with some suggestions of how to make Mile High more enticing if the festival returns next year, which organizers haven't completely ruled out. What headliners would you pay to see? If you were in charge of talent buying and money was no object, who would you book, given the eclectic yet discriminating nature of this market? If we were handed the keys tomorrow, here's who would be on the bill.
Cypress Hill getting lifted at last year's MHMF. You'll think we're just as high when you see our list.
10. Neil Young with Pearl Jam
Remember that album they did together in the mid-'90s? Yeah, how about having them perform the whole thing in its entirety, followed by Vedder and company going back and forth with Neil as they scroll through the choicest cuts in their back catalog?
09. Mumford & Sons / Avett Brothers
Hey, it worked on the Grammys. There's very little doubt that this would be a guaranteed draw here. Musically, the bands are kindred artists, and they've each built up a devoted following on the Front Range.
Despite the fact that its music and stage show has changed very little over the years, there's a reason that these elder statesmen of metal continue to pack them in year after year -- they're still the most badass metal band on the planet, and they're universally loved and respected by virtually every living metalhead you're bound to come across.
Last year, Gorillaz reportedly gave LCD Soundsystem, Lady Gaga and Roger Waters a run for their money as the most entertaining show of the year. Have to imagine that the inclusion of Gorillaz on the bill would easily help transform any festival into a can't-miss proposition.
06. Wiz Kalifa
Wiz Khalifa is one of the most prominent crossover MCs in the game right now. He's one of a handful of artists who have successfully managed to translate the grassroots success he's had in the underground into mainstream notoriety. His ever growing Taylor Gang is among the most devoted fanbases in the country.