Colorado is getting another music festival. Outside Lands and Bonnaroo promoter, Superfly can now go ahead with its plan to create a three-day music festival in south Denver. The Denver city council approved a five-year agreement in a 10-3 vote according to the Denver Post.
The festival will take place each September, either the second or third weekend of the month, on the Overland Park Golf Course.
Before the move was voted on, neighbors expressed their concern about potential environmental impact the festival would have on the golf course, the noise for surrounding homes and the issue of transportation.
Despite the concerns, the council overwhelming approved the measure citing the desire for an economic boost for South Denver. Superfly will be required to restore the course’s turf. There will be also a handsome windfall for the city in leasing fees and taxes going towards community funds.
The festival is expected to draw about 30,000 to 40,000 people a day at the start and grow to its contractual maximum of 80,000 daily visitors as the festival matures.
No word on what the festival will be called just yet.