The Denver (Colo.) City Council gave the thumbs up for the 18-hole golf course to be the site of multi-day music festivals beginning in September 2018. The festival is expected to draw as many as 120,000 people over the course of three days.
On August 1, the Denver (Colo.) City Council approved a massive multi-day music festival at Overland Park Golf Course in a vote of 10-3, Denver-based Fox 31 News reported.
After several years of promoters trying to bring the multi-stage event to Denver, their hard work looks like it will become a reality. The 18-hole course is set to look much different come September of 2018, Fox 31 reported.
The festival is expected to draw as many as 120,000 people over the course of three days. The setup process, event and cleanup work will require the course to be off limits to the public for roughly five weeks after Labor Day, Fox 31 reported.
Supporters, anxious to attend concerts at the festival, were thrilled as the council voted Monday. Some of the golf course’s neighbors are skeptical, Fox 31 reported.
The city and county of Denver stands to make $200,000 a year in rental fees. Depending on attendance, Denver could also make in an additional $420,000 through ticket sales. Organizers have agreed to pay $90,000 for landscaping at Overland Park to repair any damage from the event, Fox 31 reported.
David Ehrlich, helping to organize the festival with an organization called Superfly, said the event will be a “celebration of Denver.”
“We’re going to work very, very hard with all the local musicians and all the local bands,” Ehrlich said. “This is going to be a platform for them.”
Some council members expressed concerns over increased traffic and mass transit capacity during Monday’s meeting. Organizers promised elected leaders they are working on a transit plan to move people in and out of the event smoothly, Fox 31 reported.