Thursday 13 February 2020

Festival News - MONOLITH ON THE MESA - Announces Full Line-Up Details

Monolith on the Mesa, a "High Desert Experience," is an independent three-day music and immersive art festival founded by Dano Sanchez in 2019. Co-founder Roman Barham focuses on band booking. Both are Albuquerque natives. The festival takes place at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership, and on the grounds of Hotel Luna Mystica, just outside of Taos, New Mexico. 

The festival is focused on heavy riff-rock acts from across multiple sub-genres including stoner rock, heavy psych, doom metal, sludge, drone, and retro rock. The dramatic vistas and multiple stages along with immersive art installations set this festival apart. Attendees have the chance to enjoy all 40 bands performing during the three day event since performances switch between the scenic outdoor “earthship” amphitheater stage and the club-style indoor stage. 

Festival capacity is limited to 1,500 to provide an intimate experience. 


Brant Bjork (Palm Desert, CA)
The Obsessed (Potomac, MD)
Yawning Man (Palm Desert, CA)
Big Business (Melvins, Karp) (Los Angeles, CA)
Atomic Bitchwax (Neptune, NJ)
Mars Red Sky (Bordeaux, France)
Old Man Gloom (Santa Fe, NM)
Ruby the Hatchet (Philadelphia, PA)
Mondo Generator (The Dwarves, QOTSA) (Los Angeles, CA)
Nebula (Fu Manchu) (San Francisco, CA)
Big Scenic Nowhere (Fu Mancho) (San Diego, CA)
Ecstatic Vision (Philadelphia, PA)
Weedeater (Wilmington, NC)
Fatso Jetson (Palm Springs, CA)
Sons Of Otis (Toronto, Canada)
Earthride (Frederick, MD)
Wo Fat (Dallas, TX)
Warhorse (Worcester, MA)
Mondo Drag (San Francisco, CA)
Mark Deutrom (Austin, TX)
Khemmis (Denver, CO)
Magic Castles (Minneapolis, MN)
El Perro (Radio Moscow) (San Diego, CA)
The Otolith (SubRosa) (Salt Lake City, UT)
Year of the Cobra (Seattle, WA)
Duel (Austin, TX)
Heavy Temple (Philadelphia, PA )
Yatra (Ocean City, MD)
Great Electric Quest (San Diego, CA)
Mountain Of Smoke (The Sword) (Dallas, TX)
Mlny Parsons (Royal Thunder) (Atlanta, GA)
KYOTY (Dover, NH)
Destroyer of Light (Austin, TX)
Love Gang (Denver, CO)
Relaxer (EarthQuaker devices) (Akron, OH)
Bridge Farmers (Austin, TX)
Red Feather (Nashville, TN)
Street Tombs (Santa Fe, NM)
Red Mesa (Albuquerque, NM)
Prism Bitch (Albuquerque, NM)
Sun Dog (Albuquerque, NM)
Distances (Albuquerque, NM)
+ Visuals by The Mad Alchemist liquid light show (San Francisco, CA)


Box office opens at 9 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
May 28th doors at 4 pm til 1:30 am
May 29th doors at 12 noon; outside stage til midnight; indoor stage til 1:30 am
May 30th doors at 12 noon; outdoor stage til midnight; indoor stage til 1:30 am


Taos Mesa Brewing: The Mothership
20 ABC Mesa Rd.
El Prado, New Mexico 89529