With lush green lawns and plenty of shade, patrons had all the amenities of a big festival in the comfort of a golf course. Three main stages were all within reach as well as many other side stages the provided for some amazing smaller acts. Food and beer were easily accessible although by late afternoon and early evening lines did become a bit congested. Vendors such as Illegal Pete’s, Habit Doughnut Dispensary, and our new favorite bbq joint Sugarfire provided for some amazing culinary delights. What better way to wash down all the amazing food than by some amazing beers. Aside from Bud Light (whoever thought of those 4-packs is a genius) the festival had a craft beer tent to showcase some of the finer adult beverages. From Oskar Blue’s to Breckenridge Brewery there wasn’t an IPA not to like. If you wanted some of the harder stuff our friends at Deep Eddy Vodka had a beautiful oasis setup with enough activities to keep you busy between sets. An Area rightfully named The Flight Club provided flights of everything from Whisky and Rum to delicious Tequilas.
Other fun activities included a replica of South Park that had an array of different challenging games including ring toss, skee ball, nerf darts, and more. One of the busier areas of the festival all three days from what it seemed. An area labeled the Break Room was an all-day dance area that provided for some rad dance moves as well as some not so rad dance moments. DJ’s took their turn spinning everything from house to disco. Noteworthy sets by Soul Clap and Weird Touch were the highlight of the festival. Art installations by some of the best muralist such as Detour303 and DINKC were busy throwing up amazing pieces during the day. Festival coverage is by far one of our favorite things to cover here at Ultra5280 and having Grandoozy right in our own backyard this year was amazing. The festival has a five year contract and we can only hope they return next year for another amazing weekend. We would love to see this festival grow and make Denver a prime destination for all music lovers to attend.