Sonic Bloom festival


Sonic Bloom settles in for year two at The Mish

BY Dustin Huth

June 25-27

Mishawaka Amphitheatre – Bellvue, CO

Colorado is to electronic music what the Mississippi Delta is to blues. And in Colorado, there is one electronic music event that is held sacred above all others: Sonic Bloom.

Somewhat nomadic, as such a concept-driven event is likely to be, this three-day festival will be held for the second year in a row at the sublime jewel of the Poudre River canyon: the Mishawaka Amphitheatre.

Sonic Bloom 2010 will feature a lineup that has yet to be formally announced, but that will include the Zilla family of artists, which are: Zilla, EOTO, VibeSquaD, LYNX & Janover, as well as such extended family members as Big Gigantic, Bluetech, Heyoka, Antennae, Ill.Gates, and Djunya, among others.

Sonic Bloom is known for creating a dark, mythic and tribal reality all its own. Earthen décor, strange lighting and hypnotic fire dancing are coupled with music that transforms the space it takes up, as well as the seekers, shamans and mortals who inevitably allow themselves to become a part of the art.

Travel time:

(As calculated by from

Denver, Colo. to  Bellvue, Colo.)

Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 43 minutes

Total Est. Distance: 89 miles

YOU NEED TO KNOW: Check the website early and often. Camping, parking, as well as many of the daytime events, will be held at the base of the mountain, just west of Ted’s Place (gas station) at Hwy. 287 and CO-14. Shuttle service will be provided from the campground to the venue.


Camping: Yes, but at the base of the canyon.

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