2018 Underground Music Festival Releases Final Lineup

2018 Underground Music Festival Releases Final Lineup

June 28, 2018 Off By Billy Thieme

The 18th annual Underground Music Festival (UMS) has announced the final lineup for the three-day festival that takes place July 27–29 all over South Broadway. Featuring national underground acts like Cloud Cult, Deerhunter, Alvvays, Jeff the Brotherhood, White Denim, and the like, this year’s lineup still remains true to the idea of “underground,” albeit with a slightly expanded definition. Classic influential acts like Superchunk, Digable Planets, and Gang Gang Dance add a little more to that pedigree, more creators of the underground landscape than mere members.

Check out the entire Final UMS Lineup 

The massive lineup is rounded out by literally hundreds of acts – mostly local – that have either sprung up in Denver recently or have towed the line here for years, making the scene here one of the US’s more vital and satisfying. Bands like Colfax Speed Queen, Cindygod (who formerly existed as the awesome Gauntlet Hair), Covenhoven, Dirty Few, Eldren, Native Daughters, OKO Tygra, The Other Black, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Zebroids, and many more are seasoned veterans on the UMS, and cornerstones of Denver’s scene, while bands like Jobi-Wan, Creature Canopy, Endless, Nameless, Moon Hammer, Nasty Nachos, and more will be featured to bring in the new breed.

The festival – now in its 18th iteration – will feature more than 175 acts across 20+ venues, including four outdoor stages this year, all between 6th Avenue and Alameda, as well as a parking lot dedicated to the popular Denver event “Sesh Fest,” a comedy stage at Illegal Pete’s, and loads of surprise sets, pop-up parties, and more.

As far as indoor venues, besides Illegal Pete’s Comedy Stage, more indoor stages will be rocking in Moe’s Original BBQ, Banded Oak Brewing, Baere Brewing Company, Punch Bowl Social, The Hornet, Blue Ice Lounge, South Broadway Christian Church, Metropolis Coffee, Sputnik, Hi-Dive, and many. many more along the storied stretch of South Broadway.

Get weekend passes – which include general admission access to any show, any stage, all weekend long – for $75, or save additional money by purchasing a weekend pass four-pack for your entourage for just $200 (while it may be early for math, that saves each of you $25! Good for a few beers, no doubt). Single-day passes will be available for $40. Buy yours online today!


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    Aging punk rocker with a deep of all things musical and artistic, enough to remain constantly young and perpetually mystified. Billy has journalistic dreams, but of a decidedly pastoral, Scottish nature.