Meow Wolf’s annual VORTEX music festival is moving to Denver

Toro y Moi, Bob Moses, 100 gecs and more will headline the three-day immersive event, which takes place at a secret outdoor location in Denver.
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Meow Wolf’s new building has a new sign. July 29, 2021.
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From 2018 to 2019, Meow Wolf hosted its immersive outdoor VORTEX Festival in Taos, New Mexico, just a quick drive from its original permanent exhibition space in Santa Fe. The experiential entertainment group's multi-day, multi-dimensional and multi-genre music event drew praise for its imaginative art installations, warm community feel and eclectic lineup of music acts.

On Tuesday, Meow Wolf announced VORTEX would relocate to Denver for the 2022 festival.

From August 5 through 7, the festival will take over a yet-to-be announced outdoor area of Denver, bringing with it live performances, food and drink trucks, crazy costumes and Meow Wolf's signature interactive art installations. The festival will feature more than 30 musical acts across two stages, including Toro y Moi, Bob Moses, 100 gecs, Duke Dumont, Channel Tres, 100 gecs, Bladee, Boy Harsher, Dixon , Pabllo Vittar, Neil Frances, Sad Night Dynamite and Maya Jane Coles.

While the official VORTEX location is still a secret, a press release hints that the festival will take place "in the heart of Denver."

Since its origins as a DIY art collective in New Mexico, Meow Wolf has incorporated live music into its art experiences. Looking for a taste of what you might expect from VORTEX? Check out The Perplexiplex, Meow Wolf Denver's immersive music venue, which regularly hosts immersive concerts. 

Tickets to VORTEX go on sale Friday, April 29, at 10 a.m. Single-day tickets start at $69, and three-day passes start at $189.

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