Press photo of Meow Wolf Denver (Photo by Jess Gallo, Atlas Media - Courtesy of Meow Wolf)

Meow Wolf Vortex: A Surrealist Festival Escape Returns to Denver

The Meow Wolf Vortex Festival is back for a second year, bringing its unique blend of music, adventure, and interactive art to The JunkYard in Denver, Colorado. The three-day event, scheduled for August 25-27, promises an unforgettable experience elevated by immersive art and music.

The JunkYard, a distinctive venue in the heart of Denver (1098 Yuma St. Denver, CO 80204), will be transformed into a dreamlike, multi-stage wonderland filled with eccentric performers, chill zones, and experiential art installations. The festival’s all-ages lineup features over 30 acts, spanning multiple genres and styles.

Headliners GRiZ and Remi Wolf will be joining a star-studded lineup that includes TOKiMONSTA, BLOND:ISH, Claude VonStroke, Armani White, QRTR and Mindchatter, among others.

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In addition to the established headliners, the Meow Wolf Vortex Festival will also showcase the talents of up-and-coming artists like Zingara and Nikki Nair. Zingara, known for her enchanting soundscapes and captivating live performances, is a rising star in the electronic music scene. Nikki Nair, on the other hand, is an innovative producer and DJ who effortlessly combines house, techno, and breakbeat elements to create a unique and infectious sound.

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The festival aims to spark joy and transformation while staying true to its dedication to social responsibility. Don’t miss this opportunity to dive into the fantastical world of the Meow Wolf Vortex Festival – a true celebration of Denver’s vibrant artistic community.

Presale tickets will be available starting Thursday, April 20, with the general onsale commencing Friday, April 21 at 10 AM MT on Single-day tickets start at $59.50 per day, and 3-day passes begin at $219.50. An enhanced experience option will also be offered for those looking to elevate their festival experience.


Franz Hilberath is a writer, publicist, artist manager, and editor/founder of MP3 MAG. Franz's passion for telling creative's stories began as a journalist with local and national newspapers (Creative Loafing, USA Today), magazines (Marquee, Man of the Hour), and blogs (, CULTR). His byline spans live event coverage, music reviews and interviews with innovators such as ODESZA, Marc Rebillet, RUFUS DU SOL, Lee “Scratch” Perry, GRiZ, & SOFI TUKKER. Today, as an independent publicist (Franz.mp3), Franz has represented true creatives and esteemed labels such as Zeds Dead (Deadbeats), Gravitas Recordings, Mersiv (MorFlo Records), Night Tales (Ultra Records), Of The Trees (Memory Palace), Justin Jay (Fantastic Voyage), Meduso, KHIVA, RaeCola, THRASHA and more.