Monolith on The Mesa
Monolith on The Mesa
Poster for the 2019 edition.
Background information
Date(s) May
Location Taos, New Mexico
Venue(s) Taos Mesa Brewing and Hotel Luna Mystica
Years active 2019 - Present
Website Monolith on The Mesa Official

Monolith on the Mesa is a festival hosted in Taos, New Mexico. is a “High Desert Experience” that is an independent 2nd year 3 day festival that is being hosted on the grounds of Taos Mesa Brewing and Hotel Luna Mystica in Taos, New Mexico (8 miles from the town of Taos). The festival is focused around the heavy rock genre (Heavy Psych, Stoner, Retro Rock, Sludge, Space Rock, Doom, Drone) as well as installation art along with visuals projected around the compound. Music inspires art, as well as art inspiring music. It is limited to 1,500 tickets and will be an intimate performance. There are two stages, the indoor stage, and the outdoor “earthship” amphitheater that will be rotating acts throughout the day. The festival is a perfect getaway, offering attendees the unique and mystical Taos experience! Enjoy a weekend on the breathtaking high desert mesa, surrounded by unobstructed views of the Sangre de Christo Mountains. The festival sits on the gateway to the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument which lends festival goers to a choose your own adventure with endless hikes, river rafting, natural and resort hot springs and bike trails.


The inaugural Monolith on The Mesa would be announced for 16 - 18 May 2019 at Taos Mesa Brewing and Hotel Luna Mystica.[1] Details would be revealed initially in late December to early January, when a poster inspired by the 1973 Alejandro Jodorowsky film The Holy Mountain.[2] Bands and further details would be revealed through the coming months, ultimately with forty-five performers over three days. Visuals would be provided by the Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show.

Thursday 16 MayEdit

16 May (Pre-Show)
Black Magic Flower Power
Black Maria
Red Mesa
Article 15
The Horned God
Prey For Kali

Friday 17 MayEdit

Friday 17 May
Outdoor Stage Indoor Stage
Om Wino
Dead Meadow Tia Carrera
Wovenhand Stone-Deaf
True Widow Lord Buffalo
Green Druid Oryx
Weeed Supergiant
Spirit Mother You
Via Vengeance
Deep Cross

Saturday 18 MayEdit

Saturday 18 May
Outdoor Stage Inside Stage
The Obsessed Lord Dying
The Heavy Eyes Year of The Cobra
Eye The Well
Castle Pinkish Black
Crypt Trip Itcos
Pharlee Palehorse
Yatra Communion
The Munsens Loom
Devil's Throne


Following a successful first edition a 2020 edition of the festival would be announced, the festival would slowly announce bands for it's second edition. Eventually the majority of the lineup would be announced for 2 January, along with it's proposed date of 28 - 30 May 2020.[3] However on 30 March it would be announced that the festival would be postponed to September amid The CO-VID19 Pandemic.[4]

25 SeptemberEdit

26 SeptemberEdit

27 SeptemberEdit

External LinksEdit


  1. Monolith on the Mesa Facebook Event
  2. Monolith on the Mesa Facebook
  3. The Obelisk
  4. Monolith on The Mesa Facebook
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