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Broomstock has started rockin' at County Commons

May 30, 2014

By Megan Quinn, Broomfield Enterprise, Colo.

May 30--Broomstock, the annual end-of-school music fest, is rocking Broomfield County Commons today.

Broomstock kicked off at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aim 2 Miss and Static State were the first bands scheduled to take the stage.

"It's a great event for kids to come and enjoy some music," said Max Hibbard, a member of the alternative rock band Altitude. Altitude has played at several Broomstock events and will play again this year.

Created 14 years ago by two Broomfield High School students, Broomstock is a student-focused concert festival that provides a high-energy alternative to end-of-school-year parties that involve drugs or alcohol. The professionally staged lineup this year features 12 musical groups, many who have ties to the Broomfield community.

Throughout the years, bands from area high schools and colleges or other young musicians have taken the stage to deliver everything from rock, hip hop, folk, electronica and metal. This year, about 35 bands vied for just 12 spots on the Broomstock lineup.

This year, Scarlet Canary, a metal band, and Discount Cinema, a band with pop, goth and electronic influences, will headline the concert.

Last year, 24 bands took the stage. This year, Broomstock is reorganizing its lineup to include half the bands and started about two hours later than previous years in order to give bands more time to play.

Between 1,500 and 2,000 students typically attend Broomstock each year.


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