red rocks

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado is one of the most famous venues in the world. Last month, it was named a “National Historical Landmark” for its “outstanding architecture and landscape architecture.” Put plainly, the venue is breathtaking, serving as the beautiful backdrop to some of the biggest names in music history. While artists like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and U2 have graced the stage, it has recently been playing host to notoriously bass heavy acts like Skrillex, Bassnectar and Zeds Dead. This recent trend has led to some backlash from local residents disturbed by the noise levels.

Last year, Red Rocks instituted several noise restrictions with many of them addressing bass specifically. Situationally, shows were prohibited from exceeding 105 decibels and bass levels couldn’t exceed 125 decibels at the low-frequency levels of 25-80 hertz. It seems like these restrictions were considered to be insufficient, as more will be instituted for 2016. Bassnectar, or Lorin Ashton, took to Twitter to address the situation.