For the sixth year in a row, beautiful Forest Park in St. Louis, MO will be turned into a small town of its own when more than 35,000 people descend on the Central Fields for the LouFest Music Festival. This year the festival is set to take place on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13.
Previous LouFest lineups have brought the best of both major headlining acts like The Flaming Lips, Wilco, Arctic Monkeys, Cake, Outkast and The Killers to smaller up and coming acts such as Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dawes, Little Barrie and Cherub. The lineup always features an eclectic mix of everything from indie rock to R&B to bluegrass.
In previous years the folks at LouFest have used social media to provide clues about some of the bands on the lineup, but after last year’s lineup was leaked a few days prior to the scheduled release… only a few names have come out from folks endlessly scouring the internet. What we do know is that Hozier will be gracing the LouFest stage and taking you to his proverbial church. Also, Albert Hammond Jr. from The Strokes has announced his late Summer / Fall solo tour dates with a stop at LouFest on the agenda.
Check out our previous LouFest coverage right here and a few of our favorite photos from LouFest’s past just below the lineup.
I set my alarm to get up for this drop at 6AM… so excuse any typos that may follow.
Here is the full lineup for the 2015 LouFest Music Festival!
The Avett Brothers • Hozier • Ludacris • Young the Giant • Brandon Flowers • Billy Idol • Nate Ruess • Umphrey’s McGee • Lord Huron • JJ Grey & Mofro • Pokey LaFarge • Blue October • Misterwives • Albert Hammond Jr. • Nico & Vinz • Robert Delong • Milo Greene • Knox Hamilton • Delta Rae • Strand of Oaks • Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas • Colony House • The Suffers • Walking Shapes • All Them Witches • Brave Baby • The Black Cadillacs • The Bros. Landreth • Hembree • Coin • Clockwork • American Wrestlers • KOA • Earl Burrows
A full schedule will be released at a later time.
You can purchase a two day pass for $95 right now at www.loufest.com.
One has to wonder what caused LouFest organizers to take such a huge step back from previous years with this lineup. The rumors circulating around the interwebz for the past few weeks were pipedreams compared to what was actually booked. After following what promoters called the most successful LouFest to date in 2014 with a stacked lineup including OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, and Cake and even the 2013 lineup that included Wilco, Jim James, The Killers, Edward Sharpe, The National and Alabama Shakes… this seems like a far reach to exceed expectations or make this event a sell out. People are revolting over on the LouFest Facebook page and hoping there is an additional headliner they are holding back. Seeing a show Hozier was just in St. Louis earlier this year and played to a room of about 2500 people, its tough to see him as a festival headliner.