LouFest returns for its 4th annual Summer festival taking place in Central Fields of Forest Park in St. Louis, MO. This year they have pushed the date back a few weeks from late August to early September, meaning we may luck out with highs near 95 instead of 106. But it is St. Louis, so there is also a chance of snow and somehow even a hurricane. This year we can also welcome the idea of expanding the festival to take up more of the beautiful (and under-utilized for this event) space in Forest Park, including for the first time a THIRD STAGE!!!
Last year’s festival was a great success despite less than stellar weather (it rained A LOT on Sunday afternoon/evening) and the Flaming Lips still managed to leave everyone happy (and wet/confetti covered) after a stellar two days of music. In addition to The Flaming Lips, last year’s installment featured Girl Talk, Dawes, Son Volt, Dinosaur Jr., Dr. Dog, and Little Barrie who have quickly become one of my favorite new-to-me bands in quite sometime. Aside from last years stellar lineup, previous festivals have featured She & Him, TV on the Radio, Broken Social Scene, Built to Spill and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco doing a solo set.
THE 2013 LINEUP WILL FEATURE:
EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS
TORO Y MOI
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES
WALK THE MOON
RA RA RIOT
COURT YARD HOUNDS
JUKEBOX THE GHOST
BRICK + MORTAR
J. RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS
THE LONELY BISCUITS
KENTUCKY KNIFE FIGHT
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DAWES – 2012 LouFest FLAMING LIPS – 2012 LouFest