LouFestreturns 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.
After a successful first year in 2012, Firefly Music Festival will return to Delaware this June.
Highlights of the 2013 lineup include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and many more. You can check more of the notables below, as well as the the complete lineup in the video under that.
The Sasquatch! Festival 2013 lineup has just been announced at the official Announcement Party at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle. The four night party over Memorial Day Weekend at the Gorge Amphitheatre always promises to be a good time and this year looks to be no exception.
Cody ChesnuTT came out to start the night, the first artist confirmation of the Festival. After his short set came “surprise guests” Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who confirmed their own Gorge set for May after performing Thrift Shop, Same Love and Can’t Hold Us.
(Macklemore live at the Neptune Theatre lineup drop)
After those the official lineup video was played for those in attendance (and those streaming online), the full lineup came to fruition:
Mumford & Sons
The Postal Service
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Empire of the Sun
Built To Spill
Toro Y Moi
Nancy & Beth
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
The Barr Brothers
Azari & III
Brothers From Another
Four Color Zack
ScHoolboy Q & Ab-Soul
OC Notes: “Golden Gods”
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
JJ Grey & Mofro
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Shovels & Rope
Deep Sea Diver
The Tallest Man On Earth
Father John Misty
Shout Out Louds
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Cage The Elephant’s Starry Nights Music Festival Lineup Announced
Alternative rock group Cage The Elephant have been quickly gaining fame the past four years. They’ve released two critically acclaimed studio albums, toured relentlessly, and played massive festivals to massive audiences. But one of their greater accomplishments is kickstarting the music scene of Bowling Green, Kentucky, their hometown. Ever since getting their break, bands such as Sleeper Agent, Schools, and Morning Teleportation have been formed and sponsored by Cage The Elephant, proving that they haven’t forgotten their roots. Well now, they’ve formed their own 2-day festival in Bowling Green, and invited a bunch of the buddies to play with them. Lead singer Matt Schultz has stated in interviews that he is trying to recreate some experiences he had as a rowdy teenager growing up in Bowling Green and the pretty brilliant lineup for the 2012 edition proves that. You can check it out down below.
Cage The Elephant, Portugal. The Man, Manchester Orchestra, MiMosa, Justin Townes Earle, The Whigs, Sleeper Agent, Moon Taxi, JEFF The Brotherhood, Margot And the Nuclear So And So’s, Morning Teleportation, Wild Belle, Space Capone, PUJOL, The Kingston Springs, Five Knives, and Bad Cop.
The festival will be held September 28th and 29th in Bowling Green Kentucky. Tickets will be on sale soon. A regular pass will cost you $45 while a collectible pass will set you back $50. For tickets and further information on this exciting festival, check out the official site by clicking here.