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LouFest Reveals Its Best Lineup Yet

LouFest is back for its ninth year in Forest Park, and the lineup, revealed today, is their best one yet. Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and living legend Robert Plant, who will perform with the Sensational Space Shifters, will headline the two-day festival in St. Louis on September 8th and 9th. Tickets will be … Read more

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Scenes From Day One of LouFest 2017

ALL PHOTOS BY LOUIS KWOK Day One of LouFest featured performances by Snoop Dogg, Cage the Elephant, and an All-Star tribute to the late Chuck Berry. Please enjoy these photos by Louis Kwok.  

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The Power of Love: LouFest 2017 Playlist

Photo by Jason Gonulsen It doesn’t seem like seven years ago. In 2010, LouFest debuted with two stages set up on the same end of the Central Fields area of Forest Park. The headliners were Broken Social Scene and She & Him. The VIP and media area was behind the stages, which basically placed some … Read more

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15 Artists We Would Like To See At LouFest 2017

CHANCE THE RAPPER / Photo by Tim Bottchen (All photos below by Jason Gonulsen except where noted) Yes, we’re already looking forward to LouFest 2017. And good news! There are plenty of artists who have yet to play a set in Forest Park. Here are 15 who we think would make a great fit. We … Read more

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LouFest Concludes in St. Louis

JOHN HENRY | PHOTO BY LOUIS KWOK We’re always sad when it ends, but here’s to another wonderful LouFest! Please enjoy these photos by Louis Kwok, Rachel Waters, and Amanda Koellner. PHOTOS BELOW BY LOUIS KWOK PHOTOS BELOW BY RACHEL WATERS PHOTOS BELOW BY AMANDA KOELLNER

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[PHOTOS] Day One of LouFest Attracts 25,000

PHOTO BY RACHEL WATERS Mud. It’s a rite of passage for any music festival, and the 25,000 who attended LouFest yesterday had no choice but to embrace the conditions. Please enjoy these photos by Rachel Waters and Louis Kwok. PHOTOS BELOW BY LOUIS KWOK PHOTOS BELOW BY RACHEL WATERS

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LouFest 2016 Preview

PHOTO BY JASON GONULSEN It’s time. Stop waiting until next year. Stop waiting for your dream lineup. It would probably be a hyped-to-death letdown, anyway. LouFest is happening this weekend (September 10 & 11) in St. Louis at Forest Park, and once again, ticket prices are absurdly low: $60 – 90. You’re not going to … Read more

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LouFest 2016: Breaking Down The Lineup

Hey, did you hear the dude who complained about a music festival lineup? Bad look on you, dude. Bad, bad look. Personally, I don’t think any music festival lineup is grounds for heavy criticism. Because: A) Most people have a dream lineup in their heads, a wild fantasy that isn’t either possible or sustainable. And … Read more

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Our 10 Favorite LouFest Sets from 2010-2014

JIM JAMES at LouFest 2013 | PHOTO BY JASON GONULSEN Your final reminder: LouFest is this weekend in St. Louis, and tickets are still available here. Gates at Forest park open at Noon tomorrow. Get familiar with this year’s map here. And before this year’s music begins, take a trip down LouFest lane with us. … Read more

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The Speakers in Code 2015 LouFest Playlist

Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers, who will headline Day Two of LouFest | Photo by Jason Gonulsen Hello and a reminder: LouFest is one week from tomorrow. Tickets are available here. 2-day and 1-day passes, along with VIP options, are available. And below is our 2015 playlist featuring The Avett Brothers, Billy Idol, Lord … Read more

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The Ten Best Moments of LouFest

Photo by Jason Gonulsen LouFest, you were looking good all weekend (Day One photos // Day Two photos). Your weather was warm, and your breeze was just right. Your vodka and BBQ were pretty tight, too. And while I missed your Black Pistol Fire, which I’m told was one of the best sets of the … Read more

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LouFest Day Two in Photos: Portugal. The Man, Grouplove, Matt and Kim, Kopecky Family Band, OutKast, Moon Taxi, Vintage Trouble, Pretty Little Empire, Ume, Glass Animals, The Districts, Empires, Old Salt Union, Trombone Shorty, Young & Sick

Photo by Louis Kwok Another LouFest is in the books, and tomorrow we’ll share our Top 10 moments of the music festival that took place this past weekend in St. Louis at Forest Park. We would like to thank everyone involved with the festival — bookers, vendors, publicists, managers, security, lighting directors, tour managers, C3 … Read more

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LouFest Day One: 17,000 Flock to Forest Park in St. Louis

Delta Spirit backstage at LouFest | Photo by Rachel Waters “I don’t have anything to do tomorrow,” Samuel T. Herring exclaimed early on in Future Islands’ afternoon set at LouFest on Saturday. The same can’t be said for the 17,000 who attended day one of St. Louis’ premeire music festival, now in its fifth year. … Read more

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LouFest 2014 | The Speakers in Code Playlist

We’re inching closer to LouFest, which takes places September 6 & 7 at Forest Park in St. Louis. One-day ($60), two-day ($95), and VIP ($350) tickets are available here. Last week, we brought you an interview with LouFest founder Brian Cohen, and today our LouFest coverage continues with our “Speakers in Code: 2014 LouFest Playlist,” … Read more

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LouFest Announces 2014 Schedule of Bands

The magical glow of LouFest | Photo by Jason Gonulsen LouFest is just about 7 short weeks away (!), so here’s your reminder to purchase tickets (two-day passes or single-day tickets available) to the two-day event held at Forest Park in St. Louis. Actually, there’s more: the schedule of bands — who is playing when, and … Read more

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LouFest Day Two Recap with Photos + Review | Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Killers, Local Natives, Alabama Shakes, Icona Pop, Court Yard Hounds, Tef Poe, Brick + Mortar

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros | All photos by Louis Kwok unless otherwise noted Another LouFest has concluded, but not without making considerable waves. Day one attendance was announced at 15,000, which surpassed the combined total of 12,000 people during both days last year. “Year one, we brought in a magician, if you recall,” … Read more

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LouFest starts today in St. Louis

Daylight come Daylight go How far will it reach Ain’t nobody know LouFest begins today in St. Louis with local favorites Kentucky Knife Fight kicking things off on the BMI stage. From there, you’ll have plenty of choices like Ra Ra Riot, The National, Wilco, and the guy who we’re featuring today: Jim James of … Read more