The Killers, Wilco, The National, Alabama Shakes to Headline LouFest [UPDATE - Tickets On Sale Now]

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Wilco (pictured) shares top billing with the Killers.
[Update May 3: LouFest tickets are on sale now! Click through this link to purchase yours.]

It's official! No need for further speculation, the LouFest lineup has been announced.

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m. You can purchase them at www.loufest.com. A limited number of $75 two-day early-bird passes will be available for those quick on the draw. Regular passes will be $95 after that.

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- People Bitching About LouFest: Presented to You by the Internet

The Wheel of Fortune-style guessing game that organizers implemented this year made for few surprises to those who have been paying close attention. The Killers, Wilco, the National and Alabama Shakes have top billing as expected, alongside Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, whose name is such a dead giveaway crossword-puzzle-wise that most had it figured out without any letters in the name having been released.

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RFT Music's early guesses.

A third stage will be added this year to accommodate the 30-band lineup, and there will be food, local craft beers and art in Market Square -- the "Nosh Pit," as it is called.

And so, without any further typing on a computer at midnight, here is the official 2013 Loufest lineup!

LouFest 2013 Lineup:

The Killers
Wilco
The National
Alabama Shakes
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Jim James
Local Natives
Fitz And The Tantrums
Toro Y Moi
Twin Shadow
Trampled By Turtles
WALK THE MOON
Ra Ra Riot
Court Yard Hounds
Icona Pop
Youngblood Hawke
Robert DeLong
Jukebox The Ghost
Wild Belle
The Mowgli's
Brick + Mortar
Desert Noises
Space Capone
Wild Cub
J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Andrea Davidson
Modoc
The Lonely Biscuits
Kentucky Knife Fight
Tef Poe

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Buddah
Buddah

The Nosh Pit sounds like something out of the Simpsons.

Joanna Franke Kleine
Joanna Franke Kleine

I think that anyone who isn't satisfied with the line up should shut the fuck up and not spend the money to go, and clear up the room for the people who ARE happy with the line up. Jesus Christ, lighten up. This festival is still a baby and St. Louis is so central that you can very easily hop your cry-baby hipster asses into a car and drive somewhere 'cooler.'

misscheriamor
misscheriamor

This is a great lineup! Anyone complaining must be crazy or hoping for old bands from the 80s. This lineup is so good. Hmm I may have to go this year.

Paul Hibbard
Paul Hibbard

It's kind of ridiculous how good this lineup is

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"some Hip-Hop" no, see...this is a MUSIC festival not a gibberish festival.

Drew Patterson
Drew Patterson

Huge growth for the festival. Awesome lineup and a total bargain.

Mike Bach
Mike Bach

Phoenix would have been a much better headliner than The Killers, but outside of that it is the best LouFest lineup yet. The undercard is great.

Sara Dascher Bozler
Sara Dascher Bozler

Line up is fine, I think it is a shame that it is the same weekend as the Clayton Art Fair. Spread out the fun people!

Alex M Powers
Alex M Powers

Besides Tef Poe hitting the stage at 11AM - some Hip-Hop or a DJ would have been welcome... can't win 'em all..

James Parish
James Parish

Pretty damn good lineup. I can see the argument it is fairly narrow in scope, but personally I am happy. Can't wait to see Wilco and Alabama Shakes.

Tictic Bump
Tictic Bump

Hipster music for white people. This is a diverse city. This line up reflects mostly west county.

Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

I'm going... but I would like to see a more diverse line up... how about String Cheese Incident, Bele Fleck, Widespread Panic, Keller Williams, Sam Bush, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, Del McCoury...

Stephanie Bloss
Stephanie Bloss

Yes, that's it. Carnation instant bitch. It has nothing to do with the fact that the lineup is lazy and uncreative, and very obviously put together by a company who has NO interest in music whatsoever, but is just piggybacking off of other festivals. But no, it's probably that I am just a total bitch.

John Lupia
John Lupia

Too much coffee house music. Something electronic would be nice.

Matt Strickland
Matt Strickland

Can't go wrong with Wilco in St. Louis. Jeff Tweedy will rock Forest Park. LouFest is still growing, this will no doubt help make it bigger in the future.

Darrin Hayes
Darrin Hayes

pick up the Killers new album, Battle Born. it's great.

Darrin Hayes
Darrin Hayes

did you have carnation instant bitch for breakfast this morning? you fucking suck.

Nick Elwood
Nick Elwood

Need something that's either: A) Whoopin' B) Jammin' or C) Groovin'. What happened to Rock n Roll?

John Erkman
John Erkman

Could actually be EDGIER! I'm kinda was expecting some far HEAVIER HITTERS!

Jeremy Ivy
Jeremy Ivy

Sorry but compared to last year, big fucking fail. Wilco? really? Thanks.

Rachel Roach
Rachel Roach

The Killers are for sure out of place here.

Philip Nations
Philip Nations

Its actually a pretty good lineup in reality for "popular indie rock" and a couple years ago it would've been a powerhouse of headliners. It sort of has a reunion tour vibe for me but I like the Toro Y Moi, Twin Shadow and Wild Belle. They did a good job.

Drew Patterson
Drew Patterson

In your opinion. This will sell far more tickets than last year.

Brett Miller
Brett Miller

Very satisfied. A 2 day festival in St. Louis just isn't going to have the jam packed lineup with big names that a Lollapalooza or a Coachella will, so this is a great lineup. I would go and see most of these bands by themselves at a St. Louis venue, and now I get them all on one bill! Can't wait to hear Jim James' solo stuff live as well as Wilco!

Tictic Bump
Tictic Bump

Tefs name reads like Affirmative Action in this pale hipster fest. Granted there are some GREAT acts but VERY little diversity for a festival with our cities name in it.

Jake Niehaus
Jake Niehaus

Next year will determine what kind of festival this continues to be, with the backing of C3 it would've been nice to see some more diversity instead of the same style of bands LouFest seems to book as well as a headliner that Pointfest was able to snag a couple years back. The main headliner should be something incredibly special like C3 has been doing so with it's other festivals instead of just what seems like the typical Dad rock style LouFest has been booking and some C3 leftovers. Toro y Moi, The National and Twin Shadow are good grabs but I would appreciate some different styles to see.

Anna Felixidocious Ross
Anna Felixidocious Ross

I'm really glad Tef & Kentucky Knife Fight are on the bill, but like all the years before, more hip hop would really be great...

Kevin Champ
Kevin Champ

Alabama Shakes are incredible. The front woman has vocals like nobody has ever seen or heard in a long time. This is a great line up. Toro Y Moi is amazing! Great lineup!!

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