Next Year's LouFest Will Be September 6-7, 2014 In Forest Park

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Steve Truesdell
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros at this year's LouFest
The dust has only just settled on this year's installment of LouFest and already its organizers are looking to next year's event. LouFest 2014 will take place September 6 and 7, again in Forest Park. Here's the announcement from the mailing list e-mail:

LouFest 2013 is officially in the books! Thank you for making this year so incredible - we couldn't have done it without your enthusiasm, cooperation and energy!

Go ahead and relive some of the best moments from the weekend on Facebook, see the mobile updates from Twitter, check out our official photographs on Flickr, and scroll through our Instagram shots. Let's do it again next year - September 6-7, 2014!

See also: Our Complete LouFest Coverage

This year's event was a success by nearly every measure, drawing huge numbers (31,000 over two days, up from 12,000 last year) and delivering excellent sets by big-name acts. The festival's new partnership with C3 Presents, the company that also puts on Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza, seems to have paid dividends.

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Theo Welling
The crowd for Icona Pop.
In case you missed it, be sure to check out our coverage of this year's festival below, and check the official website for updates.

See Also:
- Wilco Creates Thunder at LouFest, Dedicates Song to Bob Reuter: Review, Photos and Setlist
- "I Didn't Get Any Sex" - Things Overheard During the National's Set at LouFest
- LouFest: Fun for the Whole Family? A Study
- Alabama Shakes' Commanding and Powerful LouFest Set Belied Its Youth
- No Surprises as the Killers Rock LouFest: Review, Photos, Setlist
- LouFest's 9 Best Dance Moves in GIFs

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Joshua N. Canavan
Joshua N. Canavan

Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Pokey, TV on the Radio, The Milk, City and Colour, William Elliot Whitmore, Brett Dennen, Minus the Bear, Matisyahu, My Morning Jacket.

Alexandra Gresick
Alexandra Gresick

Pokey LaFarge, Son Volt, Slobberbone, Jason Isbell, Old Lights, King Tuff, Old Salt Union, The Bottle Rockets

Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

Railroad Earth Béla Fleck and the Flecktones Yonder Mountain String Band Punch Brothers, The String Cheese Incident Leftover Salmon Widespread Panic

Donald LaMacchia
Donald LaMacchia

Aband that can spell or is not named after a food..........

Scott Pelizzaro
Scott Pelizzaro

Umphrey's McGee, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dirtfoot, Galactic, Nahko and Medicine for the People, The Floozies

Tictic Bump
Tictic Bump

Flatbush Zombies Official, Brother Ali, The Urge, Big Boi, Wick-it the Instigator, The Black Keys

Tictic Bump
Tictic Bump

The Knife, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, Cake music, Purity Ring, The Stone Roses

Grant Murphy
Grant Murphy

I dont know. Miley Cyrus is kinda on her way up... ;)

Kellie Sage Hurst
Kellie Sage Hurst

Eddie Vedder along with more Local St Louis bands. We have great music in St Louis!

Andrew Scott Derby Jr.
Andrew Scott Derby Jr.

S4lem, Japan Droids, Wavves, Wild Nothing, Neon Indian, Blackbird Blackbird, Com Truse, Beach Fossils, Male Bonding, Fidlar, Bon Iver, Tallest Man on Earth, Neutral Milk Hotel, Candy Claws, when saints go machine, beach house, this will destroy you, deafhaven, Explosions in the sky, mf doom, any wu tang members, action Bronson, earl sweatshirt, the weekend, and tons of local acts and local dj sets.

Tony Bologna
Tony Bologna

Alkaline Trio, Brand New, Manchester Orchestra, David Bowie, Eminem would be cool, Hootie and the Blowfish would be randomly awesome as well.

Billy Casagrand
Billy Casagrand

First ben affleck gets to be batman now he gets to be who ever this douche bag is

Troy Dunbar
Troy Dunbar

That's great!... Lets see some more security .... I don't want my car broke into

Chris Brennan
Chris Brennan

It'll continue to be more mainstream, with a balance. Mainstream brings the people, sponsors and the dollars. You can see evidence with the addition of The Killers to the lineup, huge jump in ticket sales. But they had a nice balance of lesser known bands this year.

Heather Woodside
Heather Woodside

Bring some more indie bands! I didn't go this year--a first and I hope next year's line up is a little less mainstream.

Jason Gerfers
Jason Gerfers

Jolena, I heard Jim James was phenomenal. I am sorry I missed him!

Jason Gerfers
Jason Gerfers

Chris, no he probably won't admit it. Nor will he tell us what bands he would really like to see in the lineup instead, apparently. And if he does he will pick out some really obscure bands that we never heard of to continue feeling superior over everybody else. Did I mention I don't like snobs? :)

Chris Brennan
Chris Brennan

Let's be fair, this was only the 4th year. Year one they had barely 10,000 people, this year that tripled. So the bands weren't to your liking, can you at least admit it's pretty cool that St. Louis, the capital of "Fly Over" country has a festival that is growing into a major festival?

Jolena Shatzer
Jolena Shatzer

Jason, I loved the Robert DeLong set too, as well as Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Jim James (what a showman!).

Travis Bursik
Travis Bursik

The Loufest season starts earlier and earlier each year. I've barely taken down the decorations from the last ones and now I can't walk into a Walgreen's without seeing them everywhere.

Jason Gerfers
Jason Gerfers

Tony, the fact that you made that comment shows that you know nothing about any of the bands that played.

Jason Gerfers
Jason Gerfers

Tony, sorry for teasing you... dislike music snobbery thats all because it's all so subjective anyways. The National and Fitz & The Tantrums were spectacular and worth the price of admission for me personally.

Jolena Shatzer
Jolena Shatzer

I'm hoping the parking is better managed next year. The upper Muny lot was unnavigable Sunday night due to people creating spots. Lineup was great. Discovered a lot of bands I'd never heard of and enjoyed their high energy sets. Food options were awesome, although lines got a little ridiculous at times. To be expected when 15,000 people converge on one spot. Would also like to see more shade options and possibly some misting fans (like MoBot had at the Japanese Festival). Maybe a shade tent could be setup in the central field area visible to both stages where no shade was provided?

KittyLitterKing
KittyLitterKing topcommenter

Made it both days, and it was a fun, well-run weekend.  The smash and grab morons on Sunday night was unfortunate, but LouFest itself continues to impress me.


Tony Bologna
Tony Bologna

Its fantastic if you wear a lot of flannel, enjoy hookah bars and have an affinity to toms and beards.

Tony Bologna
Tony Bologna

Loufest doesn't have the greatest reputation for having a knockout lineup, but it's not like its not really their fault. I mean we live in a C market and we usually get the 2nd or 3rd leg leftovers of any tour so we're not really going to be getting any bands that are worth a damn to begin with. We should be glad we got The Killers and Wilco.

Jason Gerfers
Jason Gerfers

But like Chris says above, if it was all Indie bands attendance would suffer. Much of St. Louis apparently has a phobia of music newer than 1978, as evidenced by the half dozen classic rock stations and Styx/Journey sellouts.

Jason Gerfers
Jason Gerfers

Tony...I think I heard that Taylor Swift is coming here, might be more of what you're looking for. This year's lineup was absolutely fantastic. Except for The Killers. Meh.

Chris Brennan
Chris Brennan

Like it or not, you need mass appeal to have the longevity of the festival. You could have the best line up that no one has heard of and 4 people would be there. They have always done a good job of getting a little something for everyone.

Shanda Beth
Shanda Beth

They need to have DJs and more Molly!

Tony Bologna
Tony Bologna

At least we're on the same page Allison.

Allison Babka
Allison Babka

Seriously. Because Wilco, Girl Talk, The Killers, She & Him, The National, Dinosaur Jr., The Flaming Lips, The Hold Steady and Titus Andronicus have sucked big time. *eyeroll*

Tony Bologna
Tony Bologna

Maybe it will have some decent bands next time

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