Outkast, Arctic Monkeys, Cake to Headline LouFest 2014: Full Lineup Within

As completely unbiased, integrity-filled journalists, we think that the 2014 lineup is a huge step forward for LouFest -- all of these acts are rad and most are very well known. As readers know, RFT Music has been pushing for Outkast to headline LouFest for quite some time. Once the 'Kast announced in January that it would reunite for a summer festival tour, we began banging the drum to bring the duo to St. Louis. In March, Outkast was named to this year's Lollapalooza roster; because LouFest and Lolla share C3 Presents as a producer, our hopes grew even higher. Throw in the fact that LouFest had been expanding the festival each year, adding bigger acts and more stages, and we knew that the St. Louis shindig was poised to evolve into something even greater.

Last week we became giddy when we deduced a few of the bands that would be announced as part of this year's LouFest lineup (later confirmed by the festival's social-media clues). In addition to the headliners, supporting acts like Grouplove, Cake, Portugal. the Man, Kelis and Lettuce will bring depth to the Forest Park festival and showcase a wide variety of musical styles and eras.

LouFest will continue its tradition of giving local acts a major stage. We're looking forward to what St. Louis bands Old Salt Union, Pretty Little Empire and Big Brother Thunder & the MasterBlasters will bring to tens of thousands of revelers. Moreover, Dylan McDonald & the Avians have St. Louis ties, as McDonald is the son of noted singer-songwriter and St. Louis native Michael McDonald.

Have you missed some of our LouFest coverage so far? Find the biggest stories here, or check out individual entries related to LouFest artists:
- Attention LouFest Organizers: Please Get OutKast, Thanks
- Outkast Will Be Performing at Lollapalooza: What Does That Mean for LouFest?
- LouFest Organizers Ask: Who Do You Want To Play This Year?
- LouFest Lineup: Here Are the First Nine Bands That Will Be Announced

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Bonnie Rollins
Bonnie Rollins

Does that bring back prom or wedding memories for anyone?

Jen Jen
Jen Jen

Riot fest chicago. BOOM

Steve Kleinhans
Steve Kleinhans

Its my opinion and just a comment. Freedom of speech.

Aidan Hoffner Schroeder
Aidan Hoffner Schroeder

I got the early early bird tix and I'd easily pay $50 to see ONE of these acts so I'm happy. Last year's line up was impossible to top but this festival is such a good time for reasons beyond just music. Looking forward to it! And I so enjoy seeing all the whiners and haters come out and boohoo.

Ashley Sullivan
Ashley Sullivan

And...why b*tch if you're not going to go? No one cares!

Ben Mansfield
Ben Mansfield

Plus thirty other random bands that most people could care less about

Ben Mansfield
Ben Mansfield

And in defense of Kyle The question was are you excited Can't rip someone for answering a question honestly can you?

Ashley Sullivan
Ashley Sullivan

Kentucky Knife fight was there last year and Hall and oates were here last week

Ben Mansfield
Ben Mansfield

So many superior and lesser priced concerts all around us The free line up at the VP? fair is superior to this usually

Ashley Sullivan
Ashley Sullivan

They have to keep up with current bands and music too. If you listened to some of the bands, I bet you would like them...instead of complaining when you haven't even heard their music! You don't have radio? Good, Bc some of these bands don't get played on the radio. Looks like you just wanted to bitch about a festival that you don't have to attend

Ben Mansfield
Ben Mansfield

95 dollars to see Outkast and Cake Uber pass

Sarah Ann
Sarah Ann

Yess I am super excited about Porgutal the man!!!

Justin Cooker Cook
Justin Cooker Cook

Outkast! Hellz yes! That alone had me! Artic Monkeys! Awesome! Grouplove rox live! Cake has alot of hits! Can't wait. I'm sure I'll find at least a few more bands on the list I'll dig on for sure! Needless to say I had my tickets @ 10:05 this morning.

bradsjam
bradsjam

Ok,


So why can't St. Louis like every other festival get artists to return to the festival?  I thought the idea was to build this festival by the addition of bands not making it a one-hit wonder each year?  See, Wakarua, Byrdfest, Merlefest, SummerCamp, etc.


We as a city can do better than this.  Plus, this just gives even more fodder to the "out of state" promoters.



andwilkes
andwilkes

On a scale from one to "The Rapture", I feel David Hasselhoff.

aaronmccoy242
aaronmccoy242 topcommenter

95 bones, you can't be serious????  I wouldn't go see that show for free. Except for the fact that there will be black mob violence now that "Kast" is on "da bill" this show is stupid.  (Unless they move it to Chesterfield or Ballpark Village)

Angel Dais
Angel Dais

I only know the first four bands on the list, so to me the price is too steep.

Jim Schulman
Jim Schulman

i should have taken a screen shot but by the time i got back they had taken it out... sucks... would have been a huge boost to a weak back end...

Kyle Jones
Kyle Jones

George Clinton and the Pfunk All Stars, Ben Harper, Buddy Guy, Sonic Youth, Sebadoh,

Kyle Jones
Kyle Jones

Kentucky Knife Fight, The Great Crusades, Neil Diamond, The Cult, Men at Work.

Kyle Jones
Kyle Jones

Honestly, I am 41 and stopped listening to the radio, so it really doesn't matter. Motorhead, The Black Angels, The Brian Jonestown Massacre,, Dozer, Stevie Wonder, Hall and Oates, etc etc etc. The only band I know on this list is Cake.

Candace-Shawn Lynch
Candace-Shawn Lynch

Less Franken ha ha you going? C'mon man restore you love for outkast

Jonathon Becker
Jonathon Becker

Man, first they were some pimps. Then they were some aliens or some genies...

Melissa Ann Weber
Melissa Ann Weber

It isn't horrible that they are getting a variety of genre's. I love that :) But leave it to people who will complain about anything. If you don't like the lineup then don't go. Leave it at that.

UberVice
UberVice

@DJ_MERF it's like 4 months away but that doesn't mean we can't camp

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