LouFest Lineup: Here Are the First Nine Bands That Will Be Announced

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Cake, playing LouFest this year.
Thanks to some bad website coding and an anonymous tip in our inbox, we now have the first nine bands for this year's LouFest lineup figured out. Don't worry about those lineup clues.

Here are the first nine bands that will be announced for this year's LouFest lineup:

Washed Out
Blackberry Smoke
Moon Taxi
Grouplove
Pretty Little Empire
Portugal the Man
San Fermin
Lettuce
Cake

How we know: We saw several instances of people posting cryptic comments on social media all day, in response to posts about the hints, such as "San Fermin will be the seventh clue." Then, an anonymous email arrived in my inbox, telling us what to look out for: a bug in the website's backdoor coding that revealed the band names and publish dates for each individual clue.

Here's a screenshot as an example, revealing the band Cake. There are eight others just like it, with the names of the other bands:

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(Please note: If I had been told the lineup in confidence, I would have gladly kept a lid on it, but a problem on the coding side pressed the issue and was forcing it into the public eye already. It's my job to report on local music happenings, so here we are.)

LouFest's organizers have promised nine clues about the lineup to be dropped within the next few days. We found nine bands through the method described above. It seems safe to say that those nine bands will be the answers to the clues, and therefore the first nine bands announced for the festival so far.

Thanks to Mr. Anonymous for the tip!

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bigmizzax
bigmizzax

Cake, Grouplove, and.......who?

murdock314
murdock314

I hope Portugal the Man is playing, but i think they are scheduled for a different festival in Michigan that weekend?

Stephen Houldsworth
Stephen Houldsworth

I am surprised LouFest Music Festival is still continuing the guessing.

nonateup
nonateup

Chesterfield fest with bands no one knows or cares about

Lydia Perez
Lydia Perez

Well, for a broke person like myself, I would not waste the money on buying a ticket when I only know one band. But thank you for your sarcasm. It was appreciated.

Raz Berry
Raz Berry

yes, i also enjoy not discovering new music.

Zac Nevill
Zac Nevill

Cake? Hopefully that is short for caked up and not actually cake

Jon Ackley
Jon Ackley

Tell me again why I should care about this?

Sade Donovan
Sade Donovan

Chesterfield isnt anywhere near the city..and it keeps many people who use public transit from being able to go to the event..so you get over yourself..they moved it to the rich neighborhood..to keep the lower class away..

Jeffrey Trotter
Jeffrey Trotter

An event moving elsewhere in the city isn't quite the same as being "lost." Get over yourself.

Ty Hunt
Ty Hunt

There are a few in there that I would watch. Specially Washed Out. Also saw Grouplove before and they put on a killer show. Cake is an awesome get too.

Ty Hunt
Ty Hunt

I think Cake is pretty cool.

Matt Ragsdale
Matt Ragsdale

Jared Flood Ethan Newberry Dakota Hommes thoughts?

leonamarks
leonamarks

Like I'm going to pay $50.00 a person to go listen to crap bands in the park!

Jay Loafman
Jay Loafman

Hi. Is this the place where I can complain about a music festival that I don't have to attend?

Drew Walker
Drew Walker

The only way St. Louis would be happy with Loufest is if the lineup was Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, and whatever bands have played at least two Pointfests. (I'm looking at you, Blue October.) I, for one, am very thankful to have a music event in the city that's doesn't solely feature bands that have been playing the same sounding shitty songs for five years.

Riverfront Times
Riverfront Times

So tell us: who would you want? Who would pass the pre-announcement approval of St. Louisans?

Jake Niehaus
Jake Niehaus

I don't understand LouFest's weird booking of all these dad rock type groups. Cake has headlined numerous Pointfests, played the Pageant a handful of times and just like when Wilco played here last year...it's not that special when a band is here constantly to book them for a festival like this. Of course there's more bands to be listed but as Tom pointed out, it's a pretty spooky lineup so far.

codynix
codynix

Yeaaaa Loufest is in Forest Park

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oajdfapd0ojf

Don't give up hope honey…Menudo may still make the cut!

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oajdfapd0ojf

Because you wasted enough energy to type your lame-ass response….deep down you care…..you know you do. Or is your ironic posturing just an act? This ain't the star wars feed Hans.

codynix
codynix

Loufest is in Forest Park

mariomail31
mariomail31

Given my love for dance music, I would want LouFest to experience Above&Beyond. One of the best shows you'll ever see. However, I think acts like Arctic Monkeys, Phantogram, or Gambino would be amazing for the bill!

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stay home please so us dads can mosh without your tired ass smoking e-cigs in our space

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