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LouFest announces 35 bands for Forest Park event

LCD Soundsytem performed at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Apr. 15 in Indio, Calif.
LCD Soundsytem performed at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Apr. 15 in Indio, Calif. Los Angeles Times

LCD Soundsystem, Lauryn Hill, Buddy Guy and the Preservation Hall Jazz band are just a few of the top acts that will perform at the LouFest, Sept. 10-11 in St. Louis’ Forest Park.

The lineup, announced Tuesday, features the festival’s signature diversity of indie rock, R&B, Americana, blues and country music’s chart topping acts.

“2016 is a landmark year for us as we deliver another top lineup and feature St. Louis as the host city for the more than 50,000 festival attendees,” said Mike Van Hee, partner with Listen Live Entertainment, the producers of LouFest. “Our concertgoers have shown an intense desire to see the very best in global entertainment here, and Forest Park offers the perfect venue to host a distinctly St. Louis event.”

LouFest 2016 expansions include increased customer engagement and interaction with sponsors, a larger LouKidz area, and an enhanced Nosh Pit featuring the region’s top chefs, and expanded beer tasting experiences. It will continue its commitment to sustainability through the Rock n Recycle program, expanded refillable water stations, expanded shuttle service with Metro and a new partnership with UBER.

The complete LouFest 2016 lineup is:

  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Ms. Lauryn Hill
  • Band of Horses
  • Big Gigantic
  • The Kills
  • Buddy Guy
  • Shakey Graves
  • St. Lucia
  • Vince Staples
  • Greensky Bluegrass
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
  • Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
  • Frightened Rabbit
  • The Heavy
  • Wild Belle: http
  • Foxing
  • Twin Peaks
  • Judah and the Lion
  • Rayland Baxter
  • Caveman
  • Chicano Batman
  • Diarrhea Planet
  • Mothers
  • Twin Limb
  • Bonnie Bishop
  • JMR
  • Illphonics
  • Aaron Kamm & The One Drops
  • Bruiser Queen
  • Karate Bikini
  • Sleepy Rubies
  • The Quaker City Night Hawks

LouFest was founded in 2010 and will be celebrating its seventh year in St. Louis’ Forest Park. Regular two-day passes went on sale today at 9 a.m. Tuesday through Two-day tickets remain $95, inclusive of all fees. VIP tickets are $350 to the LouFest VIP lounge with complimentary beer, wine, and specialty libations all day, catered food servings, air conditioned restrooms and more!