Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Best Photos From LouFest 2014

Posted By on Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Hannah Hooper of Grouplove. See more photos here. - BRYAN SUTTER

With nearly 40,000 people setting a new attendance record, it's easy to say that LouFest 2014 was a big success. Now having completed its fifth year, LouFest organizers have figured out a successful blend of established acts and trending bands that brings national attention to St. Louis and keeps concertgoers salivating for more.

What will LouFest 2015 look like? We have no clue; we just know that topping a lineup that included Outkast, Matt and Kim, Trombone Shorty and Portugal. the Man will be extremely difficult (but do let us know in the comments who you'd like to see next!). For now, we're still getting over our music hangover from the weekend. Reminisce with us, won't you?

See our complete LouFest coverage.

OUTKAST

Everyone knows that we'd been banging the drum for nearly a year for Outkast to play LouFest, and our mission was fulfilled in spectacular fashion. Opening a day two headlining set, Big Boi and André 3000 greeted St. Louis with the now-familiar "Hands up, don't shoot" gesture before launching into a career-spanning setlist that celebrated the duo's twenty years together. Many of our social media fans who live within a mile or two of Forest Park said they could hear the show clearly from their homes. See more photos of Outkast.

Big Boi of Outkast. See more photos here. - BRYAN SUTTER
André 3000 of Outkast. See more photos here. - BRYAN SUTTER
Outkast takes the stage. See more photos here. - BRYAN SUTTER

See also: The Best and Worst of LouFest 2014

MATT AND KIM

Matt and Kim put on a hell of a show every time they visit St. Louis, and their appearance at LouFest was no different. Despite some sound difficulties, the pair pushed through an energetic set that made it obvious they were having a blast. It paid off: "Matt and Kim" became a trending topic on Twitter. See more photos of Matt and Kim.

Matt Johnson of Matt and Kim. See more photos here. - BRYAN SUTTER
Kim Schifino of Matt and Kim. See more photos here. - BRYAN SUTTER
Matt and Kim. See more photos here. - BRYAN SUTTER

Continue for photos of Cake, the 1975, Grouplove and Arctic Monkeys.

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