150,000 Attend Minnesota’s WE Fest, 2017 Dates Set

Aerial crowd shot at 34th WE Fest. Photo: Phierce Photo

Aerial crowd shot at 34th WE Fest. Photo: Phierce Photo

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, saw 150,000 cumulative attendees for Townsquare Media’s 34th Annual WE Fest, held at Soo Pass Ranch Aug. 4-6.

The lineup included Eric Church, Kid Rock, Tim McGraw, Steven Tyler with The Loving Mary Band, Lee Brice, Billy Currington, Gary Allan, Joe Nichols, Montgomery Gentry, Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr., LOCASH, Amanda Watkins, Halfway to Hazard, William Michael Morgan and High Valley.

“We are so grateful for the continued support of our ticket buyers that, year in and year out, make WE Fest the biggest and best country music and camping festival in the world,” said Dhruv Prasad, EVP, Live Events, Townsquare Media, Inc. “As we approach the 35th anniversary event, we are planning to deliver our best lineup ever, as well as working on continued operational improvements to the attendee experience. We can’t wait to see everyone again next August!”

Events will continue in 2017 with Luke Bryan and Zac Brown Band already announced as two headliners. The 35th Annual WE Fest will be held August 3-5, 2017.

Kid Rock. Photo: Adam Grim

Kid Rock. Photo: Adam Grim

 

Tim McGraw. Photo: Phierce Photo

Tim McGraw. Photo: Phierce Photo

 

Eric Church. Photo: Phierce Photo

Eric Church. Photo: Phierce Photo

 

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