WE Fest

LIVE: WE Fest Promises More Fan-Friendly Festival In 2021

Festival Returns To Detroit Lakes After Taking 2020 Off

  WE Fest is back this year after taking a year off in 2021, and the festival’s new owner is promising some crowd-pleasing new additions at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes this year. Matt Mithun has owned the ranch for years, but this is his first year as the owner and Festival Director of the actual event. He says…

WE Fest making upgrades for 2021

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (KVRR/KDLM) – Organizers of WE Fest in Detroit Lakes are making upgrades to the facility ahead of the festival in August. The event, owned by Live Nation announced that the general admission area will be larger and 200 feet closer to the main stage, which is being upgraded to improve sightlines. The Saloon will be open to…

Discover Minnesota: Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes Celebrates 150th Anniversary In 2021

  We are kicking off Discover Minnesota week with one of the most popular spots in our area and a major celebration. Detroit Lakes is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Starting this week, 150 sail boats with different designs will be displayed around the city. The city caters to visitors. There’s a mile-long public beach and a myriad of…

WE Fest 2021 Headliners Announced

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — After taking a well-timed summer off last year, which just so happened to include a worldwide pandemic, WE Fest is back this summer with a big lineup. Florida Georgia Line headlines on August 5 followed by Dierks Bentley on the 6th and Blake Shelton closes it out on the 7th. Other acts include Lanco, Russell Dickerson,…

WE Fest By The Numbers: DWI’s Up, Crashes Way Down

Minnesota State Patrol says despite the heavy traffic they did not respond to or investigate any crashes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Arrests during the annual WE Fest near Detroit Lakes are common, but no crashes are unusual. Minnesota State Patrol says despite the heavy traffic they did not respond to or investigate any crashes. Troopers did stop more than 1,400 vehicles and made 24 DWI arrests. That is up sharply from 11 arrests during last summer’s festival….

We Fest Sold To Live Nation

Townsquare CEO Bill Wilson made the announcement during a conference call detailing the company's second-quarter financial results.

DETROIT LAKES, MINN. (KFGO) – Rumored for months, it’s official. Connecticut-based Townsquare Media said Tuesday it has sold We Fest. The new owner is a subsidiary of Live Nation, an American global entertainment company. Townsquare CEO Bill Wilson made the announcement during a conference call detailing the company’s second-quarter financial results. He said, “after carefully evaluating our asset portfolio, we…

Campers From Across the Country Gear Up for WE Fest 2019

The festival kicks off tomorrow

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Country fans have their cowboy hats out and are gathering in Detroit Lakes for WE Fest. Bruce Sostak of Plano, Texas has been coming to WE Fest for years. It all started when he heard about it from a friend. “She said she was coming to WE Fest, I asked, ‘what’s WE Fest?’ and she told…

Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn & Chris Stapleton To Headline We Fest 2019

Tickets are already on sale ranging from $120 for a three-day general admission pass to VIP tickets starting at $900

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The people at WE Fest have once again landed some of the biggest names in country music for next summer’s festival. Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn and Chris Stapleton have been announced as headliners for the annual three-day music festival in August. WE Fest has also signed up return appearances by Billy Currington and Jake Owen….

Concertgoers Get Ready for Country Music, Fun at 36th Annual We Fest

New security measure prevents bags bigger than 11x15x4 inches in concert area

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. —┬áHundreds of people have already set up shop inside the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes for the 36th annual We Fest. With the promise of country music and camaraderie lingering in the air, people from all over have their reasons for pitching a tent or parking an RV in Detroit Lakes this week. “There’s just a…