LouFest 2013: The Killers, Wilco and The National Top the Lineup

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Matt Berninger of The National performs during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. 

There's more to love about LouFest this year. The lineup for the two-day festival in St. Louis was released early Tuesday, with The Killers, Wilco, The National, Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros atop the bill.

The growing festival, now in its fourth year and produced by Listen Live Entertainment and C3 Presents, returns to Central Field in Forest Park Sept. 7-8 with an added third stage. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 3.

The bill will also include My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, Local Natives, Fitz and the Tantrums, Toro Y Moi, Trampled by Turtles, Walk the Moon, Youngblood Hawke, Ra Ra Riot and others.

Local favorites Kentucky Knife Fight, whose twang-punk sound mirrors its raucous name, and rapper Tef Poe will be on hand, as will native son Jeff Tweedy and Wilco, the band he formed in St. Louis before relocating to Chicago in the mid-'90s. It's a safe bet fans will hear at least one long cut by Tweedy's former band, the alt-country pioneers Uncle Tupelo.

LouFest 2013 Lineup:

The Killers
The National
Alabama Shakes
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Jim James
Local Natives
Fitz And The Tantrums
Toro Y Moi
Twin Shadow
Trampled By Turtles
Ra Ra Riot
Court Yard Hounds
Icona Pop
Youngblood Hawke
Robert DeLong
Jukebox The Ghost
Wild Belle
The Mowgli’s
Brick + Mortar
Desert Noises
Space Capone
Wild Cub
J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Andrea Davidson
The Lonely Biscuits
Kentucky Knife Fight
Tef Poe