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It Keeps Getting Better & Better… Even 40 Years Later

WE Fest is gearing up for an extra special year—check out what this year's festival has in store!

We all know and love the annual celebration of country music, Midwest festivities, and summer jubilee, an all-encompassing single weekend better known as WE Fest! And this year, we’re celebrating a little extra for WE Fest’s 40th birthday.

In the last year, the WE Fest crew has decided that in order to make the already beloved party even more exciting, they would put some time and effort into additions to make attendees’ experience just a little bit better… and there’s a lot of ‘new’ to go around!

The Pre-Party Party!

To kickstart the birthday bash, WE Fest will be hosting a birthday celebration! This party will offer an abundance of extra surprises!

At 8 p.m. the dance party starts with the musical trio, Cheat Codes, from LA! Enjoy the music along with the next best thing—lots of food. There will be drink specials, birthday treats, and more! Plus, if there’s one thing any good birthday party has, it’s goodies—in this case, we’re talking giveaways. There will be 40 gifts, one for each of the 40 years WE Fest has been in existence, and the biggest one includes a free 3-year lease on a new Ford F-150 truck!

Whether you’re going to attend WE Fest or not, you can enjoy this birthday party, but just a warning—once you’re there, odds are that you’re not going to want to leave.

Get birthday party tickets and learn more about all of the details for this jam-packed pre-event at!

Add On, and On, and On, and…You Get the Idea!

WE Fest is all about music, but music pairs so well with great food, delicious drinks, awesome seats, and a relaxed experience. As a way to enhance your festival weekend, the team created and launched the Bacardi Country Club at WE Fest 2022, and after a successful first run, it’s back!

Instead of trekking back to your campsite in between acts, enjoy a private bar, cool off in the shaded lounge area, or get the exclusive chance to see some special guests perform for the members of the club—there are a million reasons to be a part of this VIP-like experience, but only so many tickets.

Get yours at!

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And, quite possibly the fanciest, newest addition to the WE Fest affair—glamping!

Through a partnership with glamping outfitter Homma Camp Company, WE Fest is offering you the experience of camping with a little bit of extra glam for those who want to level up. Each sturdy, canvas bell tent includes:

  • a platform bed + bedding & pillow
  • an electric fan
  • a charging power strip – rugs
  • a side table
  • a door mat
  • door frame string lighting
  • two camp chairs
  • camp access passes (concert tickets sold separately)
  • the opportunity to renew for 2024!

The campsite, which is located in the new glamping village at Lake Sallie, comes with setup and breakdown, dedicated porta potties, adjacent parking, a shaded lounge tent, a supply store, and a 24/7 camp coordinator. Although it might not matter to everyone, this add-on is absolutely worth the Instagramable features! See your options for tents and get your tickets at

Not Just a Concert...

Over the span of a few days, your WE Fest experience is sure to bring you tons of music memories, but that’s not it. Between the food and drinks, the laughs and sing-alongs, and, of course, the activities happening all over camp, the weekend is not something to miss.

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Here’s what’s going on WE Fest weekend to build your perfect festival itinerary!

  • Campsite Decoration Contest (Chance to win Reserved Seat tickets for 2024)
  • WE Fest Dance Competition (Chance to win Reserved Seat tickets for 2024)
  • Baggo Tournament (Miller bracket winner vs. Leinenkugels bracket winner for the grand prize)
  • Scavenger Hunt (Play along on the WE Fest App)

Making History, One Side Step at a Time

So, mark your calendars for the festival, download the app to have this jam-packed schedule at your fingertips, grab your dancing boots and your birthday hat, and get ready for an unforgettable weekend at WE Fest! Oh, you might need tickets… head to!

Watch for updates on all things WE Fest!

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Written by Geneva Nodland

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