Main stage in 2012
|Dates||second weekend of July|
|Location(s)||Sunnyview Expo Center
|Years active||1999 to present|
|Founded by||Bob Lenz|
Lifest is an annual Christian music festival that takes place in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at the Sunnyview Expo Center. Lifest started in 1999, and became five days long for the first time in 2006. Starting in 2013, it was shortened to 4 days. It is held on or around the second weekend of July. In 2005, Lifest had approximately 74,000 attendees. Lifest features around 100 to 150 artists on several stages. The festival is a member of the Christian Festival Association.
Performers and speakers
Musically, Lifest has featured a wide range of groups such as Toby mac, Stellar Kart, Casting Crowns, Skillet, Family Force 5, Kutless, Downhere, Jonny Diaz, Seventh Day Slumber, Tenth Avenue North, Fireflight, Steven Curtis Chapman, FM Static, Sanctus Real, Building 429, Thousand Foot Krutch, Superchick, Chasen, Matt Redman, The Letter Black, Needtobreathe, and Jimmy Needham.
On July 14, 2007, a 16 year old girl, Elizabeth Mohl, fell to her death on a swing type ride at the festival.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lifest.|
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- Girl's death casts somber tone over last day of Lifest; Bethany K. Warner; July 15, 2007 Green Bay Press-Gazette, Retrieved July 15, 2007[dead link]
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- Lifest.com - Official site