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Lifest Stage 2012.jpg
Main stage in 2012
Genre Christian music
Dates second weekend of July
Location(s) Sunnyview Expo Center
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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 2014, Lifest had an average of 20,000 attendees per day. Lifest currently features around 100 artists on 6 stages. The festival is a member of the Christian Festival Association.

Building 429 performing in 2012

Musically, Lifest has featured a wide range of groups such as Toby Mac, Casting Crown, Skillet, Mercy Me, Family Force 5, Steven Curtis Chapman, Newsboys, Kutless, Matthew West, Tenth Avenue North, Switchfoot, Mandisa, Thousand Foot Krutch (TFK), Superchick, Matt Redman, Demon Hunter, Needtobreathe, Scott Stapp of Creed, Third Day, and many more.

Entrance, 2012

Lifest also has speakers and seminars as an integral part of the festival. Speakers have included Bob Lenz, John Ortberg, Luis Palau, Reggie Dabbs, Nick Hall, Ken Davis, and many more.

Lifest has almost 3000 primitive and electric campsites available. Activities include dodgeball, archery, KidZone, inflatables, volleyball and a 5K race. Lifest is run by Life Promotions and requires approximately 1000 volunteers to run.


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