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Crowd at Lifest 2014
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.

Performers and speakers[edit]

Matthew West playing in the rain at Lifest 2014
Bob Lenz closing 2014 Lifest

Musically, Lifest has featured a wide range of groups such as Toby Mac, Casting Crowns, Skillet, Newsboys, Steven Curtis Chapman, For King & Country, Matthew West, Family Force 5, Kutless, Downhere, Tenth Avenue North, Fireflight, FM Static, Sanctus Real, Building 429, Thousand Foot Krutch, Superchick, Matt Redman, The Letter Black, Needtobreathe, and Jimmy Needham.

Lifest also has speakers and seminars as an integral part of the festival. Speakers have included founder Bob Lenz, Luis Palau, John Ortberg, Tony Campolo, Scott Spencer[disambiguation needed], Ken Davis, and many more.

Lifest has approximately 3000 primitive and electric campsites available. Activities include dodgeball, archery, 5K Fun Run, volleyball, inflatable games, prayer journey and KidZone. Lifest is run by Life Promotions and requires over 1000 volunteers.

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