Great weather and more than a dozen high-energy bands make Pointfest 2014 the perfect start to the festival season for fans from around the country.
Saturday, May 10th, was a gorgeous early summer day for an all-day festival show, and although there were threats of storms later in the evening, the weather gods cooperated and the show went from start to finish without a hitch. With Pointfest being held in St. Louis,
St. Louis radio station, 105.7 The Point (KPNT) has organized and hosted an outdoor festival show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater every year (sometimes more than once per year) since 1993. This year marked the 32nd show and featured a small stage in the North Plaza for local acts (who competed for a spot on this stage in various Battle for Pointfest competitions throughout the year), two larger stages to the right of the entrance that were used for smaller national acts (ten this year), and the main stage that featured:
Queens of the Stone Age:
The second and third stages were next to one another and ran from noon until 5:30 with acts alternating between the two. Blue October was the headliner for these stages and called for crowd surfers, who happily obliged throughout their set (they were helped over the barricade by security and sent back into the crowd). Second and third stage bands included:
Band of Skulls:
Airborne Toxic Event:
Head & The Heart: