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No WE Fest in 2020, but event will return to Detroit Lakes

WE Fest was purchased by Live Nation in August, which raised some questions concerning the festival's future.
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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — WE Fest fans got some good news... and a bit of bad news Monday.

The good? The popular country music festival will keep Detroit Lakes, Minn. as its home. The bad news? It won't be returning home until 2021.

WE Fest announced on social media that it will be using next year as a "planning year" in an effort to improve the festival.

WE Fest is an annual three-day country music that began back in 1983 and has grown to be one of the biggest music festivals in the state, attracting tens of thousands of fans each year. The festival reached an all-time high in 2016 when nearly 150,000 people gathered in Detroit Lakes, which is located roughly 200 miles northwest of the Twin Cities.

The festival wrapped up its 37th year in August with headliners including Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes and Brooks & Dunn. In the days proceeding, WE Fest was purchased by Live Nation, raising some questions concerning the festival's future, according to KVLY, an NBC affiliate in Fargo, North Dakota. 

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