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Summerfest attendance up this year over 2012

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – Milwaukee World Festival reports about a 4 percent increase of people attending Summerfest in Milwaukee this year.

Preliminary data indicates more than 840,000 people attended the event this year over the last.  Milwaukee World Festival also says food and beverage sales went up by 7 percent.

The 11-day lakefront festival event bills itself as the world's largest music festival as it had over 1,000 performances on 11 stages.  The event wrapped up on Sunday.

Performers at Summerfest this year included the Violent Femmes, The Avett Brothers, Billy Idol, Imagine Dragons, Rick Springfield, Nelly and Foreigner.

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