The 11th annual Forecastle Festival at Waterfront Park in Louisville will feature a heavy stack of heavyweights: The Black Keys, The String Cheese Incident, The Avett Brothers, The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, among many more (see full lineup below).
We’ve never had the pleasure of attending, but we’ve heard great things like “unique,” “beautiful,” “chill,” and “like home.” Plus, Kentucky in the summer by the water sounds pretty cool, no?
Here’s more from the official press release:
In addition to performances at Waterfront Park, the Forecastle Festival will feature late night shows on the historic Belle of Louisville steamboat and other landmark locations throughout downtown Louisville. Jam masters The String Cheese Incident will perform an exclusive, separately ticketed late night show at Louisville’s historic Palace Theater on Saturday, July 13.
Highlighted in Rolling Stone as a top event in 2012, and acclaimed by Outside as one of the “Top 15 Outdoor Festivals in the USA,” the Forecastle Festival has evolved into one of the country’s premier festival destinations. The event offers an immersive experience that’s distinctly Louisville- beyond the first-class musical lineup—highlighting the region’s burgeoning culinary and arts scene, Kentucky’s unique bourbon heritage and more. The festival continues to emphasize sustainability practices and conservation initiatives, highlighted through the festival’s non-profit organization, the Forecastle Foundation.
Weekend passes for Forecastle 2013 will go on sale this Wednesday, March 6 at noon EST at Forecastlefest.com, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.
Single day passes and late night show tickets, along with the daily schedule of artists and late-night events will be available in April.
For more information on Forecastle, visit: http://www.forecastlefest.com.
The Black Keys
The String Cheese Incident
The Avett Brothers
The Flaming Lips
Old Crow Medicine Show
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
The Forecastle Incident (with special guests)
Young the Giant
Matt & Kim
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
The Joy Formidable
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Toro y Moi
Bob Mould Band
El-P & Killer Mike
Shovels & Rope
Alasdair Roberts & Friends
The 23 String Band