Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, July 18 to 20, announced a lineup today that crosses several generations of modern rock from The Replacements to Jack White.
Rounding out the top of the lineup are Beck, who just dropped a critically acclaimed new album, and hip-hop stars Outkast. The second tier is strong as well, featuring Ray LaMontagne, Band of Horses, Spoon, Nickel Creek, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and Pikeville Native Dwight Yoakam.
The Forecastle Festival, which launched in 2002 as a neighborhood event, is now a nationally-known happening on the downtown Louisville waterfront. It features four stages plus attractions like a Bourbon Lodge and late-night performances. Some other highlights of the lineup include guitarist Gary Clark Jr., Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, JJ Grey and Mofro and Hurray for the Riff Raff, who are getting a lot of love for their new album, Small Town Heroes. Some locally significant bookings, according to the Courier-Journal’s Jeffrey Lee Puckett, include the reunion of Louisville’s Slint — Spoon and the Louisville debut of Spanish Gold, an all-star trio featuring My Morning Jacket’s Patrick Hallahan on drums. Click here for the complete lineup. A limited number of weekend passes go on sale Friday and day passes will be available in April. Click here for ticket information.
Unlike last year, Forecastle will not compete directly with Cincinnati’s similarly-minded Bunbury Festival, which announced its lineup late last month.