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March 4, 2013

Forecastle sets initial festival lineup

The Black Keys are an early standout

LOUISVILLE — The Forecastle Festival announced the lineup for its 11th annual arts, music and activism festival.

The three-day event will feature The Black Keys, The String Cheese Incident and the Avett Brothers, according to a press release.

The initial lineup also features The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, Animal Collective, Old Crow Medicine Show, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Big Boi, Matt & Kim, Purity Ring and more than 50 other acts.

Jim James, who is the frontman for My Morning Jacket and headlined the 10th anniversary festival, will return with his new solo project.

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, according to a press release. 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.

The Forecastle Festival will take place July 12–14 at Louisville’s Waterfront Park and is an “immersive experience that’s distinctly Louisville,” according to the release. It highlights the region’s burgeoning culinary and arts scene and Kentucky’s unique bourbon heritage. The festival continues to emphasize sustainability practices and conservation initiatives, highlighted through the festival’s nonprofit organization, the Forecastle Foundation.

Weekend passes for Forecastle 2013 will go on sale at noon Wednesday, March 6, 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 forecastlefest.com

The confirmed Forecastle 2013 lineup includes:

The Black Keys

The String Cheese Incident

The Avett Brothers

The Flaming Lips

Alabama Shakes

Jim James

Animal Collective

Old Crow Medicine Show

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

The Forecastle Incident (with special guests)

Young the Giant

Big Boi

Matt & Kim

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Purity Ring

The Joy Formidable

Datsik

Dawes

Griz

Kurt Vile & The Violators

Toro y Moi

Bob Mould Band

El-P & Killer Mike

Baauer

Bombino

Moon Taxi

Freakwater

Foxygen

Greensky Bluegrass

Wild Belle

Tift Merritt

TOKiMONSTA

Shovels & Rope

Salva

Night Beds

MNDR

Churchill

Ryan Hemsworth

Rubblebucket

Alasdair Roberts & Friends

Mona

The 23 String Band

Wheeler Brothers

A Lion Named Roar

The Pass

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