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11:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Sights and Sounds: What Does Forecastle Mean to Festival-Goers?

The Squallis Puppeteers' Hunter S. Thompson marches through Forecastle on Friday.
Credit Alix Mattingly/WFPL News

Forecastle Festival 2014 has wrapped up.

Here are reviews for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Arts and Humanities
7:21 am
Mon July 21, 2014

I'm In Love With That Song: What You Missed Sunday at Forecastle

Another Forecastle is in the books. Final headliner Beck closed the ship down for another year Sunday night on Waterfront Park.
Credit Alix Mattingly / Louisville Public Media

About 60,000 revelers crowded Louisville's Waterfront Park this weekend for the annual three-day festival. Unlike last year, when bad weather shut the festival down twice, this year the rain mostly held off — but so did the sun, until yesterday, when the temperatures crept up into the sunny 80s and it finally felt like a summer festival in Kentucky.

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Arts and Humanities
8:55 am
Sun July 20, 2014

You Can Hear Me Coming Down the Hall: What You Missed Saturday at Forecastle

Four out of five mermaids love Louisville's JaLin Roze.
Credit Erin Keane / WFPL News

 Forecastle Festival continued yesterday with even more music, madness, and mermaids. Here are some highlights from Saturday:

Hip-hop rising star Jalin Roze and indie rock supergroup Spanish Gold (their drummer is Louisvillian Patrick Hallahan — you might know him from My Morning Jacket, or maybe just the Germantown Kroger) went toe to toe in the battle of the hometown heroes Saturday afternoon.

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Arts and Humanities
8:08 am
Sat July 19, 2014

The Whole World Loves It When You Make That Sound: What You Missed Friday at Forecastle

Big Boi performing in Outkast's headlining Friday night set at Forecastle.
Credit Alix Mattingly / Louisville Public Media

Forecastle Festival opened its Waterfront Park gates Friday at lunchtime for the first of three days of music, bourbon, beer, very large puppets and fashions strange and beautiful. Here are some highlights from Friday:

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Arts and Humanities
2:35 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Forecastle Fest 2014 Will Be On a Bigger, Higher Level Than Ever Before, Founder J.K. McKnight Says

J.K. McKnight
Credit Forecastle Foundation

The 2014 Forecastle Festival, which starts Friday, will cover more space than it ever has before, founder J.K. McKnight told WFPL on Wednesday.

The three-day music festival at Louisville's Waterfront Park features acts including Beck, Outkast, Jack White and dozens of other performers. (Here's more information from the festival.)

Last year, Forecastle drew about 65,000 people.

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7:39 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Forecastle Festival, Start Your Engines (Amps)

Rain or shine—thousands of music fans will file through the gates at Waterfront Park for the 10th annual Forecastle Festival this weekend, which is expected to draw the largest crowd in its history.

Thirty-five thousand people are estimated to attend Forecastle through Sunday, according to festival officials. The event features some of the largest names in the music industry including Louisville’s My Morning Jacket, which will headline the festival Sunday night.

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