Forecastle Festival

Local News
11:02 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Things to Know if You're Going to Forecastle

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The Forecastle Festival is expecting a record crowd this weekend.

On the presumption that some of the hoped-for 65,000-plus fest-goers have questions, here are some tips for navigating (sorry) the music, art and activism festival at Waterfront Park.

First off, gates open at Waterfront Park at 3:45 p.m. today, 1:15 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Arts and Humanities
5:20 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Forecastle Festival Anticipates Bigger Crowds This Weekend

Forecastle Festival

Forecastle’s eleventh festival opens this weekend at Waterfront Park, and festival organizers are expecting to double last year's attendance. Over the years, the once-diminutive event founded by "Captain" J.K. McKnight in 2002 has grown from humble beginnings in Louisville’s Tyler Park to a three-day rock festival boasting headliners like Widespread Panic, Flaming Lips and yes, My Morning Jacket.

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Local News
9:01 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Beyond the Music: Forecastle Foundation Raises Awareness of Pine Mountain

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Forecastle Festival organizers expect roughly 75,000 patrons next month for a weekend of music, art and activism at Waterfront Park. This year the festival will take place on July 12-14 and feature acts such as The Black Keys and The Flaming Lips.

But Forecastle extends beyond the festival experience with the creation of the Forecastle Foundation, which is designed to help preserve the world’s most diverse natural places. These preservation efforts take place both internationally and locally. 

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Arts and Humanities
12:34 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Forecastle Schedule Released

Forecastle has released the daily schedules for its upcoming festival, so you can start obsessively arranging your three days on Waterfront Park hour-by-hour. The festival kicks off on Friday, July 12 at 4:45 p.m. with folk-rockers Roadkill Ghost Choir (sounds like: Radiohead channels Gram Parsons) on the Boom Stage and American bass pioneer Salva on the dance-oriented Ocean Stage, then wraps at 11 p.m. Sunday, July 14, with closing headliners The Avett Bros. 

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Arts and Humanities
1:02 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Robert Plant & The Sensational Shape Shifters Added to Forecastle Line-Up

Robert Plant
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Robert Plant & The Sensational Shape Shifters have been added to the line-up for the 2013 Forecastle Festival in July, organizers announced on Tuesday.

"Robert Plant and his amazing new group of conspirators the Sensational Space Shifters will be performing songs from every era of Plant’s storied career," Forecastle said.

Plant, of Led Zeppelin fame, more recently collaborated with bluegrass musician Alison Krauss.

Boys Noize, Inc. and singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz were also added to the Forecastle lineup.

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Arts and Humanities
12:00 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Forecastle Festival Line-Up: Black Keys, Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, Jim James

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The Black Keys, Avett Brothers and the String Cheese Incident lead the 2013 Forecastle Festival line-up, which also includes Jim James, the Alabama Shakes, the return of the Flaming Lips and more.

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Arts and Humanities
12:34 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Forecastle Pre-Sale Begins This Week

Tickets for the annual Forecastle Festival in Louisville go on sale Friday. A limited number of $100 three-day  passes will be available on the Forecastle website at noon. All other ticketing options, including VIP tickets and single-day passes, will go on sale at a later date.

This year's Forecastle Festival will be held July 12-14 at Waterfront Park. The festival line-up has not yet been released. 

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Arts and Humanities
9:00 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Low Fidelity: Artist Makes Tape at Forecastle

Nave recording booth at Forecastle Festival.
Erin Keane WFPL News

Visitors to the Forecastle Festival in Louisville last weekend may have noticed a unique installation—a recording booth for making impromptu tapes. 

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