Forecastle Fest Unveils Initial Lineup

LCD Soundsystem, Weezer and Odesza top the three-day lineup in Louisville, Ky. Celebrating its 15-year anniversary, the fest will also host Cage The Elephant, PJ Harvey, Run The Jewels, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and many others.

Photo: courtesy of Forecastle Festival
A 2015 shot of the festival at Waterfront Park in Louisville, Ky.

Launching in 2002 as a gathering hosting local musicians, Forecastle Festival has grown to become a major destination event.  The 2017 Forecastle takes place July 14-16 at Waterfront Park.  Additional acts listed in the first announcement include GRiZ, X Ambassadors, Vince Staples, Needtobreathe, Teddy Abrams & Friends, Conor Oberst, and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires.  You can access the complete list via this link.

Of course, Forecastle’s traditional “fourth headliner” or, in other words, bourbon, will be highly visible.  The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge and Gonzo Bar will be operating on all thrusters as it serves up the finest potent potables in the land.  

Photo: courtesy of Chelsea Kornse Photograph / Forecastle Festival
Forecastle Festival at Waterfront Park in Louisville, Ky.

Forecastle presenter AC Entertainment wants you to know that a limited quantity of general admission weekend passes are available now for $149.50 plus fees. VIP weekend passes are also available and include perks like an air-conditioned lounge, front-stage viewing areas and access to the Bourbon Lodge.  Go to for more details.