Festival Noize: Forecastle, Kaaboo, Cayuga Sound Festival

Kaaboo unveils its 2017 lineup, boasting Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Muse … Forecastle Festival announces dailies … X Ambassadors is hosting and headlining the inaugural Cayuga Sound Festival.

X Ambassadors’ hometown festival in Ithaca, N.Y., is described as “an outdoor concert and city wide weekend festival for the people that made them who they are.”

Cayuga Sound will make its debut at Stewart Park on Sept. 22-23. Pre and post-show parties are in the works at local venues such as The Haunt and The Dock, with details to be announced in the coming months. Talks, seminars and other events are also being planned.  

Sam Harris of X Ambassadors
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– Sam Harris of X Ambassadors
“KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas,” Forum, Inglewood, Calif.

Curated by X Ambassadors, the lineup includes The Roots, K. Flay, The Knocks, Tei Shi, Margaret Glaspy, Jukebox The Ghost, Savoir Adore, Crush Club, Sammus, Izzy True, Imperials, Stone Cold Miracle, and Mail The Horse. More acts will be added.

“My brother Casey and I are proud to call ourselves native Ithacans,” X Ambassadors lead singer Sam Harris says. “The city is an important part of our identity, personally and professionally. We cut our teeth as musicians in Ithaca, so X Ambassadors owe the city a great deal. We wanted to curate a music festival in Ithaca that celebrates the city where we hail from. With an eclectic lineup of artists from all different genres of music, wonderful food and drink from local vendors and the opportunity to give back to the community we are so proud to be a part of.”

General admission and VIP tickets go on sale March 31 at 10 a.m. EDT. Visit CayugaSoundFestival.com for more information.

Kaaboo’s third edition takes place Sept. 15-17 at the Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, Calif.

Along with headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!NK, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Muse, the lineup features Weezer, Jane’s Addiction, David Guetta, Ice Cube, Jason Derulo, Logic, Alanis Morissette, Jackson Browne, Andy Grammer, Kesha, Live, X Ambassadors, Garbage, Milky Chance, T-Pain, Michael McDonald, The Wallflowers, DJ Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal), Machine Gun Kelly, Pepper, Timeflies, Pete Yorn, The Magpie Salute, Smash Mouth, The Knocks, Dave Mason, Toad The Wet Sprocket, LANY, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Lost Kings, Le Youth, The Him and more.

Jen Lowery Photography
– Pink
Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif.

Besides the fantastic musical delights, festival attractions include the Humor Me comedy club, an on-site contemporary arts fair, outdoor murals and installations, and gourmet food tastings. You can also make a spa reservation at Indulgences or show off your moves at the Club Elevate late night dance party.

Three-day GA passes and VIP tickets are on sale now. Head over to KaabooDelMar.com for more details.

Forecastle Festival organizers have let fans know who is playing when, just in time for the single-day ticket onsale. 

The event returns to Waterfront Park in Louisville, La., July 14-16. The park is located on the banks of the Ohio River with a sightline of downtown.  

The lineup is topped by Odesza, LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Cage The Elephant, Sturgill Simpson and PJ Harvey.

Bring your appetite because Forecastle prides itself on showcasing the finest food and bourbon Louisville has to offer.

Rivers Cuomo of Weezer
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– Rivers Cuomo of Weezer
“KFMA Fall Ball,” Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson, Ariz.

Check out the daily breakdown below:

Friday, July 14
Odesza, Cage The Elephant, Run The Jewels, GRiZ, Capital Cities, NEEDTOBREATHE, Teddy Abrams & Friends, Real Estate, Waka Flocka Flame, Twin Limb, LANY, Giraffage, John Moreland, Chicano Batman, Mondo Cozmo, The Shelters, Quiet Hollers, Jaye Jayle

Saturday, July 15
LCD Soundsystem, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Phantogram, Vince Staples, Cashmere Cat, Judah & the Lion, K.Flay, Classixx, Joseph, JD McPherson, Lucy Dacus, Beach Slang, Kaiydo, Mandolin Orange, Jack Harlow, Ages and Ages, Farro, Jeffrey James, *repeat repeat

Sunday, July 16
Weezer, PJ Harvey, Spoon, X Ambassadors, Tycho, Conor Oberst, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, STRFKR, Foxygen, What So Not, Whitney, Rayland Baxter, Ekali, Coin, Adia Victoria, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Big Thief, Pell, Oyster Kids

Three-day GA, GA plus and VIP passes are on sale now. A limited number of single-day tickets go on sale March 31 at 10 a.m. EDT. Visit ForecastleFest.com for all you need to know.