AC Entertainment and The Forecastle Festival are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 10th anniversary of Forecastle. The three-day event will take place July 13-15, 2012 at Louisville’s scenic, award-winning Waterfront Park. The final Forecastle lineup will total more than 70 bands on five stages. As previously announced, Saturday headliners My Morning Jacket are collaborating with the producers on the sights, sounds and experiences of the entire festival weekend.
The 2012 event marks the 10th year of the festival, which began in 2002 as a small, free outdoor neighborhood event celebrating the Louisville music community. Since then, it has evolved into the one of the country’s premier multi-day summer festival destinations focusing on music, art and environmental activism.
This year’s lineup serves as a testament to the festival’s tremendous growth. Bassnectar and Wilco will join My Morning Jacket as headliners of the three-day event which will also feature: Andrew Bird, Girl Talk, Atmosphere, Neko Case, Sleigh Bells, A-Trak, Clutch, Flying Lotus, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500, and many others.
“We are super duper excited to announce and be a part of the spectacular line up for the 10th anniversary of Forecastle in our hometown!” says Jim James of My Morning Jacket. “Be on the lookout for further announcements and some special surprises. It’s gonna be a sweet time…Christmas in July!”
A full list of confirmed acts is below.Additional artists, as well as art installations, environmental and sustainability activities, outdoor extreme sports park, festival partners, culinary options and other activities will be announced in the coming weeks. Details for the separately ticketed, late night after parties, including those on the historical Belle of Louisville steamboat, will also be forthcoming. A full breakdown of artists by day can be found at forecastlefest.com.
Three-day weekend and VIP passes are currently on sale. In addition, two-day and three-day travel packages are available, including accommodations at the acclaimed Galt House – the festival’s official waterfront hotel, located a short walk from the festival site. Those wishing to “dock up” for the weekend may also purchase a very limited number of “Captain’s Club” VIP boat slips, which are located at the festival site.
Single day GA and VIP tickets will go on sale Friday, March 2, 2012 at noon (EST). A limited quantity of specially priced $49.50 (plus applicable fees) GA single day tickets will be available. Once this quantity is sold out, single day tickets will continue to be sold at Price Level 2.
For those interested in paying over time, Forecastle Festival will also be offering a payment plan option, allowing patrons to pay for both GA and VIP three-day weekend passes over four installments. Full details can be found at Forecastlefest.com/tickets.
Tickets will also be available at select retailers throughout the region including: WHY Louisville in Louisville; Shake-It Records in Cincinnati; CD Central in Lexington; Indy CD and Vinyl in Indianapolis; and Grimey’s New & Preloved Music in Nashville.
With each purchase, 50 cents will be donated to the Forecastle Foundation, The Forecastle Festival’s independent 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to local education and international environmental conservation. For more information about the foundation, visit www.forecastlefest.com/foundation.
Celebrating its 10th year, Forecastle will pay homage to its past, present and future, highlighting the festival’s maritime theme while celebrating the very best of Louisville and Kentucky. The event will mark the second collaboration between The Forecastle Festival and AC Entertainment, producers of Bonnaroo, Moogfest and over 750 events per year.
Forecastle Festival X – The 10th Anniversary
My Morning Jacket
The Head and the Heart
Stax! Soul Revue
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Justin Townes Earle
Walk The Moon
Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500
JEFF the Brotherhood
Wick-It The Instigator
James Vincent McMorrow
Daniel Martin Moore
King’s Daughters & Sons
Cheyenne Marie Mize
The Ravenna Colt
About The Forecastle Festival:
The Forecastle Festival is a port-of-call where the world gathers to experience the best in Music, Art and Activism®. A celebration of sights, sounds, and sustainability, Forecastle connects travelers North, South, East, and West. Merging entertainment with education, Forecastle inspires a voyage of personal growth and global change. Since 2002, the Festival has featured over 450 bands, 100 visual artists, and 150 environmental and outdoor recreational organizations. Previous headlining artists including The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips, The Smashing Pumpkins, Widespread Panic, DEVO, Band of Horses, She & Him, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Sleater-Kinney, Big Boi, Girl Talk, Z-Trip, Umphrey’s McGee, and many more. For more information on Forecastle, visit: http://www.forecastlefest.com.
Spin Magazine – “Top 101Things to do in America”
Outside Magazine – “Top 15 Outdoor Festivals in the Country”
The Discovery Channel – “The Cream of the Crop of Summer Festivals”
About AC Entertainment:
AC Entertainment is recognized as one of the foremost independent promoters in the United States. Founded in 1991, the company presents, books and markets over 750 events per year, including internationally renowned festivals such as Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Moogfest and Big Ears. AC Entertainment is based in Knoxville, TN. For more information on AC Entertainment, visit: http://acentertainment.com