Forecastle Festival

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Country and Region United StatesKentucky
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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Festival Description

The annual outdoor music festival began with humble beginnings in 2002. Since that time the festival has continually outgrown each venue to currently land at the 85-acre space of Waterfront Park in Louisville. The festival is an experience of Music, Arts, and Activism®. A diverse range of music genres, activism — primarily focused on environmental and social interests includes hundreds of companies committed to achieving a healthy planet. A symposium for musicians to meet with industry insiders, promoters, label executives. These events include panel discussion on career-related topics — songwriting, recording, publishing, marketing, branding, and touring and much more… Visual artists are given the opportunity to exhibit and take part in workshops, and panel discussions. The environmental portion of the programming offers education, networking, outdoor and green technology industries, films, and speaker sessions and much, much more… The festival will be organized by AC Entertainment beginning in 2012.

Festival Dates July 18 - 20, 2014
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Lineup 2013:
  • Rebelution
  • Atmosphere
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Bassnectar
  • Abigail Washburn
  • The Head and the Heart
  • Beach House
  • Lucero
  • Tanlines
  • Atlas Sound
  • Zion
  • Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
  • Flying Lotus
  • Cherub
  • Trixie Whitley
  • Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie
  • JEFF the Brotherhood
  • Nerves Junior
  • Houndmouth
  • Wax Fang
  • Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters
  • Boys Noize
  • Sarah Jarosz
  • Inc.
  • Dan Deacon
  • Nosaj Thing
  • Houndmouth
  • Roadkill Ghost Choir
  • Amtrac
  • Wild Feathers
Artist Feature 2013:
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (USA)
    • As a child, Sharon Jones and her brothers would imitate the songs and dances of James Brown, who shared their hometown. Like many rhythm and blues entertainers, she began performing in church at a very young age where her voice would find a lifelong home and inspiration. In her late teens she branched out into talent shows and played with local funk groups, wedding bands, and a handful of day jobs which included stints as both a prison guard at New York’s notorious Riker’s Island, and an armored car guard for Wells Fargo Bank. Her command of the stage earned her an overnight title as the ‘Queen of Funk’. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings formed in 2001 and have since toured extensively and have built steadily upon a growing reputation as the unrivaled frontrunners of old-school Soul and Funk music. SJ &TDK; latest release, 100 Days, 100 Nights, is arguably their greatest achievement to date. With much more extensive songwriting and arranging contributions from the members of the band, the songs take more distinct and well-crafted forms, enabling a deeper more soulful return to traditional Rhythm and Blues roots. However, it is the raw fire and Soul which Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings consistently pour into their music that will make this record an irreplaceable part of many people’s lives. For more information visit
      Friday, July 12, 2013


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Practical Info:

  • Waterfront Park
    300 E. River Road
    Louisville, Kentucky 40206


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