Fans with Forecastle Festival tickets for this year’s 12th annual event can certainly look forward to an eclectic three days’ worth of music following the confirmation of Beck, Outkast and Jack White as headliners.
Having grown in stature since its unassuming debut on the circuit in 2002, the three-day spectacle will once again return to Louisville’s Waterfront Park on July 18-20 with over 50 artists from the worlds of pop, rock, soul, country and electronica in tow.
Featuring the likes of Robert Plant, The Black Keys and The Flaming Lips, last year’s line-up helped to sell over 75,000 Forecastle Festival tickets. And with Beck, currently at No.3 on the Billboard 200 with his introspective 12th studio effort, Morning Phase, Outkast, who will play over 40 festivals this summer after an eight-year hiatus and Jack White, who is currently putting the finishing touches to his second solo LP, all topping the bill, this year should attract similarly impressive numbers.
Seattle Southern rockers Band Of Horses, soul-funk revivalists Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Grammy-nominated troubadour Ray LaMontagne are also confirmed to appear alongside several recently reunited outfits including alt-rock pioneers The Replacements, bluegrass trio Nickel Creek and Louisville natives Slint.
While Against Me!, Sharon Van Etten, Spoon, Local Natives, Gary Clark Jr., Jenny Lewis, Action Bronson, Sun Kil Moon, Charli XCX, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Trampled By Turtles, Hurrar For The Riff Raff and Twenty One Pilots are just some of the other names also scheduled to play.
Renowned for its green initiatives, the festival will also exhibit several environmental non-profits and outdoor recreational organisations as well as showcasing the region’s art scene and bourbon heritage. While a new feature named the Kentucky Landing will offer local food and craft beer made in the state.
Forecastle Festival tickets are currently unavailable on TicketIQ but be sure to keep checking back for information on what Rolling Stone has described as one of America’s coolest summer festivals.