Forecastle Start and End Times

We know you’re hard at work on preparing for your epic Forecastle trip, so before we share the schedule in the coming weeks, we’ve got some key details to help you plan ahead. Each day of the festival, gates will open at 12:30PM, while the music will begin at 1:30PM and conclude at 11:00PM. More details coming soon!

Bourbon Lodge Details: Coming Next Week!

Bottoms up! Coming your way next week, we’ll be sharing all-new details about this year’s Forecastle Bourbon Lodge - a favorite stop for Forecastle fans featuring exclusive festival perks and everyone’s favorite Kentucky beverage. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail presents a truly immersive experience with bourbon education, activities, artist participation and more inside the 2014 Lodge! Stay tuned … here’s a taste of what’s to come!

Announcing the Forecastle Silks contest

It’s that time of the year again … the famed Kentucky Derby is just around the corner! To join in the fun, we’ve got a Derby-themed contest of our own with your chance to win 2 general admission weekend passes to Forecastle! Use this template to create your own Forecastle-themed Derby silks and share it with us on Twitter and Instagram using #ForecastleSilks, before next Tuesday at 11:59 PM EDT! Next Wednesday, April 30, we’ll compile all the entries for you to vote on, so get creative … and start making yours now!

Rules for Entry:

  • One entry per person.
  • Keep it classy: nothing obscene or profane.
  • No use of other (copyrighted or non-copyrighted) images: your creation must be original.
  • No purchase or payment necessary to enter.
  • Tickets won will not have cash value and cannot be sold or transferred.
  • All entries will become the property of Forecastle Festival.
  • Only “likes” on the designs in Forecastle’s Facebook album will count as votes

Announcing the Debut of the Kentucky Landing

Ahoy, Forecastle mates! This year, we’re proud to announce the debut of the all-new Kentucky Landing, a special area of Forecastle which will pay homage to our great commonwealth!

The Landing will feature a variety of Kentucky-made beer and wines, including Against the Grain (Louisville), Bluegrass Brewing Company (Louisville), Falls City Beer (Louisville), Kentucky Ale (Lexington) and West Sixth Brewing Company (Lexington) and Kentucky Proud wines from Kentucky’s only urban winery, Old 502 Winery. After a sampling of brews, chow down on a selection of Louisville food truck fare like Grind Gourmet Burger TruckHoly Molé Taco TruckLongshot LobstaRed’s Corner, and Xtreme Southern Kitchen. In addition, the popular API Poster Show hosted by American Poster Institute will also return and will feature show posters and prints from 14 artists and collectives.

The Landing will also highlight a select group of non-profit organizations and craft vendors who will be on-hand selling their Kentucky-made goods. For the most up-to-date listing of the craft brewers, food trucks, poster show participants, and craft artisans that will be participating in the Landing, visit here.

In addition to pouring their brews in the Landing, our friends at Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse will also host the official Forecastle kickoff event on Thursday, July 17, just steps away from Waterfront Park. The event will feature live music and allow Forecastle patrons already in the area the chance to check-in early and pick up their general admission and VIP weekend pass credentials. More details will be released closer to the festival!

Forecastle Introduces Sober Sailing

We’re proud to announce Sober Sailing, a group of passionate music fans who choose to remain drug and alcohol free at the festival. Sober Sailing is not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or any other 12-step organization. It’s just a group of friends gathering to offer each other support—and some traction in an otherwise slippery environment. The group will host formal meetings  twice daily Friday-Sunday, at their booth (times TBA closer to the festival). Look for the yellow balloons and friendly faces at the Sober Sailing information table.

Forecastle artist releases on Record Store Day

Heads up! Record Store Day is just around the corner, and we’ve got a hefty amount of Forecastle artists who’ll be releasing something special! Check out the list below and find your participating local record store here.

The Black LipsFunny, RSD Limited Run
Brett DennenLive at Amoeba, RSD Limited Run
Ray LaMontagneSupernova, RSD Exclusive Release
Sharon Jones and the Dap-KingsDap-Dippin’ [Remastered]‘RSD First’ Release
Spanish GoldOut On The Street, RSD Exclusive Release
SpoonLoveways, RSD Exclusive Release

Lockers at Forecastle

We’re excited to announce an all-new locker program to be featured at this year’s Forecastle! Entertainment Lockers will be providing safe, secure, and easy storage which you can access at any time during festival hours! When you reserve a locker online, you will receive an email 24 hours before the fest containing your locker location, locker number, and lock combination so you can simply find and use your locker without limitation. Book yours today!

Daily Tickets on Sale Now!

You’ve got the daily lineups - now all you need are your tickets! A limited number of general admission daily tickets starting at $74.50 plus applicable service fees, as well as VIP daily tickets are all on sale NOW! The earlier you snag ‘em, the more you save!

Looking to join us for the whole weekend? We’ve got you covered there, too! In addition to our $184.50 general admission weekend passes, payment plan options are also available until midnight EDT on Monday, April 7th!

With all travel packages and VIP weekend passes long SOLD OUT, tickets to Forecastle 2014 are going fast! Act now and secure your spot on the Waterfront for an incredible weekend of music, art, and more! Get your tickets at, and all Ticketmaster outlets. The daily schedule of artists and late-night events will be coming soon.

Anchors aweigh!

All Travel Packages Now Sold Out!

We’re overwhelmed by the response to this year’s festival, and all of our travel packages have now sold out! Don’t forget that daily tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon EDT – and VIP daily tickets are your last chance to go VIP at Forecastle. Single day general admission tickets start at only $74.50 + fees, but act quickly, they won’t last long!