Your 2014 Lineup Is Here!

Anchors aweigh! The Forecastle Festival returns this summer led by hip hop royalty, Outkast; 21st century rocker Jack White; and alt-rock renaissance man Beck. The three-day music celebration now in its 12th year will take place July 18–20, 2014 at the award-winning Waterfront Park a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville. The Replacements, Ray LamontagneBand of HorsesSpoonNickel CreekDwight YoakamTwenty One PilotsSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsLocal Natives, and Gary Clark Jr. plus more than 40 others round out the lineup. Louisville-based post-rock outfit Slint will also reunite for their first hometown show in nearly 10 years. A full list of confirmed acts can be found here!

Weekend Passes on Sale Friday!

A limited number of weekend passes go on sale this Friday March 7 at noon EST at,, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Weekend passes start at $144.50 plus applicable service fees, and VIP experiences travel packages and payment-plan options will also be available. Full details are available at We’ll be on the Waterfront this summer … and hope to see you there, too!

In addition, the Bourbon Lodge, Forecastle’s slice of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, will return in 2014 with a full lineup of bourbon offerings, bourbon education, a bourbon-inspired culinary experience and much more. For the first time, bourbon fans will have the option to purchase advanced Bourbon Lodge memberships with their weekend pass through Ticketmaster.

Lineup release date!

We’re excited to share that on Tuesday, March 4, we’ll be releasing our 2014 lineup! That Friday, March 7, we’ll also be releasing weekend passes for sale. Ticketing information will be coming soon. Prep now and explore the new website!

Welcome to the new Forecastle website!

Welcome to the brand-spankin’-new Forecastle website! We’re excited to share it with you and hope you enjoy it, too! This will be your hub of all things Forecastle. Explore … and enjoy!

The Forecastle Takeover Starts Now!

Heads up, faithful Forecastlers! We’re gearing up for the 2014 lineup announcement and so should you! While our initial Forecastle lineup is coming soon, follow along on our social media where we’ll be dropping hints and allowing 2014 artists to takeover the @ForecastleFest Instagram every Wednesday until the lineup announcement using the hashtag #ForecastleTakeover!

Stay tuned & let the #ForecastleTakeover begin!