Forecastle Fest: Black Keys, SCI, The Avett Bros, The Flaming Lips


The Forecastle Festival is excited to announce the initial lineup for its 11th annual three-day music celebration, featuring Grammy Award winners The Black Keys, alongside The String Cheese Incident and The Avett Brothers leading the festival’s rich, eclectic offerings. The event will take place July 12 – 14, 2013 at Louisville’s scenic, award-winning Waterfront Park.

In addition to performances at Waterfront Park, the Forecastle Festival will feature late night shows on the historic Belle of Louisville steamboat and other landmark locations throughout downtown Louisville. Jam masters The String Cheese Incident will perform an exclusive, separately ticketed late night show at Louisville’s historic Palace Theater on Saturday, July 13.

Weekend passes for Forecastle 2013 will go on sale this Wednesday, March 6 at noon EST at, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Single day passes and late night show tickets, along with the daily schedule of artists and late-night events will be available in April.

Click here to see this listing in our festival guide


  • The Black Keys
  • The String Cheese Incident
  • The Avett Brothers
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Jim James
  • Animal Collective
  • Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
  • The Forecastle Incident (with special guests)
  • Young the Giant
  • Big Boi
  • Matt & Kim
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  • Purity Ring
  • The Joy Formidable
  • Datsik
  • Dawes
  • Griz
  • Kurt Vile & The Violators
  • Toro y Moi
  • Bob Mould Band
  • El-P & Killer Mike
  • Baauer
  • Bombino
  • Moon Taxi
  • Freakwater
  • Foxygen
  • Greensky Bluegrass
  • Wild Belle
  • Tift Merritt
  • Shovels & Rope
  • Salva
  • Night Beds
  • MNDR
  • Churchill
  • Ryan Hemsworth
  • Rubblebucket
  • Alasdair Roberts & Friends
  • Mona
  • The 23 String Band
  • Wheeler Brothers
  • A Lion Named Roar
  • The Pass


    [Published on: 3/4/13]

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