Forecastle Fest: WSP, Lips Spoon, DBTs, Bassnectar

The Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic, Spoon to Perform, More Headliners To Be Announced

John Bell - Widespread Panic :: Forecastle 2009 by Rawn
The Forecastle Festival and Nederlander Entertainment have announced the initial lineup for the 2010 Festival, as well as a venue change to Louisville's Waterfront Park to accommodate larger crowds and additional festival activities.

The 9th annual Forecastle Festival will take place July 9-11 at Waterfront Park – just a few minutes walk from last year's location at the Riverfront Belvedere – and feature experimental rock pioneers The Flaming Lips and perennial jam band favorites Widespread Panic, along with Spoon, Drive-By Truckers, Bassnectar, Minus the Bear, The New Deal, Lucero, a reunion by Cap 'n Jazz, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek), Dar Williams, EOTO, Break Science, Mimosa, Mucca Pazza, Company of Thieves, Savoy, BoomBox, Two Fresh and Morning Teleportation. Over sixty more performers will be announced in the upcoming weeks, including additional headliners.

Forecastle 2010 will feature over 75 bands, DJs, and electronic artists on four festival stages, along with regional art installations, the Sustainable Living Roadshow, an expanded outdoor extreme sports park, Patagonia Footwear Film Pavilion, SPROUTS "Rock, Relax, and Refresh" children's eco-info zone, outdoor industry demos, renewable energy exhibits, organic food options, discussion panels, speakers, dance tents, and more.

"Forecastle's move to Waterfront Park is a long-awaited dream come true. After nine-years of continuous growth, we finally have the opportunity to spread our wings and do things we've always wanted to do. This is a new chapter, and groundbreaking time for us," said JK McKnight, Founder and Manager of Forecastle.

Three day passes, priced at $150, and one day tickets, priced at $60, are on sale now at or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. They are also available at ear-X-tacy, Shake-It Records, CD Central, Indy CD and Vinyl, and Grimey's. VIP packages and other premium ticketing options are also available. Visit for details, along with continuing schedule updates, band and activity descriptions, directions, campground and lodging information, and more!

For more on Forecastle Festival see our 2009 coverage here.

[Published on: 4/1/10]

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