Forecastle Festival Announces Initial 2017 Lineup


The Forecastle Festival will return for its 15th year on July 14 – 16, 2017 at Waterfront Park on the banks of the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky. Today, organizers have revealed the initial lineup for next year’s festival.

Forecastle has tapped dance rock act LCD Soundsystem, alt-rockers Weezer and electro-pop duo Odesza to headline in 2017. Cage the Elephant, PJ Harvey, Run the Jewels, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, GRiZ, Charles Bradley, Vince Staples, Rayland Baxter, Teddy Abrams & Friends and Conor Oberst are among the other acts set to play Forecastle ’17. The full initial lineup can be viewed below with additional acts expected to be announced early next year.

General Admission weekend passes are on sale now via the festival’s website. VIP weekend passes are also available. Once again bourbon will play a prominent role at the event as The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge and Gonzo Bar will return with a full lineup of bourbon offerings from across the state. Bourbon Lodge memberships can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster for $25 plus applicable fees. Forecastle organizers also revealed The Kentucky Landing will return and feature a variety of local craft beers, food trucks, businesses and a selection of non-profit organizations and craft vendors selling Kentucky-made goods.

Forecastle Festival 2017 Initial Lineup

  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Weezer
  • Odesza
  • Cage the Elephant
  • PJ Harvey
  • Run the Jewels
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats 
  • GRiZ
  • X Ambassadors 
  • Vince Staples 
  • Teddy Abrams & Friends
  • Conor Oberst 
  • Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
  • Modern Baseball
  • Cashmere Cat 
  • Judah and the Lion
  • Foxygen
  • Waka Flocka Flame
  • Twin Limb
  • LANY
  • Rayland Baxter
  • Giraffage
  • Ekali
  • JD McPherson
  • COIN
  • John Moreland
  • Lucy Dacus
  • Beach Slang
  • Kaiydo
  • Brent Cobb
  • Mondo Cozmo
  • Mandolin Orange
  • Adia Victoria 
  • The Shelters
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan 
  • Big Thief 
  • Jack Harlow
  • Ages and Ages
  • Pell
  • Quiet Hollers
  • Farro