Forecastle Festival Announces Initial 2018 Lineup


The 2018 Forecastle Festival will be held on July 13 – 15 at Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Organizers of the event celebrating its 16th year have revealed the lineup of musicians that will perform along the banks of the Ohio River later this year.

Forecastle 2018 headliners include Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse. Joining those acts at Waterfront Park will be Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, The War on Drugs, Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Margo Price, Punch Brothers, I’m With Her, Khruangbin, Hiss Golden Messenger and several others.

Forecastle will again host its Kentucky Bourbon Trail outpost, The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge and The Gonzo Bar, the latter of which is “an artistic bar experience commemorating the legacy of Gonzo journalist and Kentucky Bourbon aficionado Hunter S. Thompson,” while offering a variety of bourbon-inspired activities throughout the weekend.

Tickets to this year’s Forecastle Festival go on sale on Friday, Friday, January 19 at 10 a.m. ET. In addition to general admission tickets, the fests offers VIP options, including the newly added Yacht Club ticket featuring access to the Mary M. Miller Steamboat and Boathouse. Head here for details.

Forecastle Festival 2018 Lineup

  • Chris Stapleton
  • Arcade Fire
  • Modest Mouse
  • Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
  • Houndmouth
  • The War on Drugs
  • Father John Misty
  • Vance Joy
  • Courtney Barnett
  • NF
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Kurt Vile & The Violators
  • Louis the Child
  • T-Pain
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Margo Price
  • Vic Mensa
  • Oh Wonder
  • Punch Brothers
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise
  • Lucero
  • White Reaper
  • Hippie Sabotage
  • Teddy Abrams and friends
  • Quinn XCII
  • AJR
  • I’m With Her
  • Jai Wolf
  • Hiss Golden Messenger
  • Khruangbin
  • Westside Gunn + Conway
  • Tyminski
  • Colony House
  • Berhana
  • Brent Cobb
  • Ron Gallo
  • Morgan Saint
  • Spencer Lee Band
  • Matt Maeson
  • Devon Gilfillian
  • Arlie
  • Biyo
  • Flagship