Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Forecastle Festival: Becoming a Premier Festival of the Midwest

There's no reason Louisville's Forecastle Festival shouldn't be considered as one of the top, go-to festivals in the midwest. If you saw last year's lineup, you'd probably laugh at me and say I didn't know what the hell I was talking about. But have you seen this year's lineup? My god!

Bigger names, more bands, even more local (Cincinnati/NKY) bands on tap for this year, and many, many more exhibits and activities. Nothing will stop me from making my first trip to the festival this year...

Here is the proposed stage schedule for the three-day event:

Friday, July 10
The Black Keys, Zappa plays Zappa, Pretty Lights, the Whigs, Cage the Elephant

Jason Isbell, the Royal Bangs, Bad Veins, the Lions Rampant, Elmwood, Afromotive, the Broderick Parachute

Designer Drugs, Jesse Jamz, Kid Color, OK DeeJays, the Mudkids, DJ Amtrak, Lady Killers

DJ Electrolyte, Da Riddem Warriors and over ten local and regional DJs tba

Saturday, July 11
Widespread Panic, the Black Crowes, the New Mastersounds, the Detroit Cobras, Dead Confederate

Man Man, Annuals, US Royalty, Autovaughn, Trevor Hall, the Deep Vibration, the Young Republic, J. Wail and Papadosio, Erin Hill and her Psychedelic Harp with the Space Rats, Madi Diaz, Arnett Hollow

DJ Three, DJ Dory, Hac Le, Deepak Sharma, Paul Dailey, Sam Gracie, Ben Alan, Brian Neckel

DJ Elecktrolte, Obitykenobi, and over ten local and regional DJs tba

Sunday, July 12
Widespread Panic, the Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Christopher Childs (keynote speaker/Greenpeace), Umphrey's McGee, Outformation

Maps & Atlases, These United States, Backyard Tire Fire, Seabird, Hackensaw Boys, Adam Franklin, Gringo Starr Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, Pokey Lafarge & the South Side Three, Rosi Golan, Almira Fawn, Chemic

DJ Ben Wu, DJ Jackola, You You're Awesome, Jason Clark (of SKL)

DJ Elecktrolte, Staticalpha, and over ten local and regional DJs tba

Art Exhibition by Brad White and the Sustainable Living Roadshow

Activists include:
Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Sierra Club, Dogwood Alliance, Indiana Heartwood, Kentucky Heartwood, Citizens Action Coalition, Headcount, Urban Seeds, Growing America, Ohio River Foundation, Indiana Forest Alliance, Mountain Justice Summer, Green Energy Program, A Greener Indiana, Eco-Garden, Ohio Citizen Action, Community Farm Alliance, Bicycling for Louisville, Kentucky Resources Council, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Student Environmental Action Committee, Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, Louisville Sustainability Forum, Partnership for a Green City, Student Legal Defense Fun, Olmsted Park Conservancy, Cultivating Connections, Generation Green Life, Voter Registration, L.I.N.E.

Outdoor Events
Extreme Sports Park, Camping, Speakers, Personal Empowerment Panels, Workshops, Films

Single day passes are available for $40, weekend passes for $100

VIP tickets are also available which include access to the side stage VIP lounge, half off drinks, private bar, organic coffee, sponsored products and more!

Find everything you need to know about Forecastle right here

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