Forecastle Festival announces more artist confirmations‏

The Forecastle Festival has added over a dozen acts to its three-day music celebration, including electro-funk duo Ghostland Observatory, Dan Auerbach-fronted The Arcs, Americana genre benders Pokey LaFarge, beatmaster Baauer and more. Now in its 14th year, Forecastle Festival will take place July 15-17, 2016, at Louisville’s Waterfront Park.

Of note, Teddy Abrams, Music Director for the Louisville Orchestra, joins the lineup and will curate a special Louisville-centric showcase with artist collaborations, orchestral arrangements and more. The youngest music director in the orchestra’s 78-year history, Abrams has received international acclaim as both as a composer and director, and a champion for making symphonic music accessible to the masses.

Other additions include Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Hudson Mohawke, Alunageorge, Tourist, Heartless Bastards, Patrick Watson, Sarah Jarosz, Banners, Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear, River Tiber, Seratones, Black Pistol Fire, Joan Shelley, Future Thieves, and Myzica. The full festival lineup can be found below.

Weekend passes are currently on sale through and all Ticketmaster outlets. VIP experiences and payment plan options are also now available. Full details can be found at

Late-night programming, the daily schedule of artists, and single day tickets will be available in the coming months. For the latest news and updates from Forecastle Festival, fans can visit, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and sign up for the Forecastle newsletter.

The Forecastle 2016 lineup includes (new additions bolded):

The Avett Brothers

Alabama Shakes

Death Cab For Cutie

Ryan Adams

Walk The Moon

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals


Brandi Carlile

Gary Clark Jr.

Glass Animals

Big Gigantic

Ghostland Observatory

The Arcs

Dr. Dog

Blackberry Smoke

Sylvan Esso

Moon Taxi

Danny Brown


Shakey Graves

Washed Out

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Pokey LaFarge


Femi Kuti & Positive Force

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Hudson Mohawke


White Denim


Heartless Bastards

Patrick Watson

Teddy Abrams and Friends


Speedy Ortiz

Sarah Jarosz


All Them Witches

Liz Vice

Anderson East

Wild Child



Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear

Steve Gunn

The Suffers

Alex G


Los Colognes

Jazz Cartier

River Tiber


Black Pistol Fire

Joan Shelley


Future Thieves



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