Forecastle Festival announces 2017 line up: tickets on sale now

Embarking on its 15th year, the Forecastle Festival will return in 2017 led by celebrated dance rock legends LCD Soundsystem, alt-rock royalty Weezer, and the infectious grooves of electro-pop duo Odesza. The three-day music celebration will take place July 14-16, 2017, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, situated on 85 acres of green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville.

Additional acts include Cage the Elephant, PJ Harvey, Run the Jewels, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, GRiZ, X Ambassadors, Vince Staples, NEEDTOBREATHE, Teddy Abrams & Friends, Conor Oberst and many more. A full list of confirmed artists from the initial lineup can be found below. A number of additional acts will be announced in early 2017.

General Admission weekend passes are available now at and all Ticketmaster outlets with a limited quantity starting at $149.50 + fees. VIP weekend passes include front stage viewing areas, an air-conditioned lounge, branded merchandise, access to the Bourbon Lodge and more. New to 2017, Forecastle will offer a General Admission Plus option, featuring exclusive, air-conditioned lounge access, a private bar and special entrance lines to the festival. Payment plan options for all ticket types are available now. Full details can be found at

Often referred to at the fourth headliner, bourbon will play a prominent role at the festival. The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge and Gonzo Bar will return with a full lineup of bourbon offerings from across the Commonwealth, bourbon education,bourbon-inspired culinary experience and much more. Forecastle’s wildly popular Bourbon Lodge memberships can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster for $25 plus applicable fees.

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.

The Forecastle experience presents Louisville’s rich culture through equal parts music, art and activism®. Beyond the first-class musical lineup, the event showcases the city’s burgeoning culinary and arts scene, Kentucky’s unique bourbon heritage and more. Sustainability and conservation initiatives are guided by the festival’s 501c3 non-profit organization, the Forecastle Foundation.

News on artist additions, daily tickets, bourbon lineups and more will come in early 2017. For the latest updates from Forecastle Festival, fans can visit,  Facebook,  TwitterInstagram, and sign up for the  Forecastle newsletter.

The Forecastle 2017 lineup includes: 

LCD Soundsystem



Cage the Elephant

PJ Harvey

Run the Jewels

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats 


X Ambassadors 

Vince Staples 


Teddy Abrams & Friends

Conor Oberst 

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

Modern Baseball

Cashmere Cat 


Judah and the Lion


Waka Flocka Flame

Twin Limb


Rayland Baxter



JD McPherson


John Moreland

Lucy Dacus

Beach Slang


Brent Cobb

Mondo Cozmo

Mandolin Orange

Adia Victoria 

The Shelters

Aaron Lee Tasjan 

Big Thief 

Jack Harlow

Ages and Ages


Quiet Hollers


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