The Forecastle Festival began in 2002 and is a wonderful three-day festival taking place in Louisville, Kentucky. Not only is it an amazing experience for music lovers with an absolutely spectacular line-up each year, but there's also a range of other things going on in terms of craft beer, food trucks and other craft vendors. It has celebrated Kentucky's love of bourbon since its inception and has been highly lauded by several music publications.
A forecastle is a superstructure at the bow of a ship where the crew is housed. Hard at work in the unruly sea, it's a place workers gather after a long day to unwind. A place where the people come together, for one whale of a good time.
Founded in 2002 by Louisville native JK McKnight, Forecastle has grown from a neighborhood event to one of the country's most anticipated summer festivals, drawing tens of thousands of fans from across the world to Louisville's scenic 85-acre Waterfront Park.
Action Bronson Against Me! Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks Band of Horses Benjamin Booker Blue Sky Black Death Brett Dennen Charli XCX Chrome Sparks Claude VonStroke Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors Dwight Yoakam Flume Foy Vance Gary Clark Jr. Goodbye June Hayes Carll Hurray For the Riff Raff JaLin Roze Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Jenny Lewis Jill Andrews JJ Grey & Mofro Johnnyswim Leagues Local Natives Lord Huron Lucius Matrimony Mount Moriah Nickel Creek Nightmares On Wax Old Baby Ray Lamontagne Reignwolf Seluah Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Sharon Van Etten Slint Spanish Gold Spoon St. Lucia Sun Kil Moon The Black Lips The Districts The Replacements The Soul Rebels The Wans The Weeks Tourist Trampled By Turtles Tune-Yards Twenty One Pilots Waxahatchee Willie Watson Young & Sick