Louisville Kentucky’s Forecastle Festival has been happening annually since 2002 and has stayed true to it’s roots as an event that fosters and promotes music, art, and environmental activism.
The 2017 festival dates are July 14 – 16.
The event focuses on Kentucky culture, including music, art, food, and beverages. Since one of Kentucky’s best know products is Kentucky bourbon, the Forecastle Bourbon Lodge partners with the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to provide samplings of local bourbons and food.
The festival takes place in Louisville’s Waterfront Park along the Ohio River. There’s no camping on site for this festival, but there is a KOA campground nearby and there are primitive campsites for tent camping available in the Jefferson National Forest. And, of course, there are lots of hotels in the Louisville area to choose from.
Single day and weekend festival tickets are on sale at the Forecastle Festival website.
2017 Forecastle Festival Daily Lineup
Friday, July 14: Odesza, Cage the Elephant, Run the Jewels, Griz, Capital Cities, NeedToBreathe, Real Estate, Waka Flocka Flame, What So Not, Teddy Abrams and Friends, Twin Limb, John Moreland, Chicano Batman, Giraffage, Mondo Cozmo, Jaye Jayle, and Quiet Hollers
Saturday, July 15: LCD Soundsystem, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Phantogram, Vince Staples, Judah and the Lion, Cashmere Cat, K.Flay, JD McPherson, Classixx, Joseph, Beach Slang, Lucy Dacus, Kaiydo, Mandolin Orange, Jack Harlow, The Shelters, Ages and Ages, Farro, Jeffery James, Repeat Repeat.
Sunday, July 16: Weezer, PJ Harvey, Spoon, X Ambassadors, Conor Oberst, Tycho, Charles Brantley and His Extraordinaires, Strfkr, Foxygen, Whitney, Lany, Rayland Baxter, Ekali, Coin, Adia Victoria, Aaron Lee Tasjean, Big Their, Pell, Oyster Kids.