Scene and Heard

Forecastle announce 75 more Artists

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 11, 2010

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival and Nederlander Entertainment are pleased to announce (75) additional artists to the 9th annual festival, July 9 – 11 at Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville, KY. The initial artist schedule has also been released.

DEVO, Cake, She & Him, Umphrey’s McGee, Against Me!, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Manchester Orchestra, and many more bands will join previously announced artists The Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic, Spoon, Drive-by Truckers, Bassnectar, Minus the Bear, a reunited Cap ‘n Jazz, and more. Also making their Forecastle debut is a rare daily / nightly performance by “Cirque Berzerk” – a Los-Angeles based circus extravaganza combining aerial acrobatics and French burlesque with punk rock influences. Forecastle will be the first major festival they have performed at apart from Burning Man in Black Rock, Nevada.

Another major artist announcement is coming soon, as well as art and activism lineups, keynote speaker, film schedule, outdoor activities, kick-off parties, and complete festival schedule including hourly breakdowns of all performances and activities. Big Gigantic and Ana Sia will perform on the Belle of Louisville for the Friday night after party and EOTO will perform on the Belle of Louisville for the Saturday night after party. After party tickets are on sale now.

The initial schedule is available on the festival website:, along with a breakdown of bands, including live performance videos.

Three day passes, priced at $150, and single day tickets, priced at $60, are on sale now at or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. They are also available at ear-X-tacy in Louisville, Shake-It Records in Cincinnati, CD Central in Lexington, Indy CD and Vinyl in Indianapolis, and Grimey’s in Nashville. VIP packages and other premium ticketing options are also available, as well as campground accommodations and on-site hotel rooms. Visit for details, along with directions, campground and lodging information, and more!

Friday, July 9

Saturday, July 10

Sunday, July 11

Widespread Panic
Manchester Orchestra
Cirque Berzerk
Drive-By Truckers
Dead Confederate
Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s
All The Day Holiday
Light Pollution
Frontier Ruckus
The New Deal
Treasure Fingers
Tony Desaro
Andy B
Arnett Hollow
The Tillers
23 String Band
The Disco Aliens
Ana Sia
Big Gigantic
Cirque Berzerk
Umphrey’s McGee
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Cap’n Jazz
We Were Promised Jetpacks
Cloud Cult
Foxy Shazam
That One Guy
Bear Hands
Civil Twilight
Wax Fang
Mucca Pazza
The Tillers
Black Diamond Heavies
Lucky Pineapple
Break Science
Two Fresh
Booty Sweat
The Disco Aliens
Willy Joy
Brett Eugene Ralph’s Kentucky Chrome Revue
The Doloreans
The Broken Spurs
Madien Radio
Straight A’s
Bad Blood
Scott Mertz
The Flaming Lips
Cirque Berzerk
She & Him
Minus The Bear
Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek
Dar Williams
Joe Purdy
Against Me!
Ted Leo and The Phramacists
Company Of Thieves
Paper Route
Jukebox The Ghost
Morning Teleportation
Death On Two Wheels
500 Miles To Memphis
Dawn Landes & The Hounds
Pop Empire
Quinn Erwin
Heavyweight Dub Champion
John Napier
Quantum 38
Sam Gracie
Paul K and The Weathermen
The Ravenna Colt
The Fervor
The Pass
Whistle Peak
The Commenwealth
Six White Horses
THE FORECASTLE FESTIVAL is where the Midwest connects®. Founded in Louisville, KY, the annual gathering is equal parts Music, Art, and Activism. A symposium for musicians, artists, and environmentalists, Forecastle connects the progressive Midwest. The 2009 festival drew more than 20,000 patrons to the Louisville Waterfront ~ part of a scenic, $60 million dollar riverfront investment which attracts 1.5 million visitors a year. With national headliners and expanded line-ups, the festival will provide an unforgettable experience for all Forecastle travelers, converging in Louisville from the Midwest and beyond.

SPIN Magazine ~ “One of the Top 101 things to do in America”
Paste Magazine ~ “One of the Top 33 Festivals in the Country”
Discovery Channel ~ “Cream of the Crop of Midwest Events

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