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Forecastle Festival Announced 2018 Lineup

Forecastle Festival Announced 2018 Lineup

Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse Top the Weekend's Bill

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2018) – Embarking on its 16th year, the Forecastle Festival will return in 2018 led by Southern Rocker and Kentucky Native Chris Stapleton, prismatic indie rockers Arcade Fire, and alt-rock icons Modest Mouse. The three-day music celebration will take place July 13-15, 2018, 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. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. EST.

Additional acts include Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Houndmouth, The War on Drugs, Father John Misty, Vance Joy, Jimmy Eat World, T-Pain and many more.

General Admission weekend passes are available Jan. 19 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. Payment plan options for all ticket types will be available. Full details can be found at

Often referred to as the fourth headliner, Bourbon will play a prominent role at the festival. The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge will return with a full lineup of Bourbon offerings from across the Commonwealth, Bourbon education, Bourbon-inspired culinary experiences and much more. New to 2018 is a Hunter S. Thompson exclusive, decadent and depraved, spirit experience reserved for Bourbon Lodge members only. Forecastle’s wildly popular Bourbon Lodge memberships can be purchased in advance for $30 plus applicable fees.

Highlighted in Rolling Stone as “One of the Coolest Festivals in America” and acclaimed by Garden and Gun as the “Greatest Show for Earth,” the Forecastle Festival has evolved from a small community event into one of the country’s premier festival destinations.

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 2018. For the latest updates from Forecastle Festival, fans can visit, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and sign up for the Forecastle newsletter.

If you are planning a visit to Louisville for the Forecastle Festival, or any of the many other more festivals in Louisville, the Louisville CVB provides several planning resources, including suggested itineraries at, the monthly Lookin’ at Louisville video series, a searchable list of events at, a free Louisville Visitors Guide and complimentary hotel booking service via 1-888-LOUISVILLE.

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