Rolling Stone Magazine has included the Forecastle Fest in it’s ” title=”Rolling Stone – 40 Must-See Festivals” target=”_blank”>40 Must-See Festival List. The Pitchfork Festival in Chicago is the nearest competition, so there should be a good crowd.
Forecastle Fest, set for July 18 – 20, has announced the daily lineup, for those interested in specific days. Single day tickets go on sale beginning Friday, April 4, 2014 at Noon EDT, with a limited number available for $74.50. Those will increase to $84.50 once the initial allotment is gone. General admission weekend passes are currently available for $184.50, moving to $199.50 in the next and final tier.
Single day VIP passes will also be available for $199.50. With VIP Weekend passes and VIP travel packages now SOLD OUT, this is the last chance for fans to experience Forecastle 2014 in true VIP style.
All festival tickets are available at ForecastleFest.com, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.
FRIDAY, JULY 18
Twenty One Pilots
Gary Clark Jr.
JJ Grey & Mofro
Nightmares on Wax (live)
The Black Lips
SATURDAY, JULY 19
Band of Horses
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Sun Kil Moon
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Hurray for the Riff Raff
The Soul Rebels
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Young & Sick
SUNDAY, JULY 20
Trampled By Turtles
Sharon Van Etten
Boy & Bear
Blue Sky Black Death
The early announcement of shows has long been a practice of the Forecastle Folks, with various “Halfway To Forecastle” events. Recently, they announced the date that they would announce the lineup. Today’s big PR plug is a poster announcing that the announcement is
tomorrow today, on WFPK:
Recognition (and good PR) comes in packages big and small. For Houndmouth and Jim James, a little package is Paste Magazine’s Best Music Photos Of 2013. Go look.
The Forecastle Fest, which as one of its sub-specialties the art of constant promotion, has announced the dates for the 2014 edition as July 18, 19 and 20.
Founder JK McKnight noted that the festival will start on Hunter S. Thompson’s birthday, July 18, 1937, “As Hunter S. Thompson said, ‘buy the ticket, take the ride. We have much in store to make next year’s festival a ride to remember.”
Specially priced hotel room rates are now available through ForecastleFest.com.
The reviews of Forecastle continue here and there in the blogosphere but we’re done here, except for this set of photos by Julia Rickles posted at Paste Magazine, featuring a selection of fan “outfits” at the festival. Maybe your photo is there….
Always a few more:
Michael Tierney posted his Forecastle commentary at InsiderLouisville.com this morning.
GetOutLouisville.com has a bunch of photos from the Fest.
Per WHASTV, the initial crowd estimate was 65,000, up from last year’s 35,000.
Forecastle Fest is over for another year and the reviews have begun, more or less, some while it was still on.
Melissa Chapman at Insiderlouisville.com has her take on Days 1, 2 and some of 3. She calls it a “baby Bonnaroo,” with comfortable beds at home.
Matt at You Ain’t No Picasso reviewed Big Boi’s performance. That’s all.
At Bluegrass Catastrophe, Damien McPherson posted his final Day 3 review. There’s also reviews for Day 1 and Day 2.
Paste Magazine has a gallery of photos from Day 2, with thumbnail reviews.
That’s it for the moment. More to follow later, no doubt.
Last Minute Lineup Changes: Animal Collective scrubbed their set at FF yesterday, as did Denver band Churchill. Alabama band The Secret Sisters was added and will play at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on the WFPK Port Stage.
It’s Friday, July 12 and Forecastle Fest kicks off today. There are some last-minute previews to note:
J. L. Puckett has his pick of what to see and hear at the C-J here.
InsiderLouisville staff has a list of what they’re looking forward to here.
The previews for the Forecastle Fest have been appearing sporadically and are now appearing with a vengeance as the date nears. Here are a few that cropped up so far:
Add these to the list:
The Voice Tribune has what is essentially a puff piece on Forecastle and J.K. McKnight. But at least they noticed it was going on.
Melissa Chapman at InsiderLouisville.com has a valuable piece on a.) Forecastle-related discounts; b.)news of a bluegass jam titled Forecastle Incident • Bluegrass and Beyond which features, among others, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury and Jason Carter of The Travelin’ McCourys and Andy Thorn,Leftover Salmon banjo player c.) a Forecastle app and d.) restaurants with extended hours for Forecastle. Useful.
Louisville.com added a preview on Old Crow Medicine Show to their Forecastle batch.
We Listen For You has joined the stampede with a list of five acts they think you must see.
At Backseat Sandbar, blogger Joey got the job:
Bob Mould Band
Likely more to follow as the week gets shorter.
All righty, then, Forecastle Fest XI kicks off on Friday, July 12 with a treeemendous lineup for all music fans over the next three days. On stage Friday are Young The Giant, The Pass, Big Boi, HoundMouth, Pimps Of Joytime, Roadkill Ghost Choir, The Bob Mould Band, GRiZ, Salva, Boys Noize, inc., Moon Taxi, Night Beds and headliners String Cheese Incident and Old Crow Medicine Show, all at Waterfront Park. There are, of course, too many performers to detail their accomplishments and musical skills in this space, so we’ll just recommend that you sample as many as you have the desire and strength for. There’s a lot of over-lapping of the schedule, such that you can catch one act if another playing elsewhere doesn’t appeal. Be adventuresome, be bold, wear your sunblock, please, as a severe sunburn will ruin the experience. If you are from out-of-town, by all means get away from the central downtown area and explore Louisville, particularly the restaurants. Go east for food, west for history, south for diversity. Most of all, enjoy yourself.