Forecastle Festival To Unveil Headliners March 26th


LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival and Nederlander Entertainment will unveil the headliners to the 2009 event at 10am on Thursday, March 26th. Organizers are promising “The biggest announcement in the festival’s 8-year history.” In anticipation, fans can sign-up now at the festival’s website – – to be the “first to know” and win VIP tickets. Correlating with the announcement will be pre-sale for single-day and three-day passes.

The 8th annual Forecastle Festival will take place July 10th – 12th at the Riverfront Belvedere in downtown Louisville, KY. It will combine over 65 bands and DJs, artists, environmental non-profits, outdoor extreme sports park, panels, speakers, films, and more.

The festival has also announced its 3rd annual “Spring Tour” of regional sister cities to promote this summer’s event. Current dates are as follows:

Spring Tour
04/03 – Lexington, KY – Beaux Arts Ball
04/08 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall (w. Dr. Dog)
04/23 – Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theatre (w. Of Montreal)
04/24 – Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio (w. Lucero)
04/25 – Bloomington, IN – Little 500
05/01 – Nashville, TN – Dirty Eye Warehouse

for frequent updates, including: line-up additions, purchasing information, lodging, camping, after-parties, and more.

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 fest is expected to draw thousands of 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”