The Forecastle Festival and Nederlander Entertainment have announced the complete festival lineup to the 8th annual Forecastle Festival, July 10 – 12 at the Riverfront Belvedere in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.
Cage the Elephant, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Man Man, Designer Drugs, The Detroit Cobras, and Maps and Atlases have been added, along with over fifty bands and DJs performing on four festival stages: West, East, Ocean, Disco. The new additions follow the previous announcement of Widespread Panic, The Black Crowes, The Black Keys, and The Avett Brothers as festival headliners, with Zappa plays Zappa, Umphrey’s McGee, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Pretty Lights as lead supports.
The art and activism lineups have also been revealed, both of which will feature the San Francisco-based Sustainable Living Roadshow, a caravan of educators, entertainers, artists and activists coordinating cross country tours that empower communities and individuals to utilize sustainable strategies for a healthier planet. Traveling in a fleet of non-petroleum based renewable fuel vehicles, the caravan sets up experiential-learning villages, featuring workshops, speakers, and entertainment.
Forecastle’s 2009 Keynote Speaker will be Christopher Childs. An expert on energy, the former Greenpeace spokesperson and NACA Lecturer of the Year is the author of The Spirit’s Terrain: Creativity, Activism, and Transformation, a book which offers ways to draw on creative spirit to change the world. The day-to-day schedule is available on the festival website: www.ForecastleFest.com.
Tickets are on-sale through Ticketmaster.com all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and select, independent record stores. Single-day passes are $40.00 with three-day passes at $100.00. Kick-off party, after-parties, and VIP package options are also available, as well as campground accommodations and on-site hotel rooms overlooking both the Forecastle Festival site and the scenic Ohio river. Forecastle 2009 Lineup
Widespread Panic (2 nights!)
The Black Crowes
The Black Keys
The Avett Brothers
Zappa plays Zappa
Yonder Mountain String Band
Cage the Elephant
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Detroit Cobras
Maps and Atlases
Backyard Tire Fire
Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights
These United States
The Deep Vibration
Pokey Lafarge and South City Three
The Young Republic
J.Wail and Papadosio
The Ascent of Everest
Erin Hill and her Psychedelic Harp with the Space Rats
DJ Ben Wu
Da Riddem Warriors
Jason Clark (of SKL)
You, You’re Awesome
Art Exhibition by Brad White and The Sustainable Living Roadshow ~ a caravan of educators, entertainers, artists and activists coordinating cross country tours that empower communities and individuals to utilize sustainable strategies for a healthier planet. At each stop, the caravan sets up experiential-learning villages, featuring workshops, speakers, and entertainment.
Over (60) environmental non-profits from (6) states, outdoor extreme sports park, speakers, panels, technology exhibits, films, and more.
2009 Keynote Speaker: Christopher Childs (Greenpeace International)
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.