Forecastle Festival 2009 – Pretty Lights and Designer Drugs to Headline After-Parties; Festival Stage Schedule Revealed


LOUISVILLE, KY — The Forecastle Festival and Nederlander Entertainment have announced the lineup to the 2009 after-parties, as well as the complete stage schedule to the 8th annual event, July 10th – 12th at the Riverfront Belvedere in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

Pretty Lights and Designer Drugs will headline the official Forecastle after-parties, July 10th – 11th on the historic, 95-year-old Belle of Louisville. The steamboat is the oldest operating vessel in the country. Other performers include Kid Color, Hac Le, Jesse Jamz, and more. Advance tickets range from $10 – $15, and can be purchased online at If available, day-of-show tickets will be $15 – $20 and can be purchased at Forecastle and at the Belle of Louisville during event hours.

Forecastle has also announced the complete stage line-ups to the 2009 event. The festival is headlined by The Black Keys on Friday and Widespread Panic Saturday and Sunday. Widespread Panic will perform two sets each evening. Additional performers include The Black Crowes, The Avett Brothers, Umphrey’s McGee, Zappa plays Zappa, Yonder Mountain String Band, and many more.

The schedule can be found on the festival website:

One slot still available is being left for fans to decide. The “Last Pick” promotion, presented by Forecastle and, allows fans to nominate their favorite local or regional band by visiting: The winning band will be offered a spot on the East Stage, Saturday, July 11th.

Tickets for Forecastle 2009 are on-sale through Ticketmaster (, all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 1-800-7…, and select, independent record stores. Single-day passes are $40.00 with three-day passes at $100.00. Kick-off party, after-parties, and select, VIP package options are also available. Campgrounds accommodations and on-site hotel rooms at the Galt House are both sold out. For nearby accommodations, please call the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau at: (502) 5….

Forecastle 2009 | After-Parties

July 10th.
Designer Drugs
Jesse Jamz
Kid Color
Tim Norris

July 11th.
Pretty Lights
Hac Le
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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”