LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival has announced that it will move the third annual “Halfway to Forecastle” mini-fest, January 23rd in Louisville, KY, to The Pointe: a 90,000 square foot former industrial warehouse converted into a modern green building by Tasman Properties. The event will feature an all-electronic music line-up for the first time in the festival’s history, with artists performing on three stages inside The Pointe, located at 1205 East Washington Street in the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville. In addition to live music, the event will feature a nautically-themed fashion show, light and laser shows, live graffiti artists, ice sculptures, break dancing, poster signings, and more.
Sponsors announced for the event include Jansport, Southern Comfort, The Bluegrass Brewing Company, Heine Brothers, and Backseat Sandbar. Musical headliners include Kid Sister, LA Riots, and Trash Yourself. DJs will be traveling from New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago to perform, as well as Louisville and an array of Midwest cities. The event will kick-off at 9 PM on January 23rd.
Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at http://etix.com or at ear X-tacy records, located at 1534 Bardstown Rd, 40205. If available, day-of-show tickets can be purchased at the venue. Organizers note the previous two Halfway events both sold-out in advance.
For more information, please visit: http://ForecastleFest.com/halfway.php
Halfway to Forecastle 2010
Trash Yourself (DJ set)
The Disco Aliens
Jason Clark (of SKL)
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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 2010 fest is expected to draw over 25,000 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.
Outside Magazine ~ “Top 15 Outdoor Festivals of 2009″
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Paste Magazine ~ “Top 33 Festivals in the Country”
Discovery Channel ~ “Cream of the Crop of Midwest Events”