Forecastle Festival 2010 Initial Lineup Announced :: The Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic, Spoon


LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival and Nederlander Entertainment are pleased to announce the initial lineup for the 2010 Festival, as well as a venue change to Louisville’s Waterfront Park to accommodate larger crowds and additional festival activities.

The 9th annual Forecastle Festival will take place July 9th – 11th at Waterfront Park – just a few minutes walk from last year’s location at the Riverfront Belvedere – and feature experimental rock pioneers The Flaming Lips and perennial jam band favorites Widespread Panic, along with Spoon, The Drive-By Truckers, Bassnectar, Minus the Bear, The New Deal, Lucero, a reunion by Cap ‘n Jazz, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek), Dar Williams, EOTO, Break Science, Mimosa, Mucca Pazza, Company of Thieves, Savoy, BoomBox, Two Fresh, and Morning Teleportation. Over sixty more performers will be announced in the upcoming weeks, including additional headliners.

Forecastle 2010 will feature over 75 bands, DJs, and electronic artists on (4) festival stages, along with regional art installations, the Sustainable Living Roadshow, an expanded outdoor extreme sports park, Patagonia Footwear Film Pavilion, SPROUTS “Rock, Relax, and Refresh” children’s eco-info zone, renewable energy exhibits, organic food options, discussion panels, speakers, dance tents, and more.

“Forecastle’s move to Waterfront Park is a long-awaited dream come true. After nine-years of continuous growth, we finally have the opportunity to spread our wings and do things we’ve always wanted to do. This is a new chapter, and groundbreaking time for us,” said JK McKnight, Founder and Manager of Forecastle.

“We’re very excited to be able to grow The Forecastle Festival and continue to connect fans from across the country with emerging musicians, longtime favorites, and local artists in an environment as scenic as Louisville’s Waterfront Park, “said Nederlander’s Vice President of Business Development Steve Liberatore.

Last July, the 8th Annual Forecastle Festival drew more than 23,000 patrons from across the country to Louisville’s Riverfront Belvedere, with headliners Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, The Black Crowes, along with seventy-five other bands and DJs on four festival stages.

Three day passes, priced at $150, and one day tickets, priced at $60, are on sale now at or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. They are also available at ear-X-tacy, Shake-It Records, CD Central, Indy CD and Vinyl, and Grimey’s. VIP packages and other premium ticketing options are also available. Visit for details, along with continuing schedule updates, band and activity descriptions, directions, campground and lodging information, and more!