LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival and Nederlander Entertainment are pleased to announce the completion of this year’s festival lineup with the addition of two-time Grammy Award winning alt-rockers Smashing Pumpkins as Saturday night’s headlining act. Modern English and Scott Miller and the Commonwealth round out the acts on this year’s festival. The 2010 Festival will take place July 9th – 11th across Louisville’s 74-acre Waterfront Park.
The music lineup will combine over (100) bands, including Smashing Pumpkins, who will headline Saturday night. Other performers include The Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic, Spoon, DEVO, CAKE, She & Him, Drive-by Truckers, Bassnectar, Umphrey’s McGee, Against Me!, Minus the Bear, Manchester Orchestra, a reunited Cap ‘n Jazz, and rare daily / nightly performances by “Cirque Berzerk” – a Los-Angeles based circus extravaganza combining aerial acrobatics and French burlesque with punk rock influences.
The art and activism line-ups have also been revealed, and will feature San Francisco-based Sustainable Living Roadshow, Patagonia Footwear Film Pavilion, Outdoor Extreme Sports Park, SPROUTS “Rock and Relax” children’s zone, outdoor industry product demos, renewable energy showcase, green marketplace, conscious carnival, educational panels, speakers, workshops, and environmental art installations from renowned sculptors Leticia Bajuyo, Joyce Ogden, and Todd C. Smith.
Forecastle’s 2010 keynote speaker will be Rob Coughlin, former President of The Surfrider Foundation – a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Rob also served as Chairman of Conservationists for Jimmy Carter, Special Assistant for the US Environmental Protection Agency, and as a Board Member for the Conservation League and Solar California Council. He speaks on numerous environmental topics, including endangered species, population stabilization, ocean protection, the history of the American environmental movement, and individuals making a difference.
Big Gigantic and Ana Sia will perform on the Belle of Louisville for the Friday night after party and EOTO will perform on the Belle of Louisville for the Saturday night after party. After party tickets are on sale now.
An hourly breakdown of all stages and festival activities is available here: http://www.forecastlefest.com/lineup/schedule. Fans may login and create their own custom schedule online.
A breakdown of the music lineup can be found here: http://www.forecastlefest.com/lineup, including live performance videos from each Forecastle artist.
Three day passes, priced at $150, and single day tickets, priced at $60, are on sale now at http://www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. They are also available at ear-X-tacy in Louisville, Shake-It Records in Cincinnati, CD Central in Lexington, Indy CD and Vinyl in Indianapolis, and Grimey’s in Nashville. Exclusive boat slips, VIP packages, and other premium ticketing options are also available, as well as campground accommodations and on-site hotel rooms. Visit http://www.forecastlefest.com for details, along with directions, campground, lodging information, and more!