Arts and Entertainment

Forecastle Festival returns this weekend with an eclectic lineup of crowd pleasers


Forecastle Festival returns to Louisville’s Waterfront Park for its 17th year this weekend, with an eclectic lineup of artists that includes favorites such as The Killers, The Avett Brothers, Portugal. The Man, and Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals. Boasting an average attendance of 75,000 fans, the three-day celebration of music, art and activism also includes a Kentucky Craft Beer Bar, Bourbon Lodge, and local acts such as Teddy Abrams and Friends and Tyler Childers.

Photo Courtesy Loch and Key Productions

Tickets are still available – if you’re planning to attend, don’t forget your sunscreen, and maybe a poncho for Sunday. Check out the FAQ here for more info on what to bring as well as a list of prohibited items.

Forecastle Festival 2019 Lineup


  • The Killers
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Judah & The Lion
  • Cold War Kids
  • Chromeo
  • Jungle
  • Lucius
  • Shakehips
  • The Midnight
  • Hop Along
  • The Band Camino
  • Leikeli47
  • Liz Cooper & The Stampede
  • Julia Jacklin
  • The Mattson 2
  • GRLwood
  • The Artisanals
  • Spazz Cardigan


  • Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals 
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Playboi Carti
  • Midland
  • Moon Taxi
  • Nelly
  • Big Wild
  • Cautious Clay
  • Smino
  • Chelsea Cutler
  • Teddy Abrams & Friends 
  • PJ Morton
  • Caamp
  • Penny & Sparrow
  • Israel Nash
  • The Marias
  • Bblasian


  • The Avett Brothers
  • Tyler Childers
  • Chvrches
  • Andrew Bird
  • Dawes
  • JohnnySwim
  • Anderson East
  • Lettuce
  • Denzel Curry
  • Mt. Joy
  • Whethan
  • Yungblud
  • Sunflower Bean
  • The Ruen Brothers
  • Carly Johnson
  • BOA
  • Erin Rae
  • Evan Giia
  • Bendigo Fletcher 

Single-day general admission is $89.50 per day. The Yacht Club is $129.50 per day and a single-day VIP Pass is $199.50.

General Admission weekend pass tickets start at $184.50. The VIP version is $449.50, which gets you express entrance and exit, air conditioning, private bars, special viewing areas and membership in the Bourbon Lodge and Yacht Club.

Add-ons and late night shows are also available – check out for more info. Get tickets here.

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