Posted by: Cory | May 12, 2009

Forecastle Lineup Announced!

The Forecastle Festival has announced their complete Festival Lineup, including recent additions Man Man, Designer Drugs, Cage the Elephant, Jason Isbell & many many others spread across four stages (West, East, Ocean & Disco).  I think it’s safe to say that this year’s lineup includes some of the biggest names that the festival has seen & while you may not be into some of the headlining jam bands, there’s still more than enough to keep everyone happy.  Look forward to comprehensive previews for each of the bands performing at this year’s Forecastle to come.

  • Widespread Panic (2 nights!)
  • The Black Crowes
  • The Black Keys
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Zappa plays Zappa
  • Umphrey’s McGee
  • Yonder Mountain String Band
  • Pretty Lights
  • Dead Confederate
  • Outformation
  • The Whigs
  • Cage the Elephant
  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • Man Man
  • Designer Drugs
  • The Detroit Cobras
  • Maps and Atlases
  • Annuals
  • DJ Three
  • Hackensaw Boys
  • Elmwood
  • Gringo Starr
  • Kid Color
  • AutoVaughn
  • Trevor Hall
  • Backyard Tire Fire
  • Royal Bangs
  • Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights
  • Parachute
  • Afromotive
  • DJ Electrolyte
  • These United States
  • The Deep Vibration
  • Lion’s Rampant
  • Almira Fawn
  • Madi Diaz
  • Bad Veins
  • DJ Dory
  • Pokey Lafarge and South City Three
  • The Young Republic
  • Jesse Jamz
  • Mudkids
  • Rosi Golan
  • J.Wail and Papadosio
  • Arnett Hollow
  • OK DeeJays
  • Hac Le
  • Paul Dailey
  • U.S. Royalty
  • The Ascent of Everest
  • Erin Hill and her Psychedelic Harp with the Space Rats
  • DJ Ben Wu
  • Seabird
  • Deepak Sharma
  • Chemic
  • DJ Jackola
  • Paper Airplane
  • Da Riddem Warriors
  • Staticalpha
  • Jason Clark (of SKL)
  • Sam Gracie
  • Ben Alan
  • The Broderick
  • The Instruction
  • DJ Amtrak
  • You, You’re Awesome
  • Lady Killers

For the Arts + Activism details,

Keynote Speaker

Christopher Childs- An expert on energy, the former Greenpeace spokesperson and NACA Lecturer of the Year is the author of The Spirit’s Terrain: Creativity, Activism, and Transformation, a book which offers ways to draw on creative spirit to change the world.


Art Exhibition by Brad White and The Sustainable Living Roadshow ~ a caravan of educators, entertainers, artists and activists coordinating cross country tours that empower communities and individuals to utilize sustainable strategies for a healthier planet. At each stop, the caravan sets up experiential-learning villages, featuring workshops, speakers, and entertainment.


Over (60) environmental non-profits from (6) states, outdoor extreme sports park, speakers, panels, technology exhibits, films, and more.


Tickets are on-sale through Ticketmaster (, all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and select, independent record stores. Single-day passes are $40.00 with three-day passes at $100.00. Kick-off party, after-parties, and VIP package options are also available, as well as campground accommodations and on-site hotel rooms overlooking both the Forecastle Festival site and the scenic Ohio river.



  1. Weak on the Louisville representation. So much good music in this city, too. There may be more, but I’m only spotting two Louisville bands whose names I recognize. Seems like Forecastle is forgetting its roots. On the one hand, it’s cool to see that the festival is growing, but on the other hand, seeing it become a run-of-the-mill commercial festival is kinda sad. Widespread Panic for two nights? Someone needed to get slapped in the face when that idea came up in the brainstorm.

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