Forecastle Fest Announces 2014 Lineup


The Forecastle Festival returns this summer led by hip hop royalty, Outkast; 21st-century rocker Jack White and alt-rock renaissance man, Beck. The three-day music celebration, now in its 12th year, will take place July 18-20, 2014, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River, framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville.

The Replacements, Ray Lamontagne, Band of Horses, Spoon, Nickel Creek, Dwight Yoakam, Twenty One Pilots, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Local Natives and Gary Clark Jr., plus more than 40 others round out the lineup. Louisville-based post-rock outfit, Slint, will also reunite for their first hometown show in nearly 10 years. A full list of confirmed acts can be found below.

A limited number of weekend passes go on sale this Friday, March 7 at noon EST at and all Ticketmaster outlets. Weekend passes start at $144.50 plus applicable service fees. VIP experiences, travel packages and payment-plan options will also be available. Full details are available at

The Bourbon Lodge, Forecastle’s slice of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, will return in 2014 with a full lineup of bourbon offerings, bourbon education, a bourbon-inspired culinary experience and much more. Fans of bourbon will have the option to purchase advanced Bourbon Lodge memberships with their weekend pass through Ticketmaster.

A full list of activities will be announced soon, including the Kentucky Landing, a new feature which will offer a variety of craft beer breweries, local food trucks and a selection of non-profit organizations and craft vendors selling Kentucky-made goods.

Highlighted in Rolling Stone as “one of the coolest festivals in America,” and acclaimed byAmerican Songwriter as “a rock and roll paradise,” the Forecastle Festival has evolved from a small community event into one of the country’s premier festival destinations.

The event offers an immersive experience that’s distinctly Louisville — beyond the first-class musical lineup — highlighting the region’s burgeoning culinary and arts scene, Kentucky’s unique bourbon heritage and more. The festival continues to emphasize sustainability practices and conservation initiatives, exhibited by the festival’s non-profit organization, the Forecastle Foundation.

Single day passes and late-night show tickets, along with the daily schedule of artists and late-night events will be available soon. For more information on Forecastle, visit


The confirmed Forecastle 2014 lineup includes:


Jack White


The Replacements

Ray Lamontagne

Band of Horses


Nickel Creek

Dwight Yoakam

Twenty One Pilots

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Local Natives

Gary Clark Jr.

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

Jenny Lewis

Trampled By Turtles

Lord Huron


JJ Grey & Mofro

Action Bronson



Against Me!

Sun Kil Moon

Sharon Van Etten

The Black Lips

St. Lucia

Brett Dennen



Nightmares On Wax (live)

Charli XCX

Claude VonStroke

Spanish Gold

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

The Soul Rebels

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks



Chrome Sparks

Hayes Carll

Willie Watson

Foy Vance

Hurray For the Riff Raff

The Districts

Benjamin Booker



Old Baby

Blue Sky Black Death


Mount Moriah


The Weeks

JaLin Roze

Young & Sick

Jill Andrews

The Wans

Goodbye June

About AC Entertainment:

AC Entertainment is recognized as one of the foremost independent promoters in the United States. Founded in 1991 by Ashley Capps, the company books, markets and presents over 750 events per year.  In addition to the Forecastle Festival, AC Entertainment is the force behind internationally renowned events including Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival®, the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit and Big Ears. For more information on AC Entertainment, visit

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