Forecastle Announces 2020 Lineup


Embarking on its 18th year at sea, the Forecastle Festival will return this July 17-19, 2020, featuring iconic acoustic rocker Jack Johnson; 2020 Grammy-winning Kentucky natives Cage The Elephant; and pop rock sensation The 1975.

Additional music acts include Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Grace Potter, Jack Harlow, Third Eye Blind, Umphrey’s McGee and many more. A full list of confirmed artists from the 2020 lineup can be found below.

Nominated as Pollstar’s Music Festival of the Year for 2019, Forecastle will take place at the award-winning Waterfront Park for the tenth year. Fans will have an opportunity to support the home of Forecastle Festival as they purchase their 2020 tickets, playing an important role in protecting Waterfront Park, the 85-acre green space adjacent to the downtown area of Louisville, Kentucky and the Ohio River, for many years to come.

General Admission, Yacht Club and VIP 3-day tickets will be available Wednesday, February 12 at noon ET via, with a limited quantity starting at $135. For the first time ever, Forecastle will also offer a limited number of 3-day General Admission student tickets for only $135 while supplies last. All ticketing options, including affordable layaway plans starting at only $20 down, can be found at

New to 2020, 3-day VIP tickets include access to a misting lounge complete with private bar, a specialty cocktail bar featuring frozen beverages and specialty drinks, a VIP craft bar, daily happy hours curated by Bourbon & Biscuits with complimentary tapas and cooking demonstrations, and a designated VIP festival merch pop-up store.

Forecastle will once again offer the Yacht Club ticket option, featuring priority entrance lanes into the festival, access to the Boathouse for an air-conditioned getaway, dedicated bars, a misting lounge and more!

Founded in 2002 by Louisville native JK McKnight, Forecastle has grown from a small community event to one of the nation’s most anticipated summer festivals and continues to embody Louisville’s rich culture by showcasing the city’s burgeoning culinary and arts scene, Kentucky’s unique heritage and more.

Beyond the first-class music lineup, America’s Native Spirit will once again shine as a headliner all its own. New this year, the Forecastle Bourbon Experience is expanding to the masses, allowing all Forecastle patrons the opportunity to interact with the full array of offerings with no additional membership fee or minimum commitment. The Bourbon Experience will be held in a shaded area with relaxing lounge areas and seating, intimate workshops, interactive experiences and direct access to bourbon distillers and ambassadors. More information on the Forecastle Bourbon Experience will be shared in the coming months.

Sustainability and conservation initiatives are guided by the festival’s 501c3 non-profit organization, the Forecastle Foundation.

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The Forecastle 2020 lineup includes:

Friday, July 17
Jack Johnson
Tash Sultana
Umphrey’s McGee
Grace Potter
Jon Bellion
Lil Tecca
Soccer Mommy
Yung Gravy
Durand Jones & The Indications
Low Cut Connie
Cass McCombs
Jade Jackson
Johnny Conqueroo

Saturday, July 18
Cage The Elephant
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Jack Harlow
Third Eye Blind
Manchester Orchestra
Allen Stone
Julien Baker
Nahko & Medicine For the People
Kota the Friend
The Dip
Ian Noe
Taylor Janzen
Josie Dunne

Sunday, July 19
The 1975
Carly Rae Jepsen
YBN Cordae
Parquet Courts
Trevor Daniel
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
(Sandy) Alex G
Andy Shauf
Caroline Rose
Ben Sollee’s Kentucky, USA Radio Hour
Illiterate Light
Dreamer Boy
The Wooks