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    The Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic and Spoon are headlining the 2010 Forecastle Festival July 9-11 at Waterfront Park, a new venue this year.

    Forecastle Captain J.K. McKnight announced the initial lineup at a press conference at 11 a.m. today on Louisville's Great Lawn. All told, more than 75 acts will play at the ninth annual Forecastle Festival. The 2010 event is expected to attract more than 25,000 music fans. This year the event is moving from the Riverfront Belvedere to Waterfront Park, where it will feature four festival stages.

    (For McKnight's thoughts on the 2009 festival, read "Forecastle Festival founder, captain J.K. McKnight shares expectations for three-day event".)

    Advanced three-day passes go on sale at 1 p.m. today at Ticketmaster.com for $135 (regularly $150). The other acts announced today are

    • The Drive By Truckers
    • Bassnectar
    • Minus the Bear
    • The New Deal
    • Lucero
    • Cap 'n' Jazz
    • Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
    • Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek)
    • Dar Williams
    • EOTO
    • Break Science
    • Mimosa
    • Mucca Pazza
    • Company of Thieves
    • Savoy
    • BoomBox
    • Two Fresh
    • Morning Teleporation

    You also might enjoy: Forecastle Festival Capt. J.K. McKnight and Official Branding Artist Jeff Gaither discuss art's role in the event

    Photo: Courtesy Forecastle Festival

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