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The eleventh annual Forecastle Festival takes place July 12 – 14, 2013 at Waterfront Park. Forecastle will also offer performances on the  Belle of Louisville and other locations throughout downtown Louisville. Forecastle has become one of the most acclaimed music festivals in the country securing these rankings and praise:

“31 Coolest Tours and Festivals of 2012″ - Rolling Stone

“We’re already planning our trip for next year.” – Nashville Scene

“It may have been our first trip down to Louisville, but we’ll be coming back real soon, y’all”- Consequence of Sound

“As Forecastle grows, festival remains committed to its roots” - The Examiner

“Rock ‘n’ Roll paradise” – American Songwriter

“Top 15 Outdoor Festivals” – Outdoor Magazine

Weekend passes go on sale Wednesday, March 6 at noon EST at Ticketmaster outlets. The String Cheese Incident will play three shows: full festival performance, an intimate performance, and a late night show at the historic Louisville Palace (ticketed separately) and The Forecastle Incident. 

For more information visit www.forecastlefest.com.

Forecastle 2013 Lineup:

The Black Keys

The String Cheese Incident

The Avett Brothers

The Flaming Lips

Alabama Shakes

Jim James

Animal Collective

Old Crow Medicine Show

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

The Forecastle Incident (with special guests)

Young the Giant

Big Boi

Matt & Kim

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Purity Ring

The Joy Formidable




Kurt Vile & The Violators

Toro y Moi

Bob Mould Band

El-P & Killer Mike



Moon Taxi



Greensky Bluegrass

Wild Belle

Tift Merritt


Shovels & Rope


Night Beds



Ryan Hemsworth


Alasdair Roberts & Friends


The 23 String Band

Wheeler Brothers

A Lion Named Roar

The Pass

Photo: courtesy of Forecastle Festival's Facebook page


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Anna Blanton holds a Bachelors of Arts in Music (violin) and a Minor in Marketing from the University of Louisville. Anna currently plays with the Paducah Symphony, folk rock band- Field of Kings, and fuzz/folk rock band- Jack Holiday and the Westerners. From 9-5 she is the Development Information Manager at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. She is also a Production Assistant for the Beatles festival, Abbey Road on the River.

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