July 21, 2010 - 6:43pm
Louisville’s Forecastle Festival has come a long way. Ten years ago it was 100 people hanging out listening to some local music. This year, it was 30,000 people listening to over 100 bands. Here’s a roundup of the best and worst of this year’s Forecastle Festival.
Louisville’s Forecastle Festival has come a long way. Ten years ago it was 100 people hanging out listening to some local music. This year, it was 30,000 people listening to over 100 bands. That’s a heck of a lot of progress for a grassroots festival. On their 10th anniversary, here’s a roundup of...
July 29, 2012 - 7:57pm
Traditional arts were sadly underrepresented at this year's Forecastle Festival, but they did a bang-up job with a great selection of performance art.
I already expressed my disappointment over the activism component of Forecastle. After all,  if you’re going to bill activism as one of the tenants of your festival, it should be an integral component instead of a theme for the commercial vendors.
July 29, 2012 - 7:57pm
I’m not naive enough to think the three would be anywhere close to equal, but when art is one of the attractions of a festival I expected to see more than what I could get in a housewife’s Etsy shop.
“Music. Art. Activism.” The three pillars of Forecastle are right there on every poster. I’m not naive enough to think the three would be anywhere close to equal, but when art is one of the attractions of a festival I expected to see more than what I could get in a housewife’s Etsy shop.
July 29, 2012 - 7:57pm
If you thought the Forecastle Festival was just hand dyed cotton dresses and t-shirts made from recycled water bottles, check out the hipsters, lolitas, and people in random costumes we saw this weekend.
I saw half a dozen Utilikilt's at this year's festival, but these two fine gentlemen seemed like a Before and After photo warning about what happens if you attend too many concerts.
July 29, 2012 - 7:57pm
I found equal numbers of glass artists creating jewelry and selling pipes. Go ahead and guess what sold better.
This year's Forecastle Festival was full of two kinds of glass art. Both were meant to be enjoyed from the neck up. First, we had plenty of people eager for me to take photos of their necklaces and earrings.
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