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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. 

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    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, Southern Sirens, and The Porch Possums. She is also organizes the backup string section for the Beatles festival, Abbey Road on the River.

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