Cage the Elephant, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Man Man, Designer Drugs, The Detroit Cobras, and Maps and Atlases have been added, along with over fifty bands and DJs performing on (4) festival stages: West, East, Ocean, Disco. The new additions follow the previous announcement of Widespread Panic, The Black Crowes, The Black Keys, and The Avett Brothers as festival headliners, with Zappa plays Zappa, Umphrey’s McGee, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Pretty Lights as lead supports.
The art and activism line-ups have also been revealed, both of which will feature the San Francisco-based Sustainable Living Roadshow, a caravan of educators, entertainers, artists and activists coordinating cross country tours that empower communities and individuals to utilize sustainable strategies for a healthier planet. Traveling in a fleet of non-petroleum based renewable fuel vehicles, the caravan sets up experiential-learning villages, featuring workshops, speakers, and entertainment.
Forecastle’s 2009 Keynote Speaker will be Christopher Childs. An expert on energy, the former Greenpeace spokesperson and NACA Lecturer of the Year is the author of The Spirit's Terrain: Creativity, Activism, and Transformation, a book which offers ways to draw on creative spirit to change the world.
The day-to-day schedule is available on the festival website: www.ForecastleFest.com.
Tickets are on-sale through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com/forecastle) , all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and select, independent record stores. Single-day passes are $40.00 with three-day passes at $100.00. Kick-off party, after-parties, and VIP package options are also available, as well as campground accommodations and on-site hotel rooms overlooking both the Forecastle Festival site and the scenic Ohio river.