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    Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:48:56

    The Forecastle Festival Announces Lineup - The Black Keys, The String Cheese Incident + more set to perform

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    Another day, another festival lineup announced!

    The Forecastle Festival announced the initial lineup for its 11th annual three-day music celebration, featuring Grammy Award winners The Black Keys, alongside The String Cheese Incident and the Avett Brothers leading the festival's rich, eclectic offerings. The event will again take place July 12 - 14, 2013 at Louisville's scenic, award-winning Waterfront Park.

    The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, Animal Collective, Old Crow Medicine Show, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Big Boi, Matt & Kim, Purity Ring and more than 50 others will round out the lineup. Louisville native Jim James, whose band My Morning Jacket headlined and curated the festival in 2012, will return with his new solo project. A full list of confirmed acts can be found below.

    In addition to performances at Waterfront Park, the Forecastle Festival will feature late night shows on the historic Belle of Louisville steamboat and other landmark locations throughout downtown Louisville. Jam masters The String Cheese Incident will perform an exclusive, separately ticketed late night show at Louisville's historic Palace Theater on Saturday, July 13.

    The confirmed Forecastle 2013 lineup is as follows:

    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
    Datsik
    Dawes
    Griz
    Kurt Vile & The Violators
    Toro y Moi
    Bob Mould Band
    El-P & Killer Mike
    Baauer
    Bombino
    Moon Taxi
    Freakwater
    Foxygen
    Greensky Bluegrass
    Wild Belle
    Tift Merritt
    Tokimonsta
    Shovels & Rope
    Salva
    Night Beds
    MNDR
    Churchill
    Ryan Hemsworth
    Rubblebucket
    Alasdair Roberts & Friends
    Mona
    The 23 String Band
    Wheeler Brothers
    A Lion Named Roar
    The Pass

    For more info, visit forecastlefest.com.

    If you could design your ultimate summer festival, who would play, and when and where would it take place? Which of the summer festivals do you plan to attend?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    03.08.13



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