Forecastle 2013 Lineup Announced. Includes Black Keys, Alabama Shakes

Forecastle 2013 Lineup Announced. Includes Black Keys, Alabama Shakes

The Black Keys will headline the 2013 Forecastle Festival.


The Black Keys will headline the 2013 Forecastle Festival.

The Forecastle Festival has announced the initial lineup for its11th annual three-day music celebration, featuring Grammy Award winners The Black Keys, along with The String Cheese Incident and the Avett Brothers. The Festival  is  July 12 – 14, 2013 at Louisville’s  Waterfront Park.

The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, Animal Collective, Old Crow Medicine Show, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Big Boi, Matt & Kim, Purity Ring  are also part of the 2013 lineup.

Louisville native Jim James, whose band My Morning Jacket headlined and curated the festival in 2012, will be on this year’s bill with his new solo project.

The Forecastle Festival will feature late night shows on the historic Belle of Louisville steamboat and other landmark locations throughout downtown Louisville.  The String Cheese Incident will perform an exclusive, separately ticketed late night show at Louisville’s historic Palace Theater on Saturday, July 13, 2013.

Weekend passes for Forecastle 2013 will go on sale this Wednesday, March 6 at noon EST at, and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Single day passes and late night show tickets, along with the daily schedule of artists and late-night
events will be available in April.

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Confirmed Forecastle 2013 Lineup Includes

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 (Ace interview here)
Purity Ring
The Joy Formidable
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Toro y Moi
Bob Mould Band
El-P & Killer Mike

Moon Taxi. Ace Photo by Chris Snider at Jubilo 2012.

Moon Taxi (Ace Moon Taxi interview here)
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