Embarking on its 16th year at sea, the Forecastle Festival will return this July 13-15, 2018, led by Grammy-winning and nominated artists, including Southern rocker and Kentucky native Chris Stapleton, prismatic indie rockers Arcade Fire and alt-rock icons Modest Mouse.
The three-day celebration of music, arts and activism will take place at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville, KY.
Additional musical acts include Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Houndmouth, The War on Drugs, Father John Misty, Vance Joy, Courtney Barnett, NF, Jimmy Eat World, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Louis the Child, T-Pain and many more. A full list of confirmed artists from the lineup can be found below.
Weekend passes are now available via ForecastleFest.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, with a limited quantity starting at $149.50 plus fees. Payment plan options and full details for all ticket types can be found at ForecastleFest.com.
VIP weekend passes include a 2018 Forecastle merchandise item, special entrance lanes into the festival, exclusive Mast and Boom stage viewing areas, air-conditioned lounge in exclusive VIP hang area with bar and restrooms, and Bourbon LodgeTM membership* with commemorative mug.
New to 2018, Forecastle will offer a Yacht Club ticket option, featuring access to the Mary M. Miller Steamboat and Boathouse with exclusive bar and experiences, a commemorative Yacht Club gift and special entrance lanes into festival. The Yacht Club will replace the GA Plus ticket option from the 2017 festival. VIP weekend passes will also include exclusive access to the Mary M. Miller Steamboat and Boathouse, and the commemorative Yacht Club gift.
Forecastle’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail outpost, The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge and The Gonzo Bar, an artistic bar experience commemorating the legacy of Gonzo journalist and Kentucky Bourbon aficionado Hunter S. Thompson, will return with a full lineup of Bourbon offerings from across the Commonwealth, Bourbon education, Bourbon-inspired culinary experiences and much more. More information and expansion details of the fan-favorite Bourbon Lodge, Kentucky Landing and Party Cove areas; daily tickets; and Bourbon lineups will be announced in the coming months. For the latest updates from Forecastle Festival, fans can visit ForecastleFest.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and sign up for the Forecastle newsletter.
Listen to the 2018 Forecastle Festival lineup playlist on Spotify.
*Drink tickets not included in Bourbon Lodge membership, must be 21+ to drink alcohol.
**Event is 18+, a valid photo ID will be required for entry.