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Feelin' lucky, punk? Forecastle Festival selling limited number of pre-lineup announcement passes starting Friday


This is a bit of a pig in a poke.

But Captain McKnight and crew haven’t disappointed us yet.

The Forecastle Festival will start selling a limited number of specially priced weekend passes starting noon on Friday via

The $100 ticket includes all applicable fees and service charges, according to a news release. Which is about $40 off from last year.

The problem is, you won’t know what you bought until later this month or maybe even February.

The Forecastle Festival lineup won’t be announced till “early in 2013″ according to the release, along with ticket options, including the prices for VIP, travel packages and single day tickets.

The 3-day event  is scheduled for Fri., July 12 through Sun., July 14 at Louisville’s Waterfront Park.

Last year, founder J.K. McKnight and Ashely Capps with A.C. Entertainment down in Nashville, didn’t reveal the lineup until January 24. But what a lineup! So, essentially, you’re buying a lottery ticket … will you end up with My Morning Jacket, Mumford and Sons or Of Monsters and Men?

Or will you get the Jonas Brothers?

We’re betting on the former.

About Forecastle: Since 2002, the Festival has featured over 500 bands, 100 artists, and 150 environmental and outdoor recreational organizations. Forecastle is held each year at Louisville’s 85-acre Waterfront Park. Previous musical guests include The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Bassnectar, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, The Smashing Pumpkins, Widespread Panic, The Avett Brothers, Pretty Lights, Sleigh Bells, Spoon, DEVO, Band of Horses, She & Him, Big Boi, Girl Talk, A-Trak, Sleater-Kinney, Umphrey’s McGee and many more.

The festival is ranked as one of the nation’s best: 

Outside Magazine – “Top 15 Outdoor Festivals in the Country”

Spin Magazine – “Top 101 Things to do in America”

Rolling Stone – “Top 33 Festivals and Tours of 2012”



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