Newly announced events for the Forecastle Festival will include Louisville’s My Morning Jacket playing with the New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band on the Belle of Louisville, as well as an official opening party with Dean & Britta and Purity Ring.
Starting at the beginning, New York music blog Consequence of Sound will present the official Forecastle kickoff party Thursday, July 12 featuring indie pop duo Dean & Britta and electronic act Purity Ring, according to a news release.
The 21-and-over opening party is scheduled for Club 116, which we never heard of. But Club 116 takes its name from its address, 116 E. Main St., which is the old Petrus space. Which was the Badlands before than and about a dozen other clubs.
An after-party Saturday, July 14 is scheduled on Belle of Louisville. After they play Forecastle Festival, several MMJ members will go on to play with the jazz band, though details about this after-party from AC Entertainment and The Forecastle Festival officials are a bit sketchy. The release promises details to follow.
Tickets for both events go on sale starting noon Sat., May 19 on the Forecastle website here.
Tickets for the Club 116 party are $22 plus service fees.
Tickets to the Saturday after-party aboard the Belle of Louisville will be $50 plus service fees and are only available on-line, according to the release.
A portion of after-party tickets will be donated to the Center for Women and Families, a Louisville non-profit dedicated to helping victim of abuse or sexual violence, according to the release.
And before we forget, the actual Forecastle Festival is July 14 through July 15.
For the 10th anniversary event, My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Bassnectar, Andrew Bird, Girl Talk, Atmosphere, Neko Case, Sleigh Bells and A-Trak are some of the bands scheduled to play.
A complete list of artists by day is here.
Three-day weekend and VIP passes, single day tickets and single day VIP tickets are on sale now.
Two-day and three-day travel packages are also available, including accommodations at the Galt House – the festival’s official waterfront hotel, located a short walk from the festival site.
Anyone wanting to “dock up” for the weekend may also purchase a very limited number of “Captain’s Club” VIP boat slips, which are located at the festival site.
Tickets for the festival are also available at some retailers throughout the region including: WHY Louisville in Louisville; Shake-It Records in Cincinnati; CD Central in Lexington; Indy CD and Vinyl in Indianapolis; and Grimey’s New & Preloved Music in Nashville.
With each purchase, 50 cents will be donated to the Forecastle Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to local education and international environmental conservation. For more information about the foundation, visit the Forecastle Foundation website here.
About The Forecastle Festival: The Forecastle Festival is a port-of-call where the world gathers to experience the best in Music, Art and Activism. A celebration of sights, sounds, and sustainability, Forecastle connects travelers North, South, East, and West. Merging entertainment with education, Forecastle inspires a voyage of personal growth and global change. Since 2002, the Festival has featured over 450 bands, 100 visual artists, and 150 environmental and outdoor recreational organizations. Previous headlining artists including The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips, The Smashing Pumpkins, Widespread Panic, DEVO, Band of Horses, She & Him, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Sleater-Kinney, Big Boi, Girl Talk, Z-Trip, Umphrey’s McGee, and many more. For more information on Forecastle, visit: http://www.forecastlefest.com.
About AC Entertainment: Founded in 1991, the company presents, books and markets over 750 events per year, including internationally renowned festivals such as Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Moogfest and Big Ears. AC Entertainment is based in Knoxville, TN. For more information on AC Entertainment, visit: http://acentertainment.com