The Killers will perform Friday, July 12, at Forecastle Festival. | Courtesy of The Killers

Nothing makes a rainy Monday more bearable than news of this year’s Forecastle Festival lineup. Topping the list are The Avett Brothers, The Killers, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Portugal. The Man, Maggie Rogers, Tyler Childers, Judah & The Lion, Nelly, Chvrches, Moon Taxi, First Aid Kit, Dawes and many more.

The 17th annual Forecastle Fest will once again take over Waterfront Park on July 12-14, and tickets go on sale starting Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m.

Festival organizers also released the daily lineup as well this time around — not exactly what time each act will go on, but which act plays on which day — making it easier for you to decide which day(s) you want to attend. (The full lineup is listed below.)

All the fun amenities will return this year as well, including the Bourbon Lodge, Gonzo Bar, Kentucky Landing area and Party Cove, and several ticket options are available from VIP to Yacht Club. If you’re thinking about going all in on a VIP pass, this time it’ll include a Forecastle Urban Bourbon Trail passport with lots of offers, discounts and a bourbon starter kit. Prices on tickets start at $164.50.

A quick look at the lineup shows a nice array of artists in a variety of genres. We’re personally looking forward to Lucius, Maggie Rogers, Nelly, Chelsea Cutler and Chvrches. Take a look below and start making your plans. July is only five months away!

• Friday, July 12
The Killers
Portugal. The Man
Judah & The Lion
Highly Suspect
The Midnight
Hop Along
The Band Camino
Liz Cooper & The Stampede
Julia Jacklin
The Artisanals
Spazz Cardigan
• Saturday, July 13
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Maggie Rogers
Playboi Carti
Moon Taxi
Big Wild
Chelsea Cutler
Teddy Abrams & Friends
PJ Morton
Penny & Sparrow
Israel Nash
The Marías
• Sunday, July 14
The Avett Brothers
Tyler Childers
First Aid Kit
Andrew Bird
Anderson East
Denzel Curry
Mt. Joy
Sunflower Bean
The Ruen Brothers
Carly Johnson
Erin Rae
Evan Giia
Bendigo Fletcher
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Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle ( She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."