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WFPK’s Kyle Meredith said he squealed when J.K. McKnight told him the newly-reunited Replacements, Paul Westerberg and all, would be among the headliners for the upcoming Forecastle 2014.

“This is the best Forecastle you’ve ever seen,” McKnight said, just before announcing the lineup on WFPK Tuesday morning.

The lineup is impressive indeed, with a reunited Outkast on board, along with Jack White and Beck, whose latest album Morning Phase is drawing high praise.

Other well known acts announced are singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne, rock trio Band of Horses, Austin-based Spoon, acoustic trio Nickel Creek, hillbilly rocker Dwight Yoakam, indie-pop duo Twenty One Pilots, soul siren Sharon Jones, Grammy-winning blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. and Drive-by Truckers front man Jason Isbell.

Slint in 2007. Photo by Matteb83.
Slint in 2007. Photo by Matteb83.

Also on the list are Louisville’s own Slint (another squeal-worthy reunion), singer-songwriter Hays Carll, JJ Grey & Mofro and  experimental pop artist Tune-Yards. The list of talent scheduled to perform is long.

McKnight also said there will be a portion of the festival called Kentucky Landing, which will be similar to the Louisville Village from Forecastle 2012, but with state-wide vendors.

He said it will be “a real selection of all different things: Microbreweries, distilleries, arts and craft vendors, non-profits, all types of stuff.”

A limited number of weekend passes go on sale this Friday, March 7, at noon at, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Weekend passes start at $144.50 plus applicable service fees. VIP experiences, travel packages and payment-plan options will also be available.

The confirmed Forecastle 2014 lineup includes:

  • Outkast
  • Jack White
  • Beck
  • The Replacements
  • Ray Lamontagne
  • Band of Horses
  • Spoon
  • Nickel Creek
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  • Local Natives
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Trampled By Turtles
  • Lord Huron
  • Tune-Yards
  • JJ Grey & Mofro
  • Action Bronson
  • Slint
  • Flume
  • Against Me!
  • Sun Kil Moon
  • Sharon Van Etten
  • The Black Lips
  • St. Lucia
  • Brett Dennen
  • Tourist
  • Lucius
  • Nightmares On Wax (live)
  • Charli XCX
  • Claude VonStroke
  • Spanish Gold
  • Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
  • The Soul Rebels
  • Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
  • Reignwolf
  • Waxahatchee
  • Chrome Sparks
  • Hayes Carll
  • Willie Watson
  • Foy Vance
  • Hurray For the Riff Raff
  • The Districts
  • Benjamin Booker
  • Johnnyswim
  • Leagues
  • Old Baby
  • Blue Sky Black Death
  • Matrimony
  • Mount Moriah
  • Seluah
  • The Weeks
  • JaLin Roze
  • Young & Sick
  • Jill Andrews
  • The Wans
  • Goodbye June

Kevin Gibson
Kevin Gibson tackles the 3Rs — retail, restaurants, real estate — plus, economic development. He loves bacon, loathes cucumbers and once interviewed Yoko Ono. Check out his books, “Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft” and “100 Things to do in Louisville Before You Die.” He has won numerous awards for his work but doesn’t know where most of them are now. In his spare time, he plays in a band called the Uncommon Houseflies.Email Kevin at [email protected]