Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire lead Forecastle Festival 2018 lineup

Tickets on sale Friday, January 19th at 10 am ET

Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse lead the 2018 Forecastle Festival from July 13th-15th in Louisville, KY. Embarking on its 16th year at sea, 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.

Weekend passes will be available Friday, January 19th at 10 am via ForecastleFest.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, with a limited quantity starting at $149.50 plus fees. Payment plan options are also available.

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 Lodge 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.

Forecastle Festival and Against the Grain are teaming up for a special Forecastle edition of The Local Lineup on Wednesday, January 17th at Mercury Ballroom with music from Boy Toy Division, Goodfellas and Bite My Wire, plus giveaways and surprises to come.

Highlighted in Rolling Stone as “One of the Coolest Festivals in America,” and acclaimed by Garden & Gun as the “Greatest Show for Earth,” the Forecastle Festival has evolved from a small community event into one of the country’s premier festival destinations.

The Forecastle experience presents Louisville’s rich culture through equal parts music, art and activism. Beyond the first-class musical lineup, the event showcases the city’s burgeoning culinary and arts scene, Kentucky’s unique Bourbon heritage and more. Sustainability and conservation initiatives are guided by the festival’s 501c3 non-profit organization, the Forecastle Foundation.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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