Forecastle Festival is known for its music, art and activism. Once a neighborhood event, the festival now draws in a crowd of tens of thousand of happy festival goers. And with such an epic lineup, it’s no wonder! Taking the stage this year are LCD Soundsystem, old-school favorites Weezer, Odesza, Cage the Elephant and the uber cool PJ Harvey.
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Forecastle Festival Dates and Location
Forecastle Festival is held in the Waterfront Park, Louisville, KY, on July 14-16, 2017.
Forecastle Festival Lineup
This year’s Forecastle Festival features an epic lineup of electro music, indie, rock and DJs.
Friday: Cage the Elephant, Run the Jewels, Waka Flocka Flame and Odesza
Saturday: LCD Soundsystem, Sturgill Simpson, Phantogram and Clasixx
Sunday: Weezer, PJ Harvey, Spoon and Foxygen
Forecastle Festival Tickets
General Admission weekend ticket – $169.50
General Admission Plus weekend ticket – $244.50
VIP Plus weekend ticket – $424.50
Individual day tickets – $69.50
Getting to and From Forecastle Festival
Air – The nearest airport is Louisville International Airport, which is a 15-minute-drive to the festival site.
Shuttle – Shuttles run between the city center and the hotels. You can also organize a shuttle to pick you up from your house. Prices vary depending on the distance. Check out the Forecastle Festival Shuttle planner
Car – There is plenty of parking by Waterfront Park. Check out the official Louisville parking map to plan ahead.
Bus – Waterfront park is in the middle of Louisville’s transportation network, with buses running to the site such as TARC routes 1, 2, 4, 6, 15, 17, 18, 31, 43 and 55.
Where to Stay for Forecastle Festival
Louisville is known as a thriving city that celebrates food, art and, of course, Bourbon liquor. With plenty of great bars and places to eat, there’s loads to see and do before or after the festival. Some of our top picks include:
Airbnb – The Schnitzelburg apartment is a spacious one-bedroom apartment that can sleep six. The apartment overlooks the tranquil, tree-lined Schnitzelburg neighborhood and is near great restaurants and bars. Book the Schnitzelburg apartment from $252 a night.
Hotel – Courtyard by Marriott, Louisville is a great budget option that features simple, clean rooms, good wifi and an indoor pool. Book a room at Courtyard by Marriott, Louisville, from $124 a night.