Forecastle 2014: Outkast, Jack White, Beck, Band of Horses, Lamontagne, Yoakam, more

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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forecastle_2014 Here’s the incredible Forecastle 2014 line-up:

The Forecastle Festival returns this summer led by hip hop royalty, Outkast; 21st century rocker, Jack White; and alt-rock renaissance man, Beck. The three-day music celebration, now in its 12th year, will take place July 18–20, 2014 at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River, framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville.

The Replacements, Ray Lamontagne, Band of Horses, Spoon, Nickel Creek, Dwight Yoakam, Twenty One Pilots, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Local Natives and Gary Clark Jr., plus more than 40 others round out the lineup. Louisville-based post-rock outfit, Slint, will also reunite for their first hometown show in nearly 10 years. A full list of confirmed acts can be found below.

The Bourbon Lodge, Forecastle’s slice of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, will return in 2014 with a full lineup of bourbon offerings, bourbon education, a bourbon-inspired culinary experience and much more. Fans of bourbon will have the option to purchase advanced Bourbon Lodge memberships with their weekend pass through Ticketmaster.

A limited number of weekend passes go on sale this Friday, March 7 at noon EST 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. Full details are available at
A full list of activities will be announced soon, including the Kentucky Landing, a new feature which will offer a variety of craft beer breweries, local food trucks and a selection of non-profit organizations and craft vendors selling Kentucky-made goods.

Highlighted in Rolling Stone as “one of the coolest festivals in America” and acclaimed by American Songwriter as “a rock and roll paradise,” the Forecastle Festival has evolved from a small community event into one of the country’s premier festival destinations.

The event offers an immersive experience that’s distinctly Louisville—beyond the first-class musical lineup—highlighting the region’s burgeoning culinary and arts scene, Kentucky’s unique bourbon heritage and more. The festival continues to emphasize sustainability practices and conservation initiatives, exhibited by the festival’s non-profit organization, the Forecastle Foundation.

Jack White
The Replacements
Ray Lamontagne
Band of Horses
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
Against Me!
Sun Kil Moon
Sharon Van Etten
The Black Lips
St. Lucia
Brett Dennen

Single day passes and late-night show tickets, along with the daily schedule of artists and late-night events will be available soon. For more information on Forecastle, visit

The confirmed Forecastle 2014 lineup includes:


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
Old Baby
Blue Sky Black Death Matrimony
Mount Moriah
The Weeks
JaLin Roze
Young & Sick
Jill Andrews
The Wans
Goodbye June

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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  1. Bill T. March 6, 2014

    What the hell. Local press releases have not gotten published but the dillweeds of Louisville can?

  2. indie March 4, 2014

    Why is the here—friend of the promoter?

  3. Sean March 4, 2014

    A little far afield. I hear the Isle of Wight festival is going to be awesome this year too. ;^)


    1. JML March 4, 2014

      Seriously, Got all excited but Nowhere near AVL

    2. P Toes March 4, 2014

      Big Ear Festival March 28-20 Knoxville
      Much closer to AVL. Major heavyweight line up.


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