Forecastle Festival announces 2018 daily lineups

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 6, 2018) – The Forecastle Festival, led by Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse, has announced it’s daily lineups for the three-day music celebration, embarking on its 16th year at sea from July 13-15 at Waterfront Park. View the full daily lineups below.

General Admission, Yacht Club and VIP single day tickets for the festival go on sale beginning Thursday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. ET.

A limited number of single day General Admission tickets will be available starting at only $69.50 plus fees. Single day VIP tickets, as well as the newly-introduced Yacht Club ticket option, will also be available to single day buyers.

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.

General Admission, Yacht Club and VIP weekend passes are currently available at and all Ticketmaster outlets, starting as low as $169.50 plus fees. Payment plan options and full details for all ticket types can be found at

More information and expansion details of the fan-favorite Bourbon Lodge, Kentucky Landing and Party Cove areas; Bourbon lineups and Late-Night shows will be announced in the coming months.

Friday, July 13

  • Modest Mouse
  • Father John Misty
  • Vance Joy
  • Kurt Vile & The Violators
  • Louis the Child
  • Rainbow Kitten Surprise
  • Lucero
  • AJR
  • I’m With Her
  • Teddy Abrams and Friends
  • Jai Wolf
  • Berhana
  • Devon Gilfillian
  • Arlie
  • Flagship

Saturday, July 14

  • Chris Stapleton
  • Houndmouth
  • The War on Drugs
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • T-Pain
  • Jenny Lewis
  • Margo Price
  • Hippie Sabotage
  • Hiss Golden Messenger
  • Westside Gunn + Conway
  • Morgan Saint
  • The Spencer Lee Band
  • Brent Cobb
  • Biyo

Sunday, July 15

  • Arcade Fire
  • Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
  • Courtney Barnett
  • NF
  • Vic Mensa
  • Oh Wonder
  • Punch Brothers
  • White Reaper
  • Quinn XCII
  • Khruangbin
  • Tyminski
  • Colony House
  • Ron Gallo
  • Matt Maeson
Forecastle Festival 2018 initial lineup

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