BY EVAN O. ALBERT The Forecastle Festival has announced the initial lineup for its11th annual three-day music celebration, featuring Grammy Award winners The Black Keys, along with The String Cheese Incident and the Avett Brothers. The Festival is July 12 – 14, 2013 at Louisville’s Waterfront Park. The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, Animal Collective, Old Crow Medicine Show, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Big Boi, Matt & Kim, Purity Ring are also part of the 2013 lineup. Louisville native Jim James, whose band My Morning Jacket headlined and curated the festival in 2012, will be on this year's bill with his new solo project. The Forecastle Festival will feature late night shows on the historic Belle of Louisville steamboat and other landmark locations throughout downtown Louisville. The String Cheese Incident will perform an exclusive, separately ticketed late night show at Louisville’s historic Palace Theater on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Weekend passes for Forecastle 2013 will go on sale this Wednesday, March 6 at noon EST at Forecastlefest.com, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Single day passes and late night show tickets, along with the daily schedule of artists and late-night events will be available in April. Click here to subscribe to the Ace digital e-dition, emailed to your inbox every Thursday morning. Ace will be giving away Forecastle 2013 passes this Summer. Details will be announced in the weekly e-dition.
Confirmed Forecastle 2013 Lineup Includes The Black Keys The String Cheese Incident The Avett Brothers The Flaming Lips Alabama Shakes Jim James Animal Collective Old Crow Medicine Show Grace Potter & The Nocturnals The Forecastle Incident (with special guests) Young the Giant Big Boi Matt & Kim Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (Ace interview here) Purity Ring The Joy Formidable Datsik Dawes Griz Kurt Vile & The Violators Toro y Moi Bob Mould Band El-P & Killer Mike Baauer Bombino Moon Taxi (Ace Moon Taxi interview here) Freakwater Foxygen Greensky Bluegrass Wild Belle Tift Merritt TOKiMONSTA Shovels & Rope Salva Night Beds MNDR Churchill Ryan Hemsworth Rubblebucket Alasdair Roberts & Friends Mona The 23 String Band Wheeler Brothers A Lion Named Roar The Pass