Forecastle Music Festival 2017

Forecastle Music Festival 2017

July 14, 2017 - July 16, 2017
July 14, 2017 - July 16, 2017


The Forecastle Festival is a three-day music, art, and environmental activism festival held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, since 2002. The festival originated as a small gathering of local musicians in Louisville's Tyler Park, and steadily grew into a national attraction that now includes major touring acts, national art collectives, outdoor industry partners, prominent speakers, and more.[1] Forecastle was selected in 2012 as one of Rolling Stone's "Coolest Festivals"[2] and has an annual attendance of over 75,000 fans at Louisville Waterfront Park. In 2014, the festival attracted attendees from 49 states, 2,192 cities, and 7 countries. Past headliners include The Black Keys, Jack White, Sam Smith, Outkast, Beck, The Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic and more [3]

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Odesza (/ˈdɛsə/, stylized as ODESZA) is an American electronic music duo from Seattle consisting of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight. The group was formed in 2012 shortly before Mills and Knight graduated from Western Washington University.[6]

Their debut album, Summer's Gone, was released in 2012 to much acclaim in the underground electronic music community.[7][8] Odesza followed Summer's Gone with their first EP, My Friends Never Die, in 2013 and their second studio album, In Return, in 2014. The duo released In Return (Deluxe Edition) on September 18, 2015 via Counter Records, an extended version of the original album plus three live recordings all featuring a horn section, instrumentals, and a new track "Light" (featuring Little Dragon).[9] On December 7, 2015, Odesza's "Say My Name" (RAC mix) was nominated for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.[10] The duo's third studio album, A Moment Apart is scheduled for release on September 8, 2017.[11]


LCD Soundsystem is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002. The band is fronted by musician James Murphy, co-founder of DFA Records. They are currently signed to both DFA and Columbia Records.[6]

The band began by recording and releasing multiple singles from 2002 to 2004 leading up to their eponymous debut studio album, which was released in 2005. It garnered critical acclaim as well as a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Their single "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House", which has become the band's most successful single, also received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording.

In the following year, LCD Soundsystem recorded and released "45:33", a forty-six minute-long composition that was made as a "workout track" especially for Nike as part of their Nike+ Original Run series. In 2007, the band released their second studio album, Sound of Silver, to critical acclaim and another Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Three years later, LCD Soundsystem released their third studio album, This Is Happening, which became their first top-ten album in their home country of the United States.

In February 2011, a statement was posted on the band's website that announced its disbandment. It was to be made official following a large farewell concert at Madison Square Garden on April 2, 2011. The farewell concert is chronicled in the documentary film Shut Up and Play the Hits and was also made available as a live album, titled The Long Goodbye, in April 2014.

After a series of rumors hinting at a possible band reunion, LCD Soundsystem released the single "Christmas Will Break Your Heart" in December 2015, making it their first single in five years. LCD Soundsystem later confirmed their reunion and announced an expanded tour, including appearances at several high-profile music festivals, as well as a new studio album, titled American Dream, which will be released in September 2017.


X Ambassadors (also stylized XA) is an American rock band from Ithaca, New York. It currently consists of lead vocalist Sam Harris, keyboardist Casey Harris, lead guitarist Noah Feldshuh, and drummer Adam Levin. Their most notable songs include "Jungle", "Renegades", and "Unsteady". The band's debut full-length album, VHS, was released on June 30, 2015.

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Forecastle Festival, Day One: ODESZA, Chicano Batman, Waka Flocka Flame
  –  July 19, 2017
As I stepped onto the grounds of Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY, I had a weird combination of anxiety and nostalgia roiling around in my chest. You see, I grew up in the area and Louisville is the place I called home for over 18 years. I still do ...
Interview: Getting to know LANY at Forecastle
  –  July 19, 2017
While at Forecastle, I had the chance to interview up and coming ... Jake: Hopefully we’ll be able to headline these kind of things (referring to the festival). It was a great opportunity to get to know LANY, and it’s clear that their ambitions ...
The fringes of Forecastle: What else makes a festival
  –  July 19, 2017
Our coverage this last week has focused extensively on the art and music of Forecastle, so we at LEO decided to explore the festival’s alternative aspects. We caught up with several groups, each unrelated to one another, but that share a desire to create ...
Forecastle 2017
  –  July 19, 2017
For the 15th year in a row, Forecastle Festival delighted visitors from all over with three days of live music and fun. From Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 17, guests were treated to performances by Odesza, LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Sturgill Simpson and more.
2017 Forecastle Festival: Making Up For Lost Time
  –  July 19, 2017
"Saw the Stones one time," my Uber driver said. I'm on the way to my fourth consecutive Forecastle Festival in Louisville, and the stories keep coming. I sit back and listen. "See, back then it was different. People I knew, they started climbing that ...
Photos of Forecastle 2017: Festival-goers, mermaids, Col. Sanders and more
  –  July 18, 2017
Another Forecastle is in the books, and now it’s time to rest, rehydrate and recount three days of music and merriment enjoyed by the tens of thousands of festival-goers who flocked to Louisville’s Waterfront Park. Click on the first photo, then ...
New handicapped icon shows up at Forecastle Festival
  –  July 18, 2017
... shows up at Forecastle Festival Soon you'll see the Accessible Icon Project movement all over town. Check out this story on ...
For Many Vendors, Forecastle Is Just Another Stop On The Festival Food Circuit
  –  July 18, 2017
Forecastle 2017 is officially over. The stages are being taken down ... But for many of the food vendors, as soon as the music stopped, they were packing up to head to another festival. Ashley Hartl is one of these vendors. Hartl used to only work for ...
LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Odesza Headline Forecastle Festival [Photos]
  –  July 18, 2017
Louisville, KY’s Forecastle Festival is known for its great taste in music, delivering impressive and diverse lineups on a yearly basis. Well, the team behind Forecastle has done it again, as the festival brought an eclectic lineup this year.
A look around Forecastle 2017 (PHOTOS)
  –  July 18, 2017
Forecastle wrapped up late last night with Sunday's headliner, Weezer, taking listeners back a decade or two with some of its biggest hits — "Hash Pipe," "Buddy Holly" and "Undone — the Sweater Song." Nearly 60 hours earlier, the annual festival kicked ...
Forecastle Music Festival 2017 - Louisville, KY
  –  July 18, 2017
Brian is a musician, designer and concert photographer in Cincinnati, OH as well as a certified vinyl junkie. He has a soft spot for colored vinyl and goldfish crackers. You can check out his photos at
Forecastle Fest 2017, Day 2: Sturgill Simpson, LCD Soundsystem, Beach Slang And More
  –  July 16, 2017
With full hearts and open minds, we crossed over to another state of mind and set forth on a Forecastle day for the ages ... with a wry grin that the band was slated to play the Fuji Rock festival in Japan later that month. “You know how many fucking ...
Forecastle Festival does Kentucky proud with homegrown stars
  –  July 16, 2017
In less than two decades, the Forecastle Festival has grown from a small ... Kentucky day at Forecastle that started with Louisville trio Twin Limb christening the 2017 main stage with a haunting, electric set. The band returned in the evening over ...
Forecastle Festival 2017 Day 2
  –  July 16, 2017
“Party people, I like to see you dance,” Vince rapped on the track “Party People.” And on the second day of Forecastle Festival, dancing was the primary uniter for the attendees. First stop in the afternoon was Lucy Dacus, who was in the middle of ...
forecastle saturday 2017
  –  July 15, 2017
Greetings from Louisville. We are stationed at Forecastle through the late evening hours covering all the sounds abounding from out of Waterfront Park on the festival’s second day. 2:57 p.m. –Virginia songsmith Lucy Dacus kicked off the music on the ...
Consequence of Sound is taking over Pabst Blue Ribbon’s Instagram for Forecastle Festival
  –  July 14, 2017
Forecastle Festival marks its 15th year down in Louisville, Kentucky this weekend (July 14th-16th). Helping them celebrate are LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, PJ Harvey, Cage the Elephant, Run the Jewels, Spoon, ODESZA, Phantogram, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night ...
Forecastle, KY Festival Preview: Sun Seeker
  –  July 14, 2017
How do you feel about playing the festival vs. a hometown show/release party? We actually have a release show in Nashville on the 14th and we play Forecastle on the 15th ... asleep on one of theirs… It’s 2017 and there are still op-ed pieces and ...
2017 Forecastle Music Festival
  –  July 14, 2017
Actor James Cromwell Protests CPV Power Plant C... Build Presents Jeff Orlowski and Zack Rago Disc... Lady Antebellum Performs On ABC's "Good Morning... French National Day Celebrations In Rome Build Presents The Cast Of "Puffs or: Seven Inc... Build ...
VIDEO | Waterfront Park gets a facelift for 2017 Forecastle Festival
  –  July 12, 2017
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Tens of thousands of people will flock to Louisville this weekend for Forecastle Festival's good music, good bourbon and good vibes. WDRB Photojournalist Doug Smith went down to Waterfront Park on Wednesday to get a unique view of ...
Jamming out to the great bands at Forecastle Festival actually helps protect our planet
  –  July 11, 2017
Forecastle Festival is June 14 – 16, 2017 on the Waterfront in Louisville, KY. You can get more information and tickets at Find out more about the foundation by going to, or on Facebook and Twitter.
In Louisville For Forecastle? We Know Just The Place!
  –  July 10, 2017
There’s an electricity in the air in Louisville whenever the Forecastle Festival comes around. Not only will Louisville play host to some amazing musicians, but the festival will also include 75,000+ music lovers, with many traveling to our fair city to ...

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