LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival is excited to announce the initial lineup for its 11th annual three-day music celebration, featuring Grammy Award winners The Black Keys, alongside The String Cheese Incident and the Avett Brothers leading the festival’s rich, eclectic offerings. The event will again take place July 12 – 14, 2013 at Louisville’s scenic, award-winning Waterfront Park.
Tickets for this year’s festival go on sale this Wednesday, March 6th at Noon EST on Forecastle.com. Purchase tickets in full, or opt for one of our special payment plans, available for both General Admission or VIP tickets.
Highlighted in Rolling Stone as a top event in 2012, and acclaimed by Outside as one of the “Top 15 Outdoor Festivals in the USA,” the Forecastle Festival has evolved 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, highlighted through the festival’s non-profit organization, the Forecastle Foundation.
The Black Keys premiered the video for “The Baddest Man Alive,” a collaboration with rapper-actor RZA, this week. The song is off the soundtrack to the RZA-directed movie The Man With the Iron Fists, which opens Friday. The video features a slow-motion food fight between The Black Keys and RZA…. in a Chinese restaurant.
Lightning 100 is giving one lucky listener and a friend the chance to see a private performance with The Black Keys! The recent Nashville transplants will be playing a super secret show for a very small number of fans. Leave a comment on the photo above and you could win this awesome experience! Let’s be honest, this is the coolest caption contest we’ve had yet!
Winner: Have you sen the Keys? No, check the couch. – Bennie
Eminem – Arcade Fire – Widespread Panic – The Black Keys
Buffalo Springfield feat Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas, Joe Vitale
My Morning Jacket - Ray LaMontagne - String Cheese Incident
Robert Plant & Band of Joy - Mumford & Sons - The Strokes
The Decemberists - Lil Wayne - Bassnectar - Iron & Wine - Girl Talk - Primus Dr. John and The Original Meters performing Desitively Bonnaroo - Alison Krauss & Union Station Pretty Lights - Florence + the Machine - SuperJam with Dan Auerbach and Dr. John - Atomsphere Explosions In The Sky - Gogol Bordello - Beirut - Big Boi - Scissor Sisters - Gregg Allman Ratatat - Global Gypsy Punk Revue curated by Eugene Hütz - Robyn - Warren Haynes Band Deerhunter - Opeth - STS9 - Old Crow Medicine Show - Bootsy Collins & the Funk University Wiz Khalifa - Matt & Kim - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - Mavis Staples - Cold War Kids The Del McCoury Band & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Wanda Jackson - The Walkmen Justin Townes Earle - Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Béla Fleck and the Flecktones - !!! Jovanotti - Bruce Hornsby - Loretta Lynn - Neon Trees - The Drums - Sleigh Bells - Amos Lee Best Coast - Dãm-Funk & Master Blazter - The Sword - Portugal. The Man- The Black Angels School of Seven Bells - J. Cole - Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea - Wavves - Chiddy Bang - Junip Freelance Whales - Deer Tick - Band of Skulls - Sharon Van Etten - Abigail Washburn Omar Souleyman - Twin Shadow - Kylesa - Man Man - The Low Anthem - Alberta Cross Railroad Earth - Jessica Lea Mayfield - Smith Westerns - The Head and the Heart - Karen Elson Beats Antique - 22-20s - Phosphorescent - Clare Maguire - Hayes Carll
The 2011 event marks the 10th year for the legendary festival, which began in 2002 as a remarkable idea to serve a passionate yet underappreciated and overlooked fanbase, and ended up becoming the premier multi-day concert destination of the summer whose dynamic and eclectic programming paved the way for the age of the great American music festival.
Paul Simon Foo Fighters Widespread Panic The Black Keys My Morning Jacket Flaming Lips Cee Lo Green Primus Michael Franti & Spearhead Pretty Lights Bassnectar Girl Talk Ween Matisyahu Warren Haynes Band Umphrey’s McGee Slightly Stoopid Drive-By Truckers Amos Lee Old Crow Medicine Show G. Love & Special Sauce Medeski, Martin & Wood Keller Williams Galactic Xavier Rudd Minus the Bear
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Portugal. the Man Beats Antique
Dead Confederate Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights Easy Star All-Stars
Mariachi El Bronx Truth & Salvage Co Kristy Lee Civil Twilight
Rich Aucoin A Thousand Horses Jon Black Cas Haley Roman Street
The one-of-a-kind music festival takes place May 20th – 22nd on the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama – just minutes from the Florida border. Tickets go on-sale this Wednesday at 9 am CST. A confirmed lineup is listed below. More bands, amenities and activities will be announced in the coming weeks. The Hangout Music Festival debuted in 2010 and set itself apart from other festivals by featuring a blockbuster lineup of bands performing on stages located directly on the beach. Thousands of condominiums within walking distance add to the exceptional experience shared by music enthusiasts and beach lovers. This year, the festival is adding a fifth music stage under an air-conditioned tent and creating Hammock Beach, a replenishing salt-water lagoon where music fans will find shade, hammocks, and art installations. Another feature of Hammock Beach will be the Sky-bar tower, a structure built specifically for Hangout offering 360-degree views of the festival. For fans interested in taking their festival experience to the next level, VIP ticket holders are invited to take a dip in Hangout’s new resort style in-ground pool with views of the main stage (deck side bar service is included). Other new attractions include an extended kids’ area, family events, late night deejays, and shuttle service between stages.
Lightning 100 videos from Hangout Music Festival 2010
Are you going to make the trek to California to the 2011 Cochella Music Festival? We’ve listed out all of the artists performing and highlighted the ones you’ve heard on Lightning 100 or Grimey’s Indie Underground Hour. The fest takes place 4/15-4/17. Three-day weekend passes cost $269 (+$3 charity +$9 facility fee +service fees) and go on sale 10AM this Friday at coachella.com.
!!!, 12th Planet, Afrojack, Alf Alpha, Andy C, Angus and Julia Stone, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, A-Trak, Axwell, Beardyman, Best Coast, Big Audio Dynamite, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Bomba Estereo, Boys Noize, Brandon Flowers, Brandt Brauer Frick, Breakage, Bright Eyes, Broken Social Scene, Cage the Elephant, Caifanes, Caspa, Cee Lo Green, Chromeo, Chuckie, City and Colour, Clare Maguire, Cold Cave, Cold War Kids, Crystal Castles, CSS, Cults, Cut Copy, Daedelus, Death From Above 1979, Delorean, Delta Sprirt, DJ Hype, DJ Kentaro, DJ Marky, DJ Zinc, Duck Sauce, Duran Duran, EE, Elbow, Electric Touch, Eliza Doolittle, Ellie Goulding, Emicida, Empire of the Sun, Erick Morillo, Erykah Badu, Excision, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Fedde Le Grand, Fistful of Mercy, Flogging Molly, Foals, Foster the People, Francis and the Lights, Freelance Whales, fun., G.Q., Gayngs, Glasser, Gogol Bordello, Good Old War, Gord Downie, Goth Trad, Green Velvet, Gypsy and the Cat, HEALTH, Here We Go Magic, High Contrast, Hurts, Interpol, Jack Beats, Jack’s Mannequin, Jakes, Jenny and Johnny, Jimmy Eat World, Joachim Garraud, Joy Orbison, Kanye West, Kele, Kings of Leon, Klaxons, Kode9, Kyle Hall, Laidback Luke, Leftfield, Lightning Bolt, Lil’ B, Lorn, Los Bunkers, Magnetic Man, , Mariachi El Bronx, Marina and the Diamonds, Mary Anne Hobbs, MEN, Menomena, Monarchy, Mount Kimbie, Moving Units, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Mumford & Sons, Nas & Damian Marley, Neon Trees, New Pants, Nosaj Thing, OFF!, OFWGKTA, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, One Day as a Lion, Ozomatli, Paul van Dyk, Phantogram, Phosphorescent, PJ Harvey, Plan B, Ramadanman, Raphael Saadiq, Ras G, Ratatat, Riva Starr, Robyn, Roska, Rye Rye, Sander Kleinenberg, Sasha, SBTRKT, Scala & Kolacny Bros., Scissor Sisters, She Wants Revenge, Shpongle, Skrillex, Sleigh Bells, Steve Angello, Sven Vath, Take, Tame Impala, Terror Danjah, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, The Aquabats, The Black Keys, The Chemical Brothers, The Drums, The Felice Brothers, The Henry Clay People, The Joy Formidable, The Kills, The London Suede, The Love Language, The Morning Benders, The National, The New Pornographers, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Presets, The Radio Dept., The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Strokes, The Swell Season, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Twelves, Thunderball, Tinie Tempah, Titus Andronicus, Tokimonsta, Trampled by Turtles, Trentemoller, Twin Shadow, Two Door Cinema Club, Warpaint, Wire, Wiz Khalifa, Yacht, Yelle and Zed Bias.