Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse for Forecastle Festival 2015

posted by Laura Baker-Finch on January 27, 2015

Forecastle 2015 by C. Michael Stewart for the festival

Louisville, Kentucky -- Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, and Modest Mouse will headline this year's Forecastle Festival, taking place July 17-19. 

Cage The Elephant, Houndmouth, Tweedy, The Tallest Man on Earth, Portugal. The Man, RL Grime, First Aid Kit, Desaparecidos, Shovels & Rope, Cold War Kids, The Gaslight Anthem, Sturgill Simpson, and San Fermin will also play the rock-heavy festival. Scroll down for the full lineup so far and to watch Forecastle's lineup announcement video. 

Forecastle has grown from a neighborhood event in 2002 to one of the country's most anticipated summer events, with tens of thousands of fans congregating each July in Louisville's Waterfront Park. Despite its growth, however, Forecastle has retained the congregational nature inherent in the festival's name itself (Forecastle is the bow of a ship where the crew is housed; a place where people came together).

Tickets to Forecastle will go on sale this Friday, January 30 at 12pm ET. GA and VIP weekend tickets will be available at this time in addition to select travel packages. Daily tickets and late-night show passes will become available as the festival nears. 

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