Forecastle 2016 Foresights

This duo has spent the majority of our summer off continents apart, so why not reunite the besties at the Waterfront for one of our favorite weekends of the year? We are set for a stellar three days savoring some old favorites and exploring new artists. Forecastle Festival has yet to let us down.

To change things up a bit, we have decided to make some “predictions” about this year’s Forecastle sets. Let’s call them FOREsights. If there is a “stereotypical” festival experience that you’re looking for, we’ve accumulated some artists that you should look for. If ever in question though, just do what feels right (full schedule –> here).


Most likely to have to hit…the food.

Washed Out — We saw Ernest Greene perform at Headliners a few years back dreamy overall style makes you feel a little tingly, or something. (Sun@8:30 Ocean Stage)

Oops I just took the entire bag of shrooms.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra — They’re funky, groovy, vibey and reflective at the same time. It makes sense. (Sun@6:00 Ocean Stage)

Face in the arm pit.

Danny Brown — I foresee people wiling out. For real for real, this gets me hype. (Sat@4:15 Ocean Stage)

Danny Brown_Acclaim Mag

Most ass cheeks out.

Ryan Adams — Like Ryan Adams and TSwift are like the same person, right? For real though, his 1989 is kind of alright. (Sun@9:30 Mast Stage)

So many backwards caps and tank tops.

Baauer — I mean the man produced “Harlem Shake.” (Fri@6:30 Ocean Stage)

Average age > 45.

Pokey LaFarge — In general, Louisville folks love Pokey’s style, but the middle aged seems to go wild for the St. Louis man. (Sat@1:45 Mast Stage)

Pokey Lefarge at Lou Fest

So many babies with sound proof head phones.

The Avett Brothers — It may be a little late in the evening for this prediction, but this crew could sooth a person of just about any age, especially a tired, hot baby. (Fri@9:30 Mast Stage)

Avett Bros kazoo

Free donuts here?

Jazz Cartier — Rumor has it, Red Bull will be providing some donuts to fans. And by donuts I mean pieces of heaven, also known as Hi-Five chocolate fruity pebble delights. (Sat@1:00 Ocean Stage)


I literally might dehydrate myself.

White Denim — So it is supposed to be REALLY hot Sunday, and White Denim has a mid afternoon set that will probably be sufficiently toasty. Gonna work hard to be on that 1 beer to 1 water ratio. (Sun@4:45 Boom Stage)

I need a sandwich.

The Suffers — If you haven’t listened to their self titled album or seen them live, you’re foolish. Redeem yourself. (Sun@1:30 Boom Stage)

So trendy I’m gonna puke.

Ghostland Observatory — Their outfits are quite fetch. (Fri@8:30 Ocean Stage)

ghostland observatory_facebook

Local loveeeeee.

Teddy and Friends1200 has his own set that is gonna be a fabulous surprise (as always) but I’m really quite interested to see what maestro Teddy Abrams pulls off. (Sat@5:15 WFPK Port Stage)


Don’t stop, don’t stop.

Gary Clark, Jr. — This is easy. Everything. (Sun@5:00 Mast Stage)


Probs gonna sob.

Brandi Carlile — Brandi Carlile’s raw voice and profound words get me all up in my feelings. (Sun@8:30 Boom Stage)

Hi, you’re cute.

Local Natives — Going with Forecastle alums Local Natives here purely because they are hip, hot musicians. YEP. That looks about right. Also, their performance flow is tight. (Sat@7:15 Mast Stage)

Local Natives Pitchfork


Alabama Shakes — Brittany Howard is simply one of my favorite performers ever. Her vocal tenacity is unmatched and I appreciate the hell out of it. (Sat@9:30 Mast Stage)

Wait, I know them!

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness — It’s Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin guy! Kind of weird, but also amazing. (Sat@4:30 Boom Stage)

Andrew McMahon Photo by @alexkaneperkins

I think I just peed a little.

Death Cab For Cutie — The wait is finally over. Sundays are always my favorite festi-days, and this will be a large part of this year’s Forecastle experience. (Sun@7:00 Mast Stage)

Girl. Crush.

Alunageorge — This duo is edgy and poppy, but for real for real Aluna Francis is a babe. (Sun@4:15 Ocean Stage)

Why did I not know about this before now?

Wild Child — Stellar female + male vocal leads are always a solid choice and definitely a local favorite. Put this on the schedule or at least a playlist! (Fri@5:45 WFPK Port Stage)

Get your hands up mother effers!

Big Gigantic — Dudes, there will be a live saxophone on stage! I’m sold. Praise. (Sat@8:30 Boom Stage)

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