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Published: 2013/03/04

The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips, The String Cheese Incident, The Avett Brothers and More Set for Forecastle

The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips, The String Cheese Incident and The Avett Brothers are among the acts slated to appear at the 11th annual Forecastle Music Festival.. The festival will take place in Louisville, KY from July 12-14. The String Cheese Incident will play three shows during the weekend: a proper festival set, a separately-ticketed late night show off set and a guest-heavy set billed as The Forecastle Incident. Their late night show will take place at the Palace Theater on Saturday, July 13.

Other confirmed acts include: The Alabama Shakes, Jim James, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Animal Collective, Old Crow Medicine Show, Young the Giant, Big Boi, Matt & Kim, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Purity Rings, Dawes, The Joy Formidable and Datsik.

In addition, the event will boast: Griz, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Toro Y Moi, Bob Mould Band, El-P & Killer Mike, Baauer, Bombino, Moon Taxi, Freakwater, Foxygen, Greensky Bluegrass, Wile Belle, Nigh Beds, MNDR, Churchhill, Hemsworth, Tift Merritt, Tokimonsta, Shovels & Rope, Salva, Alasdair Roberts & Friends, Rubblebucket, Monda, The 23 String Band, Wheeler Brothers, A Lion Named Roar and The Pass. Additional acts will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Here’s a look at the fest’s lineup

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

Purity Ring

The Joy Formidable




Kurt Vile & The Violators

Toro y Moi

Bob Mould Band

El-P & Killer Mike



Moon Taxi



Greensky Bluegrass

Wild Belle

Tift Merritt


Shovels & Rope


Night Beds



Ryan Hemsworth


Alasdair Roberts & Friends


The 23 String Band

Wheeler Brothers

A Lion Named Roar

The Pass

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