Forecastle Festival 2013: Black Keys, String Cheese Incident, Flaming Lips, Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Jim James

The Forecastle Festival, which takes place in Louisville’s Waterfront Park on July 12th – 14th, continues to grow each year. Last year they let My Morning Jacket help curate the event. Today, Forecastle organizers have released the lineup for this year’s event. Festival favorites The Black Keys, String Cheese Incident and Flaming Lips will headline. The Avett Brothers, Jim James, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Dawes, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and Greensky Bluegrass are among the HT faves on the bill.

One of the more interesting parts of the announcement is a listing for “The Forecastle Incident (with Special Guests). We’re interested to see who String Cheese recruits to play with them. Also, String Cheese Incident will perform at a separately-ticketed late night show at Louisville’s historic Palace Theater on Saturday, July 13. Here’s a look at the complete initial lineup announcement…

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, Datsik, Dawes, Griz, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Toro y Moi, Bob Mould Band, El-P & Killer Mike, Baauer, Bombino, Moon Taxi, Freakwater, Foxygen, Greensky Bluegrass, Wild Belle, Tift Merritt, TOKiMONSTA, Shovels & Rope, Salva, Night Beds, MNDR, Churchill, Ryan Hemsworth, Rubblebucket, Alasdair Roberts & Friends, Mona, The 23 String Band, Wheeler Brothers, A Lion Named Roar, The Pass

Tickets for Forecastle will go on sale this Wednesday at Noon ET via the event’s website.

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