Forecastle Festival announces lineup for 2017
Chelsea Kornse

Announced on Dec. 6, via Big Hassle, the 15th annual arts and music Forecastle Festival will take place July 14 through July 16th at award-winning Waterfront Park. The headliners include LCD Soundsystem, popular alternative-rock group, Weezer, and electro-pop duo, Odesza. Additional acts include fan-favorite Cage the Elephant, PJ Harvey, Run the Jewels, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, X Ambassadors, Vince Staples, NEEDTOBREATHE, Conor Oberst and more numerous acts. More acts will be announced in early 2017. 

Forecastle Festival has gained a reputation as one of the most popular music and arts festivals thanks to music locals, who have garnered national and critical acclaim like My Morning Jacket. Rolling Stone magazine also claims that the festival is "One of the Coolest Festivals in America." General Admission weekend passes are available now for purchase here, including all Ticketmaster outlets, with a limited quantity starting at $149.50 with fees. Hurry before they sell out! VIP weekend passes include front stage viewing, air-conditioned lounge, branded merchandise, and access to the ever-popular Bourbon Lounge, with more entertainment included. A new feature by Forecastle Festival is the opportunity to purchase a General Admission option, that also features air-conditioned lounge access, a private bar, and special entrance lines to the festival. Payment plans are always an option when purchasing. 

The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge and Gonzo Bar does return with it's full line-up of Bourbon offerings, including Bourbon education, Bourbon culinary experience, and much more. Bourbon Lodge memberships can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster for $25, with additional fees. The food features included the return of local craft beers, food trucks, businesses with non-profit organizations and local craft vendors at the Kentucky Landing.

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The Forecastle 2017 lineup includes:

LCD Soundsystem
Cage the Elephant
PJ Harvey
Run the Jewels
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
X Ambassadors
Vince Staples
Teddy Abrams & Friends
Conor Oberst
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Modern Baseball
Cashmere Cat
Judah and the Lion
Waka Flocka Flame
Twin Limb
Rayland Baxter
JD McPherson
John Moreland
Lucy Dacus
Beach Slang
Brent Cobb
Mondo Cozmo
Mandolin Orange
Adia Victoria
The Shelters
Aaron Lee Tasjan
Big Thief
Jack Harlow
Ages and Ages
Quiet Hollers