Forecastle Festival announces 2016 lineup

Continuing the trend of having absolutely killer lineups in 2016, Louisville’s Forecastle Festival announced their lineup this afternoon.

The annual summer festival, which takes place on the scenic Louisville waterfront, will take place from July 15-17. It shares the weekend with Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, but Forecastle differentiates itself by featuring a more rock-oriented lineup. This coming year is no different.

Boasting heartstring-tugging headliners like the Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Ryan Adams and Death Cab for Cutie, the Kleenex will be sure to run out.

Although the entire lineup hasn’t been released, the lower half of the bill also looks exceptionally solid. Nashville’s very excellent punk-rock band Bully is slated to play, as well as bands like Speedy Ortiz, Alex G and Saintseneca.

WIUX has reported from Louisville for the past two summers, and after seeing this lineup, we especially cannot wait to return.