Earlier today, the folks behind Forecastle Fest released their initial lineup, which was greeted with the usual excitement and/or disappointment, depending on whether or not your favorite bands ended up on the bill. For me personally, I’m pretty excited. That’s not to say I’m completely happy with the lineup, because I’m not. Overall, I’d say that I’m optimistic that this year’s installment will serve as another great time spent watching music. EDITORS NOTE: Everything you’re about to read is my opinion, and it’s cool if you don’t agree.
With the exception of Modest Mouse, the headliners leave a lot to be desired. Sorry, My Morning Jacket, I’m still bored with you. As for Widespread Panic and Sam Smith, no thanks. But as usual with Forecastle, the undercard is fucking great! After first glance at the initial lineup, I can’t wait to see Alvvays, Big K.R.I.T., Speedy Ortiz, Cherub, JEFF the Brotherhood, Diarrhea Planet and BRONCHO. Also, Louisville is well represented as Twin Limb and White Reaper will be playing. Also, it is important to mention that this is only the first round of bands announced, meaning there will be more to be added to the roster. I’m hoping for less hula-hooping jam bands, but whatever.
Tickets go on sale this Friday at noon, but until then get hyped for Forecastle by watching their promo video below: