Last summer at the 11th annual Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, Big Boi spit rhymes and captivated a sea of fans, all while sporting a leg brace. This year, he returns to the Waterfront Park the weekend of July 18 through 20, and will not only be more mobile, but his other (hip-hop) half, André 3000, will share the stage with him. That’s right: OutKast are headlining another music festival. The ATLiens are topping the bill at the 12th annual Forecastle Fest, alongside Beck and Jack White. Louisville’s own legendary post-rock group, Slint, will reunite at the three-day showcase for their first hometown show in almost a decade.
Here’s the rest of the roster: the Replacements, Spoon, Against Me!, Charli XCX, Band of Horses, Jenny Lewis, tUnE-yArDs, Sharon Van Etten, Action Bronson, Sun Kil Moon, the Black Lips, Ray Lamontagne, Nickel Creek, Dwight Yoakam, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Gary Clark Jr., St. Lucia, Flume, Local Natives, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Twenty One Pilots, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Trampled By Turtles, Lord Huron, JJ Grey & Mofro, Brett Dennen, Tourist, Lucius, Nightmares on Wax (live), Claude VonStroke, Spanish Gold, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Reignwolf, Waxahatchee, Chrome Sparks, Hayes Carll, Willie Watson, Foy Vance, the Districts, Benjamin Booker, Johnnyswim, Leagues, Old Baby, Blue Sky Black Death, Matrimony, Mount Moriah, Seluah, the Weeks, JaLin Roze, Young & Sick, Jill Andrews, the Wans, and Goodbye June.
GA and VIP weekend passes go on sale this Friday, March 7, at noon EST. Information on single-day passes and late-night show tickets will be made available soon. Stay tuned for more details.