Forecastle Festival Announces 2012 Lineup [Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Bassnectar, Sleigh Bells, Girl Talk, Andrew Bird, Dr. Dog, Neko Case, Atmosphere and Much More]



We haven't even had time to allow Pitchfork Festival's initial lineup announcement to sink in, and bam! It's already time to talk about who's playing this year's Forecastle Festival, which will take place July 13-15 in Louisville, Ky. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Bluegrass State's finest outdoor music fest, and they've got a humdinger of a lineup to mark the occasion — seriously, I don't use the term "humdinger" lightly. I take that word very, very seriously.

Headlining the fest will be Kentucky's native sons My Morning Jacket, and according to a press release, frontman Jim James is "super duper excited." As he should be. In addition to MMJ's headlining set Saturday night, the 'Castle will also see sets from headliners Bassnectar and Wilco, not to mention a slew of performers including Sleigh Bells (if you don't catch them at Rites of Spring), Girl Talk, Andrew Bird (if you don't catch him at The Ryman), Dr. Dog (if you don't catch them this weekend at War Memorial), Neko Case, Real Estate, Atmosphere, Deer Tick, Beach House, Wye Oak, Washed Out, A-Trak, The Head and the Heart, Preservation Jazz Hall Band, the Stax! Soul Revue and more. And on the local tip, Nashville will be represented by JEFF the Brotherhood, The Features, Justin Townes Earle (we still claim him) and DJ Wick-It the Instigator.

General admission and VIP three-day passes are already available at this link, and those will run you $144.50 and $350, respectively. Single-day VIP and GA tickets will go on sale Friday, March 2, at noon, and you'll be able to hunt those down via this link. There are also payment-plan options and so forth, and you can find out about all of those via the afore-linked pages. And don't worry, Forecastle will once again be "highlighting the festival’s maritime theme," so batten down the hatches and grab a hold of that bowsprit.

See the full Forecastle 2012 lineup after the jump or at Forecastle's lineup page.

Forecastle Festival X — The 10th Anniversary

My Morning Jacket
Girl Talk
Andrew Bird
Sleigh Bells
Neko Case
Flying Lotus
Beach House
The Head and the Heart
Stax! Soul Revue
Dr. Dog
Deer Tick
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Beats Antique
Real Estate
Justin Townes Earle
Washed Out
Walk The Moon
Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500
Wye Oak
Atlas Sound
Fruit Bats
Ben Sollee
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo
JEFF the Brotherhood
The Features
Mike Doughty
Zion I
Sleeper Agent
Floating Action
Wick-It The Instigator
James Vincent McMorrow
Wax Fang
Daniel Martin Moore
King's Daughters & Sons
Cheyenne Marie Mize
The Ravenna Colt
Rachel Grimes
Nerves Junior
Scarlet Smile
Lydia Burrell

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