Forecastle Festival 2009

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The Forecastle Festival is "where the Midwest connects®. Founded in Louisville, KY, the annual gathering is equal parts Music, Art, and Activism. A symposium for musicians, artists, and environmentalists, Forecastle connects the progressive Midwest. The 2009 fest is expected to draw 20,000 people to the Louisville Waterfront ~ part of a scenic, $60 million dollar riverfront investment which draws 1.5 million visitors a year. With national headliners and expanded line-ups, the festival will provide an unforgettable experience for all Forecastle travelers, converging in Louisville from the Midwest and beyond.

This year's headliner include: Widespread Panic, The Black Crowes, The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers, Zappa Plays Zappa, Yonder Mountain String Band and Umphrey's McGee. Previous performers include The Disco Biscuits, De La Soul, GZA, Girl Talk, Sleater-Kinney, Tortoise, Z-Trip, Del McCoury Band, Del the Funky Homosapien, Dr. Dog, Ekoostik Hookah, Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, and The Apples in Stereo.

The 8th annual Forecastle Festival is seeking regional and national artists in a variety of genres to perform at the three-day, Riverfront festival. Hosted in the heart of downtown Louisville, there will be 4 stages, including dueling East and West stages. 5 Sonicbids artists will be selected to perform on these stages. An additional 5 Sonicbids artists will be selected for the festival's official kick-off and after-parties. All together, almost 100 bands will play the festival, with a minimum of 10 slots for Sonicbids members.

Selected artists will be compensated and provided with an array of free products from Forecastle's sponsors and partners in the music, art, and outdoor industries. In addition, artists will receive extensive promotion, advertising, publicity and media exposure in national, regional, and local markets.

The 8th annual Forecastle Festival will combine its music stages with a regionally-curated art installations, sixity environmental organizations, speakers, music industry panels, activism panels, environmental films, an expanded outdoor extreme sports park, eco-business expo, and plenty more along the mighty Ohio River.

Current and previous sponsors include Outside Magazine, Patagonia, .JanSport, Merrell, Southern Comfort, VitaminWater, Finlandia, Bonterra, Red Bull North America, Fifth Third Bank, UPS, Fuze, Backpacker, The Nashville Scene, Indianapolis NUVO, Louisville Eccentric Observer, Dayton City Paper, The Village Voice, Appleton Estate, Sierra Guitars, WOXY, and many more.