The Forecastle Festival announced several additions to its acclaimed lineup for the 11th annual three-day music celebration, including Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters and more. The event will again take place July 12 – 14, 2013 at Louisville’s scenic, award-winning Waterfront Park.
Robert Plant and his amazing new group of conspirators the Sensational Space Shifters will be performing songs from every era of Plant’s storied career. Before his recent projects in Nashville with Alison Krauss and Band of Joy, Plant worked alongside the very interesting force, “Strange Sensation,” recording the critically acclaimed, multi-Grammy nominated albums “Dreamland” and “Mighty Rearranger.” From this platform, Sensational Space Shifters developed. Now together this band will dig deeper and more intensely, always twisting and turning, bringing the past into a brilliant technicolor present.
Also added to the lineup are German producer Boys Noize, singer/songwriter Sarah Jarosz and the soulful sensuality of Los Angeles’ inc. A full list of confirmed acts can be found below.
In addition to performances at Waterfront Park, the Forecastle Festival will feature late night shows on the historic Belle of Louisville and other landmark locations throughout Louisville. Headliners The String Cheese Incident will make a special late night appearance at the Louisville Palace on Saturday, July 13th. Tickets for The String Cheese Incident late night show will go on sale April 13. Weekend passes for the festival are on sale now. Details on other late night performances, as well as info on the daily schedule and single day tickets, will be announced in April.
Highlighted in Rolling Stone as a top event in 2012, and acclaimed by Outside as one of the “Top 15 Outdoor Festivals in the USA,” the Forecastle Festival has evolved into one of the country’s premier festival destinations. The event offers an immersive experience that’s distinctly Louisville- beyond the first-class musical lineup-highlighting the region’s burgeoning culinary and arts scene, Kentucky’s unique bourbon heritage and more. The festival continues to emphasize sustainability practices and conservation initiatives, highlighted through the festival’s non-profit organization, the Forecastle Foundation.
For more information on Forecastle, visit: http://www.forecastlefest.com.
The newly confirmed Forecastle 2013 lineup includes:
The Black Keys
The String Cheese Incident
The Avett Brothers
Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters
The Flaming Lips
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Old Crow Medicine Show
The Forecastle Incident (with Special Guests)
Young the Giant
Matt & Kim
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
The Joy Formidable
Kurt Vile & the Violators
Toro Y Moi
Bob Mould Band
El-P & Killer Mike
Shovels & Rope
Pimps of Joytime
Alasdair Roberts & Friends
The 23 String Band
The Wheeler Brothers
A Lion Named Roar
Artists Den Entertainment and Universal Music Group will release Robert Plant & the Band of Joy: Live from the Artists Den on 5.1 BluRay and DVD in the US on July 10th. On July 9th, these products will be released internationally under exclusive license through Universal Music Group International. This epic show was filmed as a rare, intimate performance at the historic War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Selections from the show aired nationwide on public television’s Live from the Artists Den, the hit music series featuring acclaimed artists performing in extraordinary settings. Now released in full for the first time, the DVD features bonus interview clips and concert footage not included in the television broadcast, including six Led Zeppelin classics, three of which have never been shown before.
The DVD will also be presented as a featured story and product release for public television’s National Pledge starting July 26th, The series is a production of Artists Den Entertainment in association with WNET New York Public Media, and is distributed by American Public Television.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Robert Plant has over 40 years invested in his legendary career in music – and he’s still going strong. In 1967, he formed a group called the Band of Joy with drummer John Bonham, before the two joined with guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones the following year to form the world renowned Led Zeppelin. After his 2007 Raising Sand collaboration with Alison Krauss garnered him six Grammy® Awards (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year), Plant created a new Band of Joy, which features Nashville native Buddy Miller and Artists Den alumna Patty Griffin. Their widely acclaimed album, Band of Joy, was nominated for Best Americana Album and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance at the 2011 Grammy® Awards.
The show was filmed at the magnificent War Memorial Auditorium, a landmark building established in 1925 as a tribute to the thousands of Tennesseans who gave their lives during World War I. A rare snowy day in Nashville set the stage for an even rarer event at the one-of-a-kind venue – a career-spanning concert by icon Plant & the Band of Joy, featuring Led Zeppelin favorites, traditional songs, hits from Plant’s solo catalogue, and new material.
Robert Plant explains the excitement of the evening in his own words in the liner notes included with the DVD:
“Some years back I was propelled by chance, with little planning or expectation into an American way…with a lean and pull into a new direction…voices and harmony, restraint and explosion, tight and loose, great joy in great company….in a blizzard in Nashville. My thanks to one and all for aiding and abetting this exciting bend in the road.”
Robert Plant & the Band of Joy: Live from the Artists Den is the sixth concert DVD release from the Artists Den.