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Heading To Forecastle This Weekend? Know Before You Go!


Important Guest Facts & Features of Forecastle 

The Forecastle Festival, Louisville’s longest running music festival returns for its 20th anniversary event Memorial Day weekend, May 27 – 29, 2022 with an all-star lineup boasting GRAMMY-winning rapper Tyler, the Creator, psychedelic rock powerhouse Tame Impala and GRAMMY-nominated hometown hero Jack Harlow



Festival safety and security is our number one priority. Our staff and security team work year-round with the City of Louisville, their Office of Emergency Management and Communications, and other authorities to plan and rehearse security and response plans. Each year, tighter security measures are implemented including a layered security plan that includes elements that are seen and unseen, in addition to an enhanced security and law enforcement presence inside and outside the festival. We make every effort to create a safe and secure environment on the festival grounds. On-site security and emergency medical staff will be available at the festival. If you need any assistance, go to the medical tent, or look for a police officer or festival staff member. 

In case of emergency, we urge attendees to be alert to safety messaging coming from the following sources: 

  • Notifications through Forecastle Mobile App available on Android and iOS ● Video screens on stages 
  • Audio announcements at all stages 
  • Real-time updates on Forecastle Twitter, Facebook and Instagram In the event of a weather evacuation, all attendees should follow the instructions of public safety officials and festival staff. For additional safety information, visit


WRISTBAND ACTIVATION: Wristband activation ensures a smooth process when entering the festival each day and allows you to add emergency contact information to your wristband. All you need to do is enter your wristband ID number (located on the inside of your wristband) and contact info to activate. Registration is available here. 

CASHLESS: Link your wristband to your credit card to buy food, drinks and merch with the tap of your wrist. Register for Cashless with your Discover® Card for a $10 Credit*, which will be applied to your festival wristband good for purchases at Forecastle. Offer for $10 Forecastle Credit limited to the first 2,000 Discover Cardmembers who register for Forecastle Cashless. Terms Apply. Registration is available here

FESTIVAL ENTRANCES: Entrances are located near the corners of E Witherspoon and N Preston St and E Witherspoon and N Brook St. 

VIP and GA+ Ticketholders have dedicated entrances to the festival. Both VIP and GA+ ticket holders can enter through marked VIP lanes for quick entrance to the festival. 

BAG SEARCH AND NO BAG EXPRESS LANES: The safety and security of our fans is our top priority. 

ALL bags will be searched before entry. The following bags are allowed: ● Clutch bags, waist packs, Fanny packs with no more than one compartment. Clutches must be no larger than 6.5×4.5. 

  • Empty Hydration packs with no more than two pockets in addition to the Bladder compartment
  • Medical and diaper bags
  • 1 gallon or smaller clear freezer bags


  • ALL bags will be searched before entry.
  • Small clutch purses and fanny packs that are 4.5″ x 5.5″ or smaller do not need to be clear, but can have no more than one pocket.
  • All other bags must be fully CLEAR and made up of clear plastic, vinyl, or pvc, and be no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″ ONLY. Bags will be restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited.
  • Hydration packs are allowed and do not need to be clear, but must be emptied of all liquid and have no more than two pockets in addition to the one holding the water reservoir.


A full list of allowed and prohibited items can be found here 


TICKETS: A limited number of 3-Day and 1-Day Tickets are available at and at the festival box office located at the Northwest corner of River Road and Witherspoon Street. Forecastle welcomes music fans of all ages, including kids. Children 10-year-old and younger will be admitted free of charge with a ticket-holding adult. Limit two kids per adult. 

If your wristband needs to be replaced, there is a $20 Wristband Replacement Fee. Wristband Assistance is located at the north intersection of River Road and Witherspoon Street, across from Bats Louisville Stadium. Wristband replacement is subject to verification of the Front Gate order. If you need a replacement, please bring your wristband, order confirmation and government-issued ID to the Box Office. 

Please note there is a $20 wristband replacement fee. 

Can’t make it? If something comes up and you can’t attend the festival, fans can resell tickets through the official, Verified Ticket Exchange


The Forecastle Box Office is located at the corner of River St and Witherspoon across from the Louisville Bats Stadium near the festival entrance. A valid government-issued photo ID must be present in order to pick up your tickets. 


  • Friday, May 27 12PM– 10:00PM 
  • Saturday, May 28 12PM – 10:00PM 
  • Sunday, May 29 12PM – 10:00PM 


  • Friday, May 27 2:00 PM 
  • Saturday, May 28 1:00 PM 
  • Sunday, May 29 1:00 PM 


Make the most of your weekend at Forecastle and explore our Mobile App presented by Discover®! You can create your own custom schedule, discover artists, check out the festival map, plus much more! Download Forecastle Mobile App for Android and iPhone to have everything Forecastle right at your fingertips. Also, opt-in for push notifications to stay in the loop on schedule changes, important updates and emergency information all weekend long.


Follow Forecastle on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on major announcements, and catch a unique look at the fest. 


Fans are encouraged to use eco-friendly transportation to get to Waterfront Park, including public transit, walking and bicycles. See below for the overview of options.  

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Use of public transportation, rideshare and bikes are encouraged. For more information about public transit in Louisville, visit 

PARKING: There are many city owned paid lots available around the park and downtown for parking, rideshare and public transit are highly encouraged. 

BIKING: Forecastle Festival offers a free bike valet, located near the box office at the corner of River Road and Witherspoon Street, across from Bats Stadium. 

UBER: Go to Forecastle with Uber. Request a ride to and from the designated Uber zone on Witherspoon Rd at the corner of N Preston St and River Rd for a smooth pick-up and drop-off experience. The designated area for ride share pickup and drop-off is located in the west bound lane at the northeast corner of Witherspoon and River Road across from the Louisville Bats stadium. Use the festival’s address and your ride share driver will follow applicable signage to get you to the drop-off point! 



WATER AND COOLING STATIONS: Stay hydrated! Water stations can be found at nine locations throughout the park. Check the site map and on-site signage for the closest fill-up. 

LOCKERS & MOBILE CHARGING: Forecastle will offer a limited number of lockers on site which include access to mobile charging. All items must be removed daily. To book a locker in advance visit 

GUEST SERVICES & ACCESSIBILITY CENTER: Visit a Guest Services booth or staff member for all event related questions while on site. The main Guest Services booth is located in the Kentucky Landing near the West Entrance. For all questions related to our Accessibility Programs and Services on-site, visit the Access Center, located inside the West Entrance, near the Kentucky Landing area, next to Guest Services. Please look for the Accessibility Center signage. 

LOST & FOUND Visit the Guest Services booth near the West venue entrance during festival hours or go to to search for or to file a claim for an item. Forecastle will not be held liable for any lost items. AFTER THE FESTIVAL: There will be a Lost & Found matched item pickup on Monday, May 30th from 10AM – 2PM located in the Manhattan Chambers Room at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Louisville Downtown, 100 E Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202. If you are unable to stop by, go to to search for missing items or to file a claim for lost and found items. 


The festival will again support the 501(c)3 nonprofit The Forecastle Foundation, which works year-round to protect the most critical, highly threatened biodiversity hotspots on earth. As the activism arm of the festival, the foundation will receive $1 from each 1-Day ticket and $3 from each 3-Day ticket sold. Since its inception in 2011, the Forecastle Foundation has contributed more than $700,000 to protect and preserve 51,000 acres of land and 300 miles of waterways globally. 

Visit the Forecastle Foundation in the Kentucky Landing, located near the West Festival entrance. Fans on-site and afar can bid in an online silent auction, including autographed Jack Harlow merchandise; My Morning Jacket tickets & memorabilia; private bourbon tasting experiences; vintage Forecastle Festival collectibles; original artwork from local artists and more. 


Visit the Kentucky Landing, located near the west festival entrance, for some of our favorite local art, food trucks, the Forecastle Foundation, Sober Sailing and more. 


Let’s do this, Forecastle! Verizon customers have access to an exclusive viewing deck at the Mast Stage with awesome views, a lounge vibe and complimentary charging. Plus, learn more about our free 5G phone offer for new and existing Verizon customers. 


Hello products is amping up the freshness this summer. come vibe, snag a pic on our friendly swing, and refresh with deos and lip balms over at the Hello Lounge. We’re stoked to bring the friendly to Forecastle with swag, tats and smiles! 


Make sure to visit the Mamitas Tequila & Soda located by the Ocean Stage. This bar will be your direct line to mucho delicious Tequila Seltzer. Mamitas is available throughout the GA and VIP areas and comes in Paloma and Tequila Sunrise flavors.


Step inside the most exclusive clubhouse at Forecastle Festival. Wander the luxury grounds while you sip ice-cold mountain water and refreshing cocktails. All it will cost is selling us your soul in a legally binding contract for all of eternity. So join today! 


The best time for a refreshing Sierra Nevada beer? When you’re vibing to your favorite artists. Stop by our Hazy Little Lounge to experience Forecastle with a delicious beer in hand. 


Make sure you stop by the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Airstream Lounge located on the Great Lawn! Stock up on swag and sip on a cool cocktail while you sit back and catch a set. For every Tito’s cocktail sold, Tito’s will donate $1 to Kentucky Natural Lands Trust up to $10,000. Make sure to tag #lovetitos while you sip n’ support at Forecastle! 


Once you have your wristband, sign up for Cashless by linking your Discover® Card to your wristband and you could get a $10 credit from Forecastle! Offer Limited to the first 2,000 Discover Cardmembers who register for Cashless. Terms Apply. 


Download our Mobile App presented by Discover®. There, you can create your own custom schedule, check out the festival map, plus much more! 

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