Tame Impala, Phoebe Bridgers rock Louisville


The forecastle festival tends to bring characters to Louisville’s Waterfront Park, and Saturday was no exception.

The second day of the annual music festival along the Ohio River brought tons of energy to the start of the Memorial Day long weekend and music fans were ready to take in the stage, with three stages for performers and thousands of people in the crowd.

Friday was a wet opening of the 2022 festival, with showers throughout the day. Still, the dreary conditions didn’t stop the Louisville native Jack Harlow to rock the stage as the day’s headliner, along with other artists like Earl Sweatshirt and PIECE OF MONEY entertain the crowd too.

You couldn’t have picked a better day for a music festival than Saturday, with sunny skies and temperatures that didn’t rise above the mid-70s. presented perfect conditions for an afternoon at Waterfront Park.

The crowd also responded with stunning outfits including swimsuits, nautical themes and a Louisville woman dressed as Martin Handford’s “Waldo” character who said she had come out to “let go and embrace the weird” with the rest of the audience. .

Amanda Driver arrived at the park early, arriving in time to take the start of Leon, first act of Saturday. She said she came to Louisville from Nashville for the weekend to check out artists like Phoebe Bridgera Los Angeles singer-songwriter who was among the biggest names at this year’s Forecastle Festival, and “getting away from the everyday 9 to 5.”

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The Great Lawn was packed with concertgoers planning to hear performers later in the evening, including an electronic duo 100 Gecs and 6missingwhich was to rock the Boom stage at 8:45 p.m. rock group Tame the impala was set to perform Saturday’s headlining show.

Sunday headliners include Tyler the Creatorand black pumas as the 2022 Music Festival, held for the first time this year on Memorial Day weekend, comes to an end. But as summer approaches, the party is just getting started — the Bourbon and Beyond and Louder Than Life music festivals are just months away from heading to Louisville in September.

Lucas Aulbach can be reached at [email protected], 502-582-4649 or on Twitter @LucasAulbach. Contact journalist Dahlia Ghabour at [email protected]


WHAT: Festival forecastle. Three-day music, bourbon and culinary experience featuring over 50 artists from multiple genres including hip-hop, alternative and electronic.


  • Sunday: Tyler, The Creator, Rufus Du Sol, Black Pumas, Alison Wonderland, Oliver Tree, Jai Wolf, Dayglow, Fletcher, Glaive, Kennyhoopla, Joel Corry, Kirby, TSHA, Blossom, Mob Rich, Lucille Croft.

WHERE: Waterfront Park, 129 River Road

WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday

TICKETS: general admission 1 day, $120; General admission 1 day plus, $185; VIP 1 day, $325. Children 10 and under will be admitted free with a ticketed adult. Limit of two children per adult with a ticket.

MORE INFORMATION: forecastlefest.com


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