To coincide with the recent surprise announcement of their 2016 lineup, Louisville, KY’s Forecastle Festival today shared a stunning recap video titled “The Forecastle Experience”. The video, narrated by Forecastle founder J.K. McKnight, reminisces on the origins of Forecastle Festival and where it is today, while giving viewers an insight into the scenes of the music festival, full of beautiful smiling faces and talented musicians.
“When I think back, I think about here’s something that we started with 6 bands, no resources, no money, no…anything“, says McKnight. “The first festival was simple and pure. But I also remember the vibe was very distinct. It was very positive, almost cathartic in a way. I fast forward to 13 years later, and it’s a vibe that’s still there today. We want to create an event that people remember for the rest of their lives, that’s the goal. There’s just nothing like it.“
“I’m continually amazed by the impact that an event like this can have. Forecastle means something. It’s an opportunity to change people’s lives. We finally got here. The ships finally docked.” – Forecastle Founder, JK McKnight
That it has. Forecastle remains one of our personal favorites due to it’s loving audiences, simple logistics, and big name musical acts. Watch the recap below, and be sure to snag your ticket to Forecastle 2016 here.