The 2013 Forecastle Festival is singing the blues, and in this case that's a good thing.

Blues-influenced rock bands The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals have been tapped for this year's edition of the decade-old Louisville fest, with acts including The Flaming Lips, The Avett Brothers, Big Boi, Jim James, Animal Collective, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Old Crow Medicine Show and "Harlem Shake" trend-setter Baauer also set for the summer extravaganza. Check out a full listing below and let us know what you think.

The 2013 Forecastle Festival is set to take place July 12-14 at Waterfront Park. Weekend passes go on sale this Wednesday at noon via, and Ticketmaster outlets.

2013 lineup (so far):

The Black Keys

The String Cheese Incident

The Avett Brothers

The Flaming Lips

Alabama Shakes

Jim James

Animal Collective

Old Crow Medicine Show

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

The Forecastle Incident (with special guests)

Young the Giant

Big Boi

Matt & Kim

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Purity Ring

The Joy Formidable




Kurt Vile & The Violators

Toro y Moi

Bob Mould Band

El-P & Killer Mike



Moon Taxi



Greensky Bluegrass

Wild Belle

Tift Merritt

Shovels & Rope


Night Beds



Ryan Hemsworth


Alasdair Roberts & Friends


The 23 String Band

Wheeler Brothers

A Lion Named Roar

The Pass

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.