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Forecastle went safe with its lineup this year, and it paid off in attendance … plus some other notes about last weekend’s festival

At the presser Thursday evening before Forecastle, founder JK McKnight revealed that 65,000 people will attend this year, meaning Forecastle continues to grow, while other premier festivals witness dips in attendance. And while raising the point of headliner recycling is a relevant and honest dialogue, it’s possible that it may not even matter if the lineup feels pedestrian or ‘so-so.’ Perhaps Louisville, and maybe to a larger degree the sovereign summer festival culture, appreciates the familiar, as evidenced by this year’s attendance.”

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