|From Crash Avenue|
GZA AND DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIAN ADDED TO FORECASTLE
LOUISVILLE, KY – Forecastle is thrilled to announce the addition of Wu-Tang Clan founder GZA and Heiroglyphics founder Del the Funky Homosapian as co-headliners of the festival’s opening night, July 25th at the Riverfront Belvedere. Largely viewed as the masterminds behind two of hip-hop’s most influential dynasties, they unite together to take the place of Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man, who was originally scheduled.
Most recently, Forecastle Festival announced acclaimed environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as the year’s keynote speaker. Forecastle Festival’s 3-day music line-up also includes The Disco Biscuits, Tortoise, Del McCoury Band, Ekoostik Hookah, Z-Trip, Dr. Dog, and more.
Complete music.art.activism line-ups may be found at: http://www.forecastlefest.com.
The GZA (also known as The Genius) is the oldest member of the Wu-Tang Clan and the cousin of the group’s founder, RZA. Known for his smooth, scimitar-sharp flow and vivid storytelling abilities, his discography includes the hip-hop classic Liquid Swords, with successful follow ups Beneath the Surface, Legend of the Liquid Sword, and most recently, Grandmasters.
Del the Funky Homosapian is the cousin of renowned rapper Ice Cube, and founder of the influential underground hip-hop collective Heiroglypics. Both his debut “Third Eye Vision” and follow-up “Deltron 3030” garnered extreme praise for their combination of beats and flow and futuristic style. In 2001, Del was included on BLUR frontman Damon Albarn’s project Gorillaz, adding his recognizable vocals to the hit "Clint Eastwood," a song that he also began incorporating in his live sets. Del is currently working on his 11th studio album.
Tickets are available via TicketWeb, Ticketmaster, and select independent record stores, including ear X-tacy Records in Louisville, CD Central in Lexington, Euclid Records in St. Louis, Grimey’s in Nashville, Indy CD & Vinyl in Indianapolis, Landlocked Records in Bloomington, and Shake-It Records in Cincinnati. Advanced tickets range from $15 – 20 per day, day of show $18 – 23. Two-day and three-day passes are available, as well as a limited number of VIP passes at $50 a day.
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THE FORECASTLE FESTIVAL is where the Midwest connects. Founded in Louisville, KY, the annual gathering is equal parts Music, Art, and Activism. A symposium for musicians, artists, and environmentalists, Forecastle connects the progressive Midwest. The 2008 fest is expected to draw over 10,000 patrons to the Louisville Waterfront ~ part of a scenic, $60 million dollar riverfront investment which draws 1.5 million visitors a year. With national headliners and expanded line-ups, the festival will provide an unforgettable experience for all Forecastle travelers, converging in Louisville from the Midwest and beyond.
SPIN Magazine ~ "One of the Top 101 things to do in America"
Paste Magazine – “One of the Top 33 Festivals in the Country”