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The Avett Brothers were able to play a lengthy 22 song set. The band was electric; swapping instruments, vocals, and the spotlight. The brothers consistently jumped into the audience keeping the energy high throughout the night. They closed with a sing-along to "I and Love and You". It was the perfect way to end the festival.
The Avett Brothers still played their ensemble of string instruments with the same vigor as a band still trying to make a name for themselves. It was a perfect way to close out the festival, leaving all who walked out of the gates satisfied on their way back home.
The band looks like they wouldn’t rather be anywhere else than on that stage, performing in front of a bunch of soggy, tired, drunk festival-goers, up until the very end when they finished the night beautifully with “I And Love And You.”
Grace Potter howled, letting off beautiful shrieks and absolutely killed on the guitar. It was amazing to see her perform as she danced with her arms flung open and head banged while rocking guitar solos.
Considering the fact that the String Cheese Incident was formed in Colorado, the band has always had its hands surprisingly deep in the southern sounds of bluegrass. Fans who found the band’s Friday night set lacking in such got their payoff on Sunday evening when the band took to the stage with Kentucky newgrass legend Sam Bush, and a cast of all-star guest musicians, to pay tribute to the Kentucky sound.
With the background of brilliant blue clouds contrasting the oppressive heat and thousands of sweaty kids (who were all really into the grooves), Toro y Moi was provided the perfect catalyst to launch Anything in Return's heavy hazy summer anthems into the stratosphere.
Our favorite set of the weekend left me wondering who had more fun, the crowd or Killer Mike and El-P. The duo smiled the entire time and appeared to have the time of their lives while they both took turns displaying their solo work which lead to a closing performance of their new masterpiece, Run The Jewels.
"The weekend at forecastle was my birthday present. I couldn't have asked for a better experience."
fromLindsay, Forecastle community
"I had a beautiful weekend with you all and so many thousands of my closest friends [...] sweating it out & dancing like mad to talented acts, making new friends [...] & ending it all with the Avetts [...] -it was just amazing."