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Temperatures heat up at Forecastle Festival this weekend

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Forecastle 2016 is an estimated 65,000 fans, dozens of bands and temperatures in the high 80’s.

The Avett Brothers headlined Friday, Alabama Shakes headlined Saturday and Death Cab for Cutie headlines Sunday.

“It's so hot, it feels terrible, but it's great out here,” Forecastle fan, Harrison Evans said.

“Heat is always one of the number one things we are concerned about when we talk about fan safety,” Vice President of strategic partnerships for AC Entertainment, Jeff Cuellar said.

The heat certainly isn't keeping fans away from Forecastle.

“The way we are trending right now, it's definitely going to be one of our better years,” Cuellar said.

Fans say braving the heat is worth it, as long as they have the proper gear to fill up at one of the three free hydration stations

“We have our tanks so our arms are cool,” Forecastle fan, Conor McGraw said. “We have our Camel Backs with water in them.”

“You have to stay fresh and hip with the times, you know. I got the swimming trunks on,” Justin Anderson said.

“Camel Back is key,” Jeff Demko said.

“I'm using the hydration stations- genius,” Evans said.

“I used [the hydration station] about four or five times yesterday,” McGraw said.

“I think if it's this hot tomorrow and they didn't have the hydration station, it would be bad news. Or they could just open up the river and let us swim in it,” Evans said.

Fans are seeking shade where ever possible.

“It's about ten degrees cooler under this [overpass] than it is right out there. You have to stay under the expressway,” Close said.

"We are doing everything in our power to make sure our fans can stay hydrated, seek shade,” Cuellar said. “We've got medical available if someone does get over heated.”

The festival lasts Friday through Sunday. Gates open at noon on Sunday. 

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