Louder Than Life, theÂ Worldâ€™s Largest Rock â€˜Nâ€™ Roll Whiskey Festival, returns toÂ Louisville, KYÂ even bigger and better in its fifth year, with festival producersÂ delivering the most spectacular music lineup since the festival began in 2014.Â Louder Than LifeÂ will feature theÂ Danny Wimmer PresentsÂ debut of quintessential rock bandÂ Guns Nâ€™ RosesÂ (in their first appearance since performing in Hawaii in December 2018), the return of chart-topping, festival favoritesÂ SlipknotÂ andÂ Disturbed, a reunitedÂ StaindÂ (in their first public performance in 5 years),Â Godsmack,Â Rob Zombie,A Day To Remember,Â Ice Cube,Â Marilyn Manson,Â Breaking Benjamin,Â Chevelle,Â Halestorm, and many more.
Produced by premier independent festival producerÂ Danny Wimmer Presents,Â Louder Than LifeÂ will be held at its new home atÂ Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo CenterÂ onÂ Friday, September 27, Saturday, September 28Â andÂ Sunday, September 29.
Louder Than LifeÂ will feature more than 50 music acts, with performances on three stages, along with award-winningÂ bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and theÂ best foodÂ Louisville has to offer.Â Festival attendeesÂ will also enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage experiences, as well as sponsor activations that celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city.
“We wouldn’t be living up to the nameÂ Louder Than LifeÂ if we didn’t come back bigger and badder than ever, giving fans something they can’t see anywhere else,â€ says festival producerÂ Danny Wimmer. â€œGettingÂ StaindÂ back together and plugged in on the main stage is something that I’ve been working on for years. These are songs that need to be heard, that fans have been dying to hear –Â StaindÂ has been one of the most requested bands on our socials, and it’s an honor to be bringing their music back for the fans atÂ Louder Than Life.â€
WimmerÂ continues, â€œSlipknotÂ has always had some of the most loyal, rabid fans in rock, but now they are at that pivotal moment when theyâ€™ve crossed over into iconic status;Â DisturbedÂ has had their best touring numbers to date this year; then top it off with one of the biggest rock bands of all time inÂ Guns N’ Rosesâ€¦this year is our most massive lineup yet.”
Louder Than LifeÂ exclusiveÂ VIPÂ packages,Â General AdmissionÂ tickets,Â campingÂ andÂ hotelÂ packages go on saleÂ today, Monday, April 8Â atÂ 9:00 AM ET.Â VisitÂ www.LouderThanLifeFestival.comÂ for details.
Fans interested in attending all threeÂ DWPÂ weekends atÂ KY Expo Center, also includingÂ Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival (September 14-15)Â andÂ Bourbon & Beyond (September 20-22), can purchase a specialÂ Trifesta Pass, which allows General Admission weekend access for the discounted rate of only $229.00 plus fees. VisitÂ https://trifestapass.comÂ for more information.
The current music lineup forÂ Louder Than LifeÂ is as follows (subject to change):
Friday, September 27:
Slipknot, Staind, A Day to Remember, Chevelle, I Prevail, Architects, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, GWAR, The Crystal Method, Graveyard, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, New Years Day, All Them Witches, Crown Lands, Joyous Wolf, Dead Posey, Santa CruzÂ and more
Saturday, September 28:Â Guns Nâ€™ Roses, Godsmack, Ice Cube, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, Stone Temple Pilots, Suicidal Tendencies, Melvins, Andrew W.K., Badflower, Knocked Loose, Anti-Flag, Redd Kross, Parlor Mob, Like A Storm, Jelly Roll, Dirty Honey, DED, JunkBunnyÂ and more
Sunday, September 29:Â Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Die Antwoord, Three Days Grace,Â Sum 41,Â [artist TBA],Â Deadland Ritual, White Reaper, Demon Hunter, Ho99o9, Angel Du$t, Sick Puppies, Amigo The Devil, Fire From The Gods, Broken Hands, Anemic RoyaltyÂ and more
Danny Wimmer PresentsÂ is proud to announce a collaboration withÂ Metallicaâ€™s Blackened WhiskeyÂ andÂ Enter Night Pilsner.Â Blackened, a super-premium American whiskey blend crafted by the lateÂ Master Distiller Dave PickerellÂ and finished in the earth shattering music ofÂ Metallica, andÂ Enter Night Pilsner, a collaboration with the rockstars of craft brewingÂ Stone Brewing Company, will come together under one roof to offer guests a one-of-kind musical festival experience. The massiveÂ BoilerMaker pop-upÂ will feature aÂ Blackened & Enter Night Boilermaker, as well as craft cocktails andÂ ice-coldÂ Enter Night Pilsner. This exciting collaboration marks the latest in a long line of amplified guest experiences only available throughÂ Danny Wimmer PresentsÂ music festivals. More info to comeâ€¦
The festivalâ€™s centerpiece,Â Krogerâ€™s Big Bourbon BarÂ presented by Louisville Courier Journal,Â will feature more than two dozen hand-selected bourbons from top distilleries, and a unique opportunity to enjoy bourbons and exclusive one-time specialty cocktails fromÂ 1792,Â Angelâ€™s Envy, Barrell Bourbon,Â Coopersâ€™ Craft,Â Elijah Craig,Â Four Roses,Â Jeptha Creed Four Grain Bourbon,Â Kentucky Peerless,Â Michterâ€™s,Â Old Forester,Rebel Yell,Â StoneHammer,Â Wild TurkeyÂ andÂ more to be announced.
Fred Minnickâ€™s Mini Bar–hosted by theÂ Louder Than LifeÂ bourbon curator, bourbon author/expert, and Amazon Prime host (Bourbon Up)–will showcase craft selections fromÂ Louisvilleâ€™s world-renowned distilleries. Acclaimed Louisville whiskey barÂ TheÂ Silver DollarÂ will operateÂ The Hunterâ€™s Club, where attendees can find vintage bourbons dating as far back as the 1930s, as well as contemporary collectibles.
The initial list of participating bourbon brands atÂ Louder Than LifeÂ includesÂ 1792, Angelâ€™s Envy, Barrell Bourbon,Â Coopersâ€™ Craft, Elijah Craig, Evan Williams,Â Four Roses,Â Jeptha Creed Four Grain Bourbon,Â Jim Beam, Kentucky Peerless,Â Larceny, Makerâ€™s Mark, Michterâ€™s, Old Forester,Â Rebel Yell,Â StoneHammer,Â Wild Turkey,Â Willett,Â andÂ Woodford Reserve.
Whiskey sponsors also includeÂ Jack Danielâ€™s, Southern ComfortÂ andÂ Uncle Nearest.
Additional bourbon, food & beverage, and other experiences available onsite include:
- Jack Danielâ€™sÂ No. 7 Sports Bar, where guests can enjoy NFL and college football games
- Tiki Barrel BarÂ presented byÂ Jim Beam
- Jackâ€™s HouseÂ presented byÂ Jack Danielâ€™s
- Jailhouse BBQÂ Presented byÂ Larceny Bourbon
- Buffalo Club
- Mardi Gras BarÂ presented byÂ Southern Comfort
- The Speakeasy
- Tree Bar
- Monster Energy Experience
- f.y.e. Fan Experience
- Craft Beer Bar
- Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live Dreams Program
- Mint Julep ExperiencesÂ (exclusive distillery excursions)
- Take Me Home
- The Music Experience
In addition, attendees can enjoy a variety of local and regional food and beverage offerings provided byÂ DWPâ€™s affiliate concessionaire,Â Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC. Festival attendees will be able to experience a taste of Louisville with selections from the followingÂ restaurants:Boss Hog BBQ, Couvillion, Doc Crowâ€™s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar, Ehrlerâ€™s Ice Cream, Eliâ€™s BBQ,Â Heine Brothers Coffee,Â Hull And Highwater, Joellaâ€™s Hot Chicken, Martinâ€™s BBQ,Â Merleâ€™s Whiskey Kitchen, River Road BBQ,Â Sarino, Seviche, and more.
Look for more food experience details to be announced soon.
Ticket prices forÂ Louder Than LifeÂ will be as follows:
- 3-Day Weekend General Admission: starting at $149.50 + fees
- 3-DayÂ Mint Experience VIP: starting at $449.50 + fees
- 3-Day Top Shelf VIP: $1,399.50 + fees
- Single Day General Admission: starting at $69.50 + fees
- Single Day VIP: starting at $199.50 + fees
CampingÂ spaces for cars, tents, and RVs start at just $145.00 and include 4 nightsâ€™ stay in theÂ Louder Than LifeÂ campgrounds. Camping passes also allow patrons re-entry privileges to and from the festival site all weekend long.
Mint Experience VIP ticketsÂ include access to VIP Hangâ€”an exclusive hang area with dedicated bars, comfortable furniture, and live audio/video streams of the Monster Energy Barrel Stage and Oak Stage, plus front-of-stage viewing of the Oak Stageâ€”as well as a dedicated merchandise stand, premium dedicated food offerings, air-conditioned and flushable restrooms, dedicated entrance lanes into the festival and a commemorative laminate and wristband.
Top Shelf VIP ticketsÂ include access to all Mint Experience VIP amenities, plus access to the Top Shelf Hang and other amenities including: air-conditioned lounge/tent with live audio/video streams of Monster Energy Barrel Stage and Oak Stage, front-of-stage viewing area for Monster Energy Barrel Stage, shaded viewing deck, all-inclusive premium drinks at dedicated bars within the hang area, complimentary hors d’oeuvres during lunch and dinner hours, dedicated air-conditioned and flushable bathrooms, massage station, complimentary lockers with cell-phone chargers, complimentary Wi-Fi access, Top Shelf VIP Concierge staff and a commemorative Top Shelf VIP laminate and RFID wristband.
Louder Than LifeÂ sponsors includeÂ Kentucky Tourism,Â Louisville Tourism, Monster Energy, Jack Danielâ€™s, Kroger, Titoâ€™s Handmade Vodka, Southern Comfort, Uncle Nearest Whiskey, f.y.e., The Music Experience, Fxck Cancer, Take Me Home, Against The Grain, and Zyn.
TheÂ Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo CenterÂ are located at 937 Phillips Lane in Louisville, Kentucky. Festival doors open at 11:00 AM daily.
Louder Than LifeÂ isÂ produced by Los Angeles-basedÂ Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America. AdditionalÂ DWPÂ events include Aftershock Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, Chicago Open Air, Epicenter Festival, Hometown Rising, Rock Allegiance, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville.
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