Louder Than Life 2021
Band Lineup Announced
METALLICA, NINE INCH NAILS & KORN
Headline The Largest Rock Festival In America
Expanding To Four Days September 23-26
At Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center In Louisville, KY
Festival Also Features Judas Priest, Jane’s Addiction, Snoop Dogg, Machine Gun Kelly, Staind, Mudvayne, Rise Against, Cypress Hill, Gojira & Many More
Single Day & Weekend Passes On Sale Now At
An incredible music lineup has been announced for the sixth Louder Than Life, September 23-26, 2021 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Metallica (two nights / two unique sets), Nine Inch Nails and KORN will headline the largest rock festival in America, which will also feature performances from Judas Priest, Snoop Dogg, Jane’s Addiction, Staind, Rise Against, Mudvayne, Cypress Hill, Machine Gun Kelly, Anthrax, Gojira, Ghostemane, Seether, Pennywise, Beartooth, The Distillers, Killswitch Engage and many more.
Single day and weekend passes for Louder Than Life are on sale now at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com starting at $99.50* for single day and $249.50* for 4-day (*plus fees).
“‘Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over‘ – Mark Twain. And I’m on the lookout for the best drinking whiskey in Kentucky,” says Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction.
“DWP has always considered Louisville home, so to be able to bring America’s Biggest Rock Festival back in 2021 means everything to us. After a year filled with challenge after challenge, we worked incredibly hard to curate a lineup worth the wait for our fans,” says Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents. “Weather got in the way of Nine Inch Nails in 2018, the pandemic derailed our plans for two big Metallica sets in 2020 – so to have them both back for 2021, along with KORN and the rest of this incredible lineup over four days, that’s the kind of ‘new normal’ that we’re all looking forward to.”
The current Louder Than Life lineup is as follows (subject to change):
Thursday, September 23: KORN, Staind, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Beartooth, Sevendust, Knocked Loose, Wage War, Helmet, Escape The Fate, Zero 9:36, Hyro The Hero, Teenage Wrist, Currents, Jeris Johnson, Another Day Dawns, Blame My Youth
Friday, September 24: Metallica, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Starset, Avatar, Fever 333, Turnstile, Cleopatrick, Dead Sara, ’68, The Blue Stones, South Of Eden, Tallah, Joyous Wolf, Contracult Collective
Saturday, September 25: Nine Inch Nails, Snoop Dogg, Machine Gun Kelly, Ghostemane, The Distillers, Asking Alexandria, Grandson, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Spiritbox, Red, Butcher Babies, Bones UK, Diamante, Siiickbrain, UNITYTX, Dana Dentata, The Messenger Birds
Sunday, September 26: Metallica, Judas Priest, Mudvayne, Seether, Pennywise, Skillet, Sabaton, The Hu, Badflower, Mammoth WVH, Fozzy, Red Fang, Ayron Jones, From Ashes To New, Avoid, Tempt, Dead Poet Society, Like Machines
Louder Than Life will feature nearly 70 music acts over 4 days, with performances on three stages, along with award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and the best food Louisville has to offer. Festival attendees will 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.
Single day and weekend general admission and VIP passes for Louder Than Life are on sale now. Festivalgoers are encouraged to buy early and save, since pass prices will increase in the coming weeks. A limited number of specially priced tickets for military personnel are on sale now via GovX. A limited number of Weekend Camping Packages are available for both car + tent and RVs. Admission to the festival is not included in Weekend Camping Packages and must be purchased separately.
VIP pass perks include (but are not limited to) access to all general admission areas in the festival grounds, as well as a dedicated festival entrance, access to a shaded “hang area” with dedicated bars, live audio/video streams of main stages, access to a front-of-stage VIP viewing area, dedicated merch tent, premium dedicated food and drink (for purchase), air-conditioned restrooms and a commemorative laminate.
Top Shelf VIP is Presented by Angel’s Envy and passes will include all the above plus an air-conditioned tent, front-of-stage viewing for the right main stage, additional viewing deck, all-inclusive premium drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
Louder Than Life is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America. Since debuting in 2014, Louder Than Life continues to develop and grow. In 2019, Louder Than Life welcomed more than 128,000 fans over three days, earning its spot as the largest rock festival in America. For 2021, festival organizers added a fourth day, with the festival kicking off on Thursday.
Over the coming months, Danny Wimmer Presents will be working with local officials to make sure the festival conforms to then-current social distancing protocols.
The Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center are located at 937 Phillips Lane in Louisville, KY.
Louder Than Life is proud to welcome new and returning sponsors including Angel’s Envy, Bud Light, Bud Light Seltzer, Bud Light, Bulleit Bourbon, Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center, Ehrler’s Ice Cream, Elijah Craig, Evan Williams, FC Cancer, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jim Beam, Kentucky Venues, Kroger, Larceny, Louisville Tourism, Louisville Marriott Downtown, Mortus Viventi, Pegasus Distilled Experiences, Take Me Home, The Music Experience, TickPick and many more. In addition, the Kroger Big Bourbon Bar will make a triumphant return, featuring Kentucky’s finest and more, including Angel’s Envy, Beringer Bros., Boone’s Bourbon, Bulleit Bourbon, Cooper’s Craft, Elijah Craig Small Batch, Four Roses, Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam Black, Kentucky Peerless, Larceny Bourbon, Maker’s Mark 101, Old Forester, Resilient Bourbon, Wilderness Trail, and Woodford Reserve, with more to be announced soon.
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About Danny Wimmer Presents:
Since 1995, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which currently includes Aftershock, Bourbon & Beyond, Epicenter, Hometown Rising, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, and Welcome To Rockville. Previous DWP festivals include Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and more. In 2020, DWP launched the popular digital series Offstage with DWP and Beyond the Barrel, and ventured into the digital content curation space, promoting pay-per-view live streams.
Photographer and Editor/Founder of AllMusicMagazine.com. My love of live music has taken me to incredible experiences with the top bands of all time in stadium shows to the smallest venues with equally inspiring musicians. Using the medium of photography and my publication, these memories will last forever.