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Louder Than Life Line-Ups Announced!

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 This Festival Has It All ~ Top Bands, Bourbon, Whiskey, Beer, “Gourmet Man Food,” Celebrity Chefs and More!

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The band lineup has been announced for the debut Louder Than Life festival ~ which, in addition to presenting top rock bands on three stages, will showcase the finest local Louisville food and drink: bourbon exhibitions, gourmet man food, and local craft beers ~ coming to Louisville Champions Park Champions Park (located at 2050 River Road in Louisville, KY, less than three miles from downtown) on  Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5, and as promised, FlashWounds is bringing you the line-ups as soon as they were released!

The band lineup for Louder Than Life is as follows:

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, photo by SethM for FlashWounds

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington ~ photo by SethM for FlashWounds

Saturday, October 4
: Judas Priest, Korn, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Limp Bizkit, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman, Of Mice & Men, Steel Panther, Memphis May Fire, Pop Evil, Fuel, Otherwise, Thousand Foot Krutch, Nonpoint, Wilson, Flaw

Crobot ~ photo by SethM for

Crobot ~ photo by SethM for

Sunday, October 5: Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Buckcherry, In This Moment, Hellyeah, Chiodos, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Butcher Babies, Crobot, Avatar, Monster Truck, Islander

Danny likes his man food!

Danny likes his man food!

Festival creator Danny Wimmer says, “Louisville is known for a lot of things. But I don’t think people realize what a great rock town this is.  When I first came to Louisville, I fell in love with the city, its diverse food, its bourbon and its culture. It screamed ‘Louder Than Life’ and I felt this was the perfect destination for this kind of rock festival.” He adds, “I’ve created the Louder Than Life festival to highlight and celebrate the ‘Culinary Capital of Bourbon Country.’ And of course, the culture of rock & roll and bourbon go hand in hand!”

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer shares that, “We’re so excited to have the Louder Than Life festival come to Louisville and I can’t wait for the world to try our great local food, which got its start with the birth of the cheeseburger in our city over 80 years ago.”

Volbeat‘s Michael Poulsen is excited about the festival as well: “Louisville is a city we enjoy performing in and the fans always create a great atmosphere for a Volbeat show.  We look forward to October. It will be a great time for all.” 

Volbeat's Michael Poulsen, photo by Frank Poulin for FlashWounds

Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen, photo by Frank Poulin for FlashWounds

Bourbon, Whiskey & Other Spirits: Angel’s Envy, Basil Hayden’s, Benchmark, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Eagle Rare, Evan Williams, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark, Red Stag, Town Branch Bourbon, Willett, Woodford Reserve and more.

Motorhead's Bastards Lager

Motorhead’s Bastards Lager

Beer & Wine (Local/Artist Inspired): Bluegrass Brewing Company (American Pale Ale, Altbier Amber Ale, Dark Star Porter and IPA), Alltech Lexington (Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, Kentucky Ale and Kentucky IPA), West Sixth (West Sixth IPA, Deliberation Amber and Lemongrass American Wheat), New Albanian (Black & Blue Grass, Hoptimus Imperial Indian Pale Ale, Elector and Beak’s Best Bitter), Falls City Beer (English Ale, Hipster Repellant IPA and Fall Seasonal), Sterling Beer, Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer, Mastodon’s Black Tongue, Motörhead’s Bastards Lager and more. 

Chris Santos, photo courtesy of Adrenaline PR

Chef Chris Santos, photo courtesy of Adrenaline PR

Restaurants (Local and/or as Seen on Food Network): Down One Bourbon Bar, Highway 61 Roadhouse, Iron Barley, Lil Cheezers, Longshot Lobsta, Momma’s BBQ, Monkey Wrench, Peyton’s Bourbon Cupcakes, Rye, Side Bar at Whiskey Row, Sivori Catering (burgoo), Spinelli’s, and more to be announced.

Celebrity Chef Appearances: Chris Santos, Vic Vegas, Tom Coghill, Bill Kunz and more to be announced.

A special discounted Weekend Ticket pre-sale for Louder Than Life will start on June 10 at 10:00 AM ET During the pre-sale, a limited number of discounted Weekend General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase. The pre-sale ticket prices are as follows:

Tuesday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 11: $199.50 (Weekend VIP)

Tuesday, June 10: $79.50 (Weekend GA)

Wednesday, June 11: $89.50 (Weekend GA)


Butcher Babies ~ photo by Craig Lindberg for FlashWounds

Butcher Babies ~ photo by Craig Lindberg for FlashWounds

Hotel, camping and VIP packages will also be available for purchase during the pre-sale.

Regularly priced weekend and single day tickets go on sale Friday, June 13 at 10:00 AM PT at,, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets will be priced as follows until June 15 at 11:59pm ET, when prices will increase:

2-Day General Admission: $99.50

2-Day VIP: $209.50

GA Ticket 4-Pack: $360.00

Single Day General Admission: $59.50

Single Day VIP: $109.50

VIP tickets include: a VIP entrance to venue; access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service; viewing of main stage (seated and standing areas); seated area with shade for dining and private restroom facilities; a VIP commemorative guest laminate, and more.

NO SERVICE FEE tickets will be available at Spinelli’s Pizzeria for $99 starting Friday, June 13. All locations can be found here or on the Louder Than Life ticket page. Ticket discounts will also be available for active military through Louder Than Life partner GovX.

Sponsors for Louder Than Life include Monster Energy Drink, Jack Daniel’s, Jägermeister, F*ck Cancer, Crazy Dave’s Music, UBER, Muhammad Ali Center, Crowne Plaza, Galt House, Spinelli’s, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Original Makers Club, Louisville Metro Parks Foundation and more.

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About Danny Wimmer Presents:

DANNY CROPSince 1995, DWP has created, developed and produced events from the club level to some of the largest North American festivals.  Founded by industry veteran Danny Wimmer, DWP produces some of the largest festivals in the rock and alternative landscapes, including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy’s Fort Rock Festival, Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion, Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival, Epicenter ~ Southern California’s Rock Festival, Rockwave, The Big Ticket, Chill On The Hill, and Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour.  Never satisfied with the status quo, Danny Wimmer Presents strives to create memorable and fulfilling concert experiences leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions.


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Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots, and billboards to tell you how good their products are. Monster Energy chose none of those options, instead choosing to support the scene, their bands, their athletes and their fans. ME backs athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. They promote concert tours so that their favorite bands can visit our  hometowns. They celebrate with the fans by throwing parties and making the coolest events they can think up a reality.