With Louder Than Life less than a month away, set for Sept. 23 to 26, 2021, at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky, festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents has announced lineup changes and the full band schedule, along with additional onsite entertainment, the bourbon lineup and food offerings.
The sixth edition of the event is expanding to four days this year with a music lineup featuring Metallica (two nights/two unique sets), Disturbed and Korn in headlining performances. The weekend also will offer sets from Judas Priest, Snoop Dogg, Jane’s Addiction, Staind, Rise Against, Mudvayne, Cypress Hill, Machine Gun Kelly, Anthrax, Gojira, Volbeat, Seether, Pennywise, Beartooth, Killswitch Engage, Suicidal Tendencies and many more.
As for the lineup changes, Helmet, Hyro the Hero and Red Fang have dropped off the festival, with Memphis May Fire and Every Time I Die joining the performance roster.
The daily band performance schedules are as follows.
In addition to the live music, Louder Than Life will feature award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft bee, 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.
The festival’s centerpiece, The Kroger Big Bourbon Bar, will feature more than a dozen hand-selected bourbons from top distilleries, a unique opportunity to enjoy bourbons and exclusive one-time specialty cocktails, as well as special appearances by the DWPresents “Space Zebra Show,” which will be streaming from the Kroger Big Bourbon Bar all weekend long. Participating brands includ: 1792, Angel’s Envy, Beringer Bros Bourbon Barrel Aged Wine, Boone’s Bourbon, Bulleit, Buffalo Trace, Coopers’ Craft, Elijah Craig, Four Roses, Jeptha Creed, Jim Beam Black, Kentucky Peerless, Maker’s Mark 101, Old Forester, Wilderness Trail and Woodford Reserve, as well as a special selection picked by bourbon author/expert Fred Minnick.
Attendees at Louder Than Life can enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage offerings that celebrate menus and flavors inspired by Kentucky. Curated by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire, selections from the following local and regional restaurants will be available: 502 Café, Angry Bird Grill, Bangarang Bahn Mi, Barrett’s BBQ, Barrett’s Burgers, Bistro Italiano, Blackbeard Espresso, Bru Bros Coffee, Burger Factory, Cheese Louise, Dank Nugs, Ehrler’s Ice Cream, Eli’s BBQ, Gary’s Philly Cheesesteaks, Gelato Gilberto, Hole Mole Tacos, Island Noodles, Jammin Concessions, Longshot Lobsta, Mac Attack, Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen, Mike’s Kentucky Kitchen, My Olympus Greek Food, Overloaded, Phat Daddy’s Creole, Pie Baby Wood Fired Pizza, Pizza Lupo, Potato Tornado, Ramiro’s Cantina, Shady Grove Wraps, Spicy Pie, Strawberry Field, The Cookie Lady, Tica’s Tacos, Tickle Pickle and Tumbleweed.
Additional bourbon, food and beverage, and other experiences available onsite will include:
- Caduceus Wine Garden
- The Blackened Bar
- Jack Daniel’s No. 7 Sports Bar, where guests can enjoy NFL and college football games
- Heavy Tiki Bar presented by Jim Beam
- Budweiser Beer Garden
- Jim Beam Garden
- The Well – IV hydration, juice bar and overall wellness lounge to recharge all weekend long
- Silver Dollar Hunter’s Club – featuring vintage bourbons dating as far back as the 1930s, as well as contemporary selections
- Mortus Viventi – Live Tarot Card Readings
- Jack’s Char House presented by Jack Daniel’s
- Milagro Cantina Bar
- Larceny Trailer Lounge
- Tito’s Handmade Vodka VIP Airstream
- The Speakeasy
- Fxck Cancer/Dyin 2 Live Dreams Program
- Pegasus Experiences – Louisville’s Finest Distillery Experiences
- Take Me Home
- The Music Experience
The COVID-19 policies for Louder Than Life have been announced. Find more details at https://louderthanlifefestival.com/healthandsafety/.
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