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Festival Preview: Louder Than Life 2018 // Louisville, KY // 9.28-30.18

Article by: Linda Carlson


Louder Than Life Festival, also known as The World’s Largest Rock ‘N’ Roll Whiskey Festival, returns to Champions Park in Louisville for its fifth year at the end of September 2018 for three days of music, gourmet food, whiskey, bourbons and craft beers.  While past years’ festivals were two days long, 2018 brings a third day to lucky festival-goers.

The festival features two side-by-side main stages that allow fans to see continuous, alternating performances on the two stages instead of waiting for break-down and set-up of a single main stage.  A third stage across the venue offers more music options throughout each day.

The line-up was announced earlier this month.

  • On Friday, September 28, Avenged Sevenfold will close a day that will include Limp Bizkit, Breaking Benjamin, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Seether, Black Stone Cherry, Skillet, Underoath, Suicidal Tendencies, Red Sun Rising, Tremonti, Bad Wolves, Turnstile, Jelly Roll, Hyro The Hero, Badflower, Islander and True Villains.
  • On Saturday, September 29, Godsmack will be the day’s final act, following a full day of top notch bands like Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Bush, Bullet For My Valentine, Hellyeah, Body Count, Pop Evil, Sevendust, GWAR, Dance Gavin Dance, From Ashes To New, Sick Puppies, Cane Hill, Bad Omens, Blacktop Mojo, Awake At Last, Stone Broken and The Jacks.
  • Nine Inch Nails will close the festival on Sunday, September 30. Other bands this day include the Deftones, Ice Cube, Primus, Billy Idol, Action Bronson, Clutch, Asking Alexandria, Yelawolf, The Sword, Glassjaw, The Fever 333, Monster Magnet, Spirit Animal, The Dose and The Breton Sound.

Tickets for this three-day extravaganza of rock ‘n roll, food and drink are available now.  In addition to general admission tickets, two levels of VIP tickets are also offered, along with bundles with hotel rooms (camping options are already sold out).  For general admission and VIP, individual day tickets are also available.

Louder Than Life is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, who produces some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Aftershock, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Chicago Open Air, Bourbon & Beyond, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Northern Invasion and others.

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Mark your calendar and grab your tickets for September 28-30 to enjoy three days of rock ‘n roll, food and spirits at Louder Than Life 2018!


Linda Carlson
Linda has been photographing people since she was ten. Forever intrigued by the complex beauty of the human form, she brings the eye of a portraitist to the unpredictability and spectacle of the concert scene.