Biggest Rock Festival In North America
Louder Than Life
Welcomed Record Crowd Of 180,000 Music Fans
September 21-24, 2023 In Louisville, KY
At Highland Festival Grounds At Kentucky Exposition Center
Four Nonstop Days Of Music From 100 Bands Featured
Fest Debut Of Green Day, Plus Foo Fighters, Tool,
Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, Godsmack, Pantera,
Queens Of The Stone Age, Weezer, Oliver Anthony & More
2024 Dates Announced For September 26-29, 2024
Passes On Sale Friday, September 29 At 12 pm ET
Louder Than Life has retained its title of the Biggest Rock Festival In North America after a successful 2023 edition that welcomed 180,000 music fans over the weekend of September 21-24, breaking a new event record. Held at its home at the Highland Festival Grounds At Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, the four-day destination event, presented by Danny Wimmer Presents, hosted 100 bands on five stages with memorable performances from Foo Fighters, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Green Day and Weezer (the latter two making their DWP festival debuts).
In addition, viral TikTok star Oliver Anthony was a late addition to the fest with two appearances Thursday and Friday in the Big Bourbon Bar. Falling In Reverse also paid homage to Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell with a cover of the band’s hit “All Star” and Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike hosted an official Louder Than Life after party hosted by SPIN. Other performers across the worlds of rock and metal included Godsmack, Pantera, Queens of the Stone Age, Megadeth, Turnstile, Rancid, Falling In Reverse, 311, Pierce The Veil, Run The Jewels, Corey Taylor, Coheed and Cambria, Royal Blood, Parkway Drive, Bad Omens, BABYMETAL and many more.
Several bands also participated in surprise celebrity bartending sessions at the Headbangers Hall attraction, including Corey Taylor, Asking Alexandria and Avatar, among others. Louder Than Life was hosted by Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin.
The dates for 2024 have now been announced as September 26-29, with passes on sale this Friday, September 29 at 12pm EST, starting at $10 down at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com.
In addition to nonstop music, attendees at Louder Than Life enjoyedsome of the best food and drinks that the Louisville area has to offer, as well as various sponsor activations and experiences.
Here’s what media has had to say about Louder Than Life this year:
“It was a grand culmination of a day where rock and metal reigned supreme amid a celebration of food, booze, and living life as loud as possible, hence the very name of the festival.” —Metal Injection
“America’s biggest rock festival will attract[ed] major acts to Louisville … and help[ed] community businesses profit from its success.” —WLKY-TV
“Last year, Consequence named Louder Than Life its Festival of the Year. The four-day Louisville extravaganza blew us away with a stellar lineup featuring Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, KISS, Slipknot, and dozens more. The 2023 lineup is just as impressive, with headliners Foo Fighters, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, and Green Day, not to mention Limp Bizkit, Pantera, Turnstile, and more.” —Consequence
“Louder Than Life is many dozens of concerts, not just one. … It’s the biggest rock festival in the country.” —LEO Weekly
Louder Than Life thanks its 2023 premier partners: Angel’s Envy, Art & Sound, Beam Suntory, BeatBox Beverages, Blackcraft, Budweiser, Bulleit Bourbon, Cutwater Spirits, Dimebag Hardware, Ehrler’s Ice Cream, Hellflower Soap Company, Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam, Jim Beam Black, Knob Creek & Rye, Kroger, Log Still Distillery, LYTE, Maker’s Mark, Milagro Tequila, Mortus Viventi, Nowhere Fast, Park Community Credit Union, Parlor Root Beer, Pegasus Distilled Experiences, Red Bull, Road Hounds, Strung, The Music Experience, The Pretty Cult, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, U.S. Army, and U.S. Marines.
Louder Than Life thanks its Big Bourbon Bar Partners: Angel’s Envy, Brother’s Bond, Bulleit, Elijah Craig, Four Roses, George Dickel, Heaven’s Door, Jack Daniel’s, Jefferson’s, Kentucky Peerless, Larceny, Legent, Maker’s 46, Michter’s, Middle West Spirits, Monk’s Road, Old Forester, Rabbit Hole, Resilient Bottled in Bond, Starlight Distillery, and Wilderness Trail.
Louder Than Life thanks its non-profit partners: Artists For Trauma, Demons Behind Me, Fxck Cancer, Rock Against Racism, Take Me Home, The Taylor Foundation, and To Write Love on Her Arms.
Louder Than Life is produced by Los Angeles-based Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America. Additional DWP events in 2023 will include Aftershock Festival, Bourbon & Beyond, GoldenSky Country Music Festival, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival and Welcome To Rockville.
(Louder Than Life 2023 crowd by Nathan Zucker)
(Foo Fighters by Steve Thrasher)
(Green Day by Steve Thrasher)
(Tool by Steve Thrasher)
(Avenged Sevenfold by Steve Thrasher)
(Pantera by Steve Thrasher)
(Limp Bizkit by Steve Thrasher)
(Godsmack by Steve Thrasher)
(Oliver Anthony by Nathan Zucker)
(Corey Taylor bartending at the Headbangers Hall by Nathan Zucker)
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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 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. The 2023 festival lineup will include Aftershock, Bourbon & Beyond, GoldenSky, Inkcarceration, Louder Than Life, Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival and Welcome To Rockville. Previous DWP festivals include Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Chicago Open Air, Northern Invasion and more. Since 2020, DWP has been an innovator in the digital content space with over two dozen international livestreams, acclaimed social series Offstage with DWP and the DWPresents Channel on Twitch, which has garnered over 25 million worldwide views since its launch in mid-2021. DWP also produces The Power Hour, a weekly show dedicated to the world of rock, on AXS TV.