4th Annual Louder Than Life Festival wraps with record breaking attendance
Fourth Annual Louder Than Life Wraps With More Than 60,000 In Attendance Over Two Days At Champions Park In Louisville, KY September 30 & October 1 With Headlining Sets From Ozzy Osbourne & Prophets Of Rage, Plus Five Finger Death Punch, Incubus, Rob Zombie, Stone Sour & More.
“Louisville: The Home Of Bourbon. Great People. Great Food.”
The fourth annual Louder Than Life wrapped its biggest year yet on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1 with more than 60,000 in attendance over two days at Champions Park in Louisville, KY to enjoy headlining sets from Ozzy Osbourne — recently reunited with guitarist Zakk Wylde for the first time in over a decade — and Prophets of Rage — bringing together the sonic firepower of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, with members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real, and DJ Lord.
Louder Than Life also featured performances from Five Finger Death Punch, Incubus — returning to Louisville for the first time in over a decade — Rob Zombie, Stone Sour, Rise Against (who also helped close out the festival, with singer/guitarist Tim McIlrath and guitarist Zach Blair jumping onstage with Prophets of Rage for a rendition of MC5’s “Kick Out The Jams”) and nearly 30 other bands on three stages.
In addition to music, attendees were able to try a taste of Louisville, sampling from over two dozen bourbons at Bourbon World presented by the Louisville Courier-Journal, with food from more than two dozen vendors including local favorites 502 Café, Baxter’s Grill, Black Rock Grill, Boss Hog BBQ, Doc Crow’s, Mike’s Kentucky Kitchen, Holy Mole Tacos, The Big Cheesy, Tumbleweed and more. With 95% of the world’s bourbon coming from Kentucky, festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents hand selected over two dozen top distilleries to create a unique opportunity to sample bourbons and exclusive one-time specialty cocktails from inside what may be the World’s Loudest Bourbon Tent.
The Student Experience (TSE)—the youth outreach program of The Music Experience—featured a backstage tour for local music students from Mom’s Music — School of Rock to see the inner workings of a festival and learn about all the jobs the music industry has to offer. LEO Weekly wrote about The Student Experience HERE.
Louder Than Life followed up the successful debut of Bourbon & Beyond at Champions Park, and marked the second consecutive weekend that hotels in Louisville were sold out thanks in part to a Danny Wimmer Presents festival.
“We are so grateful to Louisville for being such gracious hosts and welcoming us to this city,” says Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents. “Every time we come to Louisville, we discover something more to love about it. It’s a special city that we are proud to call the home of Louder Than Life.”