Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Korn Headline Louder Than Life 2021

Judas Priest, Staind, Jane’s Addiction, and more are featured in the stacked lineup.

Metallica
Metallica

Louder Than Life returns this year with an absolutely stacked lineup. The 2021 bill is topped by headliners Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, and Korn. The sixth Louder Than Life installment is set for September 23-26, 2021 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Metallica will headline two nights, performing unique sets for each show. Other featured acts include Jane’s Addiction, Staind, Rise Against, Sabaton, Cypress Hill, Sevendust, Machine Gun Kelly, Anthrax, Gojira, Helmet, Seether, Pennywise, Beartooth, Killswitch Engage, heavy metal icons Judas Priest, the return of Mudvayne, and many more.

Single day and weekend passes for Louder Than Life are on sale now at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com starting at $99.50* for single day and $249.50* for 4-day (*plus fees).

Watch the official Louder Than Life announcement video here.

“‘Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over’ – Mark Twain. And I’m on the lookout for the best drinking whiskey in Kentucky,” says Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction.

“DWP has always considered Louisville home, so to be able to bring America’s Biggest Rock Festival back in 2021 means everything to us. After a year filled with challenge after challenge, we worked incredibly hard to curate a lineup worth the wait for our fans,” says Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents. “Weather got in the way of Nine Inch Nails in 2018, the pandemic derailed our plans for two big Metallica sets in 2020 – so to have them both back for 2021, along with KORN and the rest of this incredible lineup over four days, that’s the kind of ‘new normal’ that we’re all looking forward to.”

Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails performing at River City Rockfest 2018 [© AEG Presents/Nine Inch Nails/Silva Artist Management by Matt Bishop Photo]

Louder Than Life will feature nearly 70 music acts over 4 days, with performances on three stages, along with award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, 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.

Single day and weekend general admission and VIP passes for Louder Than Life are on sale now. Festivalgoers are encouraged to buy early and save, since pass prices will increase in the coming weeks. A limited number of specially priced tickets for military personnel are on sale now via GovX. A limited number of Weekend Camping Packages are available for both car + tent and RVs. Admission to the festival is not included in Weekend Camping Packages and must be purchased separately. 

Korn [© Matt Bishop Photo]

VIP pass perks include (but are not limited to) access to all general admission areas in the festival grounds, as well as a dedicated festival entrance, access to a shaded “hang area” with dedicated bars, live audio/video streams of main stages, access to a front-of-stage VIP viewing area, dedicated merch tent, premium dedicated food and drink (for purchase), air-conditioned restrooms and a commemorative laminate.

Top Shelf VIP is Presented by Angel’s Envy and passes will include all the above plus an air-conditioned tent, front-of-stage viewing for the right main stage, additional viewing deck, all-inclusive premium drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Rob Halford of Judas Priest [© Matt Bishop Photo]

Louder Than Life is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America. Since debuting in 2014, Louder Than Life continues to develop and grow. In 2019, Louder Than Life welcomed more than 128,000 fans over three days, earning its spot as the largest rock festival in America. For 2021, festival organizers added a fourth day, with the festival kicking off on Thursday. 

Over the coming months, Danny Wimmer Presents will be working with local officials to make sure the festival conforms to then-current social distancing protocols.

Chad Gray of Mudvayne [© Matt Bishop Photo]

Louder Than Life is proud to welcome new and returning sponsors including Angel’s Envy, Bud Light, Bud Light Seltzer, Bud Light, Bulleit Bourbon, Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center, Ehrler’s Ice Cream, Elijah Craig, Evan Williams, FC Cancer, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jim Beam, Kentucky Venues, Kroger, Larceny, Louisville Tourism, Louisville Marriott Downtown, Mortus Viventi, Pegasus Distilled Experiences, Take Me Home, The Music Experience, TickPick and many more. In addition, the Kroger Big Bourbon Bar will make a triumphant return, featuring Kentucky’s finest and more, including Angel’s Envy, Beringer Bros., Boone’s Bourbon, Bulleit Bourbon, Cooper’s Craft, Elijah Craig Small Batch, Four Roses, Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam Black, Kentucky Peerless, Larceny Bourbon, Maker’s Mark 101, Old Forester, Resilient Bourbon, Wilderness Trail, and Woodford Reserve, with more to be announced soon.

About Matt Bishop

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