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The incredible music lineup for Louder Than Life 2018 is as follows:
Friday, September 28: Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, Breaking Benjamin, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Seether, Black Stone Cherry, Skillet, Underoath,
Saturday, September 29: Godsmack, 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, The Jacks.
Sunday, September 30: Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Ice Cube, Primus, Billy Idol, Action Bronson, Clutch, Asking Alexandria, Yelawolf, The Sword, Glassjaw, The Fever 333, Monster Magnet, Spirit Animal, The Dose, The Breton Sound.
In our opinion, there are a few bands that should not be missed:
Sick Puppies – These guys took the stage at this very festival back in 2016 and we’re thrilled that they’re on the bill again for 2018. The incredible energy that this trio packs into their performance is something you definitely have to experience live to fully appreciate. On tour, promoting their latest release, “Fury”, you can bet that the guys will be bringing just that when they take the stage in Louisville on Saturday. Check them out!
Bad Wolves – Gaining worldwide notoriety with The Cranberries remake of the song “Zombie”, Bad Wolves are currently setting the sound waves on fire with their new album, “Disobey.” In the spirit of protest songs like “Zombie,” their album is teeming with lyrics that see singer Tommy Vext tackling everything from the current political state of our nation to the prevalence of racism, not the typical fodder for an album that’s already packed with hit singles. “This album is a commentary, but it’s also a diary,” according to Vext. Be sure to check these guys out first hand on Friday!
Also performing on Friday are the rock veterans, Breaking Benjamin. Currently on the road promoting their latest album release titled, “EMBER”, Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin commented, “We’re excited to come back to Louisville for Louder Than Life 2018 and play songs from our new album EMBER for the first time in Kentucky! We always have a good time there and look forward to what we know will be a kickass show.”
Festival producer Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, explained, “I couldn’t be prouder of what we have accomplished since the inception of the festival. In five years, Louder Than Life has become the largest rock ‘n’ roll whiskey festival in the world, and I see no better way to celebrate its 5th year than to close out the weekend with Nine Inch Nails and Ice Cube.”
In addition to performances from top music artists, attendees at Louder Than Life will enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage options celebrating the unique spirits and food of the Louisville region as well as offerings from various vendors from around the country:
The Caduceus Wine Garden will highlight Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, owned by Arizona resident Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer. Having already dove headfirst into this venture, Maynard found out from a distant relative that wine making is in his blood. His Great Grandfather, “Spirito” Marzo, had vineyards and made wine in Venaus, Italy, just North of Turino in Piemonte.
The Louder Than Life food and beverage options will be provided by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire. Festival goers will be able to experience a taste of Louisville. Selections from the following local and regional restaurants will be available: Bouquet, Boss Hog BBQ, Cellar Door Chocolates, Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar, Citizen 7, Gospel Bird, Longshot Lobsta, Mike’s Kentucky Kitchen, Midway Café, Tumbleweed, 502 Café, and Whiskey Dry.
Louder Than Life is produced by Los Angeles-based Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of 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 more. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. By combining A-list music 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.
Louder Than Life 2018 partners and sponsors include: Monster Energy, f.y.e., The Music Experience, Miller-Coors, Jack Daniel’s, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Robert Mondavi Private Select, Black Box Wines, Caduceus Wines, Diesel Cigars, SWFTCharge, Kentucky Lottery, Roadrunner Records, Fxck Cancer, Take Me Home, The Louisville Water Company and more.
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