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Louder and bigger; festival expands to three days of rock

A massive music lineup led by Nine Inch Nails, Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack and Deftones has been announced for the fifth annual Louder Than Life music festival. Billed as the World’s Largest Rock ‘N’ Roll Whiskey Festival expands to three days ” kicking off Friday, Sept. 28 and closing Sunday, Sept. 30. The event returns to its same venue, Champions Park in Louisville.
‘We’re honored to be headlining the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville this year,’ said Godsmack’s Sully Erna. ‘Looking forward to partying with all of you again real soon.’
Louder Than Life features a selection of award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer and the best food Louisville has to offer, along with a powerful music lineup of rock legends and breaking talent performing on three stages. The festival celebrates the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city.
Louder Than Life general admission tickets, VIP and Top Shelf VIP Packages, hotel and ticket packages, as well as tent and RV camping begins June 8 at noon. Visit for details.
The daily music lineup for Louder Than Life 2018 is as follows:
Sept. 28: Avenged Sevenfold, 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, True Villains.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 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.
‘I couldn’t be prouder of what we have accomplished since the inception of the festival,’ said festival producer Danny Wimmer. ‘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 fifth 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.