Louder Than Life Set for Sept. 26-29; Lineup Announced


February 22, 2024

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Louder Than Life returns to Louisville for its 10th year in 2024, featuring headliners such as Slayer, Mötley Crüe, Slipknot and Korn. Producers Danny Wimmer Presents pulled out all the stops to celebrate a decade of Louder Than Life, North America’s Largest Rock Festival.

The four-day event returns to its home at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center Sept. 26-29.

Five full stages will keep the destination event amped up all weekend, welcoming additional performances from Disturbed, Judas Priest, Five Finger Death Punch, Evanescence, Falling in Reverse, Breaking Benjamin, The Offspring, Staind, Till Lindemann, Chevelle, Dropkick Murphys, Halestorm, Gojira, Seether, In This Moment, Anthrax, Sum 41, Mastodon, Tom Morello, and many more.

In total, almost 150 music acts will be part of the festival weekend, along with Louisville’s finest spirits and top local cuisine. The 2022 event was named Consequence’s Festival Of The Year and was nominated for Pollstar’s Festival Of the Year, and the 2023 edition marked a new attendance record with 180,000 people, so fans are encouraged to buy early and secure their spot for 2024.

“We’re thrilled to announce that Slayer will be reuniting for an earth-shattering performance at Louder Than Life,” Danny Wimmer, of Danny Wimmer Presents, said in a news release. ”I was at their last show at The Forum in 2019 and have been working since then to bring them back to the Louder stage.”

“On the heels of an incredible lineup announcement for Bourbon & Beyond, Louder Than Life solidifies why the Kentucky Exposition Center is the number one place to travel to in September,” David S. Beck, President and CEO of Kentucky Venues, said. “We anticipate festival-goers from around the world to come for the music and fall in love with all the things that make Kentucky such a great state.”

Additional experiences include the Kroger Big Bourbon Bar, the return of Headbangers Hall, The Music Experience, Jack Daniel’s, Pegasus Distilled Experiences, Heavy Tiki presented by Jim Beam, Blackened Presents The Whiskey Bar, The Highland Grounds Wine Garden, and more to be announced.

Single day and weekend General Admission as well as Park Community VIP passes for Louder Than Life are on sale now starting as low as $10 down. Angel’s Envy Top Shelf VIP passes are sold out.

Slayer performing in 2018. Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Berserkur

New in 2024, Danny Wimmer Presents introduces the Loud Lounge Suites, allowing fans to party all weekend long like true rock stars. The suites will be located on top of the Angel’s Envy Top Shelf deck, offering up to 12 people the all-inclusive treatment with bottle service, premium parking, a dedicated host, all you can drink & eat, and a reserved suite seat to take in all the action on the two main stages plus access to both Angel’s Envy Top Shelf and Park Community VIP areas.  For more information, fans can email [email protected].

In addition, Louder Than Life RV and car + tent camping passes are sold out, with a waitlist available. A very limited number of Elevated Glamping experience packages, which include both tent and RV options, are still available. Visit https://louderthanlifefestival.com/ for details on all camping and festival pass options. A record number of passes have been sold during the early bird sales period, so fans are encouraged to act fast to guarantee lowest level pricing and availability.

The JamPack hotel package also allows patrons to bundle festival passes, hotel and more to save up to 31%. Find all details at https://louderthanlifefestival.com/passes/. Inaddition, fans who want to celebrate the biggest eight days of music in the United States with back-to-back weekends in Louisville at Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life can purchase an Exacta Pass for less than $62 per festival day (the Exacta Pass starts at $489.99 plus fees).

Onsite parking for Louder Than Life is available for purchase via Kentucky Exposition Center: https://parking.kyexpo.org/ltl.

Louisville locals are invited to celebrate the Louder Than Life lineup with three events this weekend, starting with a Dare to Care food drive at Kroger in Breckenridge this Friday, February 23 from 4:30-7 p.m., in which fans can donate five non-perishable items to unlock service fee free passes. On Saturday, February 24, Taj in Nulu will be celebrating with custom craft cocktails, photo ops, service fee free passes, a DJ and more from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. And on Sunday, February 25, there will be Louder Than Life pass giveaways at the Bellarmine wrestling match at Knights Hall at 1:00 p.m.

Non-profit 2024 on-site partners include: Artists for Trauma, Demons Behind Me, Fxck Cancer, Take Me Home, To Write Love On Her Arms, plus more to come. The DWP Foundation will be supporting the following local nonprofits in 2024: Dare to Care, Fund for the Arts, Muhammad Ali Center plus more to come.

Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Exposition Center is located at 937 Phillips Lane in Louisville, Kentucky.