Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot and KISS to headline Louder Than Life 2022

When the 2021 edition of Louder Than Life wrapped up last September – after welcoming a record crowd of 160,000 in Louisville, Kentucky – local newspaper LEO Weekly wondered, “How will DWP top that for Louder Than Life 2022? I don’t know, but I can’t wait to see you all back there for that.”

Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents have found a way to do just that with an incredible lineup for 2022, announced today, that will make Louder Than Life even larger than life this fall, September 22-25, at his home in Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center in Louisville, KY.

The massive roster of talent includes nearly 100 musical artists over four full days, headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers in one of their first shows with all four original members, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot and KISS, featuring must-see additional performances from Shinedown, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Alice In Chains (and a separate set from Jerry Cantrell), Alice Cooper, Incubus, Evanescence, Lamb Of God, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, In This Moment, The Pretty Reckless and many more.

Passes are on sale now for $10 less (until March 31) here.

According to Slipknot’s Clown (Mr. Shawn Crahan), “That’s how festivals are done right. Four days of amazing music with so many talented artists. Slipknot is thrilled to share the stage with Nine Inch Nails , KISS and many more. Stay safe, and we’ll see you in Louisville.”

Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God adds, “We can’t wait to return to Louisville for Louder Than Life 2022 and this time share the stage with KISS, Slipknot, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, and of course our pals from Richmond, GO to GWAR.”

Thursday September 22

Nine Inch Nails, Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Halestorm, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Highly Suspect, Ministry, Nothing More, Baroness, Spiritbox, Apocalyptica, Dorothy, Don Broco, New Years Day, Plush, Lilith Czar, Maggie Lindemann, Taipei Houston, The Dead Dead, Mothica, Superbloom, Eva Under Fire, Oxymorrons

friday september 23

Slipknot, Shinedown, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Right Now, Meshuggah, Clutch, Jinjer, GWAR, In Flames, Helmet, POORSTACY, Crown Empire, DED, All Good Things, Amigo the Devil, Sold Out, Mike is Dead , If I Die First, Orbit Culture, Luka’s State, Ego Kill Talent, The Native Howl, Collide Archetypes

Saturday September 24

KISS, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, Ghostemane, Jerry Cantrell, Dance Gavin Dance, Theory of a Deadman, Body Count, Sevendust, Mammoth WVH, We Came As Romans, Airbourne, Cherry Bombs, Ill Niño, Tetrarch, Nita Strauss, Against the Tide, Wargasm, Trash Boat, Shaman’s Harvest, Solence, Dropout Kings, Bloodywood

Sunday September 25

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice in Chains, Incubus, Papa Roach, The Pretty Reckless, Architects, Bad Religion, Action Bronson, The Struts, Jelly Roll, Dirty Honey, Anti-Flag, The Joy Formidable, Bayside, The Warning, Royal & The Serpent, carolesdaughter, Radkey, The Mysterines, Crown Lands, AEIR, The Alive, As You Were

Known as the World’s Largest Rock ‘N’ Roll Whiskey Festival, in addition to the music, festival-goers will also enjoy four days of award-winning whiskey, bourbons, spirits, craft beer and the best food Louisville has to offer. has to offer, as well as sponsor activations that celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city.

General admission weekend Louder Than Life passes start at $249.50 plus fees and VIP weekend passes start at $629.50 plus fees. There is also a very limited number of Weekend Top Shelf VIP passes left, starting at $1,329.50 plus fees. For day passes, GA starts at $99.50 plus fees while VIP starts at $219.50 plus fees. Layaway options are available for just $10 through March 31, with amortized payments through July.

Tent and RV camping options are also available and include festival in and out privileges. Louder Than Life Campgrounds are adjacent to the festival grounds. Parking passes can also be purchased in advance for one day and the full weekend.

Louder Than Life VIP Passes offer fans the opportunity to experience the ultimate festival experience. VIP pass holders will enter the festival through the VIP-only express entry lanes, using a Louder Than Life commemorative VIP laminate and wristband, which also provides full access to the Louder Than Life VIP grounds.

VIPs will relax in the covered VIP Lounge, featuring a dedicated bar, comfortable seating and live audio/video feeds from the main stages. VIPs are offered a main stage viewing area, dedicated bars and specialty food vendors throughout, a festival merchandise booth, private locker rentals with refill capabilities (for additional purchase) and top quality air-conditioned toilets.

Angel’s Envy Top Shelf VIP shoppers will receive the full rock star experience. In addition to access to the VIP area and the incredible details described above, Top Shelf VIPs will have exclusive access to an enclosed, air-conditioned lounge with a private bar, comfortable seating and live audio/video feeds from main stages, plus, a bird’s-eye view of the main stage from the elevated, shaded viewing platform.

Passholders will enjoy all-inclusive beer, cocktails and wine at dedicated bars in the Top Shelf area, exclusive offers of ultra-premium single-barrel bourbon (for additional purchase), as well as Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and bites selected by Anthony Lamas of Seviche. Additionally, Top Shelf VIPs will have access to free Wi-Fi, a main stage viewing area, dedicated locker rentals with top-up capabilities (for additional purchase), private restrooms upscale and a dedicated guest services team.

DWP is proud to host Budweiser, Bud Light Seltzer, Kroger, Jack Daniel’s, TickPick, Louisville Marriott Downtown, Louisville Tourism, Kentucky Venues, City of Louisville, Crowne Plaza Airport Expo, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Bulleit, Angel’s Envy, Basil Hayden’s, Knob Creek, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Pegasus Distilled Tours, Mortus Viventi, The Music Experience, The Well and The Pretty Cult.

“Jack Daniel’s is committed to supporting musicians now more than ever as we continue our long-standing connection to the music industry dating back to Mr. Jack Daniel himself. Our strong relationship with Louder Than Life dates back to their debut in 2014, and we’re excited to be toasting with them again in 2022,” says Greg Luehrs, Director of Jack Daniel’s Partnerships, Brown-Forman Corporation.

Kroger’s Big Bourbon Bar partners include Angel’s Envy, Basil Hayden’s, Boone’s Bourbon, Bulleit, Cooper’s Craft, Elijah Craig, Four Roses, Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam Black, Knob Creek, Kentucky Peerless, Larceny, Legent, Maker’s 46, Old Forester , Rabbit Hole, Resilient Bourbon and Woodford Reserve.

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