Louisville's Louder Than Life Festival will return for a second year, this time featuring headlining slots from ZZ Top, Rob Zombie and Godsmack. Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Slash (as well as Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators) are also listed among the top acts at the event this year.
"We're amped up about making the show at Louisville's Louder Than Life," said Billy Gibbons, frontman and guitarist for ZZ TOP. "It's a win/win/win with rockin' and rollin', terrific cuisine and downright drinkable drinks. Even while performing, we'll make a way to check it out."
Many music festivals have spent plenty of money and time promoting the fine food and beverages available on the grounds, but Louder Than Life features one item that few other major music events (outside of the Gathering of The Juggalos) can boast: professional wrestling. The WWE NXT will hill host live matches at the event, essentially showcasing the "minor leagues" of the WWE.
The Louisville, KY area has increased its music festival opportunities greatly over the last few years. Forecastle has continued for 13 years, having been founded during 2002, and as well as the continuation of Louder Than Life, the NiFi festival will celebrate its initial run about an hour up the road, at the Kentucky Speedway.
Music Times got out to another big rock festival in the region this year, at Rock on The Range in Columbus, OH. Check out our photos from that event and peruse the rest of the Louder Than Life event below.
Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Seether, Chevelle, Collective Soul, Of Mice and Men, Black Stone Cherry, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Sevendust, Skid Row, Kentucky Headhunters, Tremonti, Hinder, Issues, We Came As Romans, Saint Asonia, Nothing More, 10 Years, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Beartooth, Turbowolf, The Temperance Movement, Marmozets, Art of Dying, Aranda, Glorious Sons, Dorothy, Like A Storm, Kill It Kid, All Them Witches, Whiskey Myers, Jelly Roll, Red Sun Rising, Goodbye June, Raveneye, Cilver, Romantic Rebel