Metallica, Nine Inch NailsJudas Priest, and Korn will headline the 2021 “Louder Than Life” Festival. The four-day event will take place between September 23rd and 26th at Louisville, Kentucky’s Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center.

Pollstar reported other performers including such heavyweights as Jane’s AddictionMammoth WVHSnoop DoggMachine Gun KellyStaindMudvayneSeetherCypress HillAnthraxBeartooth, and Sevendust, among others.

Single day and weekend passes are on sale now via, starting at $99.50 for single day and $249.50 for four-day passes.


The current “Louder Than Life” lineup is (subject to change):

  • Thursday, September 23KornStaind, Cypress Hill, Anthrax, Beartooth, Sevendust, Knocked Loose, Wage War, Helmet, Escape The Fate, Zero 9:36, Hyro The Hero, Teenage WristCurrents, Jeris Johnson, Another Day Dawns, and Blame My Youth.
  • Friday, September 24Metallica, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, GojiraKillswitch EngageStarsetAvatar, Fever 333, Turnstile, Cleopatrick, Dead Sara, ’68,the Blue Stones, South Of Eden, Tallah, Joyous Wolf, and Contracult Collective.
  • Saturday, September 25Nine Inch Nails, Snoop Dogg, Machine Gun Kelly, Ghostemane,the Distillers, Asking Alexandria, Grandson, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Spiritbox, Red, Butcher Babies, Bones UK, Diamante, Siiickbrain, UNITYTX, Dana Dentata, and the Messenger Birds.
  • Sunday, September 26Metallica, Judas Priest, Mudvayne, SeetherPennywise, Skillet, Sabaton,the Hu, Badflower, Mammoth WVH, Fozzy, Red FangAyron Jones, From Ashes To New, Avoid, Tempt, Dead Poet Society, and Like Machines.

CHECK IT OUT: The trailer for the 2021 “Louder Than Life” festival: