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Rock on: What you need to know about Louder Than Life 2022

Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, Red Hot Chili Peppers and KISS are headlining this year's festival.
Credit: Amy Harris/Invision/AP
Festival goers crowd surf as Breaking Benjamin performs during Louder Than Life at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, Red Hot Chili Peppers and KISS are headlining this year's Louder Than Life music festival. 

With over 100 artists performing this festival's lineup will be sure to, as Tenacious D says, "Rock Your Socks" (off). 

Starting Thursday, Sept. 22 the festival will be back at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center until Sept. 25.

Here's everything  you need to know. 

Tickets

Single day general admission tickets for each day of the festival are $129.50. Weekend 4-day general admission tickets are available for $299.50. 

Single day GA tickets and weekend 4-day GA tickets can be purchased here

If you're interested in VIP, the tickets the festival still has available for purchase are the Thursday and Friday VIP passes, as well as the 4-day VIP pass. 

Those are all available for purchase here.

The festival offers exclusively priced military passes for 4-day GA, 4-day VIP and single day GA. Limited quantities are available, so grab yours quick!

Those are all available for purchase here.

Re-entry into the festival is not permitted unless you are camping on-site and have a camping wristband. Once you have entered the venue each day, you will not be allowed to leave and come back in, so plan accordingly.

For a full list of items that are/aren't allowed into festival grounds, please click here.

Parking & Hours

Advanced parking is available for purchase for single-day or 4-day at the Exposition Center. Festival organizers said they strongly encourage buying your parking pass in advance. 

You can purchase single day or 4-day parking here

For more information on parking, please click here

Gate times are TBD and will be announced closer to the event. Festival organizers said gates usually open between 11 a.m. to noon; however, this is subject to change.

Who's performing this year?

Countless big-name artists will be performing at this year's fest, which is hosted by nonother than hard rock and metal personality and enthusiast Jose "Metal Ambassador" Mangin. 

Here are some of the performer's broken up by day:

Thursday

  • Nine Inch Nails 
  • Bring Me the Horizon
  • Evanescence 
  • Tenacious D
  • Highly Suspect

Friday

  • Slipknot 
  • Shinedown
  • Lamb Of God
  • Mastodon
  •  In This Moment

Saturday

  • KISS
  • Rob Zombie
  • Alice Cooper
  • Theory of a Deadman
  • We Came As Romans

Sunday

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Alice In Chains
  • Papa Roach 
  • The Pretty Reckless
  • Action Bronson

For a full list of performers and to see what time and what stage each musician will play at, please click here.

NOTE: Line-up, schedule and set times are subject to change.

In addition, there will be plenty of other experiences for festival-goers to participate in.

Stop by the Headbangers Hall to see the surprise celebrity bartenders! Peruse Whiskeys by Slipknot, Metallica, ZZ Top, Gwar and Beartooth, as well as Iron Maiden craft brews; explore Kroger's Bourbon Bar where guests can enjoy a sip of Kentucky’s finest; and if you can't make it to the fest, tune in to “That Space Zebra Show” hosted on DWPresents Twitch channel. 

If you plan on moshing or crowd surfing, festival organizers just ask that you do it safely. They advise everyone attending to be aware of their surroundings and watch out for others.

Road Closures 

Sept. 5 to Sept. 30

  • Phillips Lane from Preston Highway to Freedom Way

Sept. 23 to Sept. 26

  • Restricted access on Phillips Lane from Crittenden Drive to Freedom Way

Sept. 15 to Sept. 18, Sept. 22 to Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

  • I-264 Eastbound Ramp to Phillips Lane
  • I-264 Westbound Ramp to Phillips Lane
  • I-65 Northbound Ramp to Phillips Lane
  • I-65 Southbound Ramp to Phillips Lane

Sept. 15 to Sept. 18, Sept. 22 to Sept. 25 from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

  • I-65 Southbound Ramp to Crittenden Drive

No stopping anytime on both sides of the following streets from Sept. 15 to Sept. 18, Sept. 22 to Sept. 25

  • Phillips Lane from Freedom Way to Crittenden Drive
  • Crittenden Drive from Phillips Lane to I-65
  • Monarch Drive from Phillips Lane to Manning Road
  • Manning Road from Preston Highway to Gate 7
  • KFEC Gate 6 Drive from Preston Highway to I-65 Overpass
  • Emberson Avenue from Phillips Lane to End
  • James Road from Phillips Lane to End

No stopping anytime on the south side of the following streets from Sept. 15 to Sept. 18, Sept. 22 to Sept. 25

  • Hart Avenue from Preston Highway to End
  • Union Avenue from Preston Highway to End
  • Larue Avenue from Preston Highway to End
  • Wolfe Avenue from Preston Highway to End
  • Bourbon Avenue from Preston Highway to End
  • Belmar Avenue from Preston Highway to train trestle
  • Short Street from Preston Highway to Fayette Avenue
  • Short Street from Henderson Avenue to End
  • Morgan Avenue from Preston Highway to Roosevelt Avenue
  • Springdale Avenue from Roosevelt Avenue to End
  • Farmdale Avenue from Curtis Avenue to End
  • Lucas Avenue from Curtis Avenue to Farmdale Avenue
  • Keller Avenue from Preston Highway to Lupino Road

No stopping anytime on the west side of the following streets from Sept. 15 to Sept. 18, Sept. 22 to Sept. 25

  • Fayette Avenue from Hart Avenue to Union Avenue
  • Fayette Avenue from Union Avenue to Wolfe Avenue
  • Fayette Avenue from Wolfe Avenue to Morgan Avenue
  • Franklin Avenue from Larue Avenue to End (south of Morgan Avenue)
  • Henderson Avenue from Belmar Avenue to Morgan Avenue
  • Curtis Avenue from Farmdale Avenue to Lucas Avenue
  • Roosevelt Avenue from Morgan Avenue to End (south of Lucas Avenue)
  • Alley west of Roosevelt from Springdale Avenue to Farmdale Avenue
  • Lupino Road from Keller Avenue to End

No stopping anytime on the north side of the following streets from Sept. 15 to Sept. 18, Sept. 22 to Sept. 25

  • Jefferson Court from Preston Highway to End


For more information, including a complete list of performances, experiences, bourbon and more, visit the festival's website.

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