Rain And Flooding Cancels Louder Than Life Festival

Louder Than Life
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Following the cancellation of the second day of Bourbon & Beyond at Champions Park in Louisville, Ky., on Sept. 23 because of bad weather, ongoing rain and flooding forced promoter Danny Wimmer Presents to call off its Louder Than Life Festival, which was to take place at the same venue Sept. 28-30. 
The fifth annual event was to feature performances by Nine Inch Nails, Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Suicidal Tendencies, Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Ice Cube, Limp Bizkit, Five Finger Death Punch, Deftones, and more. 
“It is with deep regret that we inform you that this weekend’s Louder Than Life festival has been canceled due to unsafe conditions resulting from ongoing rain and flooding at the festival site — Champions Park,” DWP said in a statement posted on the event’s website. “After carefully inspecting the grounds and infrastructure this evening, the City and we have determined that it is no longer possible to make the festival site safe in time for this weekend.
“We appreciate the outpouring of support from our fans, the numerous offers to come out and help, and the herculean efforts of the City of Louisville in trying to make the festival happen. The one thing we will never sacrifice is the safety of our fans, bands, staff and patrons.”
The statement went on to say that before canceling Louder Than Life the promoter looked into relocating the event or moving performances into various venues, but it wasn’t logistically possible. DWP promised that the festival would return to Louisville in 2019 “even bigger and better.”  
Full refunds for all tickets, official hotel and camping packages are available, with purchases made via Front Gate Tickets internet or phone orders processed automatically. 
The 2017 edition of Louder Than Life grossed more than $3.46 million and sold $56,337 tickets. 
Louder Than Life was not a part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series, the collaboration between DWP and AEG Presents that was recently brought to an end, meaning the event was not rebranded like Rock On The Range, which was replaced with Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival.