Louder Than Life Announces 2022 Lineup With Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slipknot And KISS

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Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, KISS, and Red Hot Chili Peppers will be headlining this year

Danny Wimmer Presents’ Louder Than Life will be returning to the Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., on Sept. 22-25 and has announced its 2022 lineup. 

Alice In Chains, a separate set from Jerry Cantrell, Alice Cooper, Bring Me The Horizon, Shinedown, Rob Zombie, Incubus, Lamb of God, Tenacious D and more will also be heading to Louisville for the event. 

“This is how you do festivals right,” Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan, also known as Clown, said in a statement. “Four days of incredible music with so many talented artists. Slipknot is excited to share the stage with Nine Inch Nails, KISS and so many more. Stay safe and we’ll see you in Louisville.”

Nine Inch Nails will be headlining the first day of the festival on Sept. 22, with Slipknot headlining the second, KISS the third, and Red Hot Chili Peppers closing out the event on Sept. 25. Evanescence, Halestorm, Spiritbox, Mastodon, In This Moment, Jinjer, GWAR, Lamb of God, Papa Roach, The Pretty Reckless, and more will also all take the stage during the event.

“We look forward to returning to Louisville for Louder Than Life 2022 and this time to share the stage with KISS, Slipknot, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, and of course our Richmond, VA buddies in GWAR,” Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe said in a statement.”

Last year, Louder Than Life grossed $13.5 million over its four days, according to reports submitted to Pollstar’s Boxoffice. Metallica, Judas Preist, Mudvayne, Seether, Pennywise, Skillet, The Hu, Mammoth WVH, and more all took to the stage during the event.

This year’s Louder Than Life will also see a partnership with Jack Daniel’s once again, with the festival also hosting Budweiser, Bud Light Seltzer, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and more.

“Jack Daniel’s is committed to supporting musicians now more than ever as we continue our long-standing connection to the music industry dating to Mr. Jack Daniel himself,” Greg Luehrs, Director Partnerships Jack Daniel’s, Brown-Forman Corporation said in a statement. “Our relationship with Louder Than Life goes all the way back to their beginnings in 2014, and we’re excited to toast with them again in 2022.” 

Several of Danny Wimmer Presents’ other festivals, including Welcome to Rockville, Inkcarceration and Aftershock, have also all recently announced their 2022 lineups. 

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be embarking on their worldwide stadium tour with the first leg kicking off in Europe on June 4. The second leg of the tour will see the band heading back to North America starting off at Empower Field in Denver on July 23, and wrapping up at Louder Than Life on Sept. 25. 

As Danny Wimmer Presents has begun to pave their return following the continued cancellations throughout 2020 and a portion of 2021, company CEO, Danny Hayes, spoke with Pollstar onsite at Sacramento’s Aftershock festival last November. Hayes revealed that the company had started the year off with three different business plans due to challenges with COVID guidelines and protocols, with the company eventually having to turn towards plan three. However, 2022 is proving to see the company picking up right where they had left off.

Tickets for this year’s festival are currently on sale, with general admission passes starting at $249.50 plus fees and weekend VIP passes beginning at $629.50 plus fees. Single-day passes will be available starting at $99.50 for GA while VIP single-day passes will sell for $219.50.