Louder Than Life Topped By Foo Fighters, Green Day, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold


Continuing its 2023 festival rollout, Dannny Wimmer Presents’ Louder Than Life festival has announced its lineup, with the four-day event topped by Foo Fighters, Green Day, Tool and Avenged Sevenfold set to play at Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 21-24.

The lineup is packed with major rock and metal talent, with Weezer, Godsmack, Pantera, Queens of the Stone Age, Turnstile, Falling In Reverse, Limp Bizkit and Rancid filling out the top line of the festival billing.

The announcement comes after 2022’s Louder Than Life saw attendance of more than 170,000, as well as the return of the mutli-genre Bourbon and Beyond, which drew another 140,000 to the site according to DWP.

With more than 100 acts on five stages, the event will feature local Louisville cuisine and spirits to go along with the music.

“The fans spoke and we listened! The Foo Fighters, Green Day, Tool and Avenged Sevenfold were our most fan-requested bands for 2023, so being able to deliver this massive lineup to them is so special,” Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, said in the announcement.

“Louder Than Life always delivers a huge weekend and is one of the top economic events annually for Louisville, further cementing the city as a top destination for music festivals,” added Cleo Battle, president and CEO of Louisville Tourism. “We’ve seen this weekend continue to grow throughout the longtime partnership with festival organizers Danny Wimmer Presents and look forward to celebrating our ninth year hosting Louder Than Life this September.”

The announcement comes just a day after the festival producer announced its 2023 lineup for Aftershock festival in Sacramento, another four-day event, set to feature Guns N’ Roses, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold and Korn Oct. 5-8 at Discovery Park. That event looks to build on last year’s record-setting 160,000 attendees. Previously announced taking place at the same site is the second-year Golden Sky country festival, Oct. 14-15 and topped by Jon Pardi and Eric Church.

The announcement also follows last week’s announcement of Bourbon and Beyond 2023, also taking place at Highland Festival Grounds in Kentucky, topped by Bruno Mars, The Killers, Brandi Carlile and The Black Keys Sept. 14-17.