Louder Than Life 2015

Louder Than Life
October 3 & 4, 2015
Louisville, KY

       This year’s Louder Than Life was a tale of two days. After last year’s inaugural debut, LTL has shown to be a hit among rock fans.  Louisville, KY is a perfect setting for a fall festival. Proof of this is LTL was sold out; this year with 50,000 fans in attendance.

Louder than Life is not all about the music but the experience.  For fans of fine Bourbon, they had Bourbon World, featuring over 15 fine Bourbons to sample. There was also Gourmet Man Food, not your typical festival food. New this year was WWE NXT Wrestling. Fans looking for a musical break had many options to choose from.

Another plus for fans was the VIP area, which had TV screens showing the bands playing on stage as well as bleachers to watch the bands. Louder than Life VIP area received rave reviews from fans on being one of the best they have seen at a Rock festival.

The forecast for day 1 was not looking great, with rain from the previous day and morning temps below 50 degrees but that did not stop fans from lining up at the gate. The rain did cause a slight delay and three bands to cancel. The organizers did a great job trying to cover up muddy areas with mulch and after 2:00pm, the rain stopped completely. Day 1 featured some of the top acts in rock. Bring Me The Horizon, Godsmack, and Rob Zombie were some of the highlights in this stealer line up for the day.

Day 2 treated fans to sunny skies and temperatures in the 70’s. The music for day 2 also had a more a laid back southern feel. Bands like Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, The Glorious Sons, Kentucky Headhunters, and Three Doors Down provided the soundtrack to this day. Black Stone Cherry seemed to bathe in the glory of 25,000 fans singing along in their home state.  The day ended with classic southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top.

Before the ZZ Top set, Shinedown had everyone jumping, singing and in the palm of singer, Brent Smith’s hands. Shinedown are back with a new album, Threat To Survival, featuring the #1 single, Cut the Cord. You can bet Shinedown will be playing at many of the festivals around the world next year as well as touring with Breaking Benjamin this fall.

With just two years, Louder Than Life has proved to be a powerhouse and would not be surprised it extends to three days down the road. Till then, mark your calendars for early Oct 2016.

Review by Peter Lizano  


10 Years

Black Stone Cherry
Bring Me The Horizon
Butcher Babies
Collective Souls
Nothing More
Rob Zombie
Skid Row
Three Doors Down
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
We Came As Romans