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Louder Than Life Music Festival to Feature Performances by Slayer, Mötley Crüe, Judas Priest, and Slipknot

Thrash metal icons Slayer have regrouped and are set to headline the four-day music extravaganza in Louisville this September. The festival, taking place from September 26-29 at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center, will also feature renowned acts such as Mötley Crüe, Judas Priest, Tom Morello, Slipknot, and Korn, alongside nearly 150 other artists as part of the event’s 10th-year celebration.

Known as North America’s premier music festival, this grand event boasts performances across five stages. Tickets for single-day entry, weekend passes, and inclusive hotel packages are currently available for purchase.

Slayer’s reunion follows guitarist Kerry King’s recent announcement of a solo album release in May. Despite initial plans for a farewell tour in 2019, frontman Tom Araya’s desire to retire has evidently shifted, leading to the band’s participation in Riot Fest in Chicago from September 20-22.

Reflecting on their return, Araya expressed his excitement about the live performance experience, emphasizing the unique connection and energy shared with their dedicated fanbase. Guitarist Kerry King echoed this sentiment, underscoring the significance of Slayer to both the band and their loyal followers, marking a five-year hiatus from live shows.

For those eager to attend Louder Than Life, tickets are now on sale, with single-day general admission passes starting at \(148.89. Various general admission packages, encompassing access for all four days and a stay of three to five nights at a hotel, are priced from \)641. Additionally, enhanced packages with extra perks are available, ranging from approximately \(1,120 to \)2,800.

Apart from the musical performances, Louder Than Life offers a range of experiences including the Kroger Big Bourbon Bar, Headbangers Hall, The Music Experience, Jack Daniel’s, Pegasus Distilled Experiences, Heavy Tiki presented by Jim Beam, Blackened Presents The Whiskey Bar, and The Highland Grounds Wine Garden, with more attractions anticipated to be revealed.

The festival’s daily lineup features an impressive array of artists across different genres. From Slipknot, The Offspring, and Five Finger Death Punch on Thursday, to Slayer, Evanescence, and Anthrax on Friday, followed by Mötley Crüe, Disturbed, and Sevendust on Saturday, and Korn, Judas Priest, and Gojira on Sunday, the event promises a diverse and electrifying musical experience for attendees. Additional artists are expected to be announced leading up to the festival.