Louder than Life Festival 2020: There can be only one thing that is louder than life and that is music. And a music festival is way louder than life. Yes, you have guessed right. The largest Rock N Roll festival on earth is back for 2020. Metallica is joining the lineup this year for the very first time. The famous band is going to headline the show. The rest of the lineup has not been yet revealed. The three day long festival will take place in Louisville, Kentucky. This festival is a piece of heaven for all the metal lovers in the world. It attracts metal lovers from all around the world. The show is scheduled to begin from 18 September 2020. The organizers have just made the announcement recently. So, a lot of information is yet to be revealed. However, the organizers will continue to maintain some certain things like managing amazing lineups and keeping their sign language interpreter rocking in the show. The festival is open for all and the tickets are on the sale. There is also a chance that you may enter and enjoy the entire festival free of any cost. The organizers and Metallica has come up with a Golden Ticket contest you can win it and enjoy the entire show for free. The headliner band Metallica will perform on two different night, Friday and Sunday with two different sets. Metalheads in America will do anything to be there. So, if you want to be there in the venue to enjoy the festival, you should buy your tickets before they run out.
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What exactly is “Louder than Life Festival?”
Louder than Life is organized by a festival production and promotion company named Danny Wimmer Presents. The festival solely focuses on music of Rock and Metal genre. The owner of the company has loved the Louisville city and according to him he found the environment so enjoying that it screamed louder than life. So, he launched the first festival in 2014 at Louisville, Kentucky and it was a success. The company is organizing the event every year since then. Total 5 festivals have taken place so far. “Louder than Life 2020” is going to be there sixth installment. Metal and Rock bands from all over the world can join this festival. Generally old and famous metal bands tend to join the festival.
43 metal bands had joined the lineup of the previous Louder than Life festival. Slipknot and Disturbed, Staind, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, A Day To Remember, Ice Cube, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, Halestorm, and many more metal bands had enthralled the metalheads during the last festival. Guns N Roses was the one to headline the festival of 2019. Only Metallica has been announced to be in the lineup so far. Rest is yet to be seen. But, bands that performed last year is most likely to join this year’s event.
Some interesting attributes of Louder than Life Festival:
Louder than Life is an interesting festival. It has some attributes that makes it super unique. Metal bands come together to perform and mesmerize the metalheads. Support and volunteer groups come forward to raise donation for different just causes. The organizers have shown an interesting insight of their view. They always keep a sign language translator on the stage, who keeps up with the songs and music to express the songs to the deaf. The translator himself/herself is a metalhead and knows how to project the exact emotion through his act. There is also a organization called Calling All Crows. It was founded by famous musician Chadwick Stokes and his then tour manager Sybil Gallagher in 2008. The organization partners with musicians and fans to create change for women through direct service and activism. They have started a campaign named “Here for the Music” campaign. They have partnered with more than 60 venues, artists, and festivals to train more than 1500 music professionals and fans, educate more than 10,000 fans through outreach efforts, and consult on 10 policies via this campaign. They are a regular partner of the Louder than Life music festival.
Things you can and cannot carry:
Thousands of people join this festival to enjoy metal songs. So, the security is tight and there is a restriction about what and how much you can carry with you in the venue. There will be heat and screaming. So, you need water. Keeping that in mind, the security will allow you to carry one factory-sealed bottle of water (20 ounce max). The security won’t stop you from carrying your cell-phones. The security allowed sunscreen that is non-aerosol based, last year. This year the festival will be at night. So, you won’t need them. You can carry binoculars with you. The organizing authority does allow the audience to record the show. So, video cameras or Go Pros, audio recording devices, or professional cameras or cameras with removable lenses will not be allowed. Only small, point-and-shoot digital cameras are allowed in the festival. Do not forget to bring earplugs with you. The organizing authority not only allows it, but also recommends it. There will be loud music everywhere along with the exciting scream of the fans. Decibel problems have been reported to happen in the festival previously. You may go deaf temporarily with all those sounds and there is a high possibility of permanent damage to your hearing ability. The earplugs will help with the noise problem and protect you from of those noises. Don’t worry. The sounds will be high enough that you will still be able to enjoy metal music even with your earplugs on. It can be cold at night. So, you are allowed to carry light blankets and towels with you. The blanket will protect you from cold. Plus it gives a cozy feeling. Towels on the other hand will help you all the sweats you may face in this festival.
You cannot bring Coolers or picnic baskets, outside food or beverages, glass containers, chairs, strollers with you. Laptops or tablets are not allowed here. selfie sticks, lasers or laser pointers, drones, umbrellas, hula hoops or totems, confetti or glow sticks, aerosol cans, whistles or air horns, weapons of any kind, drugs or drug paraphernalia, and fireworks or explosives are considered serious security threat. You are advised not to carry them. Please don’t bring balloons or beach balls with you. You will be there to enjoy a music festival and not a beach party. Pets will not be allowed unless they are documented service animals. The security is so tight that they won’t allow even bags, backpacks, draw-string bags or duffle bags, chains, chain wallets, or spikes, unauthorized vending or advertising and musical instruments of any kind. And the organizing authority does not provide on-site storage for prohibited items. So do not bring the prohibited items with you.
The organizing authority requests the audiences not bring any bags. But, they do allow some bags. Any small purse or hand-held clutch under 4.5” x 6.5”, small or medium sized clear and transparent vinyl, plastic, or PVC bag under 12” x 6” x 12”, re-sealable zip top bag of one gallon under 10” x 12” x 2”, and clear or mesh drawstring bag are allowed in the venue. You can see the further and detailed information on https://louderthanlifefestival.com/info/. The restrictions regarding food and medicine are also bendable. You can carry medicine with you only if you can show your prescription, medications and your photo ID at the gates. You are also allowed to bring outside food with you if only you are on a dietary restriction. You will have to show doctor’s note at the festival gates.
Schedule and Venue:
The Louder than Life 2020 is going to take place at KY Expo Center, Louisville, KY. As usual the festival will continue for three days. This year the festival will take place on 18, 19 and 20 September. The detailed schedule and lineup has not been announced yet.
How can you watch?
This is a live concert. So, chances are that there will not be any live telecast. The best way for the metalhaeds to enjoy the festival is to be present in the venue during the event. Since video and audio recorders are prohibited in the venue, there is no chance of watching it online outside organizer’s allowed broadcast.
The tickets have been divided into different categories . Each category has its own unique features. There price range varies. It starts from 169.50 USD and goes up to 1000 USD. You can visit the event website https://louderthanlifefestival.com/ to buy tickets.
The price range begins from the GA passes. Each GA ticket costs 169.50 USD. You will have to pay 38.03 USD additionally to buy the ticket. That makes the price 207.53 USD. So far, tickets for only level are on the sale. Soon, tickets for level 2 will also be on the sale.
If you want to enjoy all the extra comfort and benefit, you can go for the VIP tickets. The tickets cost 580.05 each with additional charges.
Top shelf VIP:
You can take one step further if you are willing to spend large amount of money to have the best comfort and benefits. The Top shelf VIP ticket will provide you with all the comforts that you imagine in a festival like this. The price of the T.S. VIP tickets costs 1156.98 USD with the additional 156.48 USD charge.
Metallica and Louder than Life have kept a contest for all. They will give Golden tickets to the winners. Winner will be able to bring one guest along. They will receive rockstar accommodations, exclusive festival access, watch the show from the legendary Metallica Snake Pit, meet n greets, and amazing memorabilia. All of these for free. In fact it is an all-expenses paid trip. The entry process is simple. You automatically enter the contest when you buy the GA or VIP tickets. You can also join by signing up to the Fifth Member Fan Club or by signing up to Louder Than Life Festivals Newsletters!
- Are people of all ages allowed in the festival?
Yes. The event is an all ages one. But, you must bring your ticket with you.
- Is there anything that I must bring with me?
Yes. You must bring your ticket with you. However, it is highly recommended that you bring earplugs for you as all the sounds can affect your hearing ability.
- What about the weather?
The event will only be delayed or canceled if the weather is too harsh or hostile. Rain, however, won’t stop the show. You are advice to see the weather forecast before the show and dress accordingly to it. You must also bear in mind that no refund or exchange will be given for weather condition. No refund or exchange will be given for inclement or severe weather that necessitates an evacuation, delay or cancellation in part or whole of the event.
- Where can I go to pick up my lost items?
A time and place will be declared by the organizers. You can go to those places in the given time to recover the items. You can also visit their Lost and Found page( https://louderthanlifefestival.com/lostandfound/ ) and inquire about your lost items.
- Will reentry be allowed at the festivals?
No. You will not be allowed to leave the venue and come back once you have checked in everyday. Keep that in mind and plan accordingly.
- When will I have my ticket?
Tickets will be sent four weeks prior to the event. However, if you are going there from a different country, you will have to pick it from Box Office. You will have to bring your order confirmation and government-issued photo ID along.
- Can I buy tickets at the festival?
That depends on the availability of the tickets. Since, this is a festival none of the metalheads would like to miss; chances are that there will not be any ticket available. So, this is highly recommended that you buy your ticket online beforehand.
- I have a problem with my ticket. What should I do now?
You can visit the customer support page of Louder than Life’s official website and let them know about it. You can go to https://support.frontgatetickets.com/s/ and from there you can call, email or chat with their customer service helpline on the issue.
- Can I take my 4 year old child with me?
Yes you cam. Children under 5are allowed only in the VIP area with an adult who has purchased a VIP ticket.
- Can I get a refund?
No. The organizers do not offer refunds or exchanges on ticket sales.
This is it. All the information regarding Louder than Life Festival 2020 has been given here. Now, grab your tickets, come to the venue and enjoy the best Metal festival on earth. Just don’t forget to bring your earplugs. The music can be very loud. Even if you manage to protect your ears from all the loud sounds, the music fever will surely capture you.