Ozzy Osbourne, Prophets of Rage, Five Finger Death Punch + Incubus Lead 2017 Louder Than Life Festival
It’s about to get loud in Louisville this fall. The Louder Than Life Festival returns to Champions Park in Louisville Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, with Ozzy Osbourne featuring Zakk Wylde, Prophets of Rage, Five Finger Death Punch, Incubus, Rob Zombie, Rise Against, Mastodon and Stone Sour getting top billing at this year’s event.
The return of Zakk Wylde to Ozzy Osbourne’s live lineup has fans buzzing and with Black Sabbath‘s touring days behind them, the Prince of Darkness is ready to reassert himself as a solo artist with one killer band behind him. Meanwhile, Prophets of Rage was the talk of the 2016 touring season with the three Rage Against the Machine members pulling in rap icons Chuck D of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill along with the beats of Public Enemy turntable master DJ Lord for one must-see show. And while the timing seemed to be right to hit the road with the presidential election in full swing, this collective is keeping it going in 2017 recording new music and filling out more tour dates. You’ve also got such top rock and metal acts as Five Finger Death Punch, Incubus, Rob Zombie, Rise Against, Mastodon and Stone Sour helping to anchor the festival’s music weekend.
“Prophets of Rage are psyched to bring a brass knuckle Marshall Stack beatdown to the Louder Than Life festival. We are gonna unleash the RAGE, BRING THE NOIZE and TAKE THE POWER BACK so come on down and get some,” says Prophets of Rage’s Tom Morello. Rob Zombie adds, “The Zombie and his horde are ready to throw down and get weird at Louder Than Life. Zombie and Ozzy together again! Dig it! See you in Louisville!”
“It’s been way too long since we’ve played Louisville, and we’re stoked to be coming back in a big way to join friends Prophets of Rage, Thrice and the rest of the amazing lineup at Louder Than Life,” states Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath, and Incubus’ Mike Einziger says, “We’re excited to be returning to Louisville and playing the Louder Than Life festival on Oct. 1 with our friends, Prophets of Rage and all the other great bands on this amazing lineup. It’s going to be a great show and we can’t wait to see everyone!”
In addition, Halestorm, Gojira, The Pretty Reckless, In This Moment, Eagles of Death Metal, Thrice, Of Mice & Men, Falling in Reverse, Hollywood Undead, Sleeping With Sirens, Steel Panther, Nothing More, Beartooth, Starset, We Came as Romans, Lacuna Coil, Miss May I, Radkey, Bleeker, While She Sleeps, Greta Van Fleet, Fire From the Gods, ’68, Badflower, He Is Legend, Black Map, Ded, Through Fire, Palisades and Biters will also leave their mark on the Louder Than Life crowd throughout the music weekend.
On top of all the music, Louder Than Life has become known showcasing a selection of award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer and the best food that Louisville has to offer.
Speaking about the festival, Danny Wimmer, of organizer Danny Wimmer Presents added, “I’m excited to have Prophets of Rage close out the festival. After seeing them in a small setting in LA, I couldn’t wait to get them added to our festivals this fall. Tom, Tim, and Brad from Rage Against The Machine, along with Chuck D and DJ Lord from Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill, playing the hits that made Rage one of the most iconic bands in history is a special thing to see. Adding that along with Ozzy Osbourne, Incubus, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Stone Sour…how could you miss this lineup? And after an incredible run with Gojira this spring I can’t wait for them to come to Louder Than Life as well. I’m beyond excited for this year’s festival. It’s a can’t miss experience.”
Tickets for the Louder Than Life festival will go on sale this Friday (June 2) at 12N ET at the Louder Than Life festival website. For pricing and ticket package info be sure to check out the site.
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