Metallica and Judas Priest to Headline Louder Than Life 2021 Festival

Metallica and Judas Priest Headline Louder Than Life 2021

Louder Than Life 2021 is going to feature bands and musicians like Metallica, Judas Priest, Korn, and Nine Inch Nails. Other metal bands like Gojira, Skillet, and Sabaton will be appearing as well. Even Snoop Dogg is going to be performing at Louder Than Life 2021.  The event is going to take place in Louisville, Kentucky as expected. Highland Festival Grounds, Kentucky Exposition Center will be the home to the festival.  Louder Than Life 2021 was originally set to take place in 2020, but the pandemic put a stop to that. Now, it’s going to start on September 23 and end on September 26. You can check out the tickets, whether they be for one-day or for camping, here.

The Louder Than Life 2021 Schedule

Thursday, September 23

Anthrax and Korn headline the lineup for Thursday, September 23.

  • Korn
  • Staind
  • Cypress Hill
  • Anthrax
  • Beartooth
  • Sevendust
  • Knocked Loose
  • Wage War
  • Helmet
  • Escape the Fate
  • Zero 9:36
  • Hyro the Hero
  • Teenage Wrist
  • Currents
  • Jeris Johnson
  • Another Day Dawns
  • Blame My Youth

Friday, September 24

Metallica and Gojira lead the Friday lineup for Louder Than Life 2021.

  • Metallica
  • Jane’s Addiction
  • Rise Against
  • Gojira
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Starset
  • Avatar
  • Fever 333
  • Turnstile
  • Cleopatrick
  • Dead Sara
  • ’68
  • The Blue Stones
  • South of Eden
  • Tallah
  • Joyous Wolf
  • Contracult Collective

Saturday, September 25

Snoop Dogg is going to perform on Saturday. Grandson is on the lineup, too.

  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Ghosemane
  • The Distillers
  • Asking Alexandria
  • Grandson
  • Code Orange
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Spiritbox
  • Red
  • Butcher Babies
  • Bones UK
  • Diamante
  • Siiickbrain
  • Uniytx
  • Dana Dentata
  • The Messenger Birds

Sunday, September 26

The Sunday lineup features great metal bands, and it’s going to finish the festival with a heavy final. Metallica is going to perform their second show on Sunday. We also see Judas Priest in the lineup. Skillet and Sabaton are two other metal bands that are going to perform on Sunday.

  • Metallica
  • Judas Priest
  • Mudvayne
  • Seether
  • Pennywise
  • Skillet
  • Sabaton
  • The Hu
  • Badflower
  • Mammoth Wvh
  • Fozzy
  • Red Fang
  • Ayron Jones
  • From Ashes to New
  • Avoid
  • Tempt
  • Dead Poet Society


The promoter: “The pandemic derailed our plans for two big Metallica sets in 2020”

The promoter Danny Wimmer said that the lineup was incredibly hard to curate. Below is his statement about Louder Than Life 2021.

“DWP (Danny Wimmer Presents) has always considered Louisville home, so to be able to bring America’s Biggest Rock Festival back in 2021 means everything to us”. After a year filled with challenge after challenge, we worked incredibly hard to curate a lineup worth the wait for our fans. Weather got in the way of Nine Inch Nails in 2018, the pandemic derailed our plans for two big Metallica sets in 2020 – so to have them both back for 2021, along with Korn and the rest of this incredible lineup over four days, that’s the kind of ‘new normal’ that we’re all looking forward to.”

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