See the daily photo galleries that included towering sets from Slipknot, Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, KISS, Bring Me the Horizon, Lamb of God, Meshuggah, Mastodon, Evanescence, Tenacious D, Red Hot Chili Peppers and so many more.
The scope of the annual congregation in Louisville has made Louder Than Life a festival brand that has lived up to its moniker – with a 2022 edition that boasted a truly historic showcase of the biggest and best in the space of rock and metal.
Spanning four incredible days, stretched across five stages, it would be difficult, if not impossible to program the entirety of the festival with zero down time, yet Louder Than Life succeeded in assembling the kind of production that never eased off the gas. With well over 100 artists spanning from legends like Alice Cooper, KISS, Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Alice In Chains, to arena powerhouses like Bring Me the Horizon, Lamb of God, Meshuggah, Mastodon, Evanescence – the star power of gathering in Louisville was brimming.
What makes Louder Than Life such a well-executed celebration is how those marquee fixtures are paired with a healthy showing of the next generation of rock’s headliners in the making. Ascending artists like Ghostemane, HO99O9, Nothing More, Spiritbox, Wargasm, Vended, and Tetrarch delivered potent, energized sets that make a strong case that the future of the genre is in arguably the best place it’s been in decades.
Asserting a keen awareness of the artists that connect with the fans, mainstays like Tenacious D, GWAR, Sevendust, Clutch, Ministry, Baroness, Papa Roach, Bad Religion, In This Moment and incubus were among rock music’s tenured that submitted performances that reiterated why their status as veteran is still very much rooted in relevance. Louder Than Life also added in a few wild cards that proved especially effective, with the likes of Action Bronson, Jelly Roll, Cherry Bombs, Poorstacy, Mike’s Dead, and Amigo the Devil underscoring the full range of rock music’s current renaissance.
Louder Than Life proved larger than life with a four-day celebration that reminded fans why the live music experience is such a fundamental part of our shared DNA. Five stages, four days, hundreds of bands and tens of thousands of fans made for an unforgettable time Louisville – one that had fans eager for the reveal of what’s to come in 2023.
See the complete, four-day photo gallery from Louder Than Life 2022 below.