Venue Location

Champions Park
2050 River Rd.
Louisville, KY 40206
(River Road and Zorn Avenue)

Venue Map


*Logs represent chain link fences
*Subject to change

Camping Map

Parking Map




LOCKER-LOGO-WTRDo you want a safe and secure place to store your things while you attend Louder Than Life? Personal lockers with unlimited cell charging will be available so you can free up your hands and avoid losing any personal items during the fest. Lockers measure 18”h x 12”w x 18”d. Click here to purchase yours.


Who is playing at Louder Than Life?

All bands are listed on the Lineup Page

Which stage and what time will bands be playing?

A full schedule with set times will be posted about 2 weeks before the show on our schedule Page.

Where should I park?

We are not selling any parking passes in advance this year. You can park in any lot around the site and simply pay when you arrive. Lots are cash only. The Water Tower Park driveway across from Zorn Avenue will serve as the official drop-off and pick-up zone for those taking taxis or other ride shares to the event. Accessible parking will be available on the Zorn Avenue side of the site for fans with government issued hang tags.

Will re-entry be allowed at the festival?

No. Once you have entered the venue each day, you will not be allowed to leave and come back in. Please plan accordingly.

What ages are allowed?

This is an all ages event. All attendees are required to purchase a full price ticket regardless of age. We encourage parents to bring hearing protection for their children.

Can I get a refund?

No. We do not offer refunds or exchanges on ticket sales. All artists and scheduled performance times are subject to change. Festival is outdoors and is rain or shine.

What about the weather?

Louder Than Life is an outdoor event and is held rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges will be given for weather. In the event of rain, we advise you wear ponchos and rain boots.

What is not allowed in?

No coolers or picnic baskets
No outside food or beverages
No glass containers
No video cameras or Go Pros
No audio recording devices
No laptops or tablets
No professional cameras or cameras with removable lenses
No selfie sticks
No lasers or laser pointers
No drones
No chairs of any kind
No umbrellas
No hula hoops or totems
No balloons or beach balls
No confetti, silly string or glitter
No aerosol cans
No whistles or air horns
No fireworks or explosives
No musical instruments of any kind
No bags, backpacks, draw-string bags or duffle bags
No weapons of any kind
No drugs or drug paraphernalia
No pets (with exception of documented service animals)
No colors or patches
No chains, chain wallets, or spikes
No unauthorized vending or advertising

*** We do not provide on-site storage for prohibited items. ***

What is allowed in?

Sunscreen (non-aerosol)
Small, point-and-shoot digital camera
Hats and sunglasses
One factory-sealed bottle of water (20 oz. maximum)
Prescription medications (must be in original bottle and name on bottle must match patron name)
We strongly encourage you to not bring bags of any sort. If you must bring a bag, please abide by the following:
– Small purse or hand-held clutch (maximum size: 4.5” x 6.5”)
– A small or medium sized clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bag (maximum size: 12” x 6” x 12”)
– A clear one-gallon re-sealeable zip top bag (maximum is freezer size: 10” x 12” x 2”)

What time do the doors to the venue open and when will it be over?

Doors will open at 11:00am. The show’s end time will be posted closer to the event dates.

When and where will the box office be open on site?

The on-site Box Office will be located along River Road near the center portion of the site. Hours are: Saturday from 9:30am to 10:00pm and Sunday from 9:30am to 9:00pm

Can I bring a prescription medication into the festival?

Yes. If you present your prescription, medication and a photo ID at the festival, you will be allowed to bring it in with you.

What is your policy on crowd surfing and moshing?

Moshing and crowd surfing are dangerous activities and are prohibited. Engaging in these activities may be cause for ejection from the festival.

Will there be plenty of food at the venue?

Yes. Gourmet Man Food is returning this year! We are working with local food trucks, restaurants, caterers, and vendors to provide top-notch food, drinks, and deliciousness for all. A variety of beverages (including liquor, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic) will be served all over the festival grounds as well in the General Admission and VIP areas.

Will there be ATMs available?

Yes, there will be multiple ATMs inside the venue.

Will alcohol be sold?

Yes. Beer, wine and mixed drinks will be sold to those with a valid ID.

What do you get with a VIP ticket?

VIP passes include:
VIP entrance lanes into venue
Shaded VIP hang area with seating for dining
Seated and Standing viewing area of main stage South (left)
Video screens featuring live feed from main stages inside VIP hang area
Upgraded Gourmet Man Food and drink selections (for additional purchase)
Dedicated VIP restrooms
Commemorative Louder Than Life 2016 laminate

I bought a VIP package and I have a child who is 5 years old, can my child accompany me into VIP with a paid General Admission ticket?

Yes, children under the age of five (who have a General Admission ticket) are allowed into the VIP area with an adult who has paid for VIP.

Where can I buy tickets in advance?

You can purchase tickets online via Front Gate Tickets. Please see our TICKET DETAILS page for full info. There are no physical outlets for walk-up ticket sales.

Where can I buy NON-SERVICE FEE tickets?

Tumbleweed is selling NON-SERVICE FEE tickets at 10 local Louisville stores and surrounding areas. As a bonus, every ticket purchase gets a free quest dip! CLICK HERE for locations.

Do you offer any special hotel rates for fans?

Yes, along with our partners at Curadora, we have worked to secure you the best possible online hotel rates. We also have a limited amount of hotel + festival ticket packages available. Visit our HOTELS page for full info.

Is there camping at the event?

Yes, please visit our CAMPING page for full info.

What if I have a question about handicap accessibility, service animals, or special dietary needs?

The venue is accessible and there will be a special viewing area at the main stages for those with mobility limitations. The festival is held outdoors in a park. There will be natural terrain to travel over and if it rains it could become muddy. There are sometimes great distances between stages. Our on-site Access Center services include, but are not limited to Answers to questions specific to the Access Program, Information relevant to our patrons with disabilities, Programming information in Braille for reference, Power outlet for recharging power wheelchairs, Access to a festival map that identifies the viewing areas for patrons with mobility limitations (plus one companion). Please note that special access viewing areas have limited capacity and are only available on a first-come, first-served basis.
ADA Wristband Program Visit the Access Center for information on our wristband program. If you have mobility impairments you can request a specially colored wristband at the Access Center. This wristband is to show our team that you (plus one companion) are eligible to enter the wheelchair platform areas. Note: the wristband does NOT guarantee a spot in these areas. These areas have a limited capacity and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The wristband is non-transferable.

Patrons with Mobility Limitations
We do not provide personal care, golf cart rides, or push service. Please plan ahead and bring attendants if needed. In addition, the festival does not provide wheelchairs for rent or loan. Please make arrangements in advance if a wheelchair is needed. Wheelchairs, power wheelchairs and three or four-wheeled scooters are allowed for use by Patrons with mobility disabilities. For safety reasons, requests to use other power-driven mobility devices will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Accessible portalets are available at the ends of each row of restrooms throughout the park.

Special Dietary Needs
Outside food and drink (except for bottled water) is not allowed in the festival, but if a patron has special medical dietary restrictions, items will be allowed if accompanied by a doctor’s note. You will be asked to present your doctor’s note to security upon entry to the festival.

A patron requiring insulin is allowed to bring his or her medically necessary materials and medications provided all medicine has a prescription label with the patron’s name. Out of concern for the festival staff and volunteers who handle the trash, please dispose of your medical waste and syringes in the proper disposal located at the medical tent (see public map for exact location). Please do not dispose of these items in other trash bins at the festival.

Service Animals at Festival
Animals and pets are not allowed within the festival grounds. Service animal inquiries can be sent to access@louderthanlifefestival.com.

Still have questions about our ADA Access & Accommodations?
Email us at access@louderthanlifefestival.com and we will do our best to answer any further questions.

What do I do if I've lost something at Louder Than Life?

Lost an item? Visit our Houston Open Air Lost & Found :

The Independence Fund

DWP is proud to support The Independence Fund, and the work they are doing to take care of our veterans and their families. CLICK HERE to find out how you can help.


Festival Contacts

    General Inquiries: web@louderthanlifefestival.com
   Press Inquiries: kristine@am-media.net
     Marketing & Sponsorships: partnerships@dwpresents.com


We are no longer accepting vendor applications at this time. If you would like to request information on next year’s event please send your request to info@dwpresents.com