Health & Safety Info
Health & Safety
- Please be advised that there will be elevated security measures in place for Louder Than Life. Please carefully check the list of prohibited items and arrive very early to allow extra time for screening. All entrances will have metal detectors; please plan accordingly.
- Louder Than Life reserves the right, without refund to refuse admission or to eject any person who fails to comply with the rules of the venue, local, state or federal law, or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive.
- Attendees assumes all risks of personal injury incidental to the event, whether occurring prior to, during, or subsequent to the event.
Your safety is our top concern at Louder Than Life. If you see something, say something to one of our team members on grounds or a Public Safety Official.
Louder Than Life is a rain or shine event, however, there are several instances in which the festival may be paused, evacuated, or canceled due to inclement weather, including (but not limited to): severe thunderstorms, lightning, high winds, hail, flooding, or as directed by local emergency personnel. Festival management is constantly monitoring weather conditions and consulting with the National Weather Service, as well as a private weather service, to ensure the safest event possible.
If an evacuation due to inclement weather becomes necessary fans will either be advised to temporarily seek shelter or that the festival is cancelled for the remainder of the day. This notification will be made by audio and video announcements from the stages, the Louder Than Life Mobile App push notifications, and social media. We recommend fans download the Louder Than Life Mobile App and follow our socials to stay up to date with festival communication.
Please be advised that tents, the VIP viewing platform, and temporary structures are not safe places to seek shelter Safe shelter instructions are below. Your designated shelter location is based on how you arrived at the festival. Festival staff will be available to assist you.
Fans who parked: Fans who parked will return to their vehicle to seek shelter. Routes to return to parking will be posted to assist you.
Fans who arrived by drop off or Rideshare: Fans that do not have access to a vehicle will seek shelter in Freedom Hall, located on the North End of Freedom Way. The entrance and routes are marked on the festival map and evacuation route signage will be available for assistance.
Fans who are camping: Fans who are camping will return to the campground to seek shelter either in their vehicle or seek shelter in Freedom Hall. These locations are marked on the camping map and signage will be posted. Campers should not shelter in their tents.
Fans with disabilities: Fans that may require additional time or assistance to evacuate are asked to check in at the Access Center upon arrival for additional information.
After a Temporary Evacuation When fans are advised to seek temporary shelter, our intent is to restart the festival if weather permits. Fans will be advised if/when it is safe to return to the festival. Fans will be given ample time to re-enter the grounds before music will resume.
If it is determined that, after a temporary evacuation, the festival is not able to re-start, fans will be notified that the festival is cancelled and asked to exit the grounds for the remainder of the day.
If the festival is cancelled for the remainder of the day, fans are asked to safely exit the festival grounds. Fans who may not be able to easily exit may seek temporary shelter in Freedom Hall.
All Louder Than Life fans are asked to have a personal safety plan in place. Your personal safety plan should include:
- Reviewing the festival map in advance
- Knowing your exits
- Knowing where to seek shelter during an evacuation
- Making a plan with everyone in your party on where to meet in the event of an evacuation.
- If you are parking at Kentucky Expo Center, please remember where you parked. We recommend that you pack and leave extra water in your car.
- If you use a rideshare service or get dropped off at Kentucky Expo Center, note the route to shelter in Freedom Hall.
- If you are camping, please place all non-tethered items in your vehicle before departing for the festival. During inclement weather, campers should seek shelter in their vehicle and NOT inside a tent. There are permanent structures available at the campgrounds that are designated as a safe place to shelter. These locations are noted on the camping map. In the event of inclement weather or any other emergency, campers will be notified via the campgrounds PA system and staff will be available to direct campers as needed.
Moshing occurs when a group of patrons run at and slam into each other during a show. It often takes place in a loosely organized circle within a general admission crowd (a “mosh pit”), although it can be as simple as two people repeatedly running into each other during a show and bouncing off in another direction.
Moshing can occur in any area of a general admission crowd, including directly in front of the stages.
What’s the big deal about Moshing?
Moshing can be dangerous to both participants and bystanders.
Moshers can suffer bruises, cuts, sprains, and broken bones, especially where some participants are bigger than others, are moshing more aggressively, or if someone gets hit when they’re not ready.
Moshing is also dangerous for non-participants standing nearby. A mosher who breaks through the circle can seriously injure a bystander who is just watching the show and not bracing for impact.
I don’t want to Mosh!! What can I do?
Be aware of your surroundings! If you see a Mosh Pit forming near where you’re standing and are uncomfortable being in the proximity of such activities, find an alternate location from which to enjoy the performance!
Crowd surfing occurs where a patron is lifted up onto the hands of other patrons, who then pass the surfer along the top of the crowd. Surfing can take place anywhere in a general admission crowd.
Crowd surfing most commonly (but not always) occurs in the areas directly in front of the stages.
Surfing most commonly (but not always) travels from the back of the crowd TOWARDS the stage.
What’s the big deal about Crowd Surfing?
It is dangerous for both the surfer and other patrons.
Crowd surfers have virtually no control of their bodies once they are above the crowd. Surfers can be groped, hit, or dropped. Although crowds experienced with surfers generally try to pass them towards the stage, there is no guarantee where or how the ride will end or how the surfer will find their friends in the crowd once they come down.
Most of the audience is looking at the Stage! Surfers literally put their health and safety in the hands of people they don’t know who are paying attention to something else.
Surfers also endanger other people. A crowd surfer struggling to stay aloft can kick someone in the head or poke them with their hands. Surfing is especially dangerous during an artist’s set, when most patrons are facing the stage and the surfer is being passed from behind them.
I don’t want to Crowd Surf!! What can I do?
Be aware of your surroundings! If Crowd Surfing is taking place near where you’re standing, and you are uncomfortable being in the proximity of such activities, find an alternate location from which to enjoy the performance!
We love our little rockers, and we want them to stay safe and connected if y'all get separated! When you arrive to the festival, stop by the Guest Services booth by the Sober Life Tent, directly in front of the GA entrance, to get a wristband that will help us contact you in the event you are separated. Remember, when registering your child’s wristband, you can add your contact information as an emergency contact! If you need any assistance with this, please head to the wristband help tent or the box office!
Should you get separated, show your spawn where the main Information Booth is just inside the main entrance as a meeting point for reunification.
LET’S ROCK FAM!
All of us are responsible for our own safety! Have a great time at the show and take care of yourself and others!