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    This weekend Louisville welcomes a crowd of hard rock fans courtesy of Louder Than  Life Festival, a festival which has advertised food and drinks to be just as important as the music is. Many questions of curiosity still await this writer as he wonders what Louder Than Life will look like. We also haven't seen these kind of music fans gathered in such a large quantity in a long time. It's sure to be interesting and honestly a good thing for Louisville to have, at least musically, a companion festival for Forecastle for a different kind of music fan. 

    Here are the essentials for your Louder Than Life weekend:

    Louder Than Life Festival--October 4-5 at Louisville Champions Park: Music, Whiskey, and Man Food Festival

    Tickets

    Tickets are still available for Louder Than Life. Single day tickets cost $64.50 while a two day pass will cost $109.50. You can buy a four pack of two day passes for $360 and military receive a discount for a two day pass at the reduced cost of $90. Along with buying tickets online, you can also buy tickets at all Spinelli's locations in Louisville.
     

    Music Lineup

    Saturday: Judas Priest, Korn, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Limp Bizkit, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman, Of Mice & Men, Steel Panther, Memphis May Fire, Pop Evil, Fuel, Otherwise, Thousand Foot Krutch, Nonpoint, Wilson, Flaw.

    Sunday: Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Buckcherry, In This Moment, Hellyeah, Chiodos, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Butcher Babies, Crobot, Avatar, Monster Truck, Islander.

    Man Food Lineup

    Highway 61 Roadhouse, Iron Barley, Dia De Los Tamales, Spinelli's, 502 Cafe, Black Rock Grill, Holy Mole Taco Truck, Doc Crow's, Longshot Lobsta, Momma's BBQ, Monkey Wrench, Peyton's Bourbon Cupcakes, Down One Bourbon Bar, Lil Cheezers, Sivori Catering (Burgoo), La Peche

    Bourbon Lineup

    Angel's Envy, Basil Hayden's, Benchmark, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Eagle Rare, Evan Williams, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Maker's Mark, Red Stage, Town Branch, Willet, Woodford Reserve

    Brews Lineup

    Selections from Bluegrass Brewing Company, Alltech Lexington, West Sixth, New Albanian, Falls City

    Celebrity Chefs

    Chris Santos: Throughout his career, Santos has appeared as guest chef on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and has been a long-running judge on the Food Network’s most popular series Chopped. Santos has also worked as food stylist and consultant on movie sets including “No Reservations” starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, and ”Hitch,” starring Will Smith. Outside of his chef whites, Santos’ involvement in boxing was well documented in the book "An Unforgiving Sport” by Muhammad Ali’s biographer, and he also pens his own articles for Eastside Boxing. His other loves— rock n’ roll and tattoos, have been featured in Inked and People Magazine amongst others.

    Vic Vegas: Vic “Vegas”-(Las Vegas), a self-trained restaurant chef, worked his way up the culinary ladder from dishwasher to Executive Chef at Las Vegas hotels such as companies as MGM inc Monte Carlo..,Station Casinos,Binions Hotel , The SBE Sahara-House of Lords Steakhouse and many local restaurants

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    What You Can Bring

    Binoculars

    Small Digital Camera

    Cell Phones

    Sunscreen in a plastic container

    Blankets, one per person

    Draw string bags and small purses

    What You Can't Bring

    Instruments

    Weapons or Firearms of any kind

    Chains, chain wallets

    Umbrellas, hula hoops

    Backpacks, duffle bags

    Camel packs or bota bags

    Drugs and/or drug parapheralia

    Video cameras and/or recording devices

    Glass containers

    Outside food and beverage

    Powdered substances

    Folding chairs or lawn chairs

    Coolers

    Pets with the exception of service animals

    F.A.Q

    Louder Than Life is an all ages event however they encourage you to leave children at home. If you do bring your children, they will need a ticket.

    Door will open at 11 a.m. each day.

    You can reserve lockers and cell phone chargers via Louder Than  Life's website.

    http://www.louderthanlifefestival.com/docs/faq_oct2v2small.pdf

    Festival map courtesy of Louder Than Life website.

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    About Will Ford

    Covering Louisville music like it's the 6 o' clock news. I've covered Forecastle, Louder Than Life, Moontower, Starry Nights, and Louisville music news for 3 years. Follow me @parasiticnoise

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