September 23rd to 26th. Louisville, Kentucky. Four days. Hopefully no Indian variants, monitor your airports. Then it’s Louder Than Life Festival, and they haver announced some absolutely classic heaviness for this bill: Nine Inch Nails, Korn, Jane’s Addiction, Judas Priest, Metallica, Anthrax… and for people born more recently, Machine Gun Kelly.
There’s more, much more, but as metal events go this was well worth eighteen months of waiting for. Promoter Danny Wimmer explained “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.”