Louder Than Life 2018 lineup announced: Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Nine Inch Nails headlining

This article was originally published by Sherri ‘So Very Crawford’ for AXS.com, here

Louder Than Life returns this fall bigger than ever, as the festival expands to three days for 2018, with a lineup to match.

The fifth annual rock-n-roll and whiskey fest, which runs September 28-30, will feature headliners Avenged Sevenfold (Friday), Godsmack (Saturday) and Nine Inch Nails (Sunday) – NIN is slated to drop forthcoming album Bad Witch later this month. Returning to Champions Park in Louisville, KY, Louder Than Life 2018 showcases the best of rock music and award winning craft spirits and cuisine.

According to festival producers, the initial daily 2018 Louder Than Life lineup is:

Friday, September 28: Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, Breaking Benjamin, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Seether, Black Stone Cherry, Skillet, Underoath, Suicidal Tendencies, Red Sun Rising, Tremonti, Bad Wolves, Turnstile, Jelly Roll, Hyro The Hero, Badflower, Islander, True Villains.

Saturday, September 29: Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Bush, Bullet For My Valentine, Hellyeah, Body Count, Pop Evil, Sevendust, GWAR, Dance Gavin Dance, From Ashes To New, Sick Puppies, Cane Hill, Bad Omens, Blacktop Mojo, Awake At Last, Stone Broken, The Jacks.

Sunday, September 30: Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Ice Cube, Primus, Billy Idol, Action Bronson, Clutch, Asking Alexandria, Yelawolf, The Sword, Glassjaw, The Fever 333, Monster Magnet, Spirit Animal, The Dose, The Breton Sound.

“We’re excited to come back to Louisville for Louder Than Life 2018 and play songs from our new album Ember for the first time in Kentucky,” says Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin, in a statement. “We always have a good time there and look forward to what we know will be a kickass show.”

Related: Loud Girl Media’s Sherri Crawford talks with Breaking Benjamin’s Ben Burnley about the band’s new album and more, for AXS.

In addition to featuring three stages of live music, Louder Than Life spotlights Louisville’s unique food and bourbon culture. A variety of onsite experiences are on tap for festival attendees, including the Heavy Tiki Bar presented by Jim Beam, Bourbon World and more.

General Admission and VIP tickets, hotel packages and camping options are on sale now at LouderThanLife.com. Louder Than Life is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, which produces numerous other festivals, including Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range, and others.

Photos: Butcher Babies exclusive acoustic set at Carolina Rebellion

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