Unfortunately for fans who were set to attend the popular Louisville, Kentucky Louder Than Life Festival this weekend, September 28–30th, the event's organizer Danny Wimmer was forced to pull the plug due to mounting safety issues surrounding the fest grounds and inclement weather affecting the area.
The fest, set to happen at the city's Champion Park, was to feature headlining acts including Alice in Chains, Nine Inch Nails, Ice Cube, Deftones and many more. The festival grounds were deemed unsafe after a close inspection following the cancellation the Bourbon & Beyond Festival's second day this past weekend, and though Wimmer thanks the numerous fans who volunteered their time and efforts to helping the show get back on track, he assured folks their safety was of utmost important and could not be sacrificed.
Full refunds are being offered to show-goers, and Wimmer assured the public the decision was not taken lightly in his statement, saying "Before making the decision to cancel the festival, we looked at every option, from moving the event to another location to breaking the event up into smaller events in various venues. Unfortunately, it's not logistically possible, and the weather is just not cooperating. It is not safe to attempt to move equipment, and replacement equipment is not available."
He continued, outlining how this year was set to be the most eventful in the festival's history before promising "We will be back next year even bigger and better, and look forward to continuing our relationship with our incredible fans and this great city."
Check Danny Wimmer's official site for information and news regarding upcoming festivals.