LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CelebrityAccess) Louder Than Life, which was expected to run Thursday through Sunday at Louisville, Ky.’s Champions Park, has been canceled because of deteriorating conditions from flooding.
A weekend of heavy ran caused Danny Wimmer Presents to shutter the event.
“It is with deep regret that we inform you that this weekend’s Louder Than Life festival has been canceled due to unsafe conditions resulting from ongoing rain and flooding at the festival site – Champions Park. After carefully inspecting the grounds and infrastructure this evening, the City and we have determined that it is no longer possible to make the festival site safe in time for this weekend,” Danny Wimmer Presents said in a statement.
Danny Wimmer Presents CEO added: “Delivering a great experience for our fans will always be our top priority – but that great experience starts with safety.”
The promoter had just wrapped Bourbon & Beyond at the same festival grounds but had to cancel the second day because of massive amounts of water.
The park is on a floodplain, according to the Courier-Journal, and the last five hours of Bourbon & Beyond included ankle-deep pits of mud, with city director of special events Marty Storch declaring the area unsafe.
Full refunds to the event will be offered including official hotel and camping packages, according to the paper.
“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,” according to the statement. “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.”
Artists on the three-stage lineup included Nine Inch Nails, Alice In Chains and Godsmack among the 51 acts. More than 10,000 were expected to attend.