Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life, Bourbon & Beyond Fests canceled

Festivals are planned to return in 2021

Danny Wimmer Presents has canceled Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life and Bourbon & Beyond festivals, known as the Louisville Trifecta, due to COVID-19. The company shared the news on Friday (April 24th) afternoon, saying they’re hoping to bring much of the 2020 lineups back next year.

“In our heart of hearts we hoped and prayed that COVID-19 would not prevent us from having the 2020 Louisville Trifesta. In what feels like a repetitive bad dream, we now have to announce that Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life and Bourbon & Beyond festivals, held at Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, are being cancelled for 2020. We are working really hard to bring as much of our 2020 lineups back to 2021,” they say.

“Even though the festivals are not until September, the advanced planning realities of producing three back-to-back-to-back events have necessitated that a decision be made sooner than later. Our decision also conforms with the advice of health officials.

“As with our other cancelled events, we will be offering full refunds to our fans. All purchasers will be notified of how the refund process will work early next week.

“We are truly heartbroken it has come to this. We want to thank you for your patience, support and loyalty. We hope you are staying safe as well as physically and mentally well. We are blessed to have such an amazing Festival Family, and together, as a community, we will get through this.”

Hometown Rising was scheduled for September 12-13th and to feature headlining sets by Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Old Dominion. Louder Than Life was set for September 18-20th and to feature Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Incubus and more. The Bourbon & Beyond Festival was set for September 25-27th, but the lineup wasn’t revealed before being canceled.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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