Louder Than Life Festival 2017 Day 2

Written By: Brandon Delano

Day two of Louder Than Life saw more beautiful weather as fans filled Champions Park for the final day of the festival. 

Sunday’s lineup consisted of Greta Van Fleet, Nothing More, Falling in Reverse, The Pretty Reckless, Lacuna Coil, In This Moment, Stone Sour, Rise Against, Incubus, and Prophets of Rage. 

Greta Van Fleet wowed the crowd over at the Loudmouth Stage. The four piece Michigan based band has been compared to the likes of Led Zeppelin with the amazing vocals of Josh Kiszka, and guitar riffs of brother Jake Kiszka. When many of the musicians performing during the day are standing side stage to catch the show you know you are witnessing something great in the making. The band is currently out on tour until December 30th when the tour wraps up in Grand Rapids, MI the tour is currently one of the hottest tickets to get with most of the shows being sold out. Fans can find their nearest tour date HERE.


Lover Leaver Taker Believer
Black Smoke Rising
Highway Tune
Flower Power
Edge of Darkness


Nothing More released their latest album, The Stories We Tell Ourselves back in mid September, and their 35 minute set featured the new tracks “Let ’em Burn,’ and “Go to War’ from the album along with “Christ Copyright,” “Jenny,” and “Salem (Burn the Witch).” Nothing More’s current tour will see them out on the road thru the beginning of March 2018. For tickets and VIP packages fans can click HERE


Christ Copyright
Let ’em Burn
Go to War
Ocean Floor
This Is The Time (Ballast)
First of the Year (Equinox)(Skrillex cover)
Salem (Burn the Witch)


Falling in Reverse made a stop at this year’s Louder Than Life festival. Touring in support of their 2017 release Coming Home the band played a 35 minute, seven song set. Only one song from the new album made it into the day’s setlist as the band played the latest single “Superhero.” 


I’m Not A Vampire
God, If You Are Above…
Raised By Wolves
The Drug In Me Is You
Just Like You


The Pretty Reckless will be closing out the year with a European tour with their Louder Than Life festival date being one of only a few chances for fans to catch them during 2017. The setlist consisted of all the fan favorites, “Follow Me Down,” “Oh My God,” “Make Me Wanna Die,” and “Take Me Down.” 


Follow Me Down
Oh My God
Make Me Wanna Die
Heaven Knows
Going to Hell
Take Me Down


In This Moment closed out the Zorn stage at this year’s Louder Than Life Festival. The band is currently out on tour for the third leg of their ‘Half God, Half Devil’ tour in support of their latest release Ritual. The tour will wrap up on November 12th in Saint Paul, MN. The short five song set featured three songs off of the new album Ritual. Highlights of the set were the new tracks, “River of Fire,” and “Roots.” Fans can follow In This Moment HERE.


River of Fire
Oh Lord


Stone Sour, who many thought should have headlined the Loudmouth Stage on Sunday put on a 45 minute set which consisted of five tracks from their newest album, Hydrograd. The band will wrap up their U.S. dates on November 5th at this year’s Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA before heading to Europe to close out the year. VIP packages and tickets for the remaining tour dates can be purchased HERE.


Taipei Person / Allah Tea
Knievel Has Landed
Say You’ll Haunt Me
Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I)
Song #3
Through Glass
Absolute Zero


Rise Against brought a high energy 11 song set to the Monster Stage. The fans crowd surfed their way to the front trying to get a chance to get close to all the action. 


Ready to Fall
Give It All
The Violence
Re-Education (Through Labor)
The Good Left Undone
Chamber the Cartridge
Prayer of the Refugee
Help Is on the Way

Incubus closed out the Loudmouth Stage for the weekend with a 13 song set that consisted of hits “Pardon Me,” “Nice to Know You,” and Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”. 


Nimble Bastard
Anna Molly
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” outro)
Pardon Me
Sick Sad Little World
Nice to Know You
No Fun

Closing out this year’s festival was the band everyone had checked as a must see, Prophets of Rage. The super group consisting of members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill took to the Monster Stage with a vengeance. A 14 song set consisting of a mix of RATM, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill, and a mix of new material from Prophets of Rage had the crowd up and off of their feet. Highlights of the set included “Living on the 110,” “Bullet in the Head,” “Kick Out the Jams,” which saw Tim McIlrath & Zach Blair of Rise Against join the band on stage, and the Audioslave cover of “Like a Stone” which was dedicated to the late Chris Cornell. 


Prophets of Rage (Public Enemy cover)
Testify (Rage Against the Machine cover)
Take the Power Back (Rage Against the Machine cover)
Guerrilla Radio (Rage Against the Machine cover)
Living on the 110
Hail to the Chief
Bullet in the Head (Rage Against the Machine cover)
Hand on the Pump / Can’t Truss It / Insane in the Brain / Bring the Noise / Jump Around
Sleep Now in the Fire (Rage Against the Machine cover) (Cochise intro riff as outro)
Like a Stone (Audioslave cover)
Kick Out the Jams (MC5 cover)
How I Could Just Kill a Man (Cypress Hill cover)
Bulls on Parade (Rage Against the Machine cover)
Killing in the Name (Rage Against the Machine cover)


With over 60 thousand fans coming out for this years event, I think it’s safe to say that Louder Than Life will return to Champions Park in Louisville, KY for a fifth year.

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