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Louder Than Life festival bringing big name rock acts back to Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louder Than Life music festival will bring some big names back to Champions Park near downtown Louisville this year, according to a release issued Monday afternoon.

The festival is scheduled to take place October 3 and 4. Several musical acts are slated to perform including Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Shinedown, Godsmack, 3 Doors Down and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Kandie Hall remembers hearing bands from the festival last year, even though she didn't attend. 

"I initially thought it might have been one of my neighbors having a party," she said about the noise. "When I went to find the house, I just kept on walking and walking because nobody was having a party," she said. 

She says the music could be heard loud and clear in her usually quiet southern Indiana neighborhood. 

 Last year's festival not only attracted more than 36,000 people to Champions Park but sparked 70 noise complaints in Jeffersonville on Sunday alone. 

In a part of a statement sent to WDRB, Danny Hayes, CEO of Danny Wimmer Presents, the creators and producers of Louder than Life said: "Sound issues can vary based on weather conditions. We are working with the Parks Department to address issues from last year. We are going to monitor sound at various points in the area and impose a sound limit on the bands. We will also make adjustments where we can in real-time." 

"They want a long term relationship with this community," said Metro Parks Deputy Director Marty Storch. 

He says the festival producers have been quick to respond to complaints, including traffic back ups. 

"One of the things that we're working with them on is expanded parking. They've reached out to some other groups for parking, added some parking attendants which would help tremendously," Storch said. 

With big names performing this October, the crowds will likely be bigger in 2015. 

"People are staying in hotels, or eating in restaurants, it is a great economic development tool," Storch said. 

Hall says she's fine with the festival coming back. She just hopes the music stays on the Kentucky side of the river this time around. 

"It'd be nice if they was to calm it down just a hair," she said. 

More than 70 food and drink vendors are expected to be on hand for the festival.

The event will also feature live, in-ring matches with WWE NXT wrestlers.

For more information about who else will be performing and how much tickets cost, you can head to the festival's website

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