More festivals announce COVID vaccination or negative test requirements

Life Is Beautiful

Festivals including Life Is Beautiful, Louder than Life, Aftershock and Inkcarceration have announced a COVID-19 vaccination or negative test requirement.

Attendees who are not fully vaccinated — i.e. two weeks after the second of the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna shot, or two weeks after the one-shot Johnson & Johnson jab — must have obtained a negative test within 72 hours of entering the festival.

Danny Wimmer, whose production company Danny Wimmer Presents puts on Louder than Life, Aftershock and Inkcarceration, says, “Before you react negatively to our policy, please consider this: What I see is that the fans feel the world needs music festivals now more than ever.” 

“We need to bring people back together to heal from the past 18 months,” Wimmer continues. “We need to get the people and artists whose livelihoods depend on live events back to work. I am confident that these requirements are what is needed to guarantee that we have fun and safe festivals this fall.”

Other festivals that have previously announced vaccine or negative test requirements include Bonnaroo and Summerfest.

Life Is Beautiful will be held September 17-19 in Las Vegas, and will be headlined by Green Day, Billie Eilish and Tame Impala.

Inkcarceration, Louder than Life and Aftershock will take place September 10-12, September 23-26 and October 7-10 in Mansfield, Ohio, Louisville, Kentucky, and Sacramento, California, respectively. Metallica is headlining Louder than Life alongside Nine Inch Nails and Korn, and Aftershock alongside Limp Bizkit and Misfits. The Inkcarceration headliners include Slipknot, Rob Zombie and the reunited Mudvayne.

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