Brian Ewing is a Rock Poster artist & Tattoo artist – residing in Columbus, OH. Ewing has worked in the music industry creating Rock Posters for the past 17 years. Designing for bands and Music Festivals such as Metallica, Megadeth, N.E.R.D., Warped Tour, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and Iggy Pop. Brian also freelances with many publications such as Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Hustler, Dark Horse Comics, Skybound and The New Yorker.
Ewing splits his time between tattooing and designing concert posters.
Brian Ewing appears in the documentaries JUST LIKE BEING THERE and MAKING IT.
With Fire Breather, Jesse Rodriguez
Smoke bomb artist Butch Locsin, aka Skeleton of Color, uses colorful smoke bombs set off at exactly the right time to create visually captivating images through performance art. With his signature skull masks and colored smoke grenades to produce spectacular images. Butch will be combining his colorful style with Jesse Rodriguez, who mesmerizes the crowd with spellbinding, alchemic fire breathing and seductive fire dancing skill. Together, they will perform to give an audience of onlookers captivating performance. Keep your eyes peeled for the crazy visual rush created by Skeleton of Color and Jesse. They sure to pop up when you least expect it!
F.Y.E. FAN EXPERIENCE
FYE will be hosting the ultimate fan & artist interactive experiences throughout the festival! FYE is the only place at the festival to get all your favorite band’s music — and maybe even get to meet your favorite Louder Than Life performer! Check back for updates on artist meet & greet and autograph signing sessions!
FXCK CANCER / DYING 2 LIVE
Fxck Cancer’s mission is to fight cancer by raising awareness and education about early cancer detection and prevention, ultimately putting an end to late-stage cancer diagnosis. Through our Dyin 2 Live Dreams program, we look to enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them a VIP experience that we hope will bring joy, inspiration, and courage. In doing this, we hope we can help give the cancer fighter a chance to forget, even if it’s only for a day, what they are going through. For more information please visit, http://www.fxckcancer.org.
JACK DANIEL’S EXPERIENCE
Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the first registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jack Daniel’s is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Today, Jack Daniel’s is a true global icon found in more than 170 countries around the world and is the most valuable spirits brand in the world as recognized by Interbrand.
Lauren YS is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work is influenced by multiple stages of focus, both geographically and in practice. With dynamic bouts in academics, literature and writing, teaching, illustration, and animation leading up to her arrival in the urban art sphere, the influences of these phases of her own career add up to a robust style of murals and fine art.
Lauren’s work is influenced by dreams, mythology, death, comics, love, sex, psychedelia, animation and her Asian-American heritage.
Lauren has completed a residency and solo show at Nychos’ Rabbit Eye Movement studio in Vienna, and has since shown work and live-painted at various international art festivals and institutions. Festivals include Art Basel Miami, Pow!Wow! Hawaii, PangeaSeed SeaWalls (New Zealand), Pow!Wow! Long Beach, Wallskar Festival China. Outdoor and indoor mural locations include the Long Beach Museum of Art and the World Trade Center in New York. She has shown work in galleries nationwide and in International cities including Vienna, London, Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney.
Lauren is also a contributing writer for Juxtapoz Magazine.
Live Art & Instillations
Sonic Temple is poised to bring you more than just the biggest in Rock music, we’re bringing you some of the best creative artists around. Headlined by legendary street artist, RISK, you’ll be able to come face to face with some of the most amazing art installations, live mural painting, and live screen printing across the entire festival grounds as well as inside of our Art Tent. As soon as you walk in the door, you’ll be immersed in an experience like nothing before. Come experience everything that art & music can be together.
Featured Live painting & installations from:
Risk, Palehorese, Ricky Watts, Lauren YS, Brian Ewing, Angryblue and more to be announced.
Enjoy Monster Energy drinks from one of the best seats in the house.
Chris Parks the digital illustrator and fine artist known as Palehorse. Growing up on a steady diet of straight edge hardcore, Tampa metal bands, skateboarding and tattoo art, Chris later became formally trained as a graphic designer and typographer at the Ringling College of Art & Design. After spending his early years learning the ropes at a design agency by day and taking on freelance illustration projects by night, Chris took the leap to open his first studio and gallery space in 2006. With well over a decade now of experience as a professional artist, Chris continues to draw influence from his roots, combined with an ongoing fascination for ancient Asian and Latin cultures, cultivated by travel and research into sacred art. A curiosity to better understand the esoteric meanings behind the images, deities and mythologies of these cultures eventually lead Chris to view his creative process as part of a greater spiritual practice where he invokes Buddhist, Hindu and Toltec philosophies to guide his work and tune into to the universal, creative force that is flowing through everyone and everything in existence.
In addition to his screen-printed gig posters, skate decks, T-shirts and gallery artwork, the bold, colorful and intricate illustrations of Palehorse have been commissioned by companies such as: Under Armour, Nike, Mini Cooper, DC, WWE, Hasbro, Penguin Books, Modelo, Brisk, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Sonos, Variety Magazine, Wired Magazine and many others.
Walk through our Art Tent and check out a specially curated group of poster artists both from the Columbus area as well as across the country. We’re bringing together some of the greatest poster artists in the industry so you can take some incredible art home with you. From one-off live performance posters to multi-day festival posters, you’ll be sure to find an amazing piece of art you MUST have.
Posters artists include:
Angryblue, Brian Ewing, Palehorse and more to be announced.
Born 1980 in San Francisco, California.
Ricky Watts is a visual artist based in Northern California, most notably recognized for his abstract works of psychedelic color gradients and fluid shapes. A forever student of the D.I.Y. movement, Watts’ self-taught techniques derive from his adolescent graffiti years. His versatility allows for easy transition between large-scale murals and intricate works on canvas. Ricky’s art can be found on public walls and galleries throughout the United States. His commissions list includes work for Louis Vuitton, Mercedes Benz, Google, YouTube, IBM, and DropBox.
Kelly Graval, the multi-talented fine artist, illustrator, and graffiti artist known as RISK, has been synonymous with the Los Angeles art community for decades. With a career spanning 30 years, RISK has solidified his place in the history books as a world-renowned graffiti legend. He has come a long way since he pioneered the painting of freeway overpasses, signs and billboards, dubbed “heavens.” Although RISK loves aerosol art, he sees it as merely just one genre in his life’s work. From his days as a student at the USC School of Fine Arts to Gallery and museum Showings around the world; RISK has transformed from a street artist to a rising star in the contemporary art world.
Risk’s works are a cross-section of Color Field painting, Light and Space conceptualism and Finish Fetish sensibilities. Experiential methods exploits transparent aspects of kandy and pearl paint utilizing high-tech materials, from California car and surf culture while staying true to his adaptive graffiti roots, recycling or re-purposing materials all the same. Risk work is a constant juxtaposition of advanced color theory. The work depicts an ethereal Yin and Yang quality visually and conceptually.
Risk applies paint to his surfaces in multiple layers of various techniques starting from graffiti and ending with fine sprayed lacquer or resins over vintage kandy, metal flake and pearl car paints. The finished product evokes emotion as the coats of atmospheric colors and gradations are trapped between the layers of lacquers and pearls. The end result is dynamic well balanced organized chaos.
A staple at DWP shows for the last 6 years, Sean Dietrich has brought the art world to Rock n Roll like no other. Live art, original content, sculptures, Dietrich has turned rock shows into an experience that allows concert goers to meet one of the most accessible artists in the industry. Now the creative director for OCB rolling papers, the largest in the world, as well as being the biggest artist in the Cannabis industry, Dietrich is poised to dominate another year of festivals, trade shows, and live art where ever he can.
Dietrich started his career at the ripe old age of 15 when he published his first comic book ‘Tribal Scream’ and sold over 400 copies by having friends walk down the halls of his high school holding them above their heads, as well as, selling at the local comic book store. Fast forward to his first pro comic job, ‘industriacide’ grabbed a Diamond Preview Magazine ‘Spotlight’ on, and sold thousands of copies. From there it was ‘Twisted Metal’ for Playstation, murals at Facebook and some of the most prominent clubs in San Diego, 16 more books published, and over 4500 live art events around the world. Fresh off an Australian tour, Dietrich is ready to hit the festival circuit this spring with DWP and more!
THE BIG BOURBON BAR
Preented by Kentucky Bourbon Trails
Enjoy a sip of Kentucky’s finest at the Big Bourbon Bar. Our bourbon experts have curated an extensive line up of bourbons and designed specialty cocktails for our country fans. Choose from a wide selection of spirit forward and refreshing cocktails served up on demand by our Hometown mixologists.
Participating Bourbons To be announced
THE MUSIC EXPERIENCE
The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rock star and you may even see one there, too! Keep checking this page for updates, schedule and interactive artist experience day of show! Thanks to all our partners. Come and meet your favorite band members from the festival at The Music Experience Tent. You can win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff as well. Keep checking for meet and greet times here and on The Music Experience Facebook page.
STAY TUNED FOR FEATURED GEAR AND PRODUCTS!
USMC Boot Camp
You think you have what it takes? Test out your marksmanship inside the USMC Mobile Simulator or test your physical strength with the Pull Up Bar Challenge. Try to best your buddy or one our recruits. #Marines
Zippo Encore will be back in action at Louder Than Life with a full stock of Zippo lighters, including the limited edition festival designs! Come by and check out their contests and giveaways or get a free lighter fill or tune-up. Be sure to bring your Zippo lighter to the festival, it could be your ticket to special experiences.
Be sure to go see them early every day and ask about how you can attend Zippo Sessions!