Attendees of the Louder Than Life, Aftershock, and Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival festivals this year will need to prove they're vaccination, or submit a negative COVID test. Danny Wimmer Presents founder Danny Wimmer posted a statement to each festival's Instagram citing the decision as one made out of concern for safety.
"We are at an unprecedented crossroads with uncertainty about whether or not our festivals will happen this Fall. It is not my nature to idly sit back and let others decide our fate. Instead, I am going to do everything in my power to ensure that our festivals happen, even if that means enacting policies that some people may not agree with.
"But 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. 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."
Danny Wimmer Presents also puts on the Bourbon & Beyond, Epicenter, Hometown Rising, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival and Welcome To Rockville festivals as well. So if things are still the same as they are now next year, maybe expect this decision to carry over in some capacity.