Oliver Anthony Joins Louder Than Life Lineup for 2 Performances

Green Day, Foo Fighters, Run The Jewels, Godsmack … and Oliver Anthony? The “Rich Men North of Richmond” hitmaker is slated to perform two sets at the upcoming Louder Than Life Festival, which runs from Sept. 21-24 at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

Anthony (whose real name is Christopher Lunsford) will play two shows on Sept. 21 and 22 at the Kroger Big Bourbon Bar. Specific set times for Anthony’s engagements will be disclosed on their respective show days. Other artists on the festival’s lineup include Weezer, Avenged Sevenfold, Tool, Rancid, AWOLNation, Flagging Molly, Megadeth and Corey Taylor.

Oliver Anthony’s acoustic-based takedown of greedy politicians, “Rich Men North of Richmond,” recently became a sensation. On the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated Aug. 26, the song skyrocketed to No. 1, marking his first chart appearance, with the artist becoming the first to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 without ever having appeared on a chart previously in any form.

“Rich Men North of Richmond” is also the first song by a solo male to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 and Hot Country Songs charts simultaneously. The only other song to do that is Swift’s “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” in 2021.

Meanwhile, several of Anthony’s other songs — such as “Ain’t Gotta Dollar,” “90 Some Chevy” and “I Want to Go Home” — have also earned solid streaming numbers.

He has a handful of other festival shows slated through the end of the year, including the Blue Ridge Rock Festival (Sept. 8-9), the Poppy Mountain Music Festival (Sept. 14) and Alley Fest (Oct. 6).

See Louder Than Life’s announcement below:

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