Good things come to those who wait…and wear cowboy boots.
Anticipation has been mounting for the lineup for the 2014 Stagecoach Country Music Festival, the country music festival that occurs at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, and after much patience, the lineup was released on Thursday morning.
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The announcement came earlier in the week after a cryptic image was released via Stagecoach’s official Twitter account. The image depicting rows of campers and RVs on the polo grounds, simply said “Thursday 8 a.m. PDT.”
A flurry of speculation occurred through social media after the message was posted, leaving people wondering if the announcement was for the lineup they were anxiously waiting for.
And it was.
This year’s lineup includes Eric Church, Loretta Lynn, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.
“This may be one of the best and most current lineups we’ve ever had,” said founder of Los Angeles-based promoter Goldenvoice Paul Tollett in a statement.
Last year, 45,000 people bought three-day passes to the county music festival, according to numbers released by Goldenvoice earlier this year.
Stagecoach started in 2007, as a sister event to the popular Coachella Valley Music Festival. Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson, Keith Urban and Toby Keith are among some of the big-name country acts that performed at previous events.
The festival is scheduled for April 25-27, and tickets will go on sale Friday, Oct. 18 at www.stagecoachfestival.com.
On the lineup:
FRIDAY: Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Easton Corbin, Loretta Lynn, Thomas Rhett, Shelby Lynne, Eric Paslay, Jon Pardi, Corey Smith, Katey Sagal & The Forest Rangers, The Wailin’ Jennys, Shakey Graves, The Black Lillies, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Lindsay Ell, JD McPherson, Sarah Jarosz, The Howlin’ Brothers, Hannah and Talbot, Radney Foster’s Bluegrass Trio, The Wild Feathers
SATURDAY: Jason Aldean, Hunter Hayes, Jennifer Nettles, Nitty Gritty Dirty Band, Crystal Gale, Tyler Farr, Ashley Monroe, Don McLean, John Conlee, Trampled by Turtles, Danielle Bradbury, Holly Williams, Dan + Shay, Jason Isbell, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Spirit Family Reunion, Sara Haze, Whiskey Shivers, The Seldom Scene, Willie Watson, Corb Lund
SUNDAY: Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, John Prine, Dustin Lynch, Chris Cagle, Michael Nesmith, Asleep at the Wheel, Charlie Worsham, Brenda Lee, Duane Eddy, Shovels and Rope, Sleepy Man Banjoy Boys, Kelleigh Bannen, Jonny Fritz, The Railers, Susanna Hoffs, I See Hawks in LA, Shelly Colvin