Faster Horses Festival will ride into its fifth anniversary year with a star-studded lineup in tow as Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and more will descend on Brooklyn, MI for the "Party Of The Summer” on July 21-23. From the moment the first year shot out of the gate, a special vibe was created running through the festival and out into the unrivaled, spirited nature of the campsites. Known as a summer calendar staple, with fans continuing to fiercely return in the thousands, passes for the three-day, two-stage camping festival will go on sale on Feb. 27 at 10am ET at fasterhorsesfestival.com.
This year’s heavy-hitting lineup will also include Lauren Alaina, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, Charlie Daniels Band, Craig Campbell, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, High Valley, Jon Pardi, Maddie & Tae, Old Dominion, Randy Rogers Band, Michael Ray, Darius Rucker and Cole Swindell with more to be announced in the coming weeks. Not only a summer staple for fans, the festival has quickly become a favorite for artists to play, watch highlights from the announcement today here.
“Last July, Brian O’Connell called me while he was at Faster Horses and asked if I would want to return for the fifth year,” said Dierks Bentley. "It’s one of my favorites memories on the road, and I can't wait to get back on that stage. We’re gonna go out and try to blow their minds for the fifth anniversary.”
"Heading into the fifth year of Faster Horses is a crazy thought, but one that I am extremely proud of," said Brian O’Connell, President of Country Touring at Live Nation. "Our team set out with a specific plan, to build a community of fans that gather once a year to celebrate country music, but more importantly, the true mission was to have Faster Horses be unique to everyone who attends. We have witnessed people who have attended create friendships, shared stories with fans about how their groups get together all year long after meeting at the Festival, and how it even brings those that have moved to places far from the area home for the Party of the Summer. I can't wait for the fifth anniversary to get going, and to witness what comes next. We may be in the dead of winter now, but just talking about Faster Horses brings a smile to our faces, and makes it feel like summer is right around the corner."
Enhancing the stacked lineup each year, are the fringe offerings available across the weekend that breed the community feel that has enjoyed #5yearslotsofbeers. Ceremoniously opening the gates with the World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales, fans can kick off each day with "DeeJay Silver’s Pancake Party,” a brunch event to indulge with fellow campmates while sipping mimosas with a pregame-perfect soundtrack. Embracing the opportunity to express themselves, the fiercely competed “Campsite Contest” will also return, as well as the good-natured “Faster Humans Fun Run” following its successful launch last year. On Sunday, fans can mark the last day of festivities, by visiting the newly introduced "The Hustle & Muscle Classic Car & Truck Show” onsite. With more to be announced, further information on activities can be found here: www.fasterhorsesfestival.com/experience
Live Nation’s premiere family of country music festivals was established in 2012, when Watershed was born at The Gorge, WA. With a history of selling out in minutes and a reputation for hosting the genre’s biggest superstar acts, the establishment of three further three-day, two-stage destination festivals shortly followed including Faster Horses in Brooklyn, MI, Route 91 Harvest in Las Vegas, NV and Country LakeShake in Chicago, IL. All unique in their approach, but with the common theme of fan-enjoyment at the forefront of priorities, the sister festivals have built a reputation through the artist community as a must-play festival of the touring year. Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV), or Live Nation, is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit investors.livenationentertainment.com
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