Fans of country music rejoice! The official lineup for Stagecoach Festival 2018 has been announced. Among three days of performers will be Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Kenny Rogers and Tanya Tucker. For the festival’s tenth year, there will be a new HonkyTonk Dance Hall, and a greater focus on up-and-coming artists.
This desert festival may be more familiar to you as country-cella. Stagecoach took place for the first time in 2007, and has generally been selling out since 2012, with 55,000 in attendance. It takes place in the Indio, CA high desert, the same area as Coachella. Stagecoach is a three-day camping event, with onsite camping. Additionally, the festival has reintroduced car camping this year in response to sold out campsites. Car camping is slightly more economical at $179 per vehicle, but that price is in addition to your passes for the actual event. For 3-day admission, prices range from $329 for GA admission to about $2000 per person for a full hotel package.
From Florida George Line to Trisha Yearwood, Stagecoach is one the most star-studded country festivals you’re going to find, it’s definitely the highest grossing. Sundays headliner, Garth Brooks, is the best-selling solo album artist in the United States with 148 million domestic units sold, even beating out Elvis. He had this to say about the festival, “Everyone knows STAGECOACH is the biggest country festival in the world, we are coming with the sole purpose of making it the biggest party on the planet!” Florida Georgia Line was quoted as saying, “We love Stagecoach, we’ve played there several times so to be headlining – we could not be more excited. We’re gonna throw the biggest party of the year. I hope you all are ready.”
Anyone who knows about Stagecoach festival knows that barbeque food is a huge part of the experience, and this year their amping it up. Promising a greater focus arts, there will be “mouth-watering BBQ experience with craft beer and craft cocktails plus additional fare that will surprise.” They added that special chef appearances and events will be announced on social media as the festival draws closer.
For more info, or to purchase tickets, you can check out the full website here.