New country music festivals coming to Michigan and Kansas
Luke Bryan and Toby Keith to headline at Kansas City’s Flatlands Festival
Country music fans will get two new festivals to enjoy this year. The Faster Horses camping and country music festival is set for July 19-21 in Brooklyn, Mich., and Flatlands Country Festival will take place Sept. 12-14 in Kansas City, Kan.
The lineup for Faster Horses will be announced on Feb. 17 at fasterhorsesfestival.com, but 25 acts have already been booked for the festival’s main stage. The event is being organized by Live Nation Country president Brian O’Connell, according to Billboard.biz. It will take place in a field adjacent to Michigan International Speedway.
Meanwhile, Marquee Events and Sporting Club have announced the Flatlands Country Music Festival, to be held at Kansas City’s Sporting Park soccer stadium.
Luke Bryan (above) and Toby Keith (left) have been tapped to headline the inaugural festival. Bryan will headline on September 13, Keith on the following night. Additional artists confirmed include Rodney Atkins, Kevin Fowler, J.T. Hodges, Love and Theft, Darius Rucker and Thompson Square. Also, The Charlie Daniels Band will headline a free concert on September 12 in the Sprint Plaza, an area directly adjacent to the stadium bowl.
Tickets and camping passes go on sale February 15 at 10 a.m. (CT) at ticketmaster.com, and start at $99. Separate passes for camping and parking can be purchased immediately.
Update, Feb. 19: Jason Adean, Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan have been announced as headliners for the Faster Horses Festival, which will feature two stages and nine campgrounds, as well as late night jam sessions and bonfires. Also booked to perform at the festival are Kix Brooks, Chris Young, Colt Ford, Thompson Square, and Jerrod Niemann. Other artists set to perform are: David Nail, Ashley Monroe, Thomas Rhett, Greg Bates, Brett Eldredge, Jon Pardi, Drake White, Chase Rice and DJ Silver. Three-day festival passes start at $170 and go on sale February 25 at fasterhorsesfestival.com.
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