Church, Underwood, Rhett headline Stagecoach '20
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
– Eric Church, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett will headline Stagecoach in 2020, it was announced today.
Other key acts playing the 14th edition of the California festival at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Cal. are April 24-26 are Alan Jackson, Jon Pardi, Dan + Shay, Midland, Brett Young and Dustin Lynch.
"Shattering our all-time attendance record in 2019 only made our team work harder and dive deeper to deliver more to our fans this year," said festival Talent Buyer Stacy Vee. "The Stagecoach 2020 lineup is all about high energy and getting every type of country music fan fired up. On top of this crazy lineup, Guy Fieri is back, Diplo is back, and we have much more in store that is absolutely going to blow minds."
Rhett headlines the opening night; Underwood the Saturday night and Church the closing act on Sunday night.
Festival passes go on sale Friday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. Pacific. Three-day general admission passes are $319.
The line-up includes:
Billy Ray Cyrus
Courtney Marie Andrews
Laci Kaye Booth
Lil Nas X
The Haden Triplets
The Last Bandoleros
Fieri's Stagecoach Smokehouse is back again for its third year in a row to reveal new chefs, pit bosses and BBQ vendors. "I'm stoked to be firing up my Stagecoach Smokehouse again this year where we'll be cookin' up some bad ass bar-b-que," said Fieri. "So, ride on down to Flavortown and hang out with me, my buddies and some real deal pit masters from around the country."
This year's festival featured DJ Diplo's country project with collaborations from Morgan Wallen, Cam and Jonas Brothers.
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