Stapleton plays Coachella
Monday, January 4, 2016
– Chris Stapleton will be the only traditional country act playing Coachella this year.
Stapleton will play on Sundays, April 17 and 24 at the two-weekend, three-day festival at Indio, Cal.
Lord Huron, more of an Americana act from Indiana, will play on Fridays, April 15 and 22.
Stapleton has enjoyed a remarkable year since the release of "Traveller" last May. He won three CMA awards in November and seen CD sales skyrocket as a result.
LCD Soundsystem, Guns N' Roses and Calvin Harris will headline each day of the fest.
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