A young fan celebrates at Stagecoach in 2012. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles…)
Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band will anchor the 2013 edition of the country-focused Stagecoach festival, which once again will be held over three late April days at the Empire Polo Grounds in the desert city of Indio. Now in its seventh year, the Goldenvoice-produced festival takes a wide-open view of roots music, booking contemporary Nashville acts alongside legends and newcomers.
The event will take place April 26-28, the weekend directly following next year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Genre legends on the bill include Charley Pride, Jerry Lee Lewis and Byrds principle Roger McGuinn.
They'll join a Stagecoach 2013 roster that includes Thompson Square, Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Lonestar, Riders in the Sky, Justin Townes Earl and Hank Williams Jr., among many others. A complete lineup is listed below.
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Tickets for the 2013 festival go on sale Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. via the official Stagecoach site. A new pricing structure is in place for 2013, and a three-day festival pass will cost $239.
That price is all-inclusive, meaning it includes ticket fees, taxes and shipping. General admission tickets for a three-day pass to the sold-out 2012 edition of Stagecoach began at $149 (not including additional fees), but that price was for early purchases, and the vast majority of passes were purchased at $199. VIP passes available for 2013 range from $799 to $1,099.
Gone in 2013 are options for tent and car camping, and in their place is what Stagecoach is calling its Stagecoach RV Resort. Those interested must complete an application by Oct. 15 and available spots will range in cost from $855 to $955. Up to six people are allowed per RV spot.
Goldenvoice is seeking to make Indio the long-term home for its Coachella and Stagecoach festivals and has submitted a bid to keep the events in their current location through at least 2030. A decision from Indio is not expected until early 2013.
The Stagecoah 2013 poster is viewable above left and the complete lineups for each day are listed below.
Friday, April 26:
Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Trace Adkins, Jeff Bridges & the Abiders, Roger McGuinn, Old Crow Medicine Show, Joe Nichols, Connie Smith, Maggie Rose, Hayes Carll, Wylie and the Wild West, Commander Cody, the Steel Wheels, Haunted Windchimes, Alissa Griffith
Saturday, April 27:
Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Rodney Atkins, Dwight Yoakam, Phil Vassar, Nick 13, John Anderson, Marty Stuart, Jana Krama, Justin Townes Earle, Suzy Bogguss, the Honky Tonk Angels Band, Sons and Brothers, the Westbound Rangers, Robert Ellis
Sunday, April 28:
Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker, Thompson Square, Lonestar, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charley Pride, Don Williams, Tanya Tucker, Blue Sky Riders, John Reilly and Friends, Riders in the Sky, Waddie Mitchell, Florida Georgia Line, Brown Bird, Becky Stark, Gabriel Kelley
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