Festival News: Bonnaroo, Windy City LakeShake, FarmBorough, Country Jam, Boots and Hearts

festivals_570Bonnaroo Reveals 2016 Lineup

Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, and Jason Isbell are confirmed for the 2016 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, marking its 15th anniversary this year. The event will feature approximately 150 musicians across 12 stages. The lineup also includes Pearl Jam, Dead & Company (two sets), LCD Soundsystem, J. Cole, Ellie Goulding, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tame Impala (late night), Death Cab for Cutie, M83, Haim, Miguel, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram), Tyler the Creator, Lamb of God, Blood Orange, Kamasi Washington, Waxahatchee, Vince Staples and more.

Bonnaroo will take place June 9-12 in Manchester, Tennessee. The lineup was revealed on Conan. Watch the announcement below.


Chicago’s Windy City LakeShake Preps For Second Year

The three-day, two-stage country music festival Windy City LakeShake will return on June 17-19 with Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGrawBrooks & Dunn, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and more slated to play the festival’s second year, set against the city’s spectacular skyline. Festival passes will go on-sale on Jan. 29 at 10am CT at LakeShakeFestival.com.

Festival-goers will be able enjoy panoramic views of Chicago’s lakefront while experiencing a lineup that also includes A Thousand Horses, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Jon Pardi, Granger Smith feat Earl Dibbles, Jr., Travis Tritt, Charlie Worsham and more. Attendees will also have the option for VIP packages offering access to the shaded VIP Lounge with private cash bar, premium elevated viewing, lounge and reserved seating as well as air-conditioned restroom facilities, in-seat wait service, a dedicated festival concierge, an express festival entrance and more.


NYC’s FarmBorough Festival Returns For Second Year

A collaboration between Live Nation Entertainment and Founders Entertainment, the two-stage FarmBorough Festival  will return to New York City on June 17-19 for a second year with a lineup including Jason AldeanBrooks & DunnBrantley Gilbert, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, A Thousand HorsesBilly CurringtonLonestarKacey Musgraves, David Nail, Eric Paslay and more to be announced in the coming weeks. Festival passes will go on-sale on Jan. 29 at 10am ET at FarmBoroughFestival.com.


Colorado’s 25th Annual Country Jam Adds To Lineup

The 25th Annual Country Jam festival has added more artists to its lineup. Canaan Smith, Aaron Watson, Lindsay Ell, High Valley, Drake White and The Big Fire and Stephanie Quayle are scheduled to perform June 16-19, 2016 at Jam Ranch outside Grand Junction, Colorado. These artists join the previously announced headliners – Zac Brown BandBlake Shelton, Brad Paisley and Lee Brice – as well as Trace Adkins, Big & Rich, Joe Nichols, Tyler Farr, Easton Corbin, Chase Bryant, Darryl Worley, Neal McCoy, Halfway to Hazard and Annie Bosko.

Canada’s Boots and Hearts Music Festival Adds To Lineup

Jake Owen and Dean Brody have been added to the line-up as part of Canada’s largest camping and music festival, the Boots and Hearts Music Festival. Additional artists set to perform include Diamond Rio, Chase Bryant, Dylan Scott, Lindsay Ell, Raquel Cole, River Town Saints, Madeline Merlo, David James, Lindsay Broughton, The Reklaws, The Dungarees, Kaitlin Kozell, Brea Lawrenson and MacArthur Clark. They join previously announced artists Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Tim Hicks and many more. Tickets are on sale at Tier 2 for $249.99 with full line-up and ticket offerings available at bootsandhearts.com


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