Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland are confirmed to headline the fourth annual Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival, it was announced today (Oct. 8). The two-day outdoor fest will take place April 24-25, 2010 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.
Additional performers on the country, folk and bluegrass-heavy lineup include Billy Currington, Gary Allan, Phil Vassar, Merle Haggard, Carlene Carter, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mallary Hope, Ray Price, Jamey Johnson, The Avett Brothers and Bobby Bare, among others.
Tickets for Stagecoach start at $99.00 for two-day passes and will be available Oct. 16 on Ticketmaster and stagecoachfestival.com.
According to Billboard Boxscore, this year's Stagecoach grossed $6 million and drew 79,528 attendees to see acts including Brad Paisley, Kid Rock and Miranda Lambert. Next April's festival will mark the return of headliners Sugarland and Brooks & Dunn, who both performed at the first-ever Stagecoach in 2007. The gig will also be one of Brooks & Dunn's last, as the country duo plans to split next year after a farewell tour.
Stagecoach is produced by Goldenvoice, The Messina Group and Moore Entertainment Group and presented by ABC Daytime and SOAPnet.
While still officially unannounced by the promoters, Billboard sources confirm that another major Indio music festival, Coachella, will once again take place the weekend before Stagecoach, from Apr. 16-18. Pavement, the 1990's alt-rockers who recently announced plans to reform and tour next year, are widely rumored to be one of the headliners, giving Coachella fans the band's first reunion show.