Underwood, Paisley to Faster Horses
A trio of thoroughbred country stars — Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and Florida Georgia Line — will headline this year’s Faster Horses festival, July 17-19 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., promoters announced Thursday.
Tickets for the third annual three-day music and camping festival, $185, go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 2. Upgraded tickets with VIP access are $335 and $785; full ticketing plans, including camping options, are available at the festival’s website, fasterhorsesfestival.com. This year, for the first time, organizers are offering fans layaway ticket plans.
Joining the headliners at the festival, described by organizers as a “three-day hillbilly sleepover,” are Frankie Ballard, Kristian Bush, Mark Chesnutt, Craig Wayne Boyd, Lee Brice, Clare Dunn, Mickey Guyton, Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, RaeLynn, the Cadillac Three, Thomas Rhett and Dwight Yoakam. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks, according to release from promoters Live Nation.
Faster Horses launched in 2013 with headline performances by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan, as well as a show-stealing performance by then up-and-comers Florida Georgia Line. Last summer’s festival, which drew an estimated 25,000 fans, was highlighted by performances by Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert.
Underwood, the fourth season “American Idol” winner, last performed in Metro Detroit in November 2012. Paisley played The Palace in November 2013, while Florida Georgia Line opened for Jason Aldean at The Palace in October.