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Storms juggle lineup at Faster Horses festival

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

After an evening storm caused a two-hour delay at the Faster Horses country music festival on Saturday, the gates have reopened and programming is set to resume.

Brad Paisley will take the stage at 11:15 p.m., two hours after he was originally slated to perform.

The set by Dwight Yoakam, which was set to precede Paisley’s, was canceled and will not be rescheduled.

Earlier in the night, the fest grounds were cleared and fans were sent back to their campsites as a storm threatened to beat down on the Michigan International Speedway grounds.

The announcement came at around 7:45 p.m., just after Justin Moore’s wrapped his performance on the main stage.

"Attention: due to storm cells with high winds and/ or thunder and lightning in the area, we need to clear the festival site," a message posted on the video screen on the main stage read. "Please move quickly and calmly back to your campsite or a protected area. Please seek shelter for your safety."

The day’s programming had already been delayed an hour due to a nasty storm that quickly whipped through the area earlier in the day. Programming resumed just before 3 p.m., and the gates opened at 2:30, several hours later than originally planned.

Faster Horses, currently in its third year, drew a sellout crowd of 40,000 to the grounds at Michigan International Speedway this weekend.

Florida Georgia Line is scheduled to close the festival Sunday night.