Stagecoach Festival Lineup For 2023

Goldenvoice is hoping to draw more than seven times that many fans to Stagecoach with a 2023 edition it announced Monday will be headlined by Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Chris Stapleton.

The singers put contrasting spins on country tradition with Bryan doling out amiable party song Brown dabbling in slick hiphop beats & Stapleton pushing his raspy voice toward old-school soul music.

Other acts on the three-day show, set for April 28-30 at the Empire Polo Club — one weekend after Coachella 2023, which will run April 14-16 and April 21-23 with a lineup yet to be revealed

include Jon Pardi, Riley Green, Old Dominion, Gabby Barrett, Parker McCollum, Melissa Etheridge, Morgan Wade, Tyler Childers, Bryan Adams, ZZ Top and — back again — Brooks & Dunn.

“This will be our 15th anniversary,” Vee said of next year’s festival, accounting for the gap brought on by COVID, “so they’re kind of bringing it full circle.”

The starry bill reflects Stagecoach’s status as the “granddaddy of country festivals,” according to Jay Williams, co-head of WME’s Nashville office.

Yet the lineup announcement comes at a challenging time for festival promoters in general, and for Goldenvoice specifically.