ZZ Top, Dierks Bentley to headline AXS TV's Stagecoach Country Music Festival (Exclusive)
By THE WRAP
ZZ Top and Dierks Bentley are among the headliners for the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, AXS TV announced Monday.
This is the third consecutive year that AXS TV will broadcast the event, presenting 21 hours of coverage as the genre's biggest stars take the stage at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.
The lineup of performers also includes Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Western swing ensemble The Time Jumpers featuring the legendary Vince Gill and Kenny Sears, family four-piece Parmalee, indie sensation Sturgill Simpson and Brooklyn outfit The Lone Bellow.
Additional artists will be added to AXS TV's broadcast schedule closer to the event.
On Saturday, April 25, an A-list roster of established favorites and up-and-comers will perform, featuring Bentley, ZZ Top, Justin Moore and the Eli Young Band.
The channel closes out the weekend on April 26 with performances from brother-sister trio The Band Perry, Sara Evans, George Thorogood & the Destroyers and The Outlaws and newcomers Maddie & Tae.
In conjunction with AXS TV's season of music festivals, opening with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 17, Stagecoach viewers will be able to access special festival-specific content on an all-new interactive microsite.
Using a broadcast alert center, social media updates, blog posts, minute-by-minute broadcast lineups, and a social interaction page, viewers will be able to stay updated on breaking news from all of their favorite acts, ensuring they won't miss a second of their most anticipated performances.
The 10th annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival will run from April 24 through April 26. The festival will air each evening on AXS TV, starting at 9pm ET and 6pm PT.