Stagecoach 2018 – Artists Announced: Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line Will Headline

I have been to Coachella almost a double digit number of times, but I only attended the inaugural Stagecoach. I thoroughly enjoyed the easy vibe. Knowing that Goldenvoice has done a fine job of enhancing the experience on the Indio Polo Fields over the years, I look forward to seeing the evolution of Stagecoach.

As with all festivals, initially I want to work my magic and distill my ideal lineup into one day, but once I arrive I enjoy the serendipity of discovering new acts across several days.

The headliners are each first rate, with Keith Urban returning after an eight year absence. Garth Brooks, recently out of retirement, rarely seen at festivals and never known for understatement, exclaimed

“Everyone knows Stagecoach is the biggest country festival in the world, we are coming with the sole purpose of making it the biggest party on the planet!”

Other acts not to be missed include: Dwight Yoakam, Gordon Lightfoot, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Tanya Tucker and The Georgia Satellites.

Dwight Yoakam enjoying a town south of Bakersfield

Innovations this year include car camping, a wider array of finger lickin’ barbecue options and the presence of Sirirus XM sponsoring the up and comer stage.

  • The festival stretches over three days, April 27 through 29.
  • Festival passes go on sale Friday, September 22 at 11 AM PDT at
  • Prices start at $329.



Brad Auerbach has been a journalist and editor covering the media, entertainment, travel and technology scene for many years. He has written for Forbes, Time Out London, SPIN, Village Voice, LA Weekly and early in his career won a New York State College Journalism Award.