– Stagecoach 2022
Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Luke Combs headline the 2022 edition of Stagecoach, the massive country music festival taking place at Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif., April 29 through May 1. The show marks the return of “Country Coachella” after being bucked off the calendar in 2020 and 2021 thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tickets go on sale starting Friday, July 16 at 10 a.m. at the festival website, starting at $379 for a three-day pass and up to $1,299 for three-day pit or reserved seating. Camping, shuttle and parking passes are all available, as is a payment plan.
Joining Rhett, Underwood and Combs on the bill are more than 30 country and not-so-country artists, including Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, The Black Crowes, Midland, Lee Brice, Cody Johnson, Jordan Davis, Cody Jinks, Smokey Robinson and more. Added features include the return of Guy Fieri’s Stagecoach Smokehouse, Diplo Late Night in Palomino and Nikki Lane’s Stage Stop Marketplace.
“This has been a long time coming but oh, so worth the wait!,” Stacy Vee, who books Stagecoach for Goldenvoice, tells Pollstar. “We are so proud to share this lineup, one of our best, with the world. We are so happy to be working with all of our friends again and getting back to the part we love.”
Vee has always curated a diverse and heavy hitting lineup of top newcomers and established superstars for Stagecoach, and 2022 will be no exception.
Underwood leads the headliners, all arena-level artists, as a long-established star, averaging 11,500 tickets sold per show and a gross of $876,277 as reported to Pollstar. Rhett and Combs took the country world by storm more recently, particularly in just the last five years, with Rhett averaging 12,812 tickets and $858,449 per show and Combs, 10,533 and $424,794.
The lineup also includes the legendary Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile, Rhiannon Giddens, Brothers Osborne, Margo Price, Yola, Marcus King Band, Midland, Lee Brice, Neal McCoy, Ryan Hurd, Jimmie Allen, Amethyst Khia, Ingrid Andress, Lindsey Ell, The Mavericks, and Molly Tuttle.
Also returning are the Compton Cowboy, a crew of 10 Black horseback riders whose small ranch is one of the very last in a semirural town in Compton called Richland Farms — and they are bringing their horses to Stagecoach to tell their story and share in the experience.
“We love country, we love the music, we love the culture and we’re stoked to be around folks that get it,” says Randy Savvy, Managing Member of the Compton Cowboys. “I’ve been listening to country music for a long time and we’re looking forward to bringing Compton Cowboys and our horse gang to the festival.”
This year YouTube and Goldenvoice are announcing a newly formed partnership which includes an exclusive, first time live stream of the famed Stagecoach festival on the platform. The three-day festival will stream live on Stagecoach’s Official YouTube Channel from April 29 through May 1.
“We are so excited to be adding Stagecoach, Country music’s biggest festival weekend, into our live stream lineup for the first time ever,” says YouTube’s Head of Live Music and West Coast Artist Relations Ali Rivera. “2022 marks our 10th year partnering with Goldenvoice to stream some of their most coveted music festivals like Stagecoach and Coachella. We are both honored and proud to be bringing three consecutive weekends of extraordinary live music to fans around the world next year.”
Fan-favorite Guy Fieri’s Stagecoach Smokehouse is back again for its third year to reveal new chefs, pit bosses and BBQ vendors. Guy and friends will be showcasing their pits and rigs and offering taste tests to fans throughout the weekend with live demos. Stay tuned for the full food lineup.
“I’m stoked to be firing up my Stagecoach Smokehouse again this year where we’ll be cookin’ up some bad ass bar-b-que,” says Guy Fieri. “So, ride on down to Flavortown and hang out with me, my buddies and some real deal pit masters from around the country.”
Diplo’s Late Night in Palomino makes a return after the unforgettable and first-ever live performance of “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus at the 2019 festival and the debut of Diplo’s country project with collaborations from Cam and Jonas Brothers. Diplo is sure to bring more surprises in 2022.
The SiriusXM Spotlight Stage will once again highlight today’s rising stars like Breland, Caylee Hammack, Hailey Whitters and others. In addition to the Spotlight Stage, SiriusXM announces the return of StageCouch Weekend, featuring headliners Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett, as well as new performances from Dierks Bentley, Old Dominion, Maren Morris, Carly Pearce, and more.
The Honkytonk Dance Hall also makes a comeback in addition to High Class Hillbilly owner and singer Nikki Lane’s Stage Stop Marketplace. Additionally, the Country Music Association will once again partner with Stagecoach to host a very special CMA Songwriters Series performance. Additional details including lineup will be shared in early 2022.
The STAGECOACH 2022 lineup is as follows:
Laci Kaye Booth
Marcus King Band