Stagecoach 2015

Live Stream, Lineup, Set Times, Tickets, Reviews

Empire Polo Club, Indio, California 24-26 April

Stagecoach festival

The festival season in the sunny climes of Southern California is in full swing by the time mid-April arrives, and following hot on the heels of the Coachella festival over the previous two weekends comes it's country cousin, the Stagecoach Music Festival.

I have to confess I'm something of a closet country music fan, think it originates from dozens of long car journeys as a child listening to the parents' old country classics - Perry Como, Kenny Rogers, Tammy Wynette and the like, which brings back plenty of pleasant associations of long endless childhood summers and family holidays. Suffice to say if I was in Indio in April and had to choose between attending Stagecoach and Coachella then this is probably the one I would go for. Don't tell anyone!

Stagecoach has been running for several years and has grown each year since it's debut in 2007 and now attracts over 55,000 visitors, a significant percentage of who choose to bring their RV's and make a weekend of it at the campground. For me this adds massively to the appeal - I'm a big fan of camping and the added comfort of a big old RV just adds to the attraction - can see myself happily enjoying a (vegan of course) barbeque while watching the sunset at the campground before heading off to enjoy the music with a beer or three.

I would especially love to hear reviews from anyone who has been to this one, so if you've been lucky enough to go in the past then please use the form at the bottom of this page to let us know if this festival is as good as we're imagining!

Festival Lineup

2015 lineup

Friday, April 24
Tim McGraw
Jake Owen
Kip Moore
Merle Haggard
Kacey Musgraves
The Devil Makes Three
The Time Jumpers, featuring Vince Gill, Dawn Sears, Kenny Sears & Ranger Doug Green
Sturgill Simpson
The Lone Bellow
Brothers Osbourne
Parker Millsap
The Handsome Family
Lydia Loveless
Pegi Young
Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys
Cam Ochs
Saturday, April 25
Miranda Lambert
Dierks Bentley
Justin Moore
ZZ Top
Eli Young Band
Gregg Allman
Cassadee Pope
Cast of Nashville, featuring Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, and Chris Carmac
Steve Earle
The Cadillac Three
Mickey Gilley
Mac Davis
Nikki Lane
John Moreland
John & Jacob
The Quebe Sisters Band
Daniel Romano
Della Mae
Clare Dunn
Anais Mitchell
Old Salt Union
Sunday, April 26
Blake Shelton
The Band Perry
Sara Evans
George Thorogood and The Destroyers
Jerrod Neimann
Frankie Ballard
The Oak Ridge Boys
Hot Rize
Eric Burdon and the Animals
The Swon Brothers
Maddie & Tae
Chris Janson
Keith Anderson
Chatham County Line
Logan Brill
Luke Ameland
Ben Miller Band
Andrew Combs

Live Streaming

The Stagecoach festival is one of the last we would have expected to be a pioneer in terms of live streaming, but for 2013 and 2014, perhaps drawing on the technology made available by the Coachella team, they provided a live online webcast via AXS TV, which we would be duly optimistic of seeing return again for the 2015 festival:

Stagecoach Festival live stream

For a massive range of video coverage from previous years, mostly shot by visitors to the festival, check out the selection on Youtube:

Stagecoach on Youtube

Hotels and Accommodation

Based at the extensive Empire Polo Club the Stagecoach festival encourages camping in much the same way as Coachella, but draws on it's country roots in a way it's sister festival doesn't with a huge influx of RV's to the festival camping site. See the official site for full details: Stagecoach Camping

If you prefer a bit more in the way of home comforts, or need somewhere to stay before or after the festival, then you can search for hotels, check availability and make reservations for local hotels here.

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