Kid Rock headlines WE Fest
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
– Kid Rock is the third headliner for the 34th Annual WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minn. next August, it was announced today.
Kid Rock joins previously announced headliners, Eric Church and Tim McGraw for the fest, being held Aug. 4-6.
Kid Rock last took the stage at the Soo Pass Ranch in 2010, performing on the same night as Church. His return to WE Fest comes on the heals of his new album, "First ."
"Kid Rock is a great addition to this year's lineup, and we're happy to welcome him back to the Ranch," said Bob Bliss, WE Fest General Manager. "Our goal is to offer something for every country music lover - classic country, country rock, new country - it's what our fans love about WE Fest and what makes it such a great party every year."
WE Fest 2016 tickets are available now. Prices for 3-day general admission tickets start at $129; reserve tickets start at $135; and VIP packages start at $700. For more info, visit wefest.com or call 800-493-3378.
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