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Kevin Costner, The Knitters, Jim Lauderdale added to Stagecoach

Thursday, December 11, 2008 – The second annual Stagecoash country music festival in southern California announced Thursday four acts were added to the line up - The Knitters, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Pure Prairie League and Jim Lauderdale & The Dream Players. The Knitters are an offshoot of X with John Doe and Exene Cervenka aboard. Costner & Modern West released their debut album in November. Lauderdale plays country and bluegrass music.

Previously announced acts include Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney. The festival will be held Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Cal. The event is one week earlier than this year and one day less.

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