Wednesday, October 29, 2014
– The first-ever country music festival in New York City, Farmborough, will be held in June 32015 with Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley playing.
FarmBorough is set to take place on Randall's Island June 26-28, 2015. Live Nation Entertainment and Founders Entertainment will launch the festival.
The first additional artists to be announced for the three-day festival include Wade Bowen, Brandy Clark, Maddie & Tae, Kip Moore, Ashley Monroe, Randy Houser, The Cadillac Three and Dwight Yoakam with more to be revealed over the coming weeks. The event also will highlight undiscovered talent with the "Next From Nashville" stage.
Three-day passes start at $225 (plus applicable service charges and fees) and go on-sale Thursday, Nov 6 at 10 a.m. eastern. Fans will also have the option to upgrade to VIP three-day packages with access to Skyline Lounge featuring skyline views, private bars and more.
FarmBorough comes from the creators of country music festivals Watershed, Faster Horses and Route 91 Harvest, in partnership with Founders Entertainment, the force behind the popular Governors Ball Music Festival.
"We've been dreaming about bringing a country festival to New York for a long time, and we feel like the time is right now. We have the perfect partner in Founders and the perfect location on Randall's Island to really bring fans and artists something special," said Brian O'Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. "New York City is a global destination. Country fans from all over the world can come to the city and take advantage of all it has to offer, while enjoying three days of the best country music acts too."
"We're thrilled to bring our hometown of New York City its first-ever country music festival. This has been many years in the making, and we couldn't be more excited to launch FarmBorough in June," said Co-founder and Partner at Founders Entertainment, Jordan Wolowitz. "Brian O'Connell and his team at Live Nation are the ideal partners for this venture, and together we form a festival dream team. With Governors Ball and now FarmBorough, New York City is host to premier, world class, music festivals."
Live Nation, under O'Connell's direction, has been in a major push to start country music festivals throughout the U.S.