New York City went country last year with the introduction of FarmBorough Festival, and now it's time for New Yorkers to break out those cowboy boots yet again. On Wednesday (Jan. 20), it was confirmed that Farmborough will be coming back to Randall's Island with big names like Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Jason Aldean as headliners.
Aldean, McGraw and Keith will be joined by Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett, Kacey Musgraves, A Thousand Horses, Billy Currington, Lonestar, David Nail and Eric Paslay, according to a press release which unveiled the first-round lineup of the Live Nation and Founders Entertainment festival.
More performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
The stacked lineup follows FarmBorough's initial year, which included Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan as headliners. Following the unexpected success of NYC's first country music festival last year, a second installment of FarmBorough was inevitable.
"Since the gates closed on FarmBorough last year we've been working towards today and how to come back even stronger than FarmBorough's first year," Brian O'Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring, said in a statement. "Having the heavyweight power of such huge and distinct names as well artists that I think will be the genre's next big superstars on the bill helps ease the pressure a little bit of putting on a festival in the greatest city in the world. I can't wait to get back out there and continue to make our mark on the Big Apple."
FarmBorough 2016 will take place from June 17 to 19 at Randall's Island in New York City. Festival passes are set to go on sale on Friday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. EST.