SiriusXM has announced that, for the first time, it will broadcast live performances and interviews, as well as have a dedicated SiriusXM stage for artists, at the annual Stagecoach Festival, beginning with the 2018 edition of the event. Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line are the headliners of the 2018 Stagecoach festival, which takes place April 27-29 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. SiriusXM's Stagecoach programming will be on The Highway–Channel 56. People can also get the live programming online via the SiriusXM app. The live broadcast begins April 27 at 12 p.m. PT. SiriusXM's Outlaw Country–Channel 60 will also air select highlights and interviews, including Dwight Yoakam, for Stagecoach programming that is not live.
According to SiriusXM, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Brett Young and Lee Brice are among the artists who will be part of the satellite radio company's live debut at Stagecoach. At the festival, the SiriusXM Spotlight Stage for up-and-coming artists will feature Carly Pearce, Ashley McBryde, Adam Doleac and Seth Ennis, among others.
In related news, the Toyota Sienna Festivan Wonderland Presented by SiriusXM, a festival destination, will make its debut at Stagecoach and will be traveling to other festivals throughout the year. According to Toyota, the Festivan "will be modified to look and feel like a Marfa-inspired glamping camper featuring brightly colored wrapped front seats, string lights and desert décor." There will also be a lounge area in the back and photo ops. For new-age enthusiasts, the Festivan will have an energy reader, who will give a crystal that is specific to an individual's personal reading. There will be supplies for people to make crystal necklace.
The FestIvan will also have The Highway Diner, a pop-up eatery serving Tex-Mex food. Guests can also check out SiriusXM programming on available iPads and JBL headphones.
SiriusXM won't have the only live streaming from Stagecoach. As previously reported, LiveXLive will also have live video and audio streaming from several festivals this year, including Stagecoach.