Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Farmborough Returns To NYC


NYC’s Country Music Festival Will Return To Randall’s Island Park This June 
- Passes On Sale Jan. 29 

Nashville, TN - Jan. 20, 2016 - FarmBorough Festival’s first year surpassed all expectations as New York City’s first-ever country music festival when over 40,000 fans united on Randall’s Island Park for three days of first-class country music.  A collaboration between Live Nation Entertainment and Founders Entertainment, the two-stage festival will return on June 17-19 for a second year with a megastar lineup including Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Brantley Gilbert, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Thomas Rhett.  Juxtaposed against the backdrop of New York City’s iconic and breathtaking skyline, #NYCGoesCountry as the genre’s fervent fans will be able to enjoy FarmBorough’s diverse lineup that will also include A Thousand Horses, Billy Currington, Lonestar, Kacey Musgraves, David Nail, Eric Paslay and more to be announced in the coming weeks.  Festival passes will go on-sale on Jan. 29 at 10am ET at
“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,” said Brian O’Connell Live Nation President of Country Touring.  “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.” 
"We made history last year by launching New York City's first ever major Country Music Festival,” said Co-founder and Partner at Founders Entertainment, Jordan Wolowitz. "The amazing lineup for FarmBorough 2016 speaks for itself, and we can't wait to show everyone what's in store for June. It's gonna be awesome."  
An important milestone for the country music genre, critics and fans alike continue to praise and welcome FarmBorough Festival with open arms. 
"Randall's Island swelled with thousands lounging on the grounds, eating barbecue and singing along with acts” - Associated Press
“Country-music festival “FarmBorough” brings the sounds of slide guitars and poignant waltzes to the grassy fields of Randall’s Island’ - The New Yorker
“[Governor Ball’s] whiskey-swilling cousin” - SPIN
“Brought tens of thousands of fans to Randall's Island for three days and nights of nonstop hits” - Rolling Stone
“Some of Nashville's biggest stars...alongside some of country music's brightest talents” - Huffington Post
"New York City just added a sixth borough – FarmBorough. And though there's no green grass or tractors to be found, it's as country as it gets." - PEOPLE
“Three days of boot-stomping good times” - Village Voice
"For both a genre and a city, it's a milestone” - New Jersey Star Ledger
"If there was ever any doubt that country music is alive and well in New York City, all of those fears were put to rest over the weekend as 40,000 fans descended upon New York’s Randall Island's for FarmBorough” - Country Weekly
"New York City has officially gone country" - Nash FM 
FarmBorough Festival was born out of Live Nation’s premier family of country music festivals.  FarmBorough’s sister festivals include Faster Horses - Brooklyn, MI, Route 91 Harvest - Las Vegas, NV, Watershed - The Gorge, WA and Windy City LakeShake - Chicago, IL. Follow further FarmBorough updates on Facebook:, Twitter: @FarmBoroughFest, Instagram: @Farmboroughfest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #farmborough and #nycgoescountry