The Killers, Keith Urban, Foo Fighters Set To Headline 2019 Pilgrimage Fest In Nashville

The annual Pilgrimage Fest is co-produced by Justin Timberlake and co-founded by Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin.

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After rain and lightning caused a cancellation last year, the Pilgrimage Fest is hoping for a rebound in its fifth year and has announced The Killers, Foo Fighters and Keith Urban as the headline acts for its 2019 event.

The festival, which is co-produced by Justin Timberlake and co-founded by Better Than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin, is returning to the Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee, about 20 miles south of Nashville, on 21 and 22 September. Severe weather last year resulted in evacuations and refunded tickets and most of the scheduled headliners, including Jack White, Chris Stapleton and Dave Matthews, did not perform.

Co-founder Brandt Wood told The Associated Press that they have evolved their plans for sheltering people, managing traffic and managing egress and ingress in bad weather situations.

“We learned a lot about how to communicate,” Wood said. “We’ve really broken it down into what we did right and what we can do better.”

Additional performers for the 2019 Pilgrimage Fest include Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Head & The Heart, Live, Jenny Lewis, Lauren Daigle, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real.

Pilgrimage Fest brands itself as family friendly, with kids under 10 allowed in free with an adult general admission ticket holder and music ending at 8:30 p.m. Central. For further information, please visit the festival’s official website.

Also in Foo Fighters news, Dave Grohl and company have also been announced as one of the headliners for 2019’s Bourbon & Beyond Festival, which also takes place across 20-22 September.  Among the event’s other big name headliners are Robert Plant and Zac Brown Band, who will be playing at the KY Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Additional acts for Bourbon & Beyond also include John Fogerty, Daryl Hall & John Oates, ZZ Top, Trey Anastasio Band, Leon Bridges, The Flaming Lips, Alison Krauss, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes, +LIVE+, Grace Potter, Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

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