BON JOVI TO ANCHOR KENTUCKY RACETRACK FESTIVAL
December 1, 2009
David J. Prince of Billboard.com reports: Churchill Downs, the Louisville racetrack that’s home to the Kentucky Derby, has announced plans for a 3-day music festival in 2010 called Hullabalou. Headliners for the event, scheduled for July 23-25, 2010, include Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney and the Dave Matthews Band. Grounds passes, reserved seats and VIP packages go on sale Friday, Dec. 4 through Ticketmaster and at hullabaloufest.com.
More than 65 live acts will perform at Hullaballou, including Zac Brown Band, Al Green, Doobie Brothers, Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakam, Gladys Knight, the B-52s, the O’Jays, Colbie Caillat, Richard Marx, Gov’t Mule, Black Crowes, Kansas and Taj Mahal.
Five stages will be set up on the racetrack’s 147 acre grounds and the venue has a capacity of 160,000 people. In addition to hosting the Kentucky Derby, North America’s oldest continuously held sporting event, Churchill Downs has staged several large-scale concerts in recent years, including the Rolling Stones and the Police.