Rascal Flatts to Launch Flatts Fest in 2011

Rascal Flatts will organize Flatts Fest, a multi-artist music festival, to launch in early July, band member Joe Don Rooney told CMT Radio during a Friday morning (Dec. 17) interview. “It’s definitely going to be a multiple-artist bill for sure,” he said. “It’s going to be some big names. It’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s just going to be a big party.” He added, “Country really hasn’t had like a Lollapalooza. There’s a Buzzfest that happens here in Nashville. There’s Ozzfest that happens nationally. … We [thought], ’Let’s do a Flatts Fest. Let’s invite some big name artists out and just have fun and let the fans enjoy a big day of music, a big night.” Specific information about the festival hasn’t been confirmed, but Rooney said, “It’s going to be pretty cool. We haven’t really announced who’s going to be out with us yet, but it’ll be a blast.”