Fans Keep Dying at This Country Music Festival. Their Families Want Answers

July 11, 2023

It was heartbreaking.”By the time police arrived on the scene, the second day of 2021’s Faster Horses had already gotten off to a tragic start. At Faster Horses, the music played on, resuming Saturday just a few hours after three men and a woman lost their lives. Not even death, thus far, has stopped “the party of the summer” — as Faster Horses is known. At Faster Horses, approximately 343,000 fans have attended over its nine years, with seven reported deaths, or roughly one death per 49,000 fans. Weekly preparation meetings for Faster Horses begin as early as February.