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3 Dead, 2 Critically Injured At Faster Horses Music Festival

Becca Ballard

The country camping and music festival, Faster Horses, took a turn for the worst as 3 are dead and 2, critically injured.

Five young men were found unresponsive in their RV trailer last weekend while camping together near the Faster Horses country music festival at the Michigan International Speedway. Three men died after inhaling deadly fumes from a generator, two others were also found unresponsive, but alive. These men were taken from the Woodstock Township campground to a Toledo hospital where they are still in critical condition. The preliminary investigation showed that a generator too close to the camper produced the fatal gases that killed the three men and put the two others in the hospital. The three men who have passed, had graduated from Michigan Center High School, east of Jackson.

This is the year of the most deaths ever recorded at the festival in the eight years it has been running. The weekend continued on as normal while the festival-related deaths made national news. Fans gathered near the main stage about an hour before the first main stage artist. Artists still beckon fans to sing along with them, and friends share snacks and grab beers. Many knew nothing of these deaths. Some said, this news was not announced to prevent chaos, although It would have been nice to receive a notification via the festival app at the very least.

The deaths also made national news, in part because of the mystery initially surrounding them, but also because the festival is a big entertainment event, traditionally drawing 40,000-plus fans daily.

Faster Horses, which launched in 2013, is also known as the "three-day hillbilly sleepover" because most fest-goers camp at sites in and around the racetrack where cars can zoom around at 215 mph to 220 mph.

It also was Michigan’s first major music festival since 2019, before the pandemic hit.

About Faster Horses Festival

Faster Horses Festival is a three day event full of concerts by huge country artists, camping at Michigan International Speedway and festival rides, booths and food.

This year's lineup included: Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Jon Pardi, Tracy Lawrence, Chris Lane, Russel Dickerson, Mitchell Tenpenny, Hardy, Riley Green, Carly Pearce, Jimmie Allen, David Lee Murphy, Ingrid Andress, Gone West, Dee Jay Silver and so many more!
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