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A group enjoys a party at last year’s Country Thunder outside of Florence.

FLORENCE — It will be a different atmosphere at Country Thunder’s Arizona festival this year as it enters a new part of the calendar for the first time.

On Tuesday, the country music mega-event announced it has rescheduled its four-day festival just outside Florence to Oct. 29-Nov. 1, making this the first Halloween Country Thunder.

Last week organizers announced that Country Thunder was being postponed from its scheduled dates April 16-19 due to Gov. Doug Ducey’s guidelines against any gathering of more than 50 people out of concern of spreading COVID-19 in counties that had already been affected.

Country Thunder gets an average of 35,000 fans into the Florence-area venue every day during the festival.

Country Thunder’s announcement, which was made via Twitter Tuesday afternoon, included pictures of the four headlining acts — Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Eric Church and Dustin Lynch. This suggests that the Arizona festival will be similar to the one in Florence that was previously postponed in bringing the same biggest stars to the new dates.

All ticket and camping arrangements will be honored on the new dates.

“The fans in Arizona have been with us from Day One, and we are incredibly grateful for their support as we work through the logistics of rescheduling,” said Country Thunder CEO Troy Vollhoffer.

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