(Louden, NH) - The Louden Planning Board has given the approval needed for the festival next summer at the track.

NHMS General Manager David McGrath issued this statement after the Planning Board vote Thursday night:

“For more than 28 years, New Hampshire Motor Speedway has hosted successful events of all varieties and sizes, and during this time we value our relationship with the town of Loudon. We are excited to move forward with the plan for a country music festival. We believe this event will be a highlight of the 2018 summer adding value and economic impact to the State of New Hampshire. This will be a terrific family-friendly event and we promise to work hard to make sure the festival is a success.”

The approval will allow for a 3-day festival at the track next summer. Details of the event have not yet been finalized.