The Christian rock group Casting Crowns has been announced as the first headline act at the Grandstand for the 2015 Iowa State Fair.

Fair officials said today in a statement that the Grammy award-winning group will play a show on Aug. 13. The 2015 fair runs Aug. 13-23. Christian duo For King and Country will be the opening act.

Tickets will go on sale in the spring.

Fair officials said that the Florida Georgia Line and Lady Antebellum shows at the 2014 fair sold out. Officials also noted that ridership on the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority park & ride shuttles increased 8 percent.

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