A new festival titled The Long Road has been announced, featuring country, americana, and roots music. It will take place in the grounds of Stanford Hall, Leicestershire, over the weekend of Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September 2018.
The announced acts include:- Angaleena Presley, The Shires (pictured above), Billy Bragg, Striking Matches, Danielle Bradbery, Una Healy, Ashley Campbell, Brent Cobb, Aaron Watson, and Lee Ann Womack.
The festival site will be divided into "counties", Crossroad County, Rhinestone County, Lil Possum County, Fair County, and the camping fields.
The other confirmed acts are:- Danny and the Champions Of The World, Catherine McGrath, The Wandering Hearts, The Wood Brothers, Megan O'Neill, Two Ways Home, Holloway Road, Kevin McGuire, Twinnie, Laura Oakes, Ruby Boots, Jess and The Bandits, Gary Quinn, Parker Millsap, Yola Carter, Treetop Flyers, William The Conqueror, The Arlenes, Joana Serrat, Ferris & Sylvester, Kasheena Sampson, Danni Nicholls, Cardboard Fox, Worry Dolls, The Lone Bellow, Frontier Ruckus, Folk Soul Revival, Amythyst Kiah, Andrew Alli, Logan Brill, and The Brummies.
To see stage splits please view the line-up page.
Some of the acts commented on appearing at the festival:
"We are very excited to be playing the first Long Road festival. Country music in the UK is starting to really gain momentum and an outdoor festival dedicated to it will be great fun to play."
"I'm so excited to be a part of The Long Road Festival. I love the inclusive vibe. I'm not only looking forward to performing, but also hanging out and enjoying all the fixins'. Great Food, good old-fashioned country music and salt of the earth people. It's gonna be yeehawsome y'all."
The Long Road's Creative Director, Baylen Leonard, also made a statement about the festival:
"Being from Tennessee and having lived in the UK for close to 20 years, I'm thrilled to bring the music and culture of both together in one festival. The dedication and passion of the UK country community is so amazing, we wanted to put together a festival that celebrated the music and lifestyle they love as a thank you to the fans for supporting country music. Whether you're a country fan, an Americana fan, or a fan of great music in general, we wanted a welcoming place where everyone could come together to celebrate. This is a festival for the fans and we're excited to share it with you."
Tickets are on sale now, priced from £99.
Tickets operate in a tiered system, and will rise in price as they sell out.
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