The first acts have been revealed for Europe's biggest country music festival, Country to Country 2020 which takes places over three days in three venues, London O2 Arena, Glasgow SSE Hydro, and Dublin 3Arena from Friday 13th March to Sunday 15th March 2020.
The three nights are headlined by one of the biggest names in contemporary country Luke Combs, multi-platinum Grammy award winning superstar Darius Rucker, and multiple CMA award winner and 2019 nominee Eric Church making his return to the festival (pictured above at C2C 2016).
Joining the headliners and making their main stage debuts are multiple CMA award winners and nominees The Cadillac Three, Tanya Tucker, Charles Esten, Runaway June, and Jordan Davis. Making his return this year is award winning Brett Young alongside 2019 CMA award nominee Old Dominion following a major UK tour this year. For the very first time, international series Introducing Nashville will see artists including Abby Anderson, Eric Paslay, and Tenille Townes take to the mainstage together for an acoustic set sharing stories behind their tracks. The C2C Spotlight Stage will also be back. More acts will be announced over the coming months.
The line-ups so far are as follows:-
Friday London / Saturday Glasgow / Sunday Dublin: Eric Church, The Cadillac Three, Charles Esten, with a main stage opening slot titled 'Introducing Nashville' with Abby Anderson, Eric Paslay, and Tenille Townes.
Saturday London / Sunday Glasgow / Friday Dublin: Darius Rucker, Old Dominion, and Runaway June.
Sunday London / Friday Glasgow / Saturday Ireland: Luke Combs, Brett Young, Tanya Tucker, and Jordan Davis.
C2C host Bob Harris said: "I am so proud to be part of the C2C family. I have been the main stage host at the O2 in London from the very beginning and have watched the festival grow to become one of the most important and iconic events in the global Country Music calendar. I am thrilled to once again be hosting C2C in London and broadcasting highlights on BBC Radio 2. I can't wait to listen to the best music in the world, enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of the main auditorium, catch the excitement of the pop-up stages and meet the incredible Country fans that make C2C so special"
Chris York, C2C Festival promoter for SJM Concerts commented: "C2C Festival 2020 continues to build on the massive success of Country to Country in the U.K. and across Europe. We look forward to seeing all you passionate country fans in March once again. We would like to thank our partners at BBC Radio 2 and The Country Music Association and as ever thank you for your support."
"We are thrilled to see the continuously growing Country fan base in the UK and for C2C to bring such a powerful line-up of artists to international fans," says CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. "This year marks CMA's eighth year partnering with C2C, and it has been so exciting to see this festival and the audience of passionate Country fans continue to get bigger and better each year."
Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 1st November.
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