C2C: Country to Country, Europe's biggest country music festival, takes place from Friday 10th March to Sunday 12th March 2023 at London's O2 arena, and in Dublin and Glasgow with a host of Country superstars appearing.
With just a few weeks to go; Country to Country is pleased to announce the final wave of incredible artists appearing at this year’s festival. Featuring multiple performances per day by artists from all over the UK, Europe and the US, C2C once more provides an incredible opportunity for fans of country to discover and support new artists.
Country to Country will officially kick off at midday on Friday when the Town Square opens, and the first artists take to the festival stages, with doors on Saturday and Sunday opening at 10.00am. The Town Square has some exciting changes for 2023, with a brand-new dedicated performance space and bar – The Barrelhouse at The Town Square. All the favourite C2C stalls will return, so fans can enjoy a variety of market traders, food stands, sponsor activations, cocktails, craft beers and more. New programming will give festival goers the chance to party in the Town Square even longer – look out for more news on that soon.
All visitors to The O2 can access the free stages which are Big Entrance Stage, Icon Stage and The Wayside (formerly the Garden Stage). C2C ticket holders will also have access to BBC Radio 2 Stage (at Indigo at The O2) and The Saloon (All Bar One). The latter will be presented by Apple Music’s global live-streaming radio station Apple Music Country by day and will feature interviews hosted by The Country Chart Show’s Nada and country entertainment between sets.
The Bluebird Cafe returns to C2C and once again we will welcome guests to the intimate O2 Blueroom at The O2, on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March. This seated show takes the form of a ‘songwriter’s round’; with each artist taking it in turns to talk about their relationship with The Bluebird Cafe, their songwriting and the stories behind their music. The line up over the three shows includes Adam Doleac, Alyssa Bonagura, Amanda Shires, Catie Offerman, Drake Milligan, Hannah Ellis, Jeff Cohen, Madeline Edwards and Randall King. Tickets are sold separately and go on general sale this Friday 3rd February at 10am.
Inside the arena, C2C hosts the taste-making Spotlight Stage which sees performances in between main stage sets. This year fans will see intimate performances from Amanda Shires, Ashley Cooke, Corey Kent, Drake Milligan, Elvie Shane, Kameron Marlowe, MacKenzie Porter, Madeline Edwards and Sam Williams.
These newly announced artists join world-renowned superstars Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett and Lady A plus Nashville’s hottest artists Midland, Jordan Davis, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lainey Wilson and Mitchell Tenpenny alongside prolific performers Lindsay Ell and Matt Stell. Also confirmed are the powerhouse artists for CMA Presents Introducing Nashville – which introduces for the first time Tyler Braden, Caylee Hammack and Alana Springsteen to UK fans. The unstoppable Breland will open C2C on the Friday night and will co-host the festival across the weekend with the legendary Bob Harris OBE.
A favourite amongst C2C fans, the C2C Official Aftershow Parties take place post mainstage celebrations in Indigo at The O2, London. Continuing the party with headline performances are Ashley Cooke & Nate Smith (10th), Breland & Friends (11th) and Kameron Marlowe (12th). Plus, there will be epic country music DJ sets to close out the night. To see the line-up, click here.
Country to Country; Europe's biggest country music festival has become a staple in the UK festival calendar and has brought country music to the UK and Ireland masses, with tens of thousands of fans attending each year. The festival continuously hosts the best in country music and entertainment, bringing over the world’s best country stars as well as emerging talent from Nashville, UK and Europe.
Fans should also expect surprise announcements across the weekend, details of which will be revealed on the C2C app. The app will feature stage times, artist info plus notifications about competitions, secret performances and more. The official C2C app can be downloaded for free at https://C2C.lnk.to/AppiOS for iOS and https://C2C.lnk.to/AppAndroid for Android.
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photo : Under TheApple Tree Sessions (C2C: Country to Country 2016)
Tickets for 2023 are on sale, priced from £85.25 - £189.75.
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