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Ward Thomas, Phil Vassar, Raintown to headline Buckle & Boots festival

The new Country festival arrives this summer.

Ward Thomas
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The details for the first annual Buckle & Boots festival have been revealed.

Taking place at Whitebottom Farm at Etherow Park (nr. Manchester/Stockport) from 24th to 26th June 2016. The festival combines some of the brightest talents in Country music from the US and the UK.

Headliners for the event are Raintown (Friday 24th June), Ward Thomas (Saturday 25th June) and Phil Vassar (Sunday 26th June). Three stages will be set up at the festival with 50 acts performing over the weekend.

The Heineken Stage will host the headline acts on Friday, Saturday & Sunday night, as well as some of the established artists making an impact on the UK country scene and some of Nashville’s finest talent. The Acoustic Stage will be an opportunity for fans to catch some of the most exciting emerging artists in the genre, including home-grown talents Paris Georgia, Paul Carella, Lisa Wright and many more.

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The BCMA will also have their own BCMA Horizon stage, where fans will be able to catch a glimpse of some of the best songwriters and musicians in the UK including the likes of Thorne Hill, The Southern Companion and Outlander.

With a variety of food, drink and camping facilities on site, Buckle & Boots is the first country festival of its kind in the UK, creating a friendly, communal atmosphere that fans are sure to embrace.

Tickets are available from AXS now; priced at just £50 for a weekend ticket. Single day tickets are also on sale, priced at £20 for Friday, £25 for Saturday and £25 for Sunday. For fans planning to camp at the festival, a camping pass can also be purchased for £15 per person.

For more details, tickets and the full line-up, check out

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