The wait is almost over! Country to Country; Europe’s biggest country music festival is back for it 10-year celebration at The O2, London.
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. Doors on Saturday and Sunday open 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 exciting 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 go on general onsale Friday 3rd February at 10am via https://c2c-countrytocountry.com.
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. Tickets are on sale now via www.axs.com.
LONDON ARENA LINE UP:
Hosted By Bob Harris & Breland
Fri 10 – Thomas Rhett, Jordan Davis, Lainey Wilson, Introducing Nashville – Tyler Braden, Caylee Hammack & Alana Springsteen
Spotlight Stage – Ashley Cooke, Mackenzie Porter, Corey Kent
Breland Performing A Special Opening Set In London
Sat 11 – Lady A, Midland, Morgan Evans, Matt Stell
Spotlight Stage Drake Milligan, Sam Williams, Elvie Shane
Sun 12 – Zac Brown Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mitchell Tenpenny, Lindsay Ell
Spotlight Stage – Amanda Shiresa, Kameron Marlowe, Madeline Edwards
LONDON FESTIVAL STAGE ARTISTS
BBC RADIO 2 STAGE AT INDIGO
49 Winchester, Amanda Shires, Ashley Cooke, Caroline Jones, Corey Kent, Drake Milligan, Elvie Shane, Jillian Jacqueline, Kameron Marlowe, Kezia Gill, Mackenzie Porter, Madeline Edwards, Megan McKenna, Nate Smith
Pillbox Patti, Sam Williams, Ward Thomas & Willie Jones.
THE BARRELHOUSE AT TOWN SQUARE PRESENTED BY COUNTRYLINE
49 Winchester, Adam Doleac, Alexandra Kay, Alyssa Bonagura, Brian Collins, Corey Kent, Elvie Shane
Eric & Jensen, First Time Flyers, George Birge, Haley Mae Campbell, Jade Helliwell, Jillian Jacqueline, Megan McKenna, Nate Smith, Pillbox Patti, Randall King, Remember Monday & Willie Jones.
THE SALOON – ALL BAR ONE PRESENTED BY APPLE MUSIC COUNTRY RADIO
Adam Doleac, Alexandra Kay, Breland, Catie Offerman, Jillian Jacqueline, Kezia Gill, Nate Smith, Pillbox Patti, Remember Monday, Song Suffragettes (Alyssa Bonagura, Haley Mae Campbell, Paris Adams)*, Tigirlily Gold Tyler Booth, Ward Thomas & Willie Jones.
THE SALOON – ALL BAR ONE AT NIGHT
Friday – Drake Milligan, Saturday – 49 Winchester, Sunday – Madeline Edwards
Adam Doleac, Alexandra Kay, Alyssa Bonagura, Brian Collins, Catie Offerman, Emma & Jolie, First Time Flyers, George Birge, Hannah Ellis, Jade Helliwell, Jess & The Bandits, Jonathan Terrell, Leah Blevins, Megan McKenna, Paris Adams, Randall King, Remember Monday, Smithfield & Tyler Booth.
Alyssa Bonagura, Brian Collins, Brooke Law, Catie Offerman, Dan Davidson, Frist Time Flyers, George Birge, Haley Mae Campbell, Hannah Ellis, Jade Helliwell, Jolie Harvey, Jonathan Terrell, Leah Blevins, Lucy May, Paris Adams, Randall King, Smithfield, Thomas Kavanagh, Two Ways Home & Tyler Booth.
Brian Collins, Brooke Law, Dan Davidson, Emma Walker, Eric & Jensen, Haley Mae Campbell, Hannah Ellis, Jess & The Bandits, Jolie Harvey, Jonathan Terrell, Lucy May, Paris Adams, Smithfield, Thomas Kavanagh, Tigirlily Gold & Two Ways Home.
THE BLUEBIRD CAFÉ
Adam Doleac, Alyssa Bonagura, Amanda Shires, Catie Offerman, Drake Milligan, Hannah Ellis, Jeff Cohen, Madeline Edwards & Randall King.
C2C Official Aftershow Parties Indigo at The O2
Ashley Cooke & Nate Smith (10th)
Breland & Friends (11th)
Kameron Marlowe (12th)