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Jon Pardi and Blackberry Smoke announced as Long Road festival headliners for 2023

The Long Road festival have announced their headliners and main bill for this year’s festival, due to take place in the historic grounds of Stanford Hall in Leicestershire across the weekend of 25th to 27th August.

Headliners will be Jon Pardi and Blackberry Smoke. Pardi will be making his UK debut in a move destined to delight UK Country fans and Blackberry Smoke will bring that crossover appeal that worked so well for the festival with The Cadillac Three last year.

Other notable additions include the Eli Young band making their debut UK appearance, Tenille Townes, Bluegrass legends Nickel Creek and Georgia Webster who recently supported Kelsea Ballerini on her UK tour. One of our favourite new artists, Jackson Dean, is also on the bill as is a good number of UK artists like Paris Adams and First Time Flyers, both of which we have interviewed in the last month or so.

It’s good to see rising stars like Megan Moroney coming over to the UK and let’s hope Chapel Hart don’t have to pull out this year like they did last! Will Hoge will bring a strong crowd and so will Rissi Palmer, as she follows up her triumphant ‘Color Me Country’ project from last year with another slot on the bill.

The Long Road festival
Credit: The Long Road festival

On top of that, expect more inclusive family (and dog) friendly activities throughout the weekend, with exceptional food, car and bike displays, countryoke, cornholing, meet andĀ greets, wild swimming, boat building, tractor racing, you name it – everything that makes TLR such a special bank holiday weekend.

Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday – March 3rd. although hotel packages are available now.

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