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14 September 2021, 11:29
Europe's biggest country music festival finally returns to UK shores next year.
Following a two-year break due to the pandemic, Country to Country Festival (C2C) will once again take place in the UK and Ireland from March 11-13.
The likes of Ashley McBryde, Runaway June, and Hayley Whitters feature further down the bill, with C2C also announcing the Introducing Nashville series, showcasing the best of Nashville talent to global audiences.
The spotlight stage will also return to London and Glasgow in 2022, featuring Tenille Townes, Callista Clark, and the brightest talents from the US for UK and Irish audiences to embrace and enjoy.
In 2019 over 70,000 country music fanatics attended Country to Country, which indicates that country music as a genre is not only growing in popularity across this side of the pond, but already has an established fanbase.
Talking about the festival's return to UK and Irish shores, Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said: “C2C is a pillar in Country Music, not just to UK fans, but to the artist and industry community here in Nashville as well."
"With the loss of the 2020 and 2021 shows, CMA is especially excited to be partnering with C2C again this year. As Country Music continues to grow through touring and streaming in the U.K., it is tentpole events like C2C that act as catalysts for the genre and help carry Country Music forward.”
Take a look at the full lineup below:
Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday, September 17.