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6 March 2020, 16:13 | Updated: 6 March 2020, 16:26
Old Dominion have today announced their withdrawal from this year’s Country to Country Festival over the band’s fears of coronavirus.
The Shires will now replace Old Dominion to take to the main stage at C2C 2020.
In a statement released by Old Dominion, the band said: “After much consideration, we have decided to withdraw from our upcoming performances as part of the C2C Music Festival in Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, London, and Glasgow.
“We are so sorry to disappoint our fans overseas; however, with the growing uncertainty and unpredictable nature of the virus that is spreading throughout the world, the safety and security of our entire team is the top priority.
After much consideration... @C2Cfestival pic.twitter.com/QTR0mFLO18— Old Dominion (@OldDominion) March 6, 2020
“We are forever grateful for every opportunity we get to witness just how far our music is reaching, and we will be back across the world as soon as we can. Much love and thank you for your support. - Matthew, Trevor, Brad, Geoff & Whit.”
The UK’s best-selling country act The Shires will now be the first UK artist to perform on the C2C Arena main stage.
Fans will get to hear all their classic tracks as well as new songs from their eagerly awaited album Good Years, due to be released on March 13.
The Shires join headliners Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, and Eric Church plus CMA award winners and nominees Brett Young, The Cadillac Three, Old Crow Medicine Show, Tanya Tucker, Charles Esten, Runaway June, Jordan Davis and Introducing Nashville featuring Abby Anderson, Eric Paslay and Tenille Townes.