Back for its fifth year, Country To Country is has announced a strong line-up for 2017. Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Marty Stuart, Zac Brown Band, Chris Young, Darius Rucker, Jennifer Nettles, Hunter Hayes, Maren Morris and Cam, plus duos Dan + Shay and Brothers Osborne. Further artists and day splits to be announced.
The event takes place from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March at the 02 in London, The Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow and 3Arena in Dublin.
It follows the storming success of C2C 2016, when more than 80,000 country fans packed out The O2, London, Glasgow Clyde Auditorium and 3Arena Dublin to see multi-million selling megastars Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Dwight Yoakam, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton plus Maddie and Tae, Andrew Combs and Ashley Monroe.
Legendary broadcaster Bob Harris says, “It’s amazing to think that C2C is five years old already and also how quickly it has grown. I am personally thrilled to be at the centre of it all and can’t wait for next March to welcome back old friends from Nashville and to introduce some new ones.”
Milly Olykan C2C Festival Director for The O2 said: We are thrilled to be going into our fifth year of Country to Country – it’s been incredible to have established an event that is so hugely anticipated by country fans and artists alike. For us to be presenting many new artists for their first time in the UK and Ireland as well as welcoming some back to C2C is fantastic. The growth of C2C owes so much to BBC Radio 2 and the Country Music Association of America – who are great partners on this festival with us.”
“CMA values C2C as an important vehicle for reaching and developing Country Music fans in the U.K. – especially as we enter the fifth year of our partnership,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “We have seen significant growth in the U.K. market and have capitalized on the success of C2C to develop business relationships that have benefited the music industry, which is an important part of our mission. CMA is looking forward to bringing the CMA Songwriters Series back to C2C and sharing the artistry of the songwriters with their fans in London.”
C2C again brings the spirit of Nashville to the UK – with additional programming still to be announced, including the Festival Stages for C2C ticket holders to enjoy – the Yamaha Music Stage, the BBC Radio 2 Stage and the official C2C Aftershows. Free to watch stages will also be back again at The O2. The CMA Songwriters series line-up is yet to be announced too
Tickets from: 08448 24 48 24 and / 0844 811 0051. Tickets for Dublin: and Glasgow: / 08444 999 990.