The Zac Brown Group, Thomas Rhetand Lady A have been confirmed as headliners for the 2023 Country to Country (C2C) festival, which marks the 10th anniversary of Europe’s biggest country event. It will take place the weekend of March 10-12 next year at the O2 in London, OVO Hydro in Glasgow and 3Arena in Dublin.
This is the second time Rhett has headlined C2C, which he performed in 2016. This is a third time for the Zac Brown Band, which performed in 2014 and 2017, and for Lady A, who made the transatlantic journey in 2015 and 2019. Tickets go on sale Friday (21) at 10am local time.
Also in the first lineup announcement are Midland, Jordan Davis, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lainey Wilson, Mitchell Tenpenny, Lindsay Ell, Matt Stell and Breland, the latter due to open C2C in London on Friday night. He will co-host the festival throughout the weekend with broadcaster Bob Harris OBE, who has presented the festival live on stage since its inception.
The event will also welcome the return of the C2C Spotlight stage, whose lineup will be unveiled over the coming months, and CMA’s international series Introducing Nashville, in which emerging country artists will perform acoustically, sharing the stories behind their songs.
Chris York, Co-Founder of the C2C Festival and Director of SJM Concerts, said: “As the founder of C2C, it’s amazing to see the event enter its 10th year. A testament to the wonderful support of all artists, managers and agents who continue to believe in the power of the country outside of North America. We have to thank our amazing event partners, BBC Radio 2, the CMA and last but not least the fans – who continue to drive the event forward and challenge us to keep moving forward. That’s what makes it worth it.
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Jack Dowling, C2C Festival Director, adds: “Country to Country is delighted to bring the best American talent back to the UK and Ireland. In our 10th year, C2C continues to go from strength to strength. We would like to thank our fantastic partners AEG Presents, the CMA and BBC Radio 2 who continue to help us deliver the best event and of course, most importantly, our passionate fans. Country to Country wouldn’t be what it is without you. See you all for C2C 2023!
CMA CEO Sarah Trahern notes that C2C “is a landmark event for our country music industry and community. As we see country music continue to grow globally, it’s events like C2C that are key to maintaining that momentum, promoting music discovery, expanding the fan base, and demonstrating the growth of music. country internationally. We are excited to partner with C2C again this year and look forward to the event in March!
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