C2C – Country To Country – is back for its sixth edition in 2018 and is bringing huge stars from the world of country music back to the UK. Since kicking off in London back in 2013 as a two-day event, what has become Europe’s biggest country music festival expanded to Dublin the following year, with Glasgow joining the fold in 2016 as the festival expanded to a three-day event.
Along with the popularity of hit US TV show Nashville in the UK, C2C has been credited with being instrumental in the soaring popularity of country music on these shores, with UK born and bred acts becoming huge themselves, with the likes of duos The Shires and Ward Thomas hitting big both on the main UK album chart as well as the country music album chart.
2018 will see country music’s royal couple – Grammy© award-winning superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw – bring their record-breaking Soul2Soul show to headline London’s Friday night, this year’s The Rest Of Our Life marking the first collaboration album between the husband and wife team following their twenty years of marriage.
London’s Saturday night will be closed out by massive country starlet Kacey Musgraves in her first trip across the pond since 2016’s C2C, returning this time for the top slot at the event following the huge success of sophomore album Pageant Material which also saw Musgraves sell out London’s Royal Albert Hall for an edition of her Rhinestone Revue. 2018 will see Musgraves release hotly-tipped ‘trippy’ third record Golden Hour, which will no doubt get an airing at C2C.
The final headliner for the 2018 edition of C2C will be country quartet Little Big Town, the foursome announcing their C2C headline slot in fine fashion on stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall in October as they brought songs from eighth studio album The Breaker to the West London stage, the album featuring CMA song of the year Better Man, written by none other than country crossover artist and now global pop superstar, Taylor Swift.
But C2C brings far more than just a series of huge headliners to the UK. The main stage will also be graced by the likes of Nashville native Kelsea Ballerini who returns to The O2’s main stage following a support slot with heavy hitters Lady Antebellum earlier this year. Country duo Sugarland also return to the UK for the first time since 2009 for a special set. The legendary Emmylou Harris also makes her C2C debut in 2018.
In London only, Ashley Campbell will present a tribute show to her father Glen Campbell and the Spotlight Stage within the O2 Arena will host up and coming artists Ashley McBryde, Jillian Jacqueline, Lindsay Ell, Lukas Nelson, Morgan Evans, Brett Young, Walker Hayes and Russell Dickerson.
Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café will return to Building Six at The O2 in London for special, intimate sets from the likes of Ryan Hurd, fresh from touring with fiancée Maren Morris, Jillian Jacqueline, Mo Pitney, Walker Hayes, Ashley McBryde and Leslie Satcher.
See the full line up and pick up tickets now over at: http://c2c-countrytocountry.com/