Country to Country, Europe’s biggest country music festival, is returning for its eighth year on Friday 11 to Sunday 13 March 2022.
The festival is set to bring yet another incredible line up to The O2 London, 3Arena Dublin and The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.
Headlining next year’s festival are country music superstars Luke Combs, Darius Rucker and Miranda Lambert.
Also making their return next year are multiple CMA award winners and nominees Kip Moore, Brett Young, and Ashley McBryde alongside Russell Dickerson, Scotty McCreery, Flatland Cavalry, Runaway June and Hailey Whitters who all make their main stage debuts.
For the first time, international series Introducing Nashville will see artists take to the mainstage together for an acoustic set sharing stories behind their tracks. The line-up for this will be announced soon.
The C2C Spotlight Stage will also be back in London and Glasgow featuring Tenille Townes and Callista Clark. News of the full line-up will be announced in the coming months.
BBC Radio 2 is the broadcast partner for the event.
Chris York, C2C Festival Co-Founder commented: “C2C Festival 2022 will continue to build on the massive success and impact of Country to Country in the U.K. and Ireland. We look forward to welcoming back all our passionate country fans in March 2022 once again. We would like to thank our partners at BBC Radio 2 and The Country Music Association and as ever thank you for your support.”
“C2C is a pillar in Country Music, not just to U.K. fans, but to the artist and industry community here in Nashville as well,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “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.”
Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, said: ‘We’re delighted to be supporting country music as the broadcast partner for the UK’s biggest country music event.
“BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds will be bringing the festival closer to our millions of listeners across the UK with a special C2C highlights shows and coverage on The Country Show with Bob Harris.”
Bob Harris OBE added: “I am so proud to be part of the C2C family and have watched the festival grow to become one of the most important and iconic events in the global Country Music calendar.
“I can’t wait to listen to the best music in the world, enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of the main auditorium, catch the excitement of the pop-up stages and meet the incredible Country fans that make C2C so special.”
Tickets go on general sale at 10am this Friday 17 September.