The British Country Music Festival Announce Full Line-Up

The full line-up for the inaugural British Country Music Festival (TBCMF) taking place across the weekend of September 13-15th at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool has today (Friday, May 24th) has been officially announced.

Joining co-headliners, homegrown superstars Ward Thomas, Irish crossover star Catherine McGrath and adopted Brit Sarah Darling will be a host of UK talent such as Laura Oakes, The Adelaides, Megan O’Neill, Two Ways Home, Twinnie, Danny McMahon, Jake Morrell, and many, many more across the stages.

Produced by festival and theatre show specialists Fit The Bill, in association with The Blackpool Entertainment Company, TBCMF will primarily focus on the best of British Country and Americana artists, promoting the huge and ever growing wealth of talent in the UK that is now making Nashville sit up and take notice.

Speaking about Britain’s Country scene and the festival’s stellar line-up, Fit The Bill’s executive producer Martin Blore said: “This is a very exciting time for British Country and Americana music. This genre is synonymous with Nashville, but the Brits are breaking barriers, creating their own style of country music and attracting fans from all over the world. Our home-grown talent is also achieving mainstream chart success and we felt it was a good time to create a festival that celebrates British Country and Americana artists. We also want to provide a public platform for talented, emerging artists whose music needs a wider audience and we will be inviting music industry colleagues to come and enjoy the Making Waves stages”. 

The relaxed event also looks to make festival goers experience fun and laid back thanks to the brilliant indoor setting of the Winter Gardens Blackpool which will enable thousands of music lovers to ditch the need for tents in favour of local accommodation providers, or the comfort of their own homes.

Michael Williams, Managing Director of Blackpool Entertainment Company and operators of the Winter Gardens speaks of Blackpool’s music scene, saying: “The Winter Gardens has attracted some of the greatest music artists over the years from Ed Sheeran to The Shires and we’ve hosted events including the Blackpool Dance Championships and The International Soul Festival. With the addition of the new £25m conference centre next year, it’s the perfect time for The British Country Music Festival to launch here and grow to include seminars and workshops.” 

The British Country Music Festival will run from 4pm on Friday through to 6pm on Sunday afternoon. (Friday 4pm until 1am, Saturday 12 noon till 1am and Sunday 12 noon until 7pm). Weekend tickets are now on sale for £75 per person. VIP packages are £110 per person and include a priority access wristband, souvenir lanyard, free programme and access to a private viewing area and meet and greet with some of the artists. Under 16’s tickets are priced at £35 per person and they must be accompanied by an adult. Group rates are also available.

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Written by Laura Klonowski

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