C2C RETURNS 8-10TH MARCH 2019
BRETT ELDREDGE – HUNTER HAYES – LYLE LOVETT
CAM – DUSTIN LYNCH – ASHLEY MCBRYDE
CHASE RICE – CARLY PEARCE – DRAKE WHITE & THE BIG FIRE
more to be announced
Tickets on sale Friday 26th October at 10am
Country to Country; Europe's biggest country music festival is back at The O2 for its seventh year from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 March 2019, with yet another incredible line up from the C2C team. The festival also returns to the 3Arena Dublin and SSE Hydro in Glasgow.
With his first show in the UK for over ten years, a major coup for C2C, the celebrated four time Grammy (™) Award winner, chart record breaker and international superstar Keith Urban will play C2C for the first time ever, while one of Nashville’s most revered and hugely acclaimed musician’s Chris Stapleton makes his much-anticipated return to the festival in a headline spot. Superstar trio and award winning fan favourites Lady Antebellum also return as headliners, following their hugely popular show at The O2 last year.
Keith Urban said: “I'm totally psyched to be getting back to the UK to play some shows. The last time we were there was a blast- and with the music I’ve made since then and the new album we’re gonna get to play to a lot of new people. Can’t wait!!!!!”
Joining the headliners are more acclaimed artists, with many heading to the main stage for the very first time. Cam, Hunter Hayes, Ashley McBryde and Drake White & The Big Fire all return, while Brett Eldredge, Chase Rice, Dustin Lynch, Carly Pearce and Lyle Lovett make their C2C arena debuts. The C2C Spotlight Stage will return in the arena, with performers to be announced.
Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday 26th October and are available from: www.axs.com/c2c 08448 24 48 24 and www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051. Tickets for Dublin will be available at www.ticketmaster.ie and Glasgow www.gigsinscotland.com / 08444 999 990.
Country to Country has become a staple in the UK festival calendar and has brought country music to the UK and Ireland masses, with tens of thousands of fans attending each year. The festival continuously hosts the best in country music and entertainment; bringing over the world’s best country stars as well as emerging talent from Nashville, UK and Europe.
The legendary Bob Harris announced the highly anticipated C2C 2019 line-up at the official launch party at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, during the second annual Country Music Week in London. He said: “I am so proud to have been involved with C2C from the beginning and to watch it grow to become one of the major global events in the country music calendar. I’m thrilled to once again be introducing all the amazing artists on the main stage and enjoying the fantastic atmosphere of C2C at The O2, London.”
Chris York, C2C Festival promoter for SJM Concerts commented: “C2C Festival 2019 continues to build on the massive success of Country to Country in the U.K. and Ireland. We are proud to present one of our strongest lineups and look forward to seeing all you passionate country fans in March 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.”
CMA’s Sarah Trahern said: “Since the beginning, C2C has been instrumental in growing the country fan base in the UK. The festival has helped develop superstars and also introduced hot new acts to legions of UK fans. CMA is delighted to be back here for our seventh year in partnership with the festival to continue to support great country music and our passionate UK fan base.”
GRAMMY (™) Award winner Keith Urban’s reputation as a premier songwriter, vocalist, performer, musician and virtuoso guitarist has seen him sell millions of albums and make chart history all over the world. He’s won four trophies each for the GRAMMYS (™), the American Music Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, twelve Country Music Awards and has been nominated for a Golden Globe. He’s also topped the all-genre charts in the U.S., Canada and Australia twice and is the only male Country artist to have achieved this position even once. Urban’s ninth studio album GRAFFITI U, was released earlier this year and proceeded his “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018” which will play in seven countries on three continents. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Kentucky-born Chris Stapleton is a multiple Grammy (™), CMA and ACM Award-winner and one of Nashville's most respected and beloved musicians. Following his triple platinum breakthrough solo debut album Traveller, Stapleton released two No. 1 albums last year. Both From A Room: Volume 1 (certified platinum) and From A Room: Volume 2 (certified gold) take their name from legendary RCA Studio A, where they were recorded with Grammy (™) Award winning producer, Dave Cobb. Released to overwhelming praise, the albums were featured on "Best of 2017" lists at Rolling Stone, Variety, Stereogum and The Tennessean who praised, "Both are rich with the textures of Stapleton’s vocals that make him one of country music’s most beloved artists, classic country sounds and thoughtful articulate lyrics about love, life and pain.” Stapleton was recently awarded Best Country Album (From A Room: Volume 1), Best Country Song (“Broken Halos”) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Either Way”) at the 60th GRAMMY (™) Awards, Album of the Year (From A Room: Volume 1) and Male Vocalist of the Year at The 51st Annual CMA Awards and Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year