Country to Country London will officially kick off at 1.30pm on Friday and 10.00am on Saturday and Sunday when the Town Square opens and the first Festival stage artists start. For the first time, the Town Square will be hosted in a new area (outside the main entrance), to make room for the ever-growing selection of festival activities including; market stalls and stands, authentic food from the American South, cocktails, whiskey and craft beers from Signal Brewery, a Big Machine hang out booth, artist signings, meet and greets and more.
C2C ticket holders are invited to enjoy any of the Festival Stages across the weekend, subject to capacity. This includes C2C Late Night Stage (Building Six); BBC Radio 2 Stage (indigo at The O2); Country Music Week Hub and The Saloon (All Bar One) and C2C Sessions (NY-LON). In addition to the Official Aftershows, C2C hosts a series of late night stages. Entertaining crowds into the evening this year are LANCO, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Mo Pitney, Delta Rae and Ryan Kinder.
New for 2018, fans have the chance to get up close to the newest UK and Irish country names making a big impact on these shores. The C2C Close Up Stage in Building Six will reveal the backstory and future plans of some of the most promising UK and Irish acts, with intimate performances from Catherine McGrath, Andy Brown, Una Healy, Twinnie, Liv Austen, Katy Hurt and Jake Morrell.
Non-ticket holders are also able to access these stages with a Festival wristband which can be purchased for £10 via https://tickets.axs.com/shop/#/STAGES-03ed-479c-b118-59ea9619ac86. Separate tickets are required for The Bluebird Cafe and the Official Aftershows.
All visitors to The O2 can enjoy entertainment from the free stages, which include Town Square Stage, the Big Entrance Stage and Club WM. Other free festival activities include the traders, food, drink and retail in the Town Square, the merchandise area and the record store. All subject to capacity.
Fans should also expect surprise artist announcements across the weekend, details of which will be revealed on the C2C app. The app features stage times, artist info plus notifications about signings, competitions, secret performances and more.
FRIDAY 9 MARCHSATURDAY 10 MARCHSUNDAY 11 MARCH
THE O2 ARENA
Faith Hill & Tim McGraw Kacey Musgraves Little Big Town
Kelsea Ballerini Sugarland Emmylou Harris
Old Dominion Kip Moore Margo Price
Luke Combs Midland
Ashley Campbell (Presenting a special tribute to Glen Campbell)
HOSTED BY THE LEGENDARY BOB HARRIS OBE
Brett Young Lukas Nelson Walker Hayes
Morgan Evans Jillian Jacqueline Russell Dickerson
Ashley McBryde Lindsay Ell
PLUS FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES ALL DAY
COCKTAILS, WHISKEY & CRAFT BEERS * MARKET STALLS AND STANDS
ARTIST SIGNINGS * MEET AND GREETS * FILM SCREENINGS
AUTHENTIC FOOD FROM THE AMERICAN SOUTH
BBC RADIO 2 STAGE – INDIGO AT THE O2
Ashley Campbell – Ashley McBryde – Catherine McGrath – Danielle Bradbery – Delta Rae – High Valley Jillian Jacqueline – LANCO – Levi Hummon – Lindsay Ell – Mo Pitney – Morgan Evans – Russell Dickerson Ryan Hurd – Walker Hayes – The Wandering Hearts
LATE NIGHT STAGE – BUILDING SIX THE LATE NIGHT SALOON – ALL BAR ONE
FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
LANCO Russell Dickerson Lindsay Ell Mo Pitney Delta Rae Ryan Kinder
C2C OFFICIAL AFTERSHOWS – INDIGO AT THE O2 – SEPARATE TICKET REQUIRED
Brett Young with Morgan Evans – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Walker Hayes
Plus Nashville’s DJ “Hish”
PLUS MANY MORE ARTISTS PERFORMING OVER 6 OTHER STAGES
American Young – Andy Brown – Clara Bond – Days Are Done – Elles Bailey – Fayre – Holloway Road
Jake Morrell – Jeannine Barry – Katy Hurt – Kerri Watt – Keywest – Leslie Satcher
Liv Austen – Liz McClarnon – Lost Hollow – O&O – Peter Donegan
Sammie Jay – Stephanie Quayle – The Adelaides – The Grahams – Twinnie – Una Healy
AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!