Darius Rucker will join Luke Combs and Miranda Lambert as the headliners of Country to Country, Europe’s biggest country music festival, which will return over the weekend of March 11-13, 2022. It will take place in its usual locations of the O2 London, 3Arena Dublin and The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.
C2C will be back in its prime position in the vanguard of the country music scene across Europe after two years out because of the pandemic. Also returning will be previous C2C favorites, and multiple CMA award winners and nominees, Kip Moore, Brett Young, and Ashley McBryde. Making their main stage debuts are Russell Dickerson, Scotty McCreery, Flatland Cavalry, Runaway June, and Hailey Whitters.
In a newly-introduced feature of the festival weekend, the international series Introducing Nashville will see artists take to the mainstage together to perform acoustic sets in which they share stories behind their hits. The line-up for the series will be announced soon.
Returning to the London and Glasgow events is the C2C Spotlight Stage, featuring Tenille Townes and Callista Clark among others. The complete bill for this prestigious showcase feature will be shared in the coming months. BBC Radio 2 is the broadcast partner for the event.
“C2C Festival 2022 will continue to build on the massive success and impact of Country to Country in the UK and Ireland,” says Chris York, C2C festival co-founder. “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.”
Adds CMA chief executive officer Sarah Trahern: “C2C is a pillar in country music, not just to UK fans, but to the artist and industry community here in Nashville as well. 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 UK, it is tentpole events like C2C that act as catalysts for the genre and help carry country music forward.”
Broadcaster Bob Harris OBE, who will again host the event, says: “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 for C2C 2022 go on general sale at 10am BST this Friday (17) at
www.axs.com/c2c and www.gigsandtours.com for London, www.ticketmaster.ie
for Dublin and www.gigsinscotland.com for Glasgow. London ticket holders will have access to daytime live performances and other live events.