Country to Country (C2C), Europe’s biggest country music festival, is returning March 10-12, 2023, marking the event’s 10 year anniversary. Tickets go on sale this Friday (Oct. 21) at 10 a.m. local time.
To celebrate, Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett and Lady A have been confirmed to headline the 2023 festival. C2C 2023 will once again take over The O2 London, 3Arena Dublin and The OVO Hydro, Glasgow next spring.
The lineup will also feature Midland, Jordan Davis, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lainey Wilson, Mitchell Tenpenny, Lindsay Ell and Matt Stell. In London, Breland will open C2C on the Friday night and will co-host the festival across the weekend with the legendary Bob Harris OBE.
The C2C Spotlight Stage will be back with the full lineup set to be revealed in the coming months. CMA’s international series, Introducing Nashville, will also make its return, featuring emerging newcomers performing an acoustic set and sharing the stories behind their songs.
“As founder of C2C, it is incredible to see the event moving into its 10th year,” notes Chris York, C2C Festival Co-Founder and Director at SJM Concerts. “A testament to the wonderful support of all artists, managers and agents who continue to believe in the power of country outside of North America. We have to thank our amazing event partners BBC Radio 2, the CMA and lastly the fans–who continue to drive the event forward and challenge us to keep moving forward. That’s what makes doing this worthwhile.”
Jack Dowling, C2C Festival Director, adds: “Country to Country is delighted to be bringing back the finest in US talent to the UK and Ireland. In our 10th year C2C keeps going from strength to strength. We’d like to thank our fantastic partners AEG Presents, the CMA and BBC Radio 2 who continue to help us deliver the best event and of course, more importantly our passionate fans. Country to Country would not be what it is without you. See you all for C2C 2023!”
“C2C is a tentpole event for our industry and our country music community,” Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, shares. “As we see country music continue to expand on a global scale, it’s events like C2C that are pivotal in maintaining that forward momentum, promoting music discovery, broadening the fan base and demonstrating the growth of country music internationally. We are thrilled to be partnering with C2C again this year and look forward to the event in March!”