The Long Road Festival and Other Dilemmas

Is anyone else spending as much time thinking about country music festivals as I am at the moment? They have become a much needed symbol of escape for me. I am in a cramped temporary production hub in the south Wales Valleys. This is my office / home / universe for the next few weeks […]

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Which is the Best Country Music Festival for You? [QUIZ]

Country fans, we are apparently the 2018 zeitgeist. Seriously, The Guardian newspaper said so. That’s probably why this year, the UK has more country music festivals to choose from than ever before. There’s Nashville Meets London set among the skyscrapers, Millport on a Scottish Island, while two of the biggest (Buckle and Boots and newbie […]

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15 Best Quotes Overheard at C2C Festival

It was gloriously apparent this was a country music event before it even began. The night before the official start of C2C festival, five musicians took to the stage to share their songs and stories at the CMA Songwriters Series. The first three songs in a row were drinking songs and the boozy streak was […]

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7 Signs You’re Having a Post-C2C Crisis

A week ago (already!) we were gearing up for the Europe’s biggest country music festival, basking in the glow of a short work week. Now, we’re back at desks, trying to hold back from repeating “this one time, at C2C…” and wishing we could start it all again. Here’s how to tell if you’re going through withdrawal too. Back […]

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10 Do’s and Don’ts for C2C First-timers [UPDATED 2018]

You will always remember your first time. For Judi it was the smell of pulled pork and the sound of The Shires. For me, it was feeling a bit embarrassed leaving my house in East London in cowboy boots, but then feeling completely at home as the Jubilee line crept closer to the O2 Arena and […]

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C2C Festival: Don’t Forget to Pack These…

Some things have changed at C2C London. As we stepped out of the tube station last night for the CMA Songwriters Series, our usual mania-triggering billboard wasn’t there. (Don’t panic, it’s just moved closer to the entrance). The Town square is now outside. (Don’t panic, it’s under cover). But there were the same familiar faces, […]

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How To Make the Most of Your London Time

What’s your plan for London in March? Between intimate songwriter sessions and raucous after parties, there’s a high chance that Country 2 Country at the O2 will keep you busy enough. But, in case the huge country music festival leaves you any downtime in the capital, as locals we’re sharing some of our favourite spots; […]

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