How to Cope when your Country Festival Leaves You

As reasons for cancelling things go, a worldwide pandemic is a pretty decent one. That said, there is a suspicious part of me which wonders whether Non-Country-Fan Boyfriend somehow orchestrated all of this to escape yet another country festival he was about to be dragged along to. Or perhaps it was my co-blogger Judi’s FOMO […]

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11 Ways to Have Your Best Ever C2C Festival

This is not a drill. The non-country-fan boyfriend met My Big Fat Caribbean Family at Christmas and survived. Now he’s agreed to come along for one day of Country 2 Country Festival to face the country family. It’s not a done deal. “Something came up” when he was due to join me at Buckle and […]

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The Hottest Ticket? CMA Songwriters Series @ C2C Festival

I thought maybe it was a sign of old age. A few years ago I looked back on my C2C memories and realised that – more than arena light spectacles, guitar changes and sparkly outfits – my favourite musical moments had been while seated in the Indigo forum listening to stories and stripped-backed songs. Ageing […]

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5 Lessons I Learned from Lyle Lovett

I first heard of Lyle Lovett when he was mentioned as Mary Chapin Carpenter’s fantasy man in I Feel Lucky. Between that and a career of both music and acting spanning almost 40 years, there was no doubt of Lyle Lovett’s legend status when he was announced as part of the C2C Festival lineup. There […]

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Best of the C2C Fan Fashion

What a difference seven years make. From timidly stepping out in cowboy boots back in 2013, wondering if anyone else at this ‘new festival’ might also have a pair, to 2019’s full on parade of fringe, plaid and sparkles. The country fan infiltration of the UK has gone from a stealthy whisper to a loud […]

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