Overheard at The Long Road Festival: 20 Best Quotes

Hillbilly yodelling, four-part harmonies, acoustic country gospel, blues around the camp fire; our ears were overloaded with an unprecedentedly diverse range of Country and Americana music during new three-day festival The Long Road. But, we also heard plenty between the songs – both on and off stage – to keep us amused. 1. “Wow, can […]

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15 Best Buys to Pimp Your Festival Camping Trip

Are you festival ready? Sure, you’ve got your tent, airbed and camping stove (is not see Maria’s camping tips) but here are a few of our favourite extras to add to the packing list. If you’ve ever tried to take cowboy boots off in a confined space, you’ll know why we’re packing a boot jack… […]

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How to Make the Most of Nashville Meets London

Our mate Laura has never made it to Nashville Meets London because she’s always managed to be over in actual Nashville when the free country music weekend has been on. It’s a fair excuse we suppose, but this year she’ll finally be gracing us with her presence. She’s been privy to our flurries of WhatsApp […]

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Buckle, Boots and Black Deer: A Tale of Two Festivals

The FOMO was real. One weekend, two festivals (accidentally dividing more families than the Brexit vote). Each was set in a stunning U.K. park, each was offering an impressive slate of Country and Americana acts… and each started with the letter ‘B’. So, we drew straws – with no short straw really – and left […]

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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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