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C2C: Country to Country
C2C: Country to Country
Genre Country (Rock, Pop), Americana
Dates 16-17 March 2013
14-16 March 2014
7-8 March 2015
11-13 March 2016
10-12 March 2017
9-11 March 2018
8-10 March 2019
Location(s) London
Years active 2013-


C2C 2013 o C2C 2014 o C2C 2015 o C2C 2016 o C2C 2017 o C2C 2018 o C2C 2019

C2C: Country to Country is a country music festival which takes place at The O2 Arena in London every year. It was first held on 16-17 March 2013.[1] The festival was the first multi-day country music event in the United Kingdom, since the demise of the popular International Festival of Country Music, which was held at Wembley Arena and hosted by Mervyn Conn. The event was jointly developed by the O2 Arena and SJM Concerts, collaborating with the Country Music Association.[1]

In 2013, it was announced that the festival would come to The O2 in Dublin on 14-15 March 2014.

The festival expanded even more into Europe in 2015, adding additional dates in Sweden and Norway.

As of the 2015 festival, pop-up radio station BBC Radio 2 Country was set up and runs over 4 days, including a live broadcast of the main stage performances.

Since 2016,[2] the festival has ran over three nights.


The festival has been held at the O2 Arena since its inception.
Venue City/Country Years
O2 Arena London, United Kingdom 2013-present
The O2 Dublin, Ireland 2014-present
SSE Hydro Glasgow, Scotland 2018-present
Clyde Auditorium 2016-2017
Spektrum Oslo, Norway 2015-2016
The Globe Stockholm, Sweden 2015
Hovet 2016

Festival Facts


C2C: Country to Country 2013

The first C2C: Country to Country festival was announced in late November 2012, and was held on 16-17 March 2013 at the O2 Arena in London. Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood headlined the two nights respectively.

Headline acts in bold

C2C: Country to Country 2014

The second C2C: Country to Country festival was held on 15-16 March 2014 at the O2 Arena in London, and on 14-15 March 2014 at The O2 in Dublin; aside from Martina McBride, who only played the London show. The Zac Brown Band and Brad Paisley headlined the two nights.

Dublin - 14 March
London - 15 March
Dublin - 15 March
London - 16 March

Headline acts in bold

C2C: Country to Country 2015

The third C2C: Country to Country festival was held on 7-8 March 2015 at the O2 Arena in London and The O2 in Dublin. Extra dates were held in Stockholm and Oslo on 28 February - 1 March 2015 with very similar line ups. Luke Bryan and Lady Antebellum headlined the two nights. Two events under the C2C banner were also held in Glasgow at the Clyde Auditorium. Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Lindsay Ell played the venue on 3 March, while Lady Antebellum, Kip Moore and Brandy Clark performed on 5 March.

The CMA Songwriters Series took place on 6 March and starred Kix Brooks, Brandy Clark, Jessi Alexander, Jon Randall and Sam Palladio.

Stockholm - 28 February
Oslo - 1 March
London - 7 March
Dublin - 8 March
Oslo - 28 February
Stockholm - 1 March
Dublin - 7 March
London - 8 March

Headline acts in bold

C2C: Country to Country 2016

The fourth C2C: Country to Country festival was held over three nights from 11-13 March 2016. Glasgow joined London and Dublin as the third venue. Carrie Underwood was the first headliner to be announced at all three venues, becoming the festival's first returning headliner following her appearance in 2013. The launch party was held at the Brooklyn Bowl inside the O2 Arena in London on 6 October 2015, the event was followed by a headlining Little Big Town concert. At the launch party it was announced that Miranda Lambert and Eric Church would join Carrie Underwood as the other headliners, although Miranda Lambert's involvement was leaked earlier that day by her own website, which also listed her three support acts on the bill. The full line up for the Yamaha Music Stage in London (formally named the Satellite Stage) was announced on 16 November 2015.[3]

The CMA Songwriters series acted as the beginning of C2C, taking place on 9 March and featuring Shane McAnally, Charlie Worsham, Ashley Monroe, Lori McKenna and Charles Esten as well as a special surprise appearance from Miranda Lambert.[4]

Stockholm - 4 March
Oslo - 6 March
London - 11 March
Dublin - 12 March
Glasgow - 13 March
Glasgow - 11 March
London - 12 March
Dublin - 13 March
Dublin - 11 March
Glasgow - 12 March
London - 13 March
Main Stage
London Yamaha Music Stage

Headline acts in bold
Satellite Stage acts in italics

Note: The set lists below are from the London show (with the exception of Ashley Monroe, whose set list is from Glasgow).

Ashley Monroe Set List
Thomas Rhett Set List
Maddie & Tae Set List
Sam Hunt Set List
Little Big Town Set List
Carrie Underwood Set List
Andrew Combs Set List
  • 1. Foolin'
  • 2. Please, Please, Please
  • 3. Suwannee County
  • 4. All These Dreams
  • 5. Emily
  • 6. Too Stoned To Cry
  • 7. Month of Bad Habits
Chris Stapleton Set List
Kacey Musgraves Set List
Eric Church Set List

London pop-up stages

The line-up for the Bluebird Café was announced on 22 January 2016.[5]

11 March
Brooklyn Bowl Town Square Big Entrance The Saloon
  • Chisum Cattle Co.
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Wire and Wool
12 March
Brooklyn Bowl Town Square Big Entrance The Saloon C2C Nylon Sessions
  • Alan West & Steve Black
  • Rackhouse Pilfer
  • Cooper & Davies
  • Sam Coe and The Long Shadows
  • Red Pine Timber Company
  • Ray Peters & The Smokey Turtle Band
  • Dexeter
  • Chisum Cattle Co.
Bluebird Café Under the Apple Tree BBC Radio 2 Country Sounds Like Nashville
13 March
Brooklyn Bowl Town Square Big Entrance The Saloon C2C Nylon Sessions
  • Ray Peters & The Smokey Turtle Band
  • Wire & Wool
  • Texas Martha and The House of Twang
  • Knoxville Highway
  • Chisum Cattle Co.
Bluebird Café Under the Apple Tree BBC Radio 2 Country Sounds Like Nashville
  • Balsamo Deighton
  • Benjamin Folke Thomas
  • Dexeter
  • Frankie Davies
  • Laura Oakes
  • Sadie and the Hotheads

C2C: Country to Country 2017

The fifth C2C festival was announced at the conclusion of the previous year's festival. It ran over three nights from 10-12 March 2017. Early bird tickets for the o2 Arena in London went on sale at 9.00am on 18 March 2016.[6] The line-up was announced in "waves", with the first wave being announced on 24 October 2016 via a launch event at the Brooklyn Bowl.[7] The 3-day breakdown was released on 1 November, with Reba McEntire and Marty Stuart announced as the final two acts the following day at 4pm.[8]Una Healy appeared on the Spotlight Stage in Dublin on 12th March, opening for Reba.

The remainder of the Yamaha Music Stage acts for London were announced on 24 January 2017.[9]

The CMA Songwriters Series returned to kick off the festival on 9 March and featured Kristian Bush, Maren Morris, Mac McAnally, Drake White and Liz Rose.[10]

London - 10 March
Dublin - 11 March
Glasgow - 12 March
Glasgow - 10 March
London - 11 March
Dublin - 12 March
Dublin - 10 March
Glasgow - 11 March
London - 12 March
Main Stage
London Yamaha Music Stage

Headline acts in bold
Satellite Stage acts in italics

Note: The set lists below are from the London show, with the exception of Cam's set (which is taken from her Glasgow performance).

Cam Set List
  • 1. My Mistake
  • 2. Want It All
  • 3. Hungover on Heartache
  • 4. Half Broke Heart
  • 5. Mayday
  • 6. Runaway Train
  • 7. Cold in California
  • 8. Village
  • 9. Country Ain't Never Been Pretty
  • 10. Burning House
Chris Young Set List
Brad Paisley Set List
- *Alabama and Carrie Underwood appeared in pre-recorded video segments to perform their parts of "Old Alabama" and "Remind Me"
Dan + Shay Set List
Hunter Hayes Set List
Darius Rucker Set List
Brothers Osborne Set List
Maren Morris Set List
  • 1. Sugar
  • 2. Drunk Girls Don't Cry
  • 3. 80s Mercedes
  • 4. I Could Use A Love Song
  • 5. How It's Done
  • 6. Bumming Cigarettes
  • 7. Just Another Thing
  • 8. I Wish I Was
  • 9. Once
  • 10. Rich
  • 11. My Church
  • 12. Second Wind/Halo (Beyoncé cover)
Marty Stuart Set List

Bluebird Café @ C2C

The line-up for the Bluebird Café was announced alongside the rest of the festival stages.[11]

Artist Date
Seth Ennis 11 March 2017
Cassadee Pope 11 March 2017
Charlie Worsham 11-12 March 2017
Josh Osborne 11-12 March 2017
Lucie Silvas 11-12 March 2017
Jeff Cohen 12 March 2017
Logan Brill 12 March 2017
Canaan Smith 12 March 2017

London pop-up stages

Friday, 10 March 2017

Big Entrance Town Square Club WM BBC Radio 2 Country The Saloon
Kete Bowers Miss Winter Martha L. Healy Charlie Worsham Worry Dolls
Clara Bond Mac McAnally Backwoods Creek Ward Thomas Miss Winter
Jake Morrell Seth Ennis The Hardy Band The Hardy Band
Robert Chaney Beth Thornton Smooth Hound Smith
Worry Dolls
Legends Of Country
Chisum Cattle Co.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Big Entrance Town Square Club WM BBC Radio 2 Country The Saloon The Roadhouse All Bar One
Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band Dana Immanuel Backwoods Creek Chase Bryant Shootin' The Crow Raintown Caitlin Koch
Sam Coe & The Longshadows Laura Evans The Honey Ants Logan Brill Case Hardin Lisa McHugh Logan Brill
Katy Hurt Caitlin Koch Shootin' The Crow Canaan Smith Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band The Wandering Hearts Una Healy
Sarah Darling Twinnie-Lee Moore Case Hardin Charlie Worsham The Honey Ants Temecula Road Cassadee Pope
Jarrod Dickenson Rackhouse Pilfer Martha L. Healy Lucie Silvas Have Mercy Las Vegas Mac McAnally The Wandering Hearts
Miss Winter Bailey Bryant Have Mercy Las Vegas Smooth Hound Smith Smooth Hound Smith Kristian Bush
Jake Morrell Una Healy Robert Chaney
Holloway Road Catherine McGrath Chisum Cattle Co.
Square One Clara Bond

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Big Entrance Town Square Club WM BBC Radio 2 Country The Saloon The Roadhouse All Bar One
Chisum Cattle Co. Square One Legends Of Country Seth Ennis Orfila Caitlin Koch Bailey Bryan
The Wandering Hearts Katy Hurt Gary Quinn Temecula Road Gary Quinn Cassadee Pope Trea Landon
Kevin McGuire Trea Landon The Long Haul Band Drake White The Long Haul Band Raintown Jana Kramer
Sam Coe & The Longshadows Jamie Stanton & Roadkill Revival Dominic Halpin The Shires Dominic Halpin Jarrod Dickenson Temecula Road
Catherine McGrath Bailey Bryan Melanie Cassadee Pope Jade Helliwell Chase Bryant Seth Ennis
Logan Brill Lisa McHugh Jade Helliwell Jamie Stanton & Roadkill Revival Jarrod Dickenson
Twinnie-Lee Moore Sarah Darling Beth Thornton Smooth Hound Smith
Orfila Dana Immanuel
Laura Evans

C2C: Country to Country 2018

The sixth C2C festival was announced on the final day of the 2017 festival and will run over three nights from 9-11 March 2018.[12] On 28 September 2017, Bob Harris announced that the first 2018 headliners would be Tim McGraw and Faith Hill[13] (who would be bringing their Soul2Soul Tour to the UK for the very first time) on his BBC Radio 2 programme. Kelsea Ballerini was announced on 3 October[14] by Ricky Ross on BBC Radio Scotland[15]. On 5 October, Little Big Town were confirmed as the second headline act[16] with majority of the line-up being revealed the following day on 6 October at the official launch event[17]. On 16 October, Old Dominion were announced along with the three day breakdown. It was also revealed that Ashley Campbell would perform a special tribute to her father, Glen Campbell in London. On 23 November, Brett Young was confirmed for the main stage in Glasgow and Dublin as well as the Yamaha stage in London. For the first time, C2C announced that Glasgow would feature a Spotlight stage.[18]. On 8 December, Sugarland were announced as the final main stage act. Composed of C2C alumni Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles, the duo reformed in 2017 and are billed as "special guests", their appearances will be their first full-band shows in 5 years[19].

The CMA Songwriters Series held on 8 March featured Brett James, Natalie Hemby, Kip Moore, Nicolle Galyon and Luke Combs[20].

London - 9 March
Glasgow - 10 March
Dublin - 11 March
Dublin - 9 March
London - 10 March
Glasgow - 11 March
Glasgow - 9 March
Dublin - 10 March
London - 11 March
Main Stage
London Spotlight Stage
Glasgow Spotlight Stage
  • Headline acts in bold, Satellite stage acts in italics
Brett Young Set List
Old Dominion Set List
Kelsea Ballerini Set List
Ashley Campbell Set List
Luke Combs Set List
Kacey Musgraves Set List
Midland Set List
Margo Price Set List

London pop-up stages

See also


  1. ^ a b "First country music festival comes to The O2, London". Music Week. 6 December 2012. Archived from the original on 11 December 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ "DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND COUNTRY TO COUNTRY 2016 WILL NOW TAKE PLACE OVER THREE NIGHTS". Country 2 Country. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ http://forthecountryrecord.com/2016/03/11/cma-songwriters-series-indigo2-london-uk-march-10-2016-review/
  5. ^ Country 2 Country. "Country 2 Country :: THE BLUEBIRD CAFE ANNOUNCED AT C2C FESTIVAL". 
  6. ^ http://www.c2c-countrytocountry.com/events/detail/country-to-country-2017
  7. ^ Country2Country [@C2Cfestival] (24 October 2016). "Here it is... The first wave of artists for #C2C17! Tickets on sale 10am Friday 4th Nov. ?" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  8. ^ https://twitter.com/C2Cfestival?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/i/web/status/823953900550103040
  10. ^ http://www.c2c-countrytocountry.com/london/cma-songwriters-series
  11. ^ http://www.c2c-countrytocountry.com/london/2017-line-up/festival-stages
  12. ^ http://www.entertainment-focus.com/c2c/c2c-country-to-country-will-return-for-a-sixth-year-in-2018/
  13. ^ Bob Harris Country [@BHarrisCountry] (28 September 2017). "NP @TheTimMcGraw @FaithHill Speak To A Girl @WhisperingBob @BBCR2Country @C2Cfestival @C2CGlasgow @sandboxent..." (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  14. ^ Kelsea Ballerini [@KelseaBallerini] (3 October 2017). "In UK announcing more UK because I love UK. ?" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  15. ^ http://www.entertainment-focus.com/c2c/kelsea-ballerini-confirmed-for-c2c-country-to-country-2018/
  16. ^ Little Big Town [@littlebigtown] (5 October 2017). "Shared some BIG news tonight from Royal Albert Hall... Excited to announce that we are headlining @C2Cfestival! See..." (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  17. ^ Country2Country [@C2Cfestival] (28 September 2017). "The official #C2C2018 launch event will take place on Fri 6 Oct at London's Bush Hall with @WhisperingBob exclusively unveiling the line-up!" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  18. ^ Bob Harris Country [@BHarrisCountry] (23 November 2017). "Here we go! @BrettYoungMusic @morganevans @MidlandOfficial @lukasnelson @walkerhayes @WhisperingBob @BBCR2Country" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  19. ^ Country2Country [@C2Cfestival] (8 December 2017). "VERY special guests @Sugarlandmusic announced to join #C2C2018!!! ? This will be the multi @CountryMusic Award and..." (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  20. ^ https://twitter.com/C2Cfestival/status/957927012861202433

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