Sunday, 26 June 2016

Buckle & Boots Festival: Two Ways Home & Shantell Ogden added to Full Line-Up


Buckle & Boots festival: June 24th - 26th 2016
Taking place at Whitebottom Farm at Etherow Park (nr. Manchester/Stockport) between 24-26 June, Buckle & Boots Festival is set to combine some of the brightest talents in country music from the US as well as the thriving UK scene, providing a truly unique outdoor festival experience for country fans far and wide. With a variety of food, drink and camping facilities on site, Buckle & Boots is the first country festival of its kind in the UK, creating a friendly, communal atmosphere that fans are sure to embrace. Read more about TICKETS ( and Headline Act features – BLOG POST

Blackthorn Music Festival organisers Karl Hancock
and his daughter Laura

Karl Hancock the CEO of Blackthorn Music Festival and Buckle & Boots Festival spoke with Jim Duncan (BCMawards panelist, Wolvestock Festival Promoter) on WCRfm 101.8 FM (Wolverhampton Community Radio) about the forthcoming festival. It was first broadcast on Thurs June 16, 2016. Click Play twice

Two more artists were announced for Buckle & Boots 2016!

Two Ways Home (UK) are Isabella Mariee & Lewis Fowler - an alt-country songwriting duo with roots in London & Vienna. It was a desire to hone their skills as songwriters and learn from the best that led Isabella & Lewis to a career defining four-week pilgrimage to Nashville in 2013. Never before had the advice and kindness of strangers meant so much, they experienced the true spirit and support of Nashville. Two Ways Home lived the Nashville circuit and were welcomed with open arms. This inspirational journey convinced them to pursue their ambitions and they are now actively gigging around the UK. Fresh from a tour in May and the release of their latest EP Better Days featuring the singles 'Just For Now' & 'Still in Love'.
Two Ways Home play the Buckle & Boots main stage at 12:30pm on Sunday 26th June.
Find out more about Two Ways Home in this BLOG POST

Listen to 'Just For Now' on the Soundcloud / Buckle & Boots Spotify Playlist

Shantell Ogden (USA) is a singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN. Shantell's songs have received airplay on more than 800 country and Americana radio stations internationally, reaching Top 2 chart positions both in the U.S. and Europe. 

Her songs have also appeared on the TV series Hart of Dixie and in several feature films. As a performing and touring Americana artist, Shantell has been praised by Maverick Magazine, For the Country Record and other notable media. She's won honors for Songwriter of the Year and Americana Song of the Year ('Ghosts in the Field') in the 2015 IMEA Awards, and Americana Album of the Year for Better at Goodbye in the 2014 IMEA Awards. Shantell said: "I'm thrilled to be playing the festival along with so many great artists at the Buckle and Boots Country Festival in Manchester! I appreciate the festival staff and the fans for making such a great event possible."

She was scheduled to perform on the Acoustic Stage at 1:30pm on Saturday 25th June.
Listen to 'Ghosts in the Field' on Soundcloud / Buckle & Boots Spotify Playlist

She is also excited to join her Americana friends The Americana Music Association UK at the Noshville Festival in London on June 24! (Presented by Maverick Festival)

Click the graphic to ENLARGE to see her UK & Ireland Itinerary

FLYING VISIT: Lee Williams President of the British Country Music Awards and CEO of Django Promotions and owner of CMR Nashville (“Europe’s #1 country music station”) had a chat with Shantell Ogden at Heathrow Airport ahead of her Buckle & Boots appearance. It was first broadcast on Fri June 17, 2016. Listen here, Click Play twice:

Last year she promoted her single “God Counts Every Tear” (Joe Doyle/ Brian Kolb/ Shantell Ogden) across the UK & Europe courtesy of the June 2015 HOTDISC #198 promo disc. She made a debut at #34 on the Hotdisdc Top 40 debut spending 9 weeks on the chart climbing to No.21. The song which was hard-hitting singer-songwriter fare with a nice spacious production, was promoted by Lee Williams (CEO of Django Promotions & CEO of CMR NASHVILLE "Europe's #1 Country Music Radio Station"). Her previous Hotdisc Top 40 outings were “Love Shouldn't Hurt” (HD185; May 2014; #19 debut) which reached #18 and “Looking For My Last” (HD183; Feb 2014; #28 debut) peaked at No.21

On 28th April 2015 she released her 8 track GHOSTS IN THE FIELD (Hip Farm Chic Records) which contains the standout title cut and “Be My Rain”. Available for purchase:  Amazon UK - UK iTunes - | Stream on Spotify

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Site open - 1:00pm
Music area & bar open - 4:00pm
Main stage performances start - 7:00pm
Raintown headline - 11:00pm
DJ set (main stage) 12.15am - 2:00am
Curfew/closing - 2:00am

Site open - 11:00am 
Main stage performances start - 12:30pm
Acoustic stage performances start - 12:00pm
BCMA Stage performances (on the main stage) - 1:15pm - 3.15pm
Ward Thomas headline - 11:00pm
DJ set (main stage) - 12.15am - 2:00am
Curfew/closing - 2:00

Site open - 11:00am 
Main stage performances start - 12:30pm
Acoustic stage performances start - 12:00pm
BCMA Stage performances (on the main stage) - 1:15pm - 3.15pm
Phil Vassar headline - 10:00pm
DJ set (main stage) - 11.15am - 1:00am
Curfew/closing - 1:00am



Friday 24th June:
Raintown, Holloway Road, Sonia Leigh, Honey Ryder, Dexeter

Saturday 25th June: 
Ward Thomas, Carolynne Poole, SaraBeth, Luke & Mel, Glen Mitchell, Megan O'Neill

Sunday 26th June:
Phil Vassar, Jess & The Bandits, Gary Quinn, The Cains, Laura Oakes, Lucy May, Two Ways Home


Saturday 25th June:
Southern Junction, The Cornelius Crane, The Rising, Jeannine Barry, The Rosellys, Fred's House, Narn, Lizzie Wilson, Jade Helliwell, Emma Swindells, Emma Jade, Shantell Ogden

Sunday 26th June:
Lauren Housley, The Yellhounds, Acoustic Journey, Lisa Wright, Paris Georgia, Claydon Connor, Liv Austen, Blue Genes, Ellie Dibben, Paul Carella


Saturday 25th June:
Katy Hurt, Fitzwallace, Thorne Hill

Sunday 26th June:
Southern Companion, Kevin McGuire, Outlander

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