Tuesday, 7 March 2017

C2C takes over The O2 this week for its fifth and biggest year

SJM Concerts and The O2, in association with the
Country Music Association are proud to present:

C2C takes over The O2 for its fifth and biggest year

From Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March 2017, we see the return of two of America’s biggest stars, Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band headlining C2C alongside Reba McEntire who performs at The O2 for the very first time.

Over 50,000 country music fans will enjoy a three-day event full of live performances from the biggest country music stars in the world as well emerging artists from the UK, Europe and North America. There will be a host of activity across the music-filled weekend with over 40 performances per day.

Tickets for C2C are still available, full details on our UK Tour Dates Page

Country to Country will officially kick off at 2pm on Friday and 10am on Saturday and Sunday when the Town Square opens and the first Festival stage artists start. Fans should also expect surprise artist announcements across the weekend, all the details of which will be revealed on the C2C App, available to download now.
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The app will feature all stage timings, announcements, artist info plus notifications about signings, competitions, secret performances and much more. App users can create their own personalised C2C festival postcard and share their own photos using the custom C2C Festival photo frame. 

The festival brings the spirit of Nashville to London with additional programming including the Festival Stages, BBC Radio 2 Country Stage, the Town Square, C2C Late Night Stage and much more.

Free to watch stages will also make a return. C2C Cinema will include screenings programmed by the CMA including The 50th Annual CMA Awards, For the Love of Music, The Story of Nashville and more.
Other screenings will be announced and all are available for C2C ticket and wrist band holders. Also back for 2017 are C2C Sessions – intimate acoustic performances and recording of artists across the weekend.

JUST ADDED: Ward Thomas to officially open the festival with a performance on Friday afternoon at 4.00pm and on Sunday, The Shires will perform at 1:40pm. Catch them both on the BBC Radio 2 Country Stage.

C2C ticket holders are invited to enjoy any of the Festival Stages across the weekend.  Access to The Roadhouse (Building Six), BBC Radio 2 Country Stage (indigo at The O2), C2C Fans Lounge (All Bar One) and C2C Late Night Stage (indigo at The O2) are subject to capacity. 
Non-ticket holders are also able to access these stages with a Festival Wristband which can be purchased for £10 via www.axs.com
Customer Care (The O2) 8 Mar, 10:33 GMT (via email wrote)
You can purchase the wristbands online via that link and at the box office if wristbands are still availableThese are for customers that don't have arena tickets for the main acts.
If customers DO, then they DO NOT need to purchase wristbands as their arena show tickets cover all stages at the O2 (capacity dependent).

If you purchase wristbands from the Friday, then this will cover the three days. - The O2 Customer Service Hub

Separate tickets are required for The Bluebird Cafe (NY-LON room) and the After Show Parties (The Roadhouse Building Six)
All visitors to The O2 can still enjoy entertainment from the free stages which include Town Square Stage, the Big Entrance Stage, Club WM, and, by night, The Saloon at All Bar One. Plus all of the other festival activity which includes the traders, shops, bars and retail in the Town Square, the merchandise area and the record store. All subject to capacity.

The O2 Arena

Brad Paisley                   Reba McEntire                     Zac Brown Band
Chris Young                    Darius Rucker                      Marty Stuart
Jennifer Nettles               Hunter Hayes                       Maren Morris
                                       Dan + Shay                          Brothers Osborne
Yamaha Music Stage
CAM                                 Cassadee Pope                Jana Kramer
Chase Bryant                    Seth Ennis                         Lucie Silvas
                                         Bailey Bryan                       Drake White & The Big Fire

BBC Radio 2 Country Stage – Indigo at The O2
Canaan Smith - Cassadee Pope - Charlie Worsham - Chase Bryant - Drake White & The Big Fire
 Logan Brill - Lucie Silvas - Seth Ennis - Temecula Road - Ward Thomas -The Shires

Big Entrance
Catherine McGrath - Chisum Cattle Co. - Clara Bond - Holloway Road - Jake Morrell - Jarrod Dickenson
Katy Hurt - Kete Bowers - Kevin McGuire - Laura Evans - Logan Brill – Melanie - Miss Winter - Orfila - Robert Chaney – Sam Coe and The Long Shadows – Sarah Darling – Square One – The Good Intentions – The Wandering Hearts - Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band - Twinnie

The BlueBird CafĂ© at C2C – NY-LON   separate ticket required
Canaan Smith - Cassadee Pope - Charlie Worsham -  Chase Bryant
 Jeff Cohen - Josh Osborne - Logan Brill - Seth Ennis – Lucie Silvas

C2C Late Night Stage – Indigo at The O2
Canaan Smith - Lucie Silvas

C2C Official After-Show - Building Six – separate ticket required
CAM - DJ Bad Ash - Drake White & The Big Fire - Jana Kramer

C2C Fans Lounge – Top floor – All Bar One
C2C Sessions and CMA Talks take place here on Saturday and Sunday

The Roadhouse - Building Six
Caitlin Koch -  Cassadee Pope - Chase Bryant - Jarrod Dickenson - Lisa McHugh
  Mac McAnally - Raintown – Smooth Hound Smith - Temecula Road – The Wandering Hearts

The Saloon – All Bar One at night
Featuring nightly residency with Smooth Hound Smith
Case Hardin – Dominic Halpin – Gary Quinn – Have Mercy Las Vegas – Jade Helliwell
Jamie Stanton & Roadkill Revival – Miss Winter – Orfila – Shootin The Crow – The Hardy Band
The Honey Ants - The Long Haul Band – Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band – Worry Dolls

Holloway Road rock the Town Square Stage C2C2016

Town Square
Bailey Bryan - Caitlin Koch - Catherine McGrath - Clara Bond - Dana Immanuel
Jamie Stanton & Roadkill Revival - Katy Hurt - Laura Evans - Lisa McHugh - Mac McAnally - Miss Winter
Rackhouse Pilfer - Sarah Darling - Seth Ennis - Square One – Trea Landon - Twinnie - Una Healy

Club WM
Backwoods Creek - Beth Thornton - Case Hardin - Chisum Cattle Co. -  Dominic Halpin
Gary Quinn - Have Mercy Las Vegas – Jade Helliwell - Legends of Country - Martha L. Healy - Melanie
Ray Peters & The Smokey Turtle Band - Robert Chaney - Shootin' The Crow - The Hardy Band – The Honey Ants – The Long Haul Band - Worry Dolls

C2C Cinema
A special programme of screenings on Saturday and Sunday, including four screenings programmed by the CMA: For the Love of Music, The Story of Nashville, CMA Music Festival, Country’s Night to Rock and The 50th Annual CMA Awards over two parts. Just show your ticket at the cinema to gain entry.

Made in Tennessee present two screenings of Born in Bristol, the Untold Story of Country Music. Marty Stuart will be giving a Q and A as part of a Sunday screening. Tickets can be collected from the Made in Tennessee booth at Town Square.
Marty Stuart to host UK premiere of ‘BORN IN BRISTOL’ documentary at C2C Festival Sunday March 12

C2C Fans Lounge (Top Floor All Bar One)
A lounge bar and hang out space. By day programming includes CMA Talks and recording of C2C Sessions and by night: The Saloon, which brings the Honky Tonk vibe to C2C with a nightly residency from Smooth Hound Smith.

BBC Radio 2 Country Stage, indigo at The O2
We are excited to confirm that once again there will be a BBC Radio 2 Country Stage at C2C 2017 which will feature:
Chase Bryant, Seth Ennis, Lucie Silvas, Drake White and The Big Fire, Logan Brill, Canaan Smith, Temecula Road, Charlie Worsham, Cassadee Pope and The Shires. Artists will be available for signings following their performance.

The Roadhouse at Building Six
By day The Roadhouse will feature a line up of UK and US acts including Raintown, Jarrod Dickenson, The Wandering Hearts, and Caitlin Koch. Artists will be available for signings following their performance.

The Bluebird Cafe at Country to Country (separate ticketed event) ** TICKETED EVENT ** £25 SOLD OUT
Nashville’s world famous Bluebird Cafe (as featured in the Nashville TV series) is coming to London with ticketed, early afternoon performances. Line-up includes; Cassadee Pope, Charlie Worsham, Seth Ennis, Logan Brill, Chase Bryant, Josh Osborne, Canaan Smith, Lucie Silvas and Jeff Cohen.

The Yamaha Music Stage (Inside arena)
Between artist performances on the main stage there will be two short sets each day on the Yamaha Music Stage. Announced to perform are Cam, Chase Bryant, Cassadee Pope, Seth Ennis, Bailey Bryan, Jana Kramer, Lucie Silvas and Drake White.

C2C Late Night Stage, indigo at The O2
Continuing the music into the night, after the main arena acts have finished; with a chance to see performances from Canaan Smith on Friday and Lucie Silvas on Saturday.

C2C Official Aftershows in Building Six
Featuring Cam, Drake White and The Big Fire and Jana Kramer with DJ Bad Ash. ** TICKETED EVENT ** £13.25

BBC Radio 2 Country DAB service: BBC Radio 2 Page
As previously announced by BBC Radio 2, there is a pop-up digital service which will broadcast from 9th – 12th March (midday to midnight) and will broadcast live C2C coverage from the main Arena.
To receive BBC Radio 2 Country, retune your digital radio on Wednesday 8th March by pressing 'autotune' or 'autoscan'

Here are a few highlights from the schedule:
The Shires’ Country playlist – UK duo Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle present a show full of their favourite country tracks
Reba’s Gospel hour – Country Music superstar and headliner of C2C Reba McEntire shares her love of Gospel music
Baylen Leonard’s All country requests – You choose the music in this two hour live request show
Ken Bruce – Then and Now – The first and last hits by artists who have spanned the decades – Including Glen Campbell, Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks
Vanessa Feltz – Vanessa’s Country Gals – Vanessa celebrates the greatest women of country

Full Details Visit the BBC Radio 2 Page | Radio 2 Country

>> Listen to Radio 2 Country << Available on Digital Radio, online and iPlayer Radio app, midday to midnight

BBC Radio 2 Country Schedule:


Tickets for C2C are still available from: UK Tour Dates Page

A printable copy of the C2C weekend schedule can also be downloaded from the website as a PDF File

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