Country superstars are joining forces in London to create C2C: Country to Country, the first country musical festival to be held at The O2. Some of the biggest names in the business are heading across the Atlantic for a huge two-day music festival extravaganza in London in March 2013.
On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March 2013, C2C: Country to Country will see a line up of some of the leading country music artists in the world on stage together, including Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, Little Big Town, Brantley Gilbert, Kristian Bush, LeAnn Rimes and others to be announced shortly.
The sound of Nashville at the world’s most popular venue marks a major milestone in the UK’s love of country, where major US artists sell out arenas around the country.
The likes of LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood have had a massive effect on both the UK and US charts by appealing to modern day listeners while echoing the traditional sounds of the greatest country singers. Carrie Underwood’s sell out London performance last summer was the latest milestone and illustrated the UK’s huge appetite for the new sounds of country.
Speaking about the forthcoming event, Tim McGraw said: "Our trip to the UK and playing The O2 is one of the things I'm looking forward to the most for next year". "I love being able to take my music to other countries, and I think there are a lot of new songs on TWO LANES OF FREEDOM that fans over there will really dig. It's going to be a blast!"
Headlining on Sunday 17th will be Carrie Underwood, with 15 million album sales worldwide and five Grammy Awards. Carrie has transcended expectations and the country music genre like no other, and her musical vital statistics are astonishing.
Carrie, who sold out London’s Royal Albert Hall in record time this summer, said, "I love the idea of a country music festival in London and I'm so excited that so many amazing artists are coming together for Country to Country. I feel honored to help represent country music, and I know it's going to be a really fun weekend!"
Taking place at The O2, the world’s leading music venue, C2C: Country to Country will be a festival platform to bring country music headliners together in one place, for one weekend. Much more than just a music festival it will be a celebration of country style and culture and will see The O2 transformed into a mini Nashville.
With more artists and stages to be announced for 60,000 music fans across the weekend C2C: Country to Country is not to be missed:
Saturday 16th March
Little Big Town
Sunday 17th March