*4 weeks until US superstars Kip Moore and Josh Turner plus Rich Hall, Jessie Buckley, Rhiannon Giddens, Asleep At The Wheel, Suzy Bogguss and many more perform at 3-day event in Leicestershire*

Music and lifestyle camping festival The Long Road is once again preparing to bring the world-famous sights and sounds of the country music scene to the UK as it returns to the grounds of Stanford Hall in Leicestershire at the start of September. The 3-day event presents one of the UK’s largest, most authentic celebrations of country, Americana and roots music featuring five stages of live performances, an array of bespoke food events and a wide range of themed outdoor activities.

Running from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September, the festival will present shows from the likes of multi-million-selling US country stars Kip Moore and Josh Turner, American comedian, writer and musician Rich Hall, BAFTA-nominated Irish singer and actress Jessie Buckley, nine-time Grammy-winning Asleep At The Wheel, who make their first full-band appearance in the UK for over 10 years, former Civil Wars member John Paul White, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens and US country singer-songwriter Logan Mize as well as some of the leading UK country, Americana and roots artists including Twinnie, The Hanging Stars, CoCo and The Butterfields, Jake Morrell and Peter Bruntnell.

Josh Turner:

Playing The Long Road Festival has been a long time coming as my fans in the UK have been practically begging me to cross the big pond for years! I’m excited to finally be able to go over and play for my loyal, and patient, fans!”

Alongside five stages of live performances, The Long Road offers a wide range of additional offerings includingsongwriters’ rounds, a wellness area, a classic American car display, traditional Southern-style food stalls, heritage crafts and workshops, and dedicated kids’ area. The festival’s varied live performance spaces range from its Rhinestone County main stage, to the much-talked-about Honky Tonk Bar and Front Porch; intimate, immersive spaces that transport their audiences straight into an authentic, Nashville-inspired world.

The festival will also revisit its partnerships with BBC Music Introducing, The Birthplace of Country Music, which showcases the role that Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol, Virginia played in the birth and development of Country music, The Bluegrass Situation (BGS), an online music magazine and curator promoting the continued growth of Bluegrass, Roots, Progressive Folk Rock, Americana music and culture, The Americana Music Association UK, and independent UK label Loose Records. These organisations will bring artists to the festival to showcase the broad array of talent on offer across the global Country, Americana and Roots music scene.

The full line-up is as follows:

Rhinestone County 

Kip Moore

Josh Turner

Cam

LANCO

Suzy Bogguss

Morgan Evans

Eric Paslay

Jillian Jacqueline

Lainey Wilson

Lauren Jenkins

 

Crossroad County 

Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

Asleep at the Wheel

Rich Hall’s Hoedown

John Paul White

Sam Outlaw

The Steel Woods

Thompson Square

Suzanne Santo

Jessie Buckley

Sunny Ozell

CoCo and The Butterfields

Liv Austen

CC Smugglers

Jaime Wyatt

The Cactus Blossoms

Katy Hurt

Matt the Electrician

Leslie Stevens

The Hanging Stars

Robert Chaney

Peter Bruntnell

Carson McHone

Native Harrow

Rose Cousins

William the Conqueror

Beth Rowley

The Grahams

Front Country

Lucy Blu

DJ Hish

 

Fair County 

Charley Crockett

Austin Jenckes

Sam Lewis

Ags Connolly

Sean McConnell

SUSTO

Jake Morrell

Ian Noe

Beth Snapp

Bill and the Belles

Amy Speace

Arkansas Dave

Lockeland

Drew Young Band

 

The American Music Association UK Takeover

The Jambalaya Band

Izzie Walsh

The Fargo Railroad Co

Oh Susanna

The Orange Circus Band

Smith and Brewer

 

The Bluegrass Situation Takeover

Rose Cousins

Matt the Electrician

Jessica Mitchell

Beth Rowley

Plus The BGS Songwriters Parlour / Cafe

 

Loose Records Takeover

William the Conqueror

Frankie Lee

Carson McHone

Native Harrow

Peter Bruntnell

Leslie Stevens

The Hanging Stars

Robert Chaney

 

The Long Road will take place at Stanford Hall in Leicestershire from September 6th – 8th 2019. Day tickets start at £47.50*, Weekend No Camping tickets at £105* and Weekend Camping tickets start at £140* (*for one adult ticket plus booking fees). Tickets are available from www.thelongroad.com.

 

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