Country music duo Ward Thomas posing for a photo with presenters Dan and Nicola

A sample of Nashville on Surrey Hills Radio

Report by Dan Joyce
Sunday Morning Breakfast Show, Sundays 8-10am

Listeners of our Sunday Morning Breakfast show were treated to a sample of Nashville with a show inspired by some modern Country Music artists and songs.
The show was hosted by regular presenters Dan, Mark and Nicola to celebrate the C2C festival that took place in London, Glasgow and Dublin over the same weekend. Nicola and Dan were able to provide a good insight to the festival having visited The o2 arena in London on Friday to sample the offering from this years artists at the Country 2 Country Festival.
Nicola and Dan were able to catch a fantastic performance from British Country Duo Ward Thomas (pictured below) as they took to the BBC Radio 2 Country Stage hosted by Bob Harris (country presenter on BBC Radio 2) within the Indigo2. They performed hits from their debut album ‘From Where We Stand’ and their UK Number One album ‘Cartwheels’ to a very supportive audience.
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Whilst at the festival they also managed to see performances from up and coming acts including Charlie Worsham, Worry Dolls, Miss Winter and The Hardy Band. Overall the festival looked to be a huge success, and showed how increasingly popular this genre of music is becoming within the UK.
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About the C2C: Country to Country Festival;

C2C: Country to Country is an annual multi-day country music festival created by AEG Europe and SJM Concerts in association with the Country Music Association. The festival takes place each March in London, Glasgow and Dublin.

C2C was first launched in March 2013 at The O2, London as a two day event with Carrie Underwood and Tim McGraw as headliners, and outside of the arena a small amount of free Pop Up Stages presented local country acts.

In 2014 C2C launched in Dublin O2 (now 3Arena) taking place on the same weekend as the London event, with artists switching venues each day. In 2016 C2C grew into three days and added C2C Glasgow at the Clyde Arena, also in 2016 new stages were added outside of the arena including the Bluebird Café, BBC Radio 2 Country Stage and the Late Night Sounds Like Nashville Stage.

2017 saw C2C turning 5 – and reaching over 80,000 fans across three days in London, Glasgow and Dublin.