Just like the Christmas decorations in the shops, it seems that festival lineup’s are getting announced earlier and earlier every year.
This rings especially true for the newly announced Country to Country music festival(C2C), a European based country music event that is set to touch down in Brisbane and Sydney next September.
Headlining the inaugural Australian event will be country superstar Tim McGraw, bringing with him an extensive back-catalog that includes a cool 50 million record sales and three Grammy’s.
Also featuring on the first lineup announcement is pop-country fusion queen Kelsea Ballerini & American act Midland (not the Perth suburb).
With the event making it’s world debut at the O2 arena in the UK in 2013, and expanding throughout Europe in 2015 expect this to be one of the biggest new festivals on the calendar, offering a companion event to the likes of Tamworth Country Music Festival, Sounds From The Vines and CMC Rocks.
The event is set to host 10 hours of some of the finest international and local acts, spread across multiple stages, bringing the sounds of the traditionally rural music scene into the heart of Brisbane and Sydney.
While admittedly only taking in two cities and bypassing a vast majority of the country music market in Australia, it’ll only be a matter of time before the event expands out to more territories.
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While many purists might scoff at the idea of a country music festival establishing itself on the seemingly unending Aussie festival summer circuit, expect to see C2C bringing a refreshing change to the beat-ridden, glitter-dominated festival grounds, as well as a whole crop of new Aussie acts stepping up alongside some of the worlds best.
More acts are expected to be announced soon but for now, check out the details below.
Country to Country Music Festival, 2019
Saturday, September 28th 2019
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
Sunday, September 29th, 2019
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets on-sale Friday, November 16th 12pm local time