News November 12, 2018

Two more new country music festivals arriving in 2019: C2C & Big Country

Two more new country music festivals arriving in 2019: C2C & Big Country
C2C headliners Midland

Australia’s country music festivals in a period of growth with two more events are set to make their first appearances in 2019.

C2C (Country To Country), which has been staged in the UK and Europe since 2013, lands here in spring 2019, with US country superstar Tim McGraw headlining.

Kelsea Ballerini and Texas band Midland also joined the lineup this morning.

It is presented by EG Live and AEG Presents, heading for Sydney Qudos Bank Arena on Saturday, September 28 and Brisbane Entertainment Centre on September Sunday 29.

According to the promoters, “C2C Australia will be 10 hours of country music, spanning multiple stages including the Main Stage, the C2C Spotlight Stage and the Town Square, and showcasing the best in country music as well as emerging talent from the United States and Australia.

“The festival will also feature an array of attractions and great food options for passionate country music fans.”

McGraw was also announced this morning for the 21st on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Drawing 20,000 punters each year, Muster Adorer Tickets, which went on sale earlier this month, sold out in under five minutes, while half the allocations for Early Bird tickets disappeared in 24 hours.

Camping and general tickets go on sale in early 2019, with festival general manager Vicky Lowry, saying this morning: “Like every 21st, plans are underway for all ages to come and party on the plains with friends both old and new on the NSW long weekend in October.”

Also new on the calendar is Big Country which will take over the town of Berry on the South Coast of NSW on Saturday, May 11.

Big Country too also launches with a strong bill.

Travis Collins, Lee Kernaghan, The McClymonts, Caitlyn Shadbolt, The Sunny Cowgirls and The Wolfe Brothers will play Berry Showground, along with local artists Liam Maihi, Kevin Sullivan and Chalkie White.

It has a wide range of food options, a Craft Beer Corner, some of the country’s best bull riders vying for the Big Country Buckle and a “Little Country Kids” mini-festival with free children’s activities including face painting, jumping castles, arts and craft.

 Jack Stewart of Pink Salt Productions said, “We’ve been to countless festivals all over the country and we can’t wait to bring this experience to the area we’ve grown up in with an incredible lineup packed with country music royalty and plenty of rising stars.”

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