INTRODUCING C2C POP UP STAGE ARTISTS
Like everybody else, I am super excited for C2C pop up stage artists and in this post I will be introducing you to the artists who will be gracing the pop-up stages over the 3 days and I hope you enjoy getting to know them.
Clara Bond is a young UK singer/ songwriter who performed at C2C last year and was fabulous. Definitely an artist I am extremely happy to see returning. Clara's EP 'Out Of Towners' is incredible and the songs are beautiful take you through so many journey's. Bring on the new music, Clara - can't wait for everyone to see how talented she is! Can't wait to see you at C2C 2018!
Check out Clara's music here
You can catch Clara on Friday 9th on the Big Entrance Stage and Saturday 10th on the Water Margin and Busking Stage.
The Adelaides are a 3 piece girl band based in the UK who got together in 2017. The Adelaides are made up of 3 young ladies - Abi Phillips, Paris Georgia and Alicia Alba.
The Adelaides made their debut in Country Music at Country Music Week back on 7th October 2017 at The Borderline, London - how incredible it was to be there and seeing how magical these talented ladies are.
Seeing that they are on the list for C2C - I screamed. I'm excited for people to see how talented you are! Roll on seeing them at C2C 2018.
Check out The Adelaides here (From their Borderline Performance)
You can catch The Adelaides on Friday 9th on the Town Square stage, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th on the Big Entrance Stage.
Days Are Done are a UK based duo made up of Emmy and Adam, whose debut EP 'Closer' was released in August 2017. Having featured them on the site before, I am excited about meeting them finally. Bring on C2C 2018.
You can check them out here
You can catch Days Are Done on Saturday 10th on the Busking Stage.
American Young are an American based duo made up of Kirsty Osmunson and Jon Stone. American Young released their debut single 'Love Is War' is late 2013 with their debut album being released in August 2016. Can't wait to see them perform at C2C 2018.
You can check out their music here.
You can catch American Young on Saturday 10th on the Town Square Stage and Sunday 11th on the Big Entrance Stage.
Liz McClarnon I am gonna admit I am a fan girl for Liz being a MASSIVE (and yes I mean massive) Atomic Kitten fan. I am so I am thrilled to see Liz be added and her music is something I am excited to here. I can't wait to see what Liz will bring to the Country Music World.
Bring on C2C 2018.
You can catch Liz on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th on the Big Entrance Stage.
Una Healy is a returning artist to C2C 2018 after debuting herself at the festival last year. But after seeing her supporting Maddie & Tae at their London show in October 2016. Una brings something unique to Country Music. Una's music is beautiful and one everyone needs to see if they can during C2C. I was a MASSIVE The Saturdays fans for years, I was so glad Una came over to the Country Music. Bring on C2C 2018.
You can check out Una's music here.
You can catch Una on Saturday 10th on the Town Square Stage and Sunday 11th on the C2C Close Up Stage.
Andy Brown is a singer formerly of Lawson. I am so excited for Andy Brown to be added I have been a fan of him for so long that I am super excited to see him launch himself in Country Music and get a load of new fans from this incredible weekend. Andy first came to the Country Music when he launched his duet with Crissie Rhodes of The Shires. Bring on C2C 2018.
You can check Andy's music out here.
You can catch Andy on Saturday 10th on the C2C Close Up and Sunday 11th on the Town Square Stage.
O&O are a duo made up of Orian Peled and Obadiah Jones who released their debut single in 2017. O&O are a regularly feature on this site and I am so happy they have been added to the line-up because I can't wait for more people to discover them and their wonderful talents as singer/ song-writers. Bring on seeing them at C2C 2018.
You can listen to O & O's music here (features covers also)
You can catch O&O on Saturday 10th on the Busking Stage.
Stephanie Quayle is an American singer/ song-writer who's based in Nashville and will be coming to the UK to perform at C2C for the first time. Having been a fan of Stephanie for only a few months I am thrilled that she has been added to this year's incredible line-up. I am super excited to hear Stephanie hopefully perform Drinking with Dolly.
You can check Stephanie's music out here.
You can catch Stephanie on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th on the Town Square Stage.
Jeannine Barry is a singer/ song-writer living in London. Jeannine first came to my attention in 2014 when I saw her perform in Milton Keynes as part of a festival and then watching her at C2C in 2016, I was blown away. But Jeannine released her debut single back in 2015.
With Jeannine returning after 2 years, I can't wait (I cried at the news she's back). Jeannine deserves this opportunity again and I am so proud of everything she's achieved. Bittersweet is just an incredible song and one of my favourites of all time. Can't wait to see you again at C2C 2018.
You can check Jeannine's music out here.
You can catch Jeannine on Friday 9th on the Big Entrance Stage, Saturday 10th on the Busking Stage and Water Margin and Sunday 11th on the Busking Stage.
Twinnie is a returning artist to C2C after performing for the first time last year. Having been a fan of Twinnie for the past 7 years, I love what she brings to Country Music and how many fans she has gained. After last year's performance at C2C - what an incredible set, Twinnie put on. Twinnie is definitely an artist you have to go and see if you can. Twinnie's debut single in Country Music Cool is one of my favourites and perfect for a road trip with her second single Home being just a wonderful song. Bring having Twinnie back at C2C 2018.
Check Twinnie's music out on YouTube.
You can catch Twinnie on Saturday 10th on the C2C Close Up Stage and Sunday 11th on the Town Square.
Liv Austen is a Norwegian born singer, song-writer and actress who arrived in the UK in 2010. Liv released her debut EP 'Workin' Man's Dream' in 2014, Liv since has been releasing more music and has gained a loyal following. So grateful to have featured Liv a lot on this site. Can't wait to see you perform for the first time at C2C 2018.
You can check out Liv's music here.
You can catch Liv on Friday 9th on the Big Entrance Stage, Saturday 10th on the Big Entrance and Sunday 11th on the C2C Close Up Stage.
Katy Hurt is a UK based singer/ songwriter who first performed at C2C 2017. Katy was born in London but moved to Long Island, New York before moving back few years back. In 2013, Katy reached the finals of the Live and Unsigned competition at London's O2; the following year, she was triumphant at the Rockfield Country Music Festival's Battle of the Bands. 2014 also brought her first EP, 'Blue Snake’ prompting a nomination at the British Country Music Awards for Horizon Act of the Year. Katy got her first Number One last year on the UK Country iTunes Chart with 'Love You More' among other successes. Katy is yet to release her debut album
You can check out Katy's music here.
You can catch Katy on Saturday 10th on the Town Square Stage and Sunday 11th on the C2C Close Up.
Elles Bailey is a UK based Country singer/ song-writer from Bristol. Elles released her debut album 'Wildfire' with a bluesy feel on 1st September, 2017. As well as being supported by Radio 2, Elles' single ‘Wildfire’ finally came off the Planet Rock playlist after a whopping 10 weeks.
You can check out Elles music here.
You can catch Elles on Sunday 11th on the Big Entrance.
Kerri Watt is a Scottish singer/ song-writer who has spent years in California and Glasgow. Kerri has spent the last two years touring across the UK and Europe with the likes of Ward Thomas. Kerri's single Long Way Home got a lot of attention after landing a spot on Radio 2's A-list in Autumn 2015. Kerri performed the single live on Radio 2 with Richard Madeley and TV show The Weekend. Kerri's follow up single The Wild made it onto the Radio 2 B-list in 2016.
You can check out Kerri's music here.
You can catch Kerri on Saturday 10th on the Big Entrance Stage and Sunday 11th on the Big Entrance, at the Water Margin and Busking Stage.
Lost Hollow is dynamic band comprised of Tommy and Lorrie Harden. As Nashville based songwriters, Tommy and Lorrie got not 1 but 2 cuts on Reba McEntire’s double platinum selling album ‘Duets’. Lost Hollow has appeared on the Bob Harris ‘Under the Apple Tree’ sessions and has toured England, Wales and Ireland on many trips to the UK as well as appearing on the BBC via many different radio shows. Lost Hollow has been described as an emotional powerhouse. Two amazing voices weaving intricate and powerful songs.
You can check out Lost Hollow's music here.
You can catch Lost Hollow on Saturday 10th at the Water Margin and Sunday 11th on the Big Entrance Stage.
Fayre are a 5 piece band fronted by Irish singer/ song-writer Ciara Rafferty and London born singer/ song-writer Daniel Spiller they also have Oliver Pooley (Drums), Marianne Chapman (Piano) and Arthur Bassingham (Bass).
You can check out Fayre's music here.
You can catch FAYRE on Saturday 10th on the Busking Stage and Big Entrance along with Sunday 11th at the Busking Stage and Water Margin Stages.
You can check out Key West's music here.
You can catch Keywest on Saturday 10th at the Water Margin and Sunday 11th on the Big Entrance Stage.
Peter Donegan has been performing since he was 5 years old but given that the ‘Godfather of British Rock n Roll’, ‘King Of Skiffle’, the late Lonnie Donegan is his father - I'm not surprised! Primarily a singer/songwriter and piano player, Peter picked up the acoustic guitar after his Dad passed away in 2002 and taught himself to play the mandolin, harmonica, banjo and ukulele. Peter loves Country music so much and considers himself a true British-American hybrid.
You can check out Peter's music here.
You can catch Peter on Saturday 10th on the Big Entrance and at the Water Margin and Sunday 11th on the Busking Stage and at the Water Margin.
Sammie Jay was a theatre actress growing up playing 'little Cosette' in Les Miserable at the age of 7. By the age of 11, Sammie was performing in Nashville. Sammie is a singer/ song-writer musician.
You can check out Sammie's music here.
You can catch Sammie on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th on the Busking Stage.
Holloway Road are a duo made up of Jack and Robert who are from Essex, UK. Holloway Road performed at C2C in 2017 and they were fantastic and I am glad that they have been announced once again. Bring On C2C 2018.
You can check them music song here.
You can catch Holloway Road on Friday 9th on the Big Entrance Stage, Saturday 10th at the Water Margin and Sunday 11th at the Water Margin.
Jake Morrell is a singer-songwriter from the UK. I first ever saw Jake in 2016 when he supported Lucie Silvas and I loved his voice. Jake's energy on stage was amazing. I wonder what C2C will bring for him. Bring on C2C 2018.
You can check his music out here.
You can catch Jake on Saturday 10th on the Big Entrance Stage and Sunday 11th on the C2C Close Up Stage.
The Grahams are an Americana folk-rock duo made up of lifelong musical and now partners Alyssa and Doug Graham. The Grahams their debut album 'Riverman's Daughter/ in fall 2013. They have since released more singles.
You can check out their music here.
You can catch The Grahams on Friday and Saturday 10th on the Big Entrance Stage.
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