THE O2, LONDON
For the first time! THE BBC RADIO 2 COUNTRY STAGE
A day time programme of live music and special events taking place at Indigo, at The O2 on Saturday 12 March and Sunday 13th March from Midday to 4pm.
Presented by BBC hosts, the two-day programme will feature
CMA TALKS, ARTIST SIGNINGS and LIVE MUSIC, including performances by DAVID NAIL, LAUREN ALAINA, BROOKE EDEN
and OLD DOMINION with more to be announced!
BBC RADIO 2 COUNTRY pop-up digital radio service announced to coincide with C2C for the second year.
C2C is thrilled to announce another great new feature for the annual Country to Country festival at The O2, London. The BBC Radio 2 Country Stage will be a daytime attraction featuring artist signings, CMA talks (to be announced) and four very special performances by Nashville stars.
This announcement comes as BBC Radio 2 announce the return of ‘BBC Radio 2 Country’ pop-up digital service from Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 March (12 noon until midnight) which will feature special programmes and live broadcasts from The O2.
Saturday March 12
DAVID NAIL Since his 2009 debut Grammy-nominated David Nail has made a career singing about subjects few artists dare touch these days; hits about cheating (“Let It Rain”), breakups (“Red Light”), failed dreams (“Turning Home”) and desire (“Whatever She’s Got”) singing as if from personal experience. His I’m A Fire Tour was named a “Must See” by Rolling Stone Country and his album I’m A Fire landed on “Best Of” lists for Rolling Stone Country and Billboard. Nail’s latest US single, “Night’s On Fire”, borrows from Arcade Fire for a pop-rock-infused story about two lovers enjoying the moonlight (like country kids do). It’s the first track from his forthcoming album, Fighter, which he promises will, “stay true to his sound from previous records but will also push the boundaries”.
LAUREN ALAINA Georgia native Lauren Alaina captured America’s hearts when she appeared on Season 10 of American Idol. Recently Lauren released a self-titled five-song EP, the highly-anticipated follow-up to her No. 1 debuting first album Wildflower. Lauren co-wrote every track on the EP including her latest single, “Next Boyfriend,” and the ESPN exclusive promo track, “History,” which was played throughout the network’s extensive college and professional football coverage.
In addition to her busy tour schedule, Lauren regularly appears on the Grand Ole Opry, is one of CMT’s “Next Women of Country” and is returning to American Idol for its farewell season as a mentor to this year’s contestants.
Sunday March 13
BROOKE EDEN Recently honoured as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country and People Magazine’s “Seven New Country Acts You Should Check Out,” Brooke Eden has become one of Country music’s most anticipated new acts and is currently enjoying success with the single, “Daddy’s Money”. The daughter of a carpenter who moonlighted as a drummer in a country band, Brooke adopted the scrappy underdog mentality and stamped it all over her soulful and bluesy brand of country music. A Florida native, Brooke is a confident and commanding vocalist and an accomplished performer at 13, she has opened for big names like Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn.
OLD DOMINION Tipped by Billboard and Huffington Post as a 2015 band to watch, Old Dominion brings their spirited take on modern country to their RCA Nashville debut, Meat and Candy. The songs sparkle with clever lyrics, innovative instrumentation, genre-busting arrangements and finger-popping melodies. Even the album’s title alludes to the set’s versatility. “When we first sat down to pick songs for the album, we had a lot of sing-a-long, fun, ‘candy’ songs,” says lead singer Matthew Ramsey. “We decided we needed to show our more serious side a little too. We needed ‘meat’ songs. We needed meat AND candy”. Old Dominion are a must-see, high energy band in concert with a recent streak of sold-out headlining shows across the USA.
· More C2C stages and more artists to be announced.