The Long Road festival, which presents one of the UK’s largest, most authentic celebrations of country, Americana and roots music, has confirmed a raft of additional acts for this year’s event. Having already announced performances from the likes of million-selling US singer-songwriters Kip Moore and Josh Turner, nine-time Grammy-winning Asleep At The Wheel, who make their first full-band appearance in the UK for over 10 years, American comedian, writer and musician Rich Hall, BAFTA-nominated Irish singer and actress Jessie Buckley and Grammy-winning US country singer Suzy Bogguss, the organisers have added more acts to the line-up for the 3-day event which takes place at Stanford Hall in Leicestershire.
Amongst the new acts joining the bill is US country singer-songwriter Logan Mize. Mize, who has garnered over 100 million streams on Spotify, has deep musical roots in his family tree as his great uncle was Billy Mize, largely known for crafting and evolving the legendary Bakersfield sound, which included musical pioneers Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. Also just announced is rising star country/pop singer Twinnie.
Canadian singer-songwriter Jessica Mitchell, Nashville based producer DJ Hish, who has gained global recognition for his unique electro-infused spin on country music, disco bandoleros Flying Mojito Bros, who fuse traditional country with funk and electronic sounds, and Americana duo Loud Mountains are all also new additions.
The festival will once again present a range of stage takeovers featuring specialist country and Americana organisations including The Bluegrass Situation (BGS), an online music magazine and curator promoting the continued growth of bluegrass, roots, progressive folk rock, Americana music and culture, The Americana Music Association UK, and independent UK label Loose Records. Line-up details below.
Alongside its varied live performance spaces, which range from the Rhinestone County main stage, to the much-talked-about Honky Tonk Bar, The Long Road Festival will also offer songwriters’ rounds, a wellness area, a classic American car display, traditional Southern-style food stalls, heritage crafts and workshops, dedicated kids’ area and much more.
The line-up to date is as follows:
Rhinestone County: Kip Moore, Josh Turner, Cam, LANCO, Suzy Bogguss, Morgan Evans, Eric Paslay, Jillian Jacqueline, Lainey Wilson, Lauren Jenkins, Logan Mize, Twinnie
Crossroad County: Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, Asleep at the Wheel, Rich Hall’s Hoedown, John Paul White, Sam Outlaw, The Steel Woods, Thompson Square, Suzanne Santo, Jessie Buckley, Sunny Ozell, CoCo and The Butterfields, Liv Austen, CC Smugglers, Jaime Wyatt, The Cactus Blossoms, Katy Hurt, Matt the Electrician, Leslie Stevens, The Hanging Stars, Robert Chaney, Peter Bruntnell, Carson McHone, Native Harrow, Rose Cousins, William the Conqueror, Beth Rowley, The Grahams, Front Country, Lucy Blu, DJ Hish
Fair County: Charley Crockett, Austin Jenckes, Sam Lewis, Ags Connolly, Sean McConnell, SUSTO, Jake Morrell, Ian Noe, Beth Snapp, Bill and the Belles, Amy Speace, Arkansas Dave, Lockeland, Drew Young Band
The American Music Association UK Takeover: The Jambalaya Band, Izzie Walsh, The Fargo Railroad Co, Oh Susanna, The Orange Circus Band, Smith and Brewer
The Bluegrass Situation Takeover: Rose Cousins, Matt the Electrician, Jessica Mitchell, Beth Rowley, Plus The BGS Songwriters Parlour / Cafe
Loose Records Takeover: William the Conqueror, Frankie Lee, Carson McHone, Native Harrow, Peter Bruntnell, Leslie Stevens, The Hanging Stars, Robert Chaney
The Long Road will take place at Stanford Hall in Leicestershire from September 6th – 8th 2019. Day tickets start at £45*, Weekend No Camping tickets at £100* and Weekend Camping tickets start at £130* (*for one adult ticket plus booking fees). Ticket prices correct at time of announcement. Tickets are available from www.thelongroad.com.