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The Long Road Festival announces additional names for 2018

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The Long Road Festival, which is set for 7th-9th September 2018 in Leicestershire, has announced additional names for the, highly anticipated, inaugural event. Ward Thomas, Luke Winslow-King and Charlie Worsham are among the acts added to an already impressive line-up that features Lee Ann Womack, The Shires, The Wandering Hearts and Billy Bragg. Full details of the line-up, camping/ticket options, location etc follow:

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Joining the likes of Lee Ann Womack, Billy Bragg, Angaleena Presley, The Shires, Catherine McGrath, The Wandering Hearts, Una Healy and Danielle Bradbery will be a string of revered US country acts including Joshua Hedley, Charlie Worsham, Elizabeth Cook, Caroline Spence, Zack Logan, Dori Freeman and American Young, chart-topping British duo Ward Thomas, slide guitarist and singer Luke Winslow-King, Texas-born singer-songwriter Jarrod Dickenson, as well as Swedish guitar duo Dimpker Brothers and Liverpool-born former lead singer of pop band Lawson Andy Brown.

Jerrod Dickenson

Jerrod Dickenson

Taking place within the grounds of Stanford Hall in Leicestershire from September 7th – 9th 2018, and curated by Tennessee-born country music specialist and radio presenter Baylen Leonard, The Long Road will present one of the UK’s largest, most authentic celebrations of country, Americana and roots music featuring five stages of live performances, authentic down home cookin’ and a wide range of themed outdoor activities.

The festival has also partnered with an array of organisations including BBC Music Introducing, who will host a stage fronted by presenter of BBC Radio 2’s weekly country show Bob Harris showcasing a selection of up and coming country and Americana acts. The Birthplace of Country Music, The Bluegrass Situation (BGS), The Americana Music Association UK, and independent UK label Loose Records, will also all be involved in bringing artists to the festival to showcase talent from across the spectrum of country, Americana and roots music.

The full line-up to date is as follows:


Catherine McGrath

Catherine McGrath

Lee Ann Womack

The Shires

Billy Bragg

Aaron Watson

Angaleena Presley

Brent Cobb

Danielle Bradbery

Ward Thomas

Two Ways Home

Two Ways Home

Una Healy

Charlie Worsham

Ashley Campbell

The Lone Bellow

The Wood Brothers

Elizabeth Cook

Joshua Hedley

The Wandering Hearts

Caroline Spence

Zack Logan

American Young

American Young

Catherine McGrath

Frontier Ruckus

Folk Soul Revival

Dori Freeman

Andrew Alli

The Brummies

Logan Brill

American Young

Striking Matches

Laura Oakes

Luke Winslow-King

Ruby Boots

Ferris & Sylvester

Andy Brown

Kashena Sampson

The Wood Brothers-Photo Credit - Alysse Gafkjen

The Wood Brothers-Photo Credit - Alysse Gafkjen

Danni Nicholls

Parker Millsap

Yola Carter

William The Conqueror

Jarrod Dickenson

Dimpker Brothers

Danny and The Champions of the World

Megan O’Neill

Two Ways Home

Holloway Road

Kevin McGuire


Jess and The Bandits

Gary Quinn

Treetop Flyers

The Arlenes

Joana Serrat

Cardboard Fox

Worry Dolls

The Long Road will take place at Stanford Hall in Leicestershire from September 7th – 9th 2018. Day tickets start at £42.50*, Weekend No Camping tickets at £90* and Weekend Camping tickets start at £110* (*plus booking fees).


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Billy Bragg photo credit Murdo McLeod

Billy Bragg photo credit Murdo McLeod