THE BRITISH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021
A country music festival celebrating UK singer songwriters
Hello to all our UK Country music friends.
As we head into the summer months, we wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you all, whilst our small but perfectly formed team has hit the proverbial dance floor running to get everything ready for our return to Blackpool from 3-5 September 2021.
We are so grateful to all of you who have retained your tickets for this year and supported us through what has been the worst time in a generation for the live music industry.
In order to support our singer-songwriters, we have moved their contracts over from 2020 to this year so that they don’t lose the work or the opportunity to perform at the Festival. It’s a fantastic line-up with Ireland’s Nathan Carter and Lisa McHugh alongside the amazing Wildwood Kin as our headline artists for the weekend. There are many familiar names, but the real excitement is always discovering new artists and this year will be no exception. We are sure that you will be leaving Blackpool having been introduced to some breath-taking new singer songwriters and in turn we will all have played our part in helping them along the road to greater success and increased sales of their music.
Lockdown gave us all time to reflect. Artists have been using the time to be creative and they’re virtually bursting at the seams ready to share their music with an audience. Everyone has learned to appreciate more time with family and friends and for many, listening to music and watching live streamed performances has been key to maintaining our well being.
On a personal note, we have committed to creating more opportunities for homegrown, grass roots artists and we will be announcing a number of new initiatives throughout the next twelve months. We can’t wait to share them with you and our family of singer-songwriters! It is this focus on UK talent that has meant that our festival is not reliant on international artists quarantine restrictions or traffic light systems for flights abroad. We have remained true to our values.
As the UK emerges from lockdown restrictions, we know we can maintain physical distancing in our wonderful Ballroom and the many venues throughout the Winter Gardens if needs be. The spectacular Empress Ballroom celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2021 and the venue has restored the stunning dance floor to its former glory and to industry recognised professional standards for dancers. So what better way to return to the world of live music and performance than in the candle-lit ballroom that we believe is the most beautiful live music venue in the country?
We need live music now more than ever as a way to heal and bring us closer together in spirit. We can’t wait to connect with everyone through the joy of sharing the live music experience. It’s going to be emotional.
Thank you again for your continued support and friendship and here’s to TBCMF 2021.
Best wishes from Martin & Marina
“Where The Lights Are Shining”