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3-5 September 2021 | Winter Gardens Blackpool

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"Fabulous festival"

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The biggest indoor country music festival in the North!


Hello to all our Country and Americana 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 hits 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 next 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 committed to moving their contracts over to next year so that they don’t lose the work. It’s a fantastic line-up and we will be announcing the programme in September, when hopefully, the world heads towards feeling more normal. 

 Lockdown has given us all time to reflect. Everyone has learned to appreciate more time with family and friends and for many, listening to music and watching live stream performances has been key to maintaining our well being.

 On a personal note, we have committed to creating a better work life balance for the future. Let’s see if we can actually achieve that! The period of reflection has also given us time to be creative and we will be announcing a number of new initiatives throughout the next six months. We can’t wait to share them with you and our family of singer-songwriters!

 It will be a different world that emerges. We know we can maintain physical distancing in our wonderful Ballroom and the many venues throughout the Winter Gardens if needs be. We will also be looking at ways to include those who may still be nervous or unable to attend live events.

 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.

 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”







General Admission Tickets

Early Bird General admission weekend ticket and access to all stages and dance floors for 2021 are now on sale.

This special rate is a reward to early bookers and has limited availability.

Our thank you rate for 2019 attendees and our super early bird offers have both sold out.

VIP Ticket Package

The upgraded Early Bird tickets VIP package includes general admission weekend ticket and access to all stages and dance floors.

PLUS: A special Q&A reception with a surprise guest, meet & greet with selected artists; priority VIP arrival ticket desk; exclusive access to balcony viewing, VIP bar and seats, souvenir lanyard and souvenir festival programme.

Due to limited capacity of the viewing balcony our VIP packages sold out in 2019. There is only a limited amount of Early Bird VIP package tickets available 


Over 100 Performers and DJ’s will be lighting up Blackpool representing the cream of  todays contemporary British Country and Americana Music acts.


An indoor festival with four stages held in three connecting iconic venues, including the iconic Empress Ballroom, Art Deco Arena and Horseshoe Pavilion.


Dance Floors

Dress Up, Dress Down it’s up to you




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