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3-5 September 2021 | Winter Gardens Blackpool

Megan O’Neill: Surviving lockdown, touring with Tom Jones and playing the Oscars after party

MEGAN O'NEILL Well, for the first time in this first No Chords But The Truth series, I’m not strolling into Bertie Blossoms restaurant in Notting Hill to sit down with another British country artist over a glass of something tasty to chew the fat. I am, in fact, sat...

April 2020: Incredible Music Releases

Twinnie | The British Country Music Festival 2019 | Photo Credit Dave NelsonIncredible Music April has been another strange month with zero live gigs to attend due to the UK lockdown which has been introduced by the government as a measure to reduce the speed of the...

March 2020: Challenges and Inspiration For The Country Family

Laura Oakes | The British Country Music Festival 2019 | Photo Credit Dave NelsonGlobal Outbreak Wow, well March has been a roller-coaster of a month, we've had some amazing new music but the country family and the world as a whole has been rocked by the global...


It is with huge sadness that we have been asked to announce the postponement of this year’s British Country Music Festival, scheduled to take place from the 4th-6th September 2020, although the festival will be back from the 3rd-5th September in 2021. Our venue...

Twinnie: Women in Country Music, Mental Health and The Debut Album

TWINNIE So here I was with a big article reflecting on Twinnie’s comments in this episode of No Chords But The Truth podcast regarding women in country music and the music world as a whole, the struggles and what no-one sees.. but do you know what? Scrap that. Queue...

February 2020:Is it better in blue jeans or orange jumpsuit?

Ward Thomas | The British Country Music Festival 2019 | Photo Credit Dave Nelson2020's Stellar Month    January was an impressive month for UK Country and Americana and February followed in suitable fashion. With a stellar amount of single releases and recording...

Tim Prottey-Jones: Country Journey, West End Hiatus and the Difficult Bits.

Did you know Ed Sheeran has his own restaurant? It’s called Bertie Blossoms, it’s located in Notting Hill and it’s where I met with Tim Prottey-Jones for the second episode of No Chords But The Truth podcast.   Ed is partial to country music. Collaborations with...

Jake Morrell: Stopping Music, Dermot O’Leary and Acceptance

It was just before Christmas when I met up with Jake Morrell in the rooftop terrace of the Karma Sanctum Hotel in Soho. It’s always fun to hang out when there’s no agenda such as a gig, promo night or an awards ceremony. Well, there was an agenda of sorts - the No...

Podcast No Chords But The Truth

With the current explosion in popularity of country and Americana music, The British Country Music Festival (TBCMF), is launching a new podcast called No Chords But The Truth. Matt Spracklen Established as one of the UK’s leading authorities on all things country and...

January 2020: Country Music Kicking Off

Twinnie | The British Country Music Festival 2019 | Photo Credit Dave Nelson2020 Kicked Off In Style The ever-growing UK country and Americana music scene has never looked healthier – 2020 kicked-off in style with a string of single releases from the likes of rising...


The biggest indoor country music festival in the North!


So the first British Country Music Festival came to a close. The dance floors were swept, the lighting trusses lowered, tour buses headed to the M55 and Martin and Marina (now known as M&M), have officially put on record their thanks to the artists on every stage, the technical team, the stage management, the crew, Michael Williams and all the staff at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool Bid, Blackpool Council, but most of all to each and every one of you for buying a ticket in year one. It was a huge leap of faith to support an unknown festival and as promoters and producers, year one is always the toughest.

Some amazing memories have been made, so many new friends, what an amazing community the country music attracts. You will all have your own favourite moments and performances and we hope that we have introduced you to some new performers that are producing great work and will surely become the headliners of the future. For us, that is what is most important. To provide a platform for emerging talent.

So to 2020! Tickets are now on sale for this year and thanks to so many of you who have already secured your places! The dates are the 4th, 5th and 6th September. There will be some new ideas, some tweaks, we have already added to the VIP offering and most of all, some international performers, but our main point of difference is that we will continue to promote the best of British country music.

The world famous illuminations will be switched on and we look forward to welcoming you back for another great party, where everyone makes new friends, and for those who came last year, you will be reunuted with friends already made and who colllectively have become part of The British Country Music Festival/TBCMF family.

Thank you, 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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