THE BRITISH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

30 Aug to 1 Sept 2024 | Winter Gardens Blackpool

2024 Early Bird Weekend Tickets Are Now On Sale

Get your tickets today! Day tickets are now available but don’t wait too long to grab your discounted weekend tickets before prices go up.  Join us for an unforgettable time!

Sale!

VIP Weekend Ticket 2024

Three Day VIP Weekend Ticket 2024.

VIP package for TBCMF 2024 includes an exclusive “Audience With” event. Exclusive to VIP ticket holders.

£125.00

In stock

As an independent festival, we guarantee the lowest booking fees, and no handling or delivery charges, saving you money with third-party ticket agencies.

Three Day VIP Weekend Ticket 2024. Adult Weekend Ticket. This ticket allows adults (18+) general admission into The British Country Music Festival from the 30th August to the 1st of September 2024.

VIP Ticket:  Admission for the whole weekend of 30 August-1 September 2024 and all performance areas including the iconic Empress Ballroom, Art Deco Arena Stages, and the acoustic stage in The Horseshoe Theatre

Vip Weekend Ticket 2024

  • Plus: Weekend Priority Access Wristband
  • Plus: Welcome reception event for VIPs
  • Plus: An “Audience with Special Guest” is only available to VIPs
  • Plus: Access to VIP Private Balcony Viewing Area in the Empress Ballroom
  • Plus: Access to VIP Bar
  • Plus: Souvenir Lanyard
  • Plus: Free Souvenir Programme
  • Plus: Meet and Greet with a select number of artists

Guaranteed best value price for Weekend VIP ticket.  Limited availability will sell out soon

Thank you for supporting British artists and songwriters

Sale!

Weekend Ticket 2024

Super Early Bird 3 Day Weekend Ticket 2024. Our most popular ticket for TBCMF 2024 gives access to all stages and venues all weekend. 3 day Friday, Saturday and Sunday

£95.00

In stock

As an independent festival, we guarantee the lowest booking fees, and no handling or delivery charges, saving you money with third-party ticket agencies.

Super Early Bird 3 Day Weekend Ticket 2024.  Adult Weekend Festival Ticket. This ticket allows adults (18+) general admission into The British Country Music Festival from the 1st to the 3rd of September 2024.

Weekend Ticket:  Admission for the whole weekend of 30 Aug to 1 Sept 2024 and all performance areas including the iconic Empress Ballroom, Art Deco Arena Stages, and the acoustic stage in The Horseshoe Pavilion

Weekend Ticket 2024

  • Plus: Weekend Wristband
  • Plus: Free Souvenir Programme
  • Plus: Meet and Greet with a select number of artists

Guaranteed best value price for Adult Weekend ticket.   Limited availability.

Thank you for directly supporting UK Country artists and songwriters

Sale!

Under 18’s Festival Ticket 2024

Our special offer ticket for 7-18 year-olds encourages the next generation of country fans. An adult (21+) must accompany all junior ticket holders at all times.

 

£37.50

In stock

As an independent festival, we guarantee the lowest booking fees, and no handling or delivery charges, saving you money with third-party ticket agencies.

Under 18's Festival Ticket

This ticket allows one young person (7-18) general admission into The British Country Music Festival from the 30th Aug to the 1st Sept 2024

Must be accompanied by a responsible adult (aged 21+). ID checks will be in operation.

This ticket will match the accompanying adult ticket. If the responsible adult is a VIP, so will this ticket

Under 18 Ticket: Admission for the weekend includes all performance areas.

Sale!

Under 7’s Festival Ticket 2024

All the budding fans under 7 years of age are free; just bring along a responsible adult.

Must have at least one accompanying adult ticket. Please choose your preferred ticket at checkout.

£0.00

In stock

This will also add the following products to your cart:

  • VIP Weekend Ticket 2024 - £125.00
  • Weekend Ticket 2024 - £95.00

As an independent festival, we guarantee the lowest booking fees, and no handling or delivery charges, saving you money with third-party ticket agencies.

Tram Ride Ticket 2024

Tram Ride Ticket 2024. Thursday night! An exclusive preview of Blackpool Illuminations before the main switch-on includes onboard live music. Limited edition TBCMF extra event on Thursday night! An exclusive preview of Blackpool Illuminations before the main switch on the following night. Price includes round trip tram ride on a special Blackpool Transport heritage tram, plus onboard live musicians playing country music classics.

£15.00

In stock

Tram Ride Ticket 2024.

Illuminations Tram Tour With Live Music #wherethelightsareshining

Especially for TBCMF festival goers arriving on Thursday, 29th August 2024, in the resort, we have arranged for you to be able to travel on an iconic heritage Blackpool tram whilst taking in the bright lights of Blackpool’s famous Illuminations. This unique preview is one day before the official switch-on! There will also be live music from live musicians playing country music classics to get you in the mood for the festival the next day.

The tour will start at the Pleasure Beach Heritage Tram Stop before heading north along the Promenade, past the thousands of lights that make the coastline sparkle and all the sights that Blackpool offers along the way. The team will continue north to Little Bispham before turning around and returning to The Pleasure Beach, meaning you get to see all the lights in both directions.

Price: £15.00  per person

Departure: 19:45 for 20:00 departure, lasting approx. 60 minutes.

With so many travelling to the festival on Thursday and some attending the festival on their own, this is an excellent opportunity to get together, make new friends and enjoy becoming part of the TBCMF festival community. What better way to start the weekend than a trip around the world-famous Blackpool Illuminations #wherethelightsareshining

WELCOME TO THE BRITISH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKET PAGE

 

We are back in Blackpool for the fifth edition of The British Country Music Festival.

A celebration of UK Country Artists,  expect an eclectic mix of Country Americana and Roots music rubbing shoulders with singer-songwriters and storytellers.  We have gained a reputation as a music discovery festival and for our broad and deep definition of what might be classed as Country Music. The quality of music always comes first.

Our festival is presented in four unique indoor music spaces, including the iconic Empress Ballroom. The weather cannot spoil the fun or the sound quality.

Early Bird Tickets are now on sale for 2024.  When they are gone, they are gone. Ticket prices increase as we get closer to the festival dates.

Tickets & Shop

After the success of  TBCMF 2023, we are delighted to create something for artists, fans and us to look forward to for 2024.

The British Country Music Festival is proud to support country music artists from the British Isles (including all UK countries and Ireland).  We can hear a new sound, more nuanced, slightly subtler, slightly cooler being created by our homegrown talent. The Brits Are Coming!

You can expect headliners playing alongside established acts playing alongside breaking artists. You will experience an eclectic mix of music styles of country music and all its wonderful sub-genres. These including contemporary country, alt-country, traditional country, bluegrass, country pop, country rock, folk, country soul, blues and Americana. Whatever the genre, the music comes first.

The festival has a relaxed, informal atmosphere. You will soon be chatting with fellow fans or the artists themselves. Each stage has its own meet and greet area for artists to meet you directly after their performance for photographs and for signing merchandise.

Built-in 1878, our stunning indoor venue, the Grade 2*-listed Winter Gardens in Blackpool is the perfect stage to present a country music festival.  Described as a pleasure palace, our five stages include the world-famous candlelit Empress Ballroom, the subterranean art deco Arena with its twin stages – acoustic and band- and the tented Pavilion Theatre with its promenading horseshoe.

All the rooms have options for sitting, standing or dancing.

Being indoors gives us lots of advantages. The weather won’t spoil the party, and you won’t have to trudge through mud to use temporary toilets.

As well as enjoying great company, a great line up and a stunning venue, all tickets are exchanged for wristbands that let you come and go as you please across the weekend. So you can take advantage of Blackpool’s seaside attractions and the world-famous illuminations.

We welcome you to TBCMF 2024, “Where The Lights Are Shining”.

See you in Blackpool from 30th August to 1st  September 2024

Best wishes

Martin & Marina

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. Scroll down for ticket options.

 

Venue Address: The Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1HW | 30th Aug -1st Sept 2024

We are currently working on our full line-up for 2024

However, we are delighted to already announce the following acts

2024 TBA

This is the line-up we were so proud to present in 2023

Legendary musician  Graham Nash headlines the festival

Our exciting line-up for 2023 has been announced.

Empress Ballroom Headliners

Graham Nash, Donna Taggart, Campbell Jensen, Megan McKenna

Empress Ballroom Main Stage

Jade Helliwell, The Dunwells, John Bramwell & The Full Harmonic Convergence, Robbie Cavanagh, Simeon Hammond Dallas, Kylie Price, Isabella Coulstock, The Heartland Roots Band

With special guest Jess Moskaluke

Arena Stages 1 & 2

Sound of The Sirens, Kirsten Adamson, Mairead, Shea Rafferty, Robyn Red, Preston D Barnes,  The Often Heard, Simon Howard, The Westlands, Elizabeth and Jameson, Phil Hooley, Lincoln Skins

The Pavilion Theatre Stage

Coaltown Daises,  Chloe Jones, Sam Turner, Chris Fox, Sarah Yeo, Scott Beckett, Jennifer Jukes

=

Carousel Song-Writers Rounds

Presented by Laura Oakes Hosts, artists to be announced

Hosts

Matt Spracklen (Main Stage) Martin Blore, Marina Blore, Sally Naden

 

 

As an independent festival, we are pleased to guarantee the lowest fees if booked directly through the website.

Tickets bought through the website below will be available to download and print at home or keep on your phone.

All tickets will be exchanged for a wristband at the box office on arrival at the festival.

Wristbands will allow you access to go in and out of the festival for the weekend.

All ticket types are valid for the entire weekend and give access to all stages.

Our ticket pricing is time-sensitive the earlier you buy your tickets, the cheaper they are.  Due to capacity constraints, we will never offer last-minute ticket deals.

Ticket Prices increase in the following marketing periods and only a limited amount of tickets are available for each time period.  The sooner you buy your tickets, the better the value.

  • Loyalty Tickets for previous bookers  (2024 Sold Out)
  • Super Early Bird Tickets (2023 On Sale)
  • Early Bird Tickets (prior to Line up announcements)
  • First Release Tickets as we announce line-up
  • Second Release (Spring)
  • Final Release (Summer)
  • On-The-Door Ticket Prices

 

Welcome to TBCMF VIP

VIP Ticket : Admission for the whole weekend and all performance areas are included

Plus: Priority Access Wristband
Plus: Welcome reception event for VIP’s
Plus: “An Audience with A Special Guest” only available to VIP’s
Plus: Souvenir Lanyard
Plus: Free Souvenir Programme
Plus: Access to private viewing balcony area in the Empress Ballroom
Plus: Meet and greet with artists

Our VIP Package sold out in 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023

2024 Opening Times    30th August-1st September 2024

Friday 30th August Doors Open 3.30 pm Close 1.00 am

The Box Office will be open from 11.00 am to 9.00 pm to swap your tickets for wristbands upon arrival.

On Friday the music starts in The Arena and other stages from the get-go at 4.00 pm.

The Empress Ballroom will open at 7.00 pm, with the main headliner taking to the stage at around 9.30 pm.

Saturday 31st August Doors Open at 11.00 am and Close at 1.30 am

Live music is available all day Saturday on the support stages from 11.00 am.

The Empress Ballroom will open at 7.00 pm. The main headliner will take to the stage at around 9.30 pm.

Matt Spracklen will host a party for the partygoers until 1.00 am.

Sunday 1st September Doors Open at 11.30 am and Close at 6.00 pm

We start “Easy, Like Sunday Morning” at 11.30 am and continue through to the festival, closing at 6.00 pm.

Meet & Greets

All the artists join in the festival’s relaxed, informal, friendly atmosphere, supporting each other and chatting with guests. Each stage has its meet and greets area for artists to meet you directly after their performance for photographs and signing merchandise.

 

NB Although not confirmed yet, Friday is likely to be the switch-on night for Blackpool Illuminations; the motorways can become very busy. We recommend setting off as early as possible.

Nobody knows how long this virus will be with us, but we must not let it stop us from planning for the future. Having successfully delivered the festival safely in 2021, 2022 and 2023 we are optimistic that by Aug / September 2024, we are able to run the festival with no restrictions in place.

Our Guarantee:  If the festival is cancelled due to Covid-19 or restrictions imposed by the government, you will be entitled to a full refund, or if you prefer, you can hold on to your ticket at the price you paid, and it will be valid for a re-arranged date.

We are determined to run the festival, but when we do it has to be safe for our guests, artists, crew and venue staff.

We work closely with the venue, local council, and regional safety advisory groups,s and we are following the planning considerations of the Purple Guide.

Our full Covid Policy can be read here.

The British Country Music Festival 2024 party starts in....

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

Tickets for The British Country Music Festival 2024  are now on Sale

 

The British Country Music Festival endorsements

Music Talkers

Brought the UK’s hottest acts to Blackpool…
helping push this genre in such a stylish way.

Full review here

Andrew Braithwaite

Music Talkers

Voice Of A Woman

What an amazing lineup for this festival….So varied and some serious musical education plus special guest Jess Moskaluke. This really excites me!!!!!

Linda Conway

Voice Of A Women

Belles & Gals

…the three-day event was a brilliant showcase…
Never mind the future. The present is bright with UK Country Music talent.

Full review here

Gareth Williams

Belles & Gals

A Country Way of Life

British country fans, not British fans of country music. There’s a distinction….  TBCMF is a fine addition to the UK country landscape, a complement rather than a rival to Country2Country

Full review here

Johnny Brick

A Country Way of Life

Maverick Magazine

A weekend like no other…
A celebration of live music and of homegrown talent…
… a wonderful atmosphere, the live music was of the highest standard… Top weekend 

Full review here

Zoe Hodges

Editor Maverick Magazine

Debbie Gauntlett

Last year was brilliant. 3rd time lucky! xxx

Debbie Gauntlett

Facebook Review

Stuart Rolfe

The weekend is so well organised, with such an array of artists. The professionalism of the organisers is second to none. Far more than some of the CMA festivals.  If you haven’t got your ticket get it now… Seriously get it now..

Stuart Rolfe

Facebook Review

Tracey Escolme

What an amazing first year for TBCMF amazing line-up in a beautiful building. Loved it

Tracey Escolme

Facebook Review

Benjamin Lack

Great music, great atmosphere, thanks for a good weekend!

Benjamin Lack

Facebook Review

Tony Spruce

A brilliant 3 days of music in an amazing venue. Seen some absolutely brilliant acts and the organisation was excellent with everything running to time. ….overall an amazing experience and will hopefully see you next time.

Tony Spruce

Facebook Review

Valerie Blackwood

Friendly atmosphere with even friendlier, helpful staff.

Valerie Blackwood

Facebook Review

Sophie Ings

Loved Gareth’s (Nugent) performance!! Have seen him a couple of times since TBCMF! The same with other artists too. Thank you for introducing me to these brilliant country artists 

Sophie Ings

Facebook Review

Jeff King

Showing Britain’s finest can match America!

Jeff King

Facebook Review

Ann Openshaw

The artists are really good!

The artists are really good!

Ann Openshaw

Facebook Review

Norm Trousdale

So far ahead of other festivals it’s unreal. What a gorgeous setting for great artists to entertain an appreciative crowd.

Norm Trousdale

Facebook Review

Graham Monks

Amazing, well produced festival, great communication with them. Great acts.

Graham Monks

Facebook Review

Jonathan Ralph

It was the first time I’ve been and really enjoyed it. It doesn’t matter if the weather is bad, as it’s all indoors.

Jonathan Ralph

Facebook Review

Sam Cotton

Excellent range of music.

Sam Cotton

Facebook Review

Helen Jane Keating Elliot

So amazing that I was inspired and have bought my own ukulele and I’m having singing lessons!
Thank you !!!

Helen Jane Keating Elliot

Facebook Review

Debra Schofield

Amazing to hear some of the back stories to their lyrics and then meet them in person, regular people with amazing talent, just fabulous thank you xxx

Debra Schofield

Facebook Review

Pete Smith

Great kick start to a great festival.

Love the line up!

Pete Smith

Facebook Review

Angela Basford

Wonderful celebration of UK Country Music. Great organisation, atmosphere and Country family Vibe!!!  ? 

Angela Basford

Facebook Review

Cathy Growney Woodward

Broad range of UK and Irish country artists and very well organised. Good use of three stages. Do your homework on the artsts before you go, so you know what to expect.

Cathy Growney Woodward

Facebook Review

Victoria Meads

Excellent organisation, perfect venue, friendly staff and outstanding live acts!

Victoria Meads

Facebook Review

Pin It on Pinterest