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Early Bird Offer for The British Country Music Festival 2023

We are back in Blackpool for the fourth 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.

A limited release of  Early Bird Tickets is now on sale for 2023.  When they are gone, they are gone. Ticket prices increase as we get closer to the festival dates.

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2023  Loyalty Tickets Are Now On Sale

 

VIP Weekend Ticket 2023

VIP Weekend Ticket 2023.

VIP package for TBCMF 2023 includes an exclusive “Audience With” event. Exclusive to VIP ticket holders.

£107.50

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As an independent festival we are pleased to guarantee no handling or delivery charges

VIP Weekend Ticket 2023. Adult Weekend Ticket. This ticket allows adults (18+) general admission into The British Country Music Festival from the 1st to the 3rd of September 2023.

VIP Ticket:  Admission for the whole weekend of 1-3 Sept 2023 and all performance areas including the iconic Empress Ballroom, Art Deco Arena Stages, and the acoustic stage in The Horseshoe Theatre

Vip Weekend Ticket 2023

  • 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

Weekend Ticket 2023

Weekend Ticket 2023. Our most popular ticket for TBCMF 2023 gives access to all stages and venues all weekend.

£82.50

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As an independent festival we are pleased to guarantee no handling or delivery charges

Adult Weekend Festival Ticket.  This ticket allows adults (18+) general admission into The British Country Music Festival from the 2nd to 4th September 2022.

Weekend Ticket:  Admission for the whole weekend 2-4th Sept 2022 and all performance areas including the iconic Empress Ballroom, Art Deco Arena Stages, and the acoustic stage in The Horseshoe Theatre

  • 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

Under 18’s Festival Ticket 2023

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.

 

£35.00

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Under 18's Festival Ticket

This ticket allows one young person (7-18) general admission into The British Country Music Festival from the 1st to the 3rd of September 2023

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.

Under 7’s Festival Ticket 2023

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

£0.00

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Under 7's Weekend Festival Ticket

This ticket allows one junior (0-6) general admission into The British Country Music Festival from the 1st to the 3rd of September 2023.

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

Under 7's Weekend Ticket: Admission for the whole weekend and includes all performance areas.

Tram Ride Ticket 2023

Tram Ride Ticket 2023. 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

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Tram Ride Ticket 2023.

Illuminations Tram Tour With Live Music #wherethelightsareshining

Especially for TBCMF festival goers arriving on Thursday 31st August 2023 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 amazing preview is one day prior to 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, along with all the sights that Blackpool has to offer along the way. The tram will continue north to Little Bispham before turning around and travelling back to The Pleasure Beach, meaning you get to see all of 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 a great 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

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The British Country Music Festival endorsements

Angela Basford

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

Angela Basford

Facebook Review

Ann Openshaw

The artists are really good!

The artists are really good!

Ann Openshaw

Facebook Review

Debbie Gauntlett

Last year was brilliant. 3rd time lucky! xxx

Debbie Gauntlett

Facebook Review

Pete Smith

Great kick start to a great festival.

Love the line up!

Pete Smith

Facebook Review

Jeff King

Showing Britain’s finest can match America!

Jeff King

Facebook Review

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

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

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

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

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

Valerie Blackwood

Friendly atmosphere with even friendlier, helpful staff.

Valerie Blackwood

Facebook Review

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

Sam Cotton

Excellent range of music.

Sam Cotton

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

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

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

Benjamin Lack

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

Benjamin Lack

Facebook Review

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

Victoria Meads

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

Victoria Meads

Facebook Review

Graham Monks

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

Graham Monks

Facebook Review

Tracey Escolme

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

Tracey Escolme

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

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

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

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After the success of  TBCMF 2022, we are delighted to create something for artists, fans and us to look forward to for 2023.  

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 1875, our stunning indoor venue, the Grade II-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 stages 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 are looking forward to welcoming you to TBCMF 2023  “Where The Lights Are Shining”.

See you in Blackpool from 1-3 September 2023

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 | 1st-3rd September 2023

We are currently working on our full line-up for 2023

However, we are delighted to already announce the following acts

The Dunwells. Shea Rafferty and Sam Turner

This is the line-up we were so proud to present in 2022

UK indie-folk storyteller Tom Odell headlines the festival

Our exciting line-up for 2022 has been announced.

Empress Ballroom Headliners

Tom Odell, Lucy Spraggan, Amy Wadge, Jess Moskaluke

Empress Ballroom Main Stage

Noble Jacks, Harleymoon Kemp, The Tumbling Paddies, Laura Oakes Hosts, Robert J Hunter Band, Sunbirds,  and Henry Priestman

With special guest Jess Moskaluke

Arena Stages 1 & 2

Rosey Cale, Shellyann, Gasoline & Matches, Kelsey Bovey, Katie O’Malley, The Rising, Lucy Blu, Hollie Rogers, The County Affair, Brooke Law, Motel Sundown, Alex Lipinski, True Strays, Our Atlantic Roots and The Goudies. 

The Pavilion Theatre Stage

Celine Ellis, Louise Parker, The Far North, Poppy Fardell and Robinson-Stone

A festival exclusive Kezia Gill will be debuting an up-close and personal acoustic performance of brand-new music.  

Carousel Song-Writers Rounds

Presented by Laura Oakes Hosts, artists to be announced

Hosts

Matt Spracklen (Main Stage), Sally Naden

 

 

As an independent festival, we are pleased to guarantee no handling 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  (2023 Sold Out)
  • Super Early Bird Tickets (2023 Sold Out)
  • 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 and 2022

2023 Opening Times    1-3 September 2023

Friday 1st September 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 2nd September 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 3rd 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 and 2022, we are optimistic that by September 2023, 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,d 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 d,o 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.

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