Country stars headline new festival

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Kelsea Ballerini

Some of the biggest country music stars in the world are heading to Australia next year as part of the inaugural Australian Country To Country festival.

Superstar Tim McGraw will headline the event at Qudos Bank Arena in September 2019, alongside the chart-topping Kelsea Ballerini and popular band Midland.

C2C Australia will be 10 hours of country music, spanning multiple stages including the Main Stage, the C2C Spotlight Stage and the Town Square, and showcasing the best in country music as well as emerging talent from the United States and Australia.

The festival will also feature an array of attractions and great food options for passionate country music fans.

Tim McGraw has sold more than 50 million records and dominated the charts with 43 worldwide #1 singles. He’s won three Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards and numerous other honours.

Kelsea Ballerini has emerged in the last three years as one of the biggest names in country music. Praised by The New York Times as being an “elegant songwriter”, she’s currently climbing the charts with ‘Miss Me More’ from her acclaimed sophomore album ‘Unapologetically’.

C2C made its debut at the O2 Arena in London in 2013 and has now become an annual staple on the UK festival calendar with tens of thousands of fans attending each year to enjoy some of the very best of country music.

In 2015, C2C went into mainland Europe for the first time with shows in Sweden and Norway. In 2019, C2C will debut in both the Netherlands and Germany, and now this annual country music festival is coming to Australia for the very first time in September 2019.

Tickets to the September 28 show go on sale through Ticketek on Friday.

Look out for a special C2C giveaway in the Weekender on Friday, November 23.

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