Live country music used to be a rarity in London, but for the last couple of years country concerts have been booming. It’s not just US artists either: the new wave of British country music has brought plenty of homegrown stars to the city’s stages. Sharpen your spurs, dust off that Stetson and lasso a great country concert in London.
Live country concerts in London
Every year this indoor festival brings Nashville to Greenwich for British fans of US country music. Alongside big headliners from the contemporary country scene there are side stages to showcase new talent from both sides of the Atlantic, and markets and pop-up stages around The O2 which are open for all comers. Get polishing them boots.
Leann rhymes with what? Sorry – this country crossover star means serious business. She's sold almost 40 million records worldwide, crossing over like many other US megastars from the country chart to mainstream pop success. Come down and check out her powerful pop and punchy vocals.
This country duo, who formed on Facebook, were the first British act to sign to one of the major US country labels, and they have a ‘Jerusalem’-esque song called ‘Nashville Grey Skies’ about building a new home for country music in the cloudy UK. At the rate they’re picking up fans, it might just happen.
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This live folk music venue was selected as one of the best places to see live music, as voted for by you. Not only does it have a well-informed team of bookers ensuring all angles of trad music are well represented, but it's also a folk-arts education centre and archive during the day.