Nashville Meets London (NML) has announced the next round of performers added to the 2022 Music Festival lineup: Essex County, Matt Hodges, Tebey, and Wandering Hearts. The newly added talent joins the list of dynamic performers set to perform across the two days, which includes previously announced artists Priscilla Block, Shy Carter, Candi Carpenter, Ruthie Collins, Sarah Darling, Manny Blu, Kyle Daniel, and Arbor North.
Additionally, NML organizers have announced performers set to appear at the NML Opening Reception. Manny Blu, Robbie Cavanaugh, and Matt Hodges are set to perform during a private NML Opening Reception to be held on August 22 at PizzaExpress (Holborn).
The NML Music Festival will be held on August 24 and 25, 2022, in a new location, Trinity Buoy Wharf, East London. The new site is a stunning and cool new riverside venue opposite the O2 with an indoor stage and an outdoor seated area with food stalls and cashless bars. The festival will feature performances by 12 artists, with six sets scheduled for each day. Performances will be held between 4-11 p.m. on both days. DJ Hish will perform in between sets, while Absolute Radio Country host, Matt Spracklen, will compère the event. More talent will be announced in the coming days.
Tickets for the NML River Cruise and the NML Music Festival are available for purchase through the Pizza Express Box Office at www.PizzaExpressLive.com/nml-festival. This year’s festival event will have a limited capacity; therefore, anyone that wants to attend is encouraged to buy tickets early. Tickets for the festival are £34 per person (including booking fee) for each day. A limited number of VIP tickets that include entry to the festival, access to a private/VIP space with a private bar, entry to an artist meet and greet area, tickets to other NML events, and more, are also available.
Event attendees can travel to the festival site, Trinity Buoy Wharf, by catching the Jubilee Line or DLR to Canning Town station, then taking a 10-minute walk to the venue. Other options include DLR to East India station, followed by a 10-minute walk, Number 277 bus, alighting at the Town Hall on the north side of East India (DLR) station or the D3 bus to Orchard Place. Parking on-site is not available.
In its seventh year, the NML Music Festival has become a summer staple for Country and Americana music fans. Festival performances will be held indoors at Trinity Buoy Wharf’s event space and will feature artists representing the U.S. and the U.K. The full line-up will be released in the coming weeks. A limited number of tickets will be available, including ticketing packages that provide additional perks, entry into special events, and exclusive access. Additional information on tickets and event packages providing enhanced experiences will be released in the coming weeks.
Trinity Buoy Wharf is nestled between Royal Victoria Dock, Canning Town, and Poplar, not far from Canary Wharf, and is an enclave for arts and cultural activities. Located along England’s longest-running river, River Thames, the area represents the charm, character, and space of a former buoy manufacturing site in an exclusive riverside location. Trinity Buoy Wharf has kept its unique allure as a center for studio and gallery space, a pier, boat club, school, rehearsal rooms, three enormous sustainable and colorful Container City buildings, and dining options, such as The Orchard. The new site is a stunning and cool new riverside venue opposite the O2 with an indoor stage and an outdoor seated area with food stalls and cashless bars.
Throughout the festival, fans will have options, including listening to music or retreating to the venue’s terrace to enjoy the surrounding outdoor seating areas nestled among artistic backdrops and expansive river views. Food trucks and fully staffed bars will also be on-site, offering diverse food and drink options.
Unlike past years when the two-day music event was held on Saturday and Sunday, NML 22 will be held during the evenings on Wednesday and Thursday night due to the venue’s availability and the promoter’s effort to not interfere with other surrounding events.
On August 19, NML will host the NML Country Music River Cruise just days before the festival, with support from PizzaExpress Live! The NML River Cruise will feature acoustic performances by Kyle Daniel and Vicki Manser, a set by DJ Hish, and hosting by Absolute Radio Country presenter Matt Spracklen. Tickets to this exclusive event are extremely limited and are available for £45 per person. Limited VIP table packages for eight people are also available at £560. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com. The boat will embark at Bankside Pier at 19.00 and depart at 19:30. Live performances will kick off at 20:00, with DJ Hish kicking off his set at 21:00. The boat disembarks at 23:15.
Leading up to the summertime festivities, NML Presents! monthly residency shows will take place on June 29 (Jeff Cohen), and July 27 (Alannah McCready). Tickets will be available for purchase through https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com.
Nashville Meets London could not be made possible without the significant role played by its partners and supporters, which include Pizza Express, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Hills Balfour and Hablo.
Launched in 2016 as an annual music festival, Nashville Meets London (NML) has evolved into an international entertainment brand providing opportunities and supporting the globalization of Americana and Country music. The brand’s mission is to expand on music’s cultural and economic exchange while driving more synergy between the recording and live performance industries worldwide. NML pillar activities include the annual music festival, the NML Presents Live! at Pizza Express monthly residency, the NML Country Music River Cruise, NML Sessions, and NML Special Events (NML at Royal Albert Hall, NML at Bush Hall). Across its events, NML has showcased performances by Lauren Alaina, American Young, Cadillac Three, Ashley Campbell, Shy Carter, Sarah Darling, Russell Dickerson, Caylee Hammack, Noah Guthrie, Ty Herndon, Sam Palladio, Sam Outlaw, Logan Mize, Hayley Orrantia, Angaleena Presley, Michael Ray, Lucie Silvas, Tenille Townes, Tyminski, and more, alongside U.K.-based acts Elles Bailey, Yola Carter, Flats & Sharps, Jade Helliwell, keywest, Kevin McGuire, Megan O’Neill, Hannah Rose Platt, Raintown, Twinnie, Two Ways Home, Robert Vincent, Wildwood Kin, William the Conqueror and more.