The Long Road releases first wave of artists!

Returning to Leicestershire’s stunning Stanford Hall for a highly anticipated 4th edition this summer, The Long Road festival has announced the first wave of names for the lineup today.

Fast becoming the beloved home of Country and Americana music and culture in the UK, the three-day camping experience takes place 25th – 27th August 2023 and boasts an incredible line-up so far, including headliners Jon Pardi, Blackberry Smoke, alongside Tenille Townes, Eli Young Band, Margo Price, Breland, Nickel Creek, Sierra Ferrell and more.

The Long Road promises the most immersive and authentic experience for anyone after a taste of Nashville this side of the pond, with an event that captures the culture and lifestyle surrounding the music. This must-see festival for fans of the genre is a welcoming and inclusive event for all ages.

2022 was a landmark year for the festival, with standout shows from the likes of The Cadillac Three, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Drake White, Brandy Clark and more, and this year looks set to bring a bounty of stars and unmissable sets to the UK once again.

Headlining the Rhinestone main stage, and making his long-awaited UK debut whilst doing it, is the multi-platinum selling artist from California, Jon Pardi. Having made a name for himself for his energetic live performances and known for his traditional country sound and honky-tonk style, Pardi has been praised for bringing a fresh and authentic approach to the genre and has won numerous awards off the back of four acclaimed studio albums. With his catchy melodies, relatable lyrics, and undeniable charisma, he has become one of the most popular country music stars of his generation and is set to bring one hell of a show to The Long Road this August.

Southern rock masters Blackberry Smoke are also announced as mainstage headliners today, and bring over 20 years of stellar country riffs to the party. Riding high off the back of their latest album, ‘You Hear Georgia’, which gives a nod to their home state and went straight in at number 1 on the Billboard Americana/folk chart, the group was also described as a “sensational live band” by The Independent after one of their last UK shows at The Roundhouse. Expect a sprawling, blues-infused hoedown for the ages.

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