Fast becoming the beloved home of Country and Americana music and culture in the UK, The Long Road returns once again to Stanford Hall this summer for its highly anticipated 4th edition. Today the festival has shared the second wave of names appearing on the line-up for 2023, including Caylee Hammack, Josh Abbott Band, Shane Smith & The Saints, Tyler Booth, Sons of East, The Sheepdogs and more. The new additions will be joining previously announced headliners Jon Pardi and Blackberry Smoke, alongside Tenille Townes, Eli Young Band, Margo Price, Breland, Nickel Creek, Sierra Ferrell and many more.
The three day camping experience, which takes place 25th – 27th August 2023, boasts an incredible line-up so far, and today’s added acts go that extra step further to solidify the event as a vital and much-loved celebration of the Country, Americana and Roots lifestyle.
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 really captures everything that makes the culture and lifestyle surrounding the music so special. This must-see festival for fans of the genre is a welcoming and inclusive event for all ages.
Heading up today’s new announcement are Texan Country titans Josh Abbott Band, who have become an icon in the lone star state thanks to numerous successful singles and albums since their formation in 2006. The seven-piece will showcase that relentless on-stage energy that has made them a global success when they head to The Long Road this summer.
Georgia’s Caylee Hammack is truly an artist with a story to tell. Putting everything on the line for her music, she got her break in 2019 with a debut single that swept through country radio, and now heads over to Europe for the first time this year. Also announced today is Kentucky born singer-songwriter Tyler Booth whose performance will evidence many years of hard work honing his craft and creating captivating Country songs.
Built on a classic rock foundation, The Sheepdogs are set to showcase their blend of groove-based psychedelia and Southern boogie rock at Stanford Hall on the August bank holiday weekend, whilst emerging singer-songwriter Alana Springsteen (recently voted as one of Pandora’s Country Artists To Watch) and high energy Texan quintet Shane Smith and the Saints will also make the journey to perform at the home of Country and Americana music in the UK.
With songs steeped in intimate storytelling and anthemic hooks, Ella Langley joins today’s latest line-up announcement as the musician from Alabama prepares to make the journey across the pond this summer. The compelling underground success story of Sons of the East sets them as one to watch this summer, as they return to British soil to continue their Country crusade, winning over fans with every show they play. Joining them is British folk singer-songwriter Roo Panes, fresh from releasing his new album ‘The Summer Isles’ last month, the musician explores a multitude of lyrical themes across the record that will come to life when he performs at The Long Road later this year.
Elsewhere on today’s line up announcement sees an array of talent spanning the Americana, bluegrass, folk, UK country, country pop, soul and southern rock genres, with The Brother Brothers, Carson McHone, Alberta Cross, Cat Clyde, Dustbowl Revival, Eddy Smith and the 507, Tom Jenkins and Tré Burt also heading to Stanford Hall this August.
Commenting on the new additions to the 2023 line-up, TLR’s Tennessee-born Creative Director Baylen Leonard said: “With even more amazing names joining the poster, our line up for 2023 really reflects the very best in Country and Americana music today. We just can’t wait to welcome everyone back for a truly unforgettable bank holiday weekend and hope to see you all there this August!”
The Long Road is more than just a music festival – it’s a celebration of everything that makes Country and Americana culture so special. With a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, The Long Road is the perfect place to come and discover new music, make new friends, and experience the warmth and camaraderie that makes this scene so unique.
In addition to the incredible music line-up, The Long Road will once again offer a range of fun activities for families of all ages and vendors selling incredible stateside street food featuring the very best in the art of true BBQ style and campfire cooking, plus hot dog eating competitions and more. Fans of custom hot rods, chevy trucks and Harley Davidsons will love the Lucky Dice Classic Car & Bike Show, held next to a beautiful lake for wild swimming and space for Dog Recreation with our four-legged festival friends.
For tickets and more information, visit https://www.thelongroad.com/tickets/