Tuesday 8 May 2018 – Media Release
Nashville Meets London 2018 Music Festival Returns with Highly Anticipated Talent Lineup
The 2018 lineup has been announced for the highly anticipated FREE summer music festival, Nashville Meets London, set for 28 – 29 July in Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London. This year’s talent representing the US is ‘Nashville’ actor, singer-songwriter, and musician Sam Palladio; multi-award-winning vocalist and instrumentalist Tyminski; Rod Stewart’s daughter, Ruby Stewart and daughter of country group Baillie & the Boys’ Michael Bonagura and Kathie Baillie, Alyssa Bonagura’s female Country Rock duo The Sisterhood Band; and Dylan Schneider, who has been labeled by Billboard as “Country Music’s Next Rising Star” and has surpassed 1.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
Representing the UK are Country Pop trio The Adelaides, singer-songwriter Frankie Davies, BCMA Female Vocalist of The Year Jade Helliwell, UK country-pop duo Holloway Road, multi-award-winning and multi-platinum selling folk, rock and pop band Keywest, Alt-country/folk duo Two Ways Home, and the tenacious female duo and multi-instrumentalists Worry Dolls.
In addition to the two-day festival, Nashville Meets London recently announced that prior to the festival’s kick-off, on Friday 27 July, Buck’ N Bull Saloon and NML will come together to host an official festival pre-party; a ‘Southern Fridays’ boat cruise down the River Thames. The programme will include acoustic performances by Liv Austen, Frankie Davies, and Raintown, and a DJ set by Baylen Leonard featuring fan-favorites spanning Country and Americana. More information surrounding the pre-festival cruise is available by visiting www.bucknbullsaloon.com.
Since the inaugural Nashville Meets London festival in August 2016, the festival has showcased popular performances by American Young, Logan Brill, Ashley Campbell, Russell Dickerson, Ty Herndon, Sam Outlaw, Logan Mize, Angaleena Presley, Lucie Silvas, and Jo Smith, alongside U.K.-based acts Yola Carter, Flats & Sharps, Kevin McGuire, Megan O’Neill, Pauper Kings, Hannah Rose Platt, Raintown, Wildwood Kin and William the Conqueror. The event has drawn an impressive number of people and left an overwhelmingly positive response among UK-based Country music fans and locals.
A recent surge in the popularity of Americana and Country music has created a demand for more opportunities in the UK. In May 2018, Nashville Meets London launched a monthly residency, Nashville Meets London Presents, providing an opportunity for more artists to be introduced into the market throughout the months leading up to the annual festival.
The site of this year’s festival, Canada Square Park, is located in the heart of Canary Wharf, which have over 300 shops, bars, and restaurants. Canary Wharf Arts + Events presents a world class, year-round arts and events programme, offering tenants and visitors over 200 diverse and culturally inspired events throughout the estate. The majority of these events are free for all and range from outdoor theatre, live music concerts, sporting events, dance performances, community showcases, global street food and family-friendly shows.
Nashville Meets London is co-produced by Canary Wharf Arts + Events, Peter Conway Management and Nashville-based agency, The AristoMedia Group. U.K. based radio DJ Baylen Leonard leads the Artistic Programme and serves as Host. Ascot Travel Services exclusively booked travel for this year’s festival.
Please note: The two-day event is open to the public and free for all to enjoy. Audience space is unreserved and limited. For everyone’s enjoyment, portable furniture is not permitted and for everyone’s safety, glass bottles and glasses are not permitted.
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July
Sat 2-10pm / Sun 1.45-9pm
Canada Square Park
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
Notes to Editors:
About Nashville Meets London Music Festival:
Launched in August 2016, Nashville Meets London features established and exciting new talent from Nashville, Tennessee and the U.K. The FREE 2-day Nashville Meets London Music Festival is part of Canary Wharf’s Arts + Events programme which offers tenants and visitors over 200 diverse and culturally inspired events. The 2018 Nashville Meets London Music Festival will be held July 28-29 at Canada Square Park in Canary Wharf.
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens.
It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.
About Nashville Meets London:Nashville Meets London is an international entertainment brand providing opportunities and supporting the globalization of Americana and Country music. The brand’s mission is to expand on the cultural and economic exchange of music while driving more synergy between the recording and live performance industries in the United States and the United Kingdom.