Representatives of the international music brand, Nashville Meets London (NML), have announced the return of Nashville Meets London Week, set for July 24-27, 2019. Kicking off the event series is Nashville Meets London Presents at PizzaExpress Live! on Wednesday and Thursday, July 24/25, followed by the return of the Nashville Meets London ‘Southern Fridays’ Boat Cruise, in partnership with Buck’ N Bull Saloon, on Friday, July 26 and the popular Nashville Meets London Music Festival on Saturday, July 27 at Canary Wharf.
Launched in August 2016 as a music festival, Nashville Meets London has developed into a global music brand providing opportunities that support the globalization of Country and Americana 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 UK.
Each year, the Nashville Meets London Music Festival features established and exciting new talent from Nashville, Tennessee, and the UK. The festival, which has become London’s largest FREE Country music festival, is held at Canada Square Park in Canary Wharf and is part of Canary Wharf’s Arts + Events programme. This year marks the fourth consecutive year in which the event has been held. Past performers include American Young, Ashley Campbell, Yola Carter, Russell Dickerson, Holloway Road, Sam Outlaw, Sam Palladio, Angaleena Presley, Raintown, Lucie Silvas, The Sisterhood Band, Tyminski, and many more. Talent confirmed to appear in 2019 will be announced soon.
The site of this year’s festival, Canada Square Park, is located in the heart of Canary Wharf, which has 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.
In 2018, Nashville Meets London and Buck n’ Bull Saloon partnered to launch the ‘Southern Fridays’ Boat Cruise prior to the Nashville Meets London Music Festival. While cruising down the River Thames, the onboard program features acoustic performances and a DJ-set. The inaugural event was SOLD OUT. Tables and tickets are now available for purchase here.
In 2018, Nashville Meets London also launched Nashville Meets London Presents at PizzaExpress Live! Through Spring and Summer, NML hosts a monthly residency the last Wednesday of every month at PizzaExpress Live at 99 High Holborn in London. PizzaExpress Live is an intimate space for the best in live entertainment featuring a state-of-the-art sound system, stage, and setting. Each acoustic show features two rising country music artists, one from the UK and one from the U.S. Over two nights, Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 & 25, as part of Nashville Meets London week, an extended programme featuring an array of performances by various artists will be set. More information about this year’s talent lineup and ticket availability will be released in the coming weeks.