Stage Takeovers

Stage Takeovers


The Bluegrass Situation returns for a second year to The Long Road with the creation of Sunday’s BGS Songwriters Cafe. Continuing the long tradition of great listening room venues such as The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, The Troubadour in Los Angeles, and The Gaslight in New York, BGS brings together some of today’s best roots songwriters from the US, Canada, and the UK, culminating in a one-of-a-kind in-the-round session, swapping stories and songs.


The city of Bristol, which spans the state line between Tennessee and Virginia is recognised by US Congress as where it all began. So, what better way to celebrate such an incredible legacy than with the Birthplace of Country Music? Described by Johnny Cash as ‘the single most important event in the history of country music’, in 1927 the Carter family, Jimmie Rodgers and more recorded the historic Bristol Sessions that gave us the music we know and love today. Sessions to be announced in the coming weeks, come back here to find out more.


Loose Music are proud to be returning to The Long Road Festival in 2019 with their hand-picked line-up of top Americana acts for the Honky Tonk Stage. 2019 sees Loose Records coming of age after 21 years of being Europe’s premier Americana record label. In this time Loose have signed the likes of Grammy Award winner Sturgill Simpson, Courtney Marie Andrews, Dawes, Andrew Combs, Danny & The Champions Of The World, The Felice Brothers, Neko Case to name a few.


Shining a light on the undiscovered, The American Music Association UK (AMA-UK) represents the voice of American roots music in the UK.  Supporting all aspects of the industry from the biggest to the smallest, and artists from both sides of the pond they promote greater recognition of Americana, roots and country in the UK. So, whether you’re an up to date aficionado or a newcomer to the sound you know the AMA-UK’s Front Porch takeover will be truly unmissable.

Southern Sounds Takeover

Southern Comfort presents Southern Sounds – a programme to celebrate “The Spirit of New Orleans” through music and culture.

Southern Sounds will take over The Front Porch stage on Sunday.


Think you’ve got what it takes? Get involved with live band country karaoke!

We invite you to “live the country dream” by taking to the stage and singing with a live country band…

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