Saturday Recap

With plenty of sunshine and song, this year’s edition of The Long Road has been nothing short of a legendary barnstormer. And Saturday was a real red letter day with Long Roaders taking every chance to get stuck into a hoedown throwdown and to cut a line.

The Front Porch has been the place to be to catch the most exciting new music at Stanford Hall for the whole weekend. With a host of up-and-comers on show, one of our biggest highlights so far has been Wild Rose, Jessie Buckley. She may be a movie star but there’s no denying that she truly shines when it comes to country singing.

Lil Possum County was buzzing yesterday afternoon as we kept the tiny cow folk busy with a fantastic Toy Tractor Pull courtesy of the Landsdowne Fair. A contest for the kids like no other, you have to have seen the majestic pedal-pulling power in all its glory to believe it! Firebrand American stand up Rich Hall brought his acclaimed music and comedy show to the Interstate stage at The Long Road on Saturday night. Taking pot shots at his adopted home and all manner of Americana, Rich Hall’s Hoedown was a joyful celebration of country music that will live on long in our memories.

Campfires and community are both about warmth, which makes them a big part of living our kind of life. So, The Long Road wouldn’t have been complete without a touch of fireside music at our Fully Acoustic Fire Pit. Featuring a set from country music’s own Adele, Jessica Mitchell, it was a singalong treat that kept the crowd aglow.

It might just have been the biggest gathering of Long Roaders ever seen but one thing’s for sure, Kip Moore totally blew away the Rhinestone stage crowd with a set of honesty and intensity. The Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck star proved he’s got much, much more in his musical wagon with a genuine, hit-packed headliner set that had a capacity crowd singing and dancing to the very end, inspiring more than a little late night promenading.

And now it’s the final day, so be sure to check out our Top 5 Things to Do and enjoy every minute of fun with our country family.