“Free-2-See” at Country to Country: A Music Lover’s Guide to Free Fun, No Ticket Required


This year’s C2C Country to Country (C2C) festival is a haven for country music enthusiasts, offering an immersive experience that goes beyond the main stages. With its free stages, bars, and merchandise areas, C2C ensures that every fan can enjoy the festival’s vibrant atmosphere without spending a dime. Here’s your guide to making the most of C2C’s complimentary offerings, focusing on London at the O2.

Discover the Free Stages C2C’s free stages are the festival’s hidden gems, showcasing a mix of up-and-coming artists and seasoned performers. Wander around and let the music guide you to these stages, where you can enjoy performances without a ticket.

C2C London Free Stages

The Big Entrance Stage

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The Big Entrance Stage, C2C London

 Make your grand entry to C2C at The Big Entrance Stage. This stage sets the tone for what’s to come, featuring a mix of genres and artists that embody the spirit of country music.

Icon Stage

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The Icon Stage at C2C London

Situated in the heart of the festival grounds, the Icon Stage is where you can catch a glimpse of country music’s rising stars. It’s a place where the energy is infectious, and the performances are intimate.

The Wayside 

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The Wayside 

Nestled on the outskirts of the main event, The Wayside offers a more laid-back atmosphere. Here, you can enjoy acoustic sets and soulful ballads, perfect for those looking to unwind.

The Observatory 

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The Observatory Lineup on Friday 8

As the name suggests, The Observatory gives you a panoramic view of the festival’s landscape. Not only can you enjoy the music, but you can also take in the sights and sounds of C2C’s vibrant environment.

Other Free Activities

Explore the Bars The festival’s bars often host impromptu gigs and jam sessions. Grab a drink and soak in the sounds of country music, all while mingling with fellow fans and maybe even spotting a few artists off-stage.

Merchandise Galore 

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Official C2C Merch Store

Visit the merchandise areas where you can find exclusive festival gear. While the merchandise isn’t free, window shopping is, and it’s a great way to get a feel for the festival’s culture and memorabilia.

Participate in Activities 

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C2C is not just about music; it’s a cultural celebration. Participate in line dancing workshops, open mic sessions, or guitar lessons – all available without a ticket.

Meet the Artists 

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Rising Scottish Artist, Kerri Watt

Keep an eye out for meet-and-greet opportunities. Some artists love to connect with their fans at the merchandise booths or after their free stage performances.

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The Outdoor Stage

Conclusion Country-2-Country festival is a testament to the inclusive spirit of country music.

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The O2 Arena, London

With its array of free stages and activities, C2C ensures that every fan can be part of the celebration. So, put on your cowboy boots, grab your hat, and step into the heart of country music – all for free! The photos above are from Friday’s first day of the Festival. Here’s what to look forward to on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday C2C London LineUp

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Saturday C2C London LineUp

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Sunday C2C London LineUp

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