One of our favourite artists at the moment, Jillian Jacqueline will be quite a big part of this years C2C Festival which we cannot wait for.
Jillian made her UK debut as part of Country Music Week in October and impressed her audience so much, that she was invited back for C2C. Jillian has often stated how wonderful her week in the UK was and how she didn’t expect to have a dedicated fan base so early on. In an interview with us that week she said;
“It has been amazing! The first day was a really great acoustic set and was the first time that I really noticed people singing the words and stuff. A girl at the front knew all the words – and I tried not to cry.”
And later in the year Jillian beamed over her time here and about C2C
“Hannah, honestly it was unbelievable. I was so happy to be there and everyone was incredibly sweet – and I couldn’t be more excited to come back for C2C”
Jillian Jacqueline’s name seems to be everywhere at the moment with more and more people embracing her music, going on tour with Jordan Davies, Brett Young and Thomas Rhett, releasing an amazing and cinematic video for her single Reasons, appearing on shows such as Late Night with Seth Myers and much much more. Jillian’s career has sky rocketed and deservedly so, for an artist to have reached such a wide audience with only an EP out, I can only imagine where her career will take her when her album is released.
Jillian has a cool, retro pop country style to her music and is without a doubt an artist to watch. Her debut EP Side A was our number one album/EP of the year (2017) with exceptional songs such as Reasons, God Bless This Mess and Hate Me. God Bless This Mess was very nearly cut by C2C headliners Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Jillian said of the song to us;
“It was pitched for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and they had it on hold for a year, so I didn’t even think about it. I was like, ‘It’s not my song, take it.’ Then they didn’t cut it, but it just kept popping up with my management who were like ‘It’s such a special song’, but I didn’t know if it would fit the whole perspective of the album. Then I sat with it when we were in the studio recording the album and I was like ‘I think I just need to get out of my own way here’ and let go of my ego about it and stop trying to make the album look a certain way, and let this song shine, because it’s a great message”
Jillian will be performing songs off her EP Side A as well as new material across C2C weekend. You can catch Jillian on the stages listed below.
Saturday 10th March
The Bluebird Cafe with Ryan Hurd and Mo Pitney (ticket holders only)
Spotlight Stage – Inside the Arena (ticket holders only)
Sunday 11th March
BBC Radio 2 Stage (will require wristband or main arena ticket)
Information on stages and wristbands etc can be found here
Look out for the newly released vinyl versions of Side A during the weekend that she should be bringing along.
Listen to Side A here
Purchase Side A here
Download the C2C Festival App here