Country 2 Country Festival (C2C)

Miranda Lambert and fans celebrated the return of C2C on its first night back with a whole load of sass, energy and fun! – C2C Festival 2022 – London O2 Arena – Live Review

Photo Credit: Luke Dyson

Miranda Lambert never worries about the kind of set list she plays in the UK. She has said this in various interviews with UK journalists and it is wonderful to hear that. This is a statement that is so true for many artists that play here as they know that we love to hear absolutely anything and we love albums in their entirety.

This usually means we get to hear album tracks artists don’t often play much anymore or at all and in Miranda’s case this meant we were treated with some golden oldies. Lambert’s set list was everything we could have dreamed of and more.

Skipping on stage as her band played the intro to White Trash, the crowd cheered loudly. An ever louder roar was met when Kerosene and Fastest Girl In Town were performed.

Miranda seemed in her element the whole evening. She took us back to her roots with songs such as (the previously mentioned) Kerosene, Gunpowder and Lead, Heart Like Mine, White Liar, The House that Built Me and Only Prettier (which are usually on the set list) but having her perform Famous In A Small Town (which isn’t commonly on the setlist) was a real treat as is one of her much loved traditional country sounding songs. This song live is something else, it just holds so much power in its melody and lyrics. It was such a nostalgic moment!

Photo Credit: Luke Dyson

Miranda debuted her new single Strange from her soon to be released album Palomino and also played Actin’ Up and If I Was A Cowboy from the same album. Having been unable to do any shows over here for the release of Wildcard, Miranda played a handsome amount of songs from that album such as the sensational Bluebird, Tequila Does, It All Comes Out In The Wash, Settling Down, Dark Bars and the previously mentioned White Trash.

The energy was high with songs such as That’s The Way That The World Goes Round, Mama’s Broken Heart, Automatic, White Liar and Little Red Wagon and of course emotions were just as high during Vice and The House That Built Me. I think everyone cried when the latter was played.

With such a large back catalogue now, set lists are always going to lack a song or two that fans desperately want such as Tin Man, Crazy Ex Girlfriend but we all did expect Tin Man and I think she did play that in Glasgow and Dublin. However, whatever lacks in a set list at a Miranda show also gains so you never lose out, it is impossible to.

Photo Credit: Luke Dyson

Miranda closed with her song Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) that she released with Elle King. This was a moment that was absolutely crazy with energy and that Miranda Sass we all know and love so well. This was the perfect way to end the night. We did not sit down once during the entire set as it was such a treasured moment throughout.

There was no encore but the paper set list didn’t suggest otherwise so she did exactly as planned and just kept the fun alive. It was sweet to see her husband Brendan watch at the sidelines the entire time. He was a proud husband for sure.

Miranda Lambert is one of the best at what she does and she and her band absolutely killed it on stage. We completely lost ourselves in her performance.

Miranda’s C2C set was one for the books and we were happy to celebrate the return of C2C with Miranda as she made its first night back go out with a very loud bang.

Set List

White Trash

Kerosene

Fastest Girl In Town

Famous In A Small Town

If I Was A Cowboy

Settling Down

It All Comes Out In The Wash

Heart Like Mine

Only Prettier

Actin’ Up

Vice

Bluebird

Dark Bars

House That Built Me

Automatic

Strange

Tequila Does

That’s The Way That The World Goes Round

Gunpowder and Lead

Mama’s Broken Heart

White Liar

Little Red Wagon

Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)

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