It’s less than two weeks till the launch of C2C Festival Line up on October 17th where Ben Earle of The Shires will be playing his first headline show without Crissie (who has just given birth to two beautiful baby girls). The launch will reveal the main stage line up for C2C Festival 2023 and we cannot wait. Tickets here . We have put together a combination of who we think will be on the line up and who we want on the line up! Some of these predictions and hopefuls will likely be on the smaller stages announced at a later stage but we are putting them in here anyway. We have also listed more than three possible main headliners so we know they won’t all be on the lineup if at all. We will likely add to this too for the smaller stages or do a separate one.
So, here we go!
Thomas Rhett – Thomas is long due a return to the UK and he has had a fair amount of music out since we last saw him. Big Machine Records have a long lasting relationship with C2C with their acts gracing stages every year at the festival so Rhett being on the line up isn’t too far fetched. Rhett may even secure the main headline slot now since he has grown in popularity so much since last here.
Eric Church – seeing as Church was meant to headline in 2020 before everything was cancelled and couldn’t return this year – maybe he will be back next year? We hope so!
Kelsea Ballerini – With a new album out and another artist due a return, could Kelsea be on this line up and if so, is she at headline stage or just the slot before???? I would have thought the slot just before the headliner but who knows?
Maren Morris – it would be great to have Maren back. Again, a slot likely just before the main headliner but we know Maren puts on one hell of a show and we would love to have her back in 2023.
Zac Brown Band – we have added this now the CMC rocks line up has been revealed as artists normally do both (sometimes anyway)
Caroline Jones – if ZBB play then she will likely too as she plays as part of their band and on her own. She is also on the Australian CMC Rocks line up.
Morgan Wallen – another on the CMC Rocks Line up and I know many fans will be happy if he plays
Kip Moore – hopefully on the line up as is also part of CMC Rocks and we love him over here!
Jason Aldean – Is it time for him to come back? Hopefully if he and Maren are both booked it will be in separate days…. Jason hasn’t been back for years so it’s a possibility?
Brad Paisley – Brad did a show just in Glasgow this year if memory serves? Seeing as he didn’t do many tour stops we wonder if he will be one of the main headliners next year?
Midland – another Big Machine artist that may very well be on the list. Fans would definitely be happy with this.
Maddie and Tae – This may be a wishful thinking one. They are long due a return but Tae hasn’t long had her baby so she may not wish to travel too far with or without them yet.
Brian Kelley – with Florida Georgia Line being no more, will we see Brian as a solo act on the main stage ? Yet another Big Machine artist and new music to showcase, why not?
Callista Clark – keeping the Big Machine theme going and Callista’s popularity on the Spotlight Stage this year, it would be great to have Callista back on the main stage.
Breland – Breland’s popularity is growing from strength to strength and with a small tour here this month, maybe he will return to the main stage next year, we hope so!
Stephanie Quayle – having spoken to Stephanie earlier on the year, she was very keen to return. I hope she does. I am not sure she will be on the main stage but would make a great spotlight stage. She is so lovely and a great artist that I hope if she is on the line up, that she gets the opportunity to shine on the spotlight stage.
Mickey Guyton – need I say anything other than PLEASE C2C
Temecula Road – originally on the 2020 line up, it would be great to have them back. Only a duo now since Maddie left, but still amazing!
Wynonna Judd – she would be great as the legend spot. It would be a beautiful tribute to her mother Naomi too which UK fans would love to be a part of.
Shy Carter – well we just basically want him on every line up
Danielle Bradbery – She is due back also and as another Big Machine artist (yes we know we go on about the label a lot but they play a big part in C2C)
Tanya Tucker – could she return for the legend spot after the 2020 cancellation? Hopefully
Old Dominion – another act on the cancelled 2020 line up. Let’s hope they return. Many fans were angry at them for pulling out prior to the festival being cancelled but let’s face it, they made a smart decision and we understood at the time.
Mitchell Tenpenny – another popular act originally on the 2020 lineup that fans were desperate to see. Will he be on the Spotlight Stage as booked for before?
Abby Anderson – Can we expect her to come back for her previously booked Spotlight Stage? We adore Abby and hope she is on the line up.
Jordan Davies – we really hope he is part of the line up. We do have a feeling a fair few of 2020’s line up may be on the list next year and if so, we hope that Jordan is a part of that.
Who do you think will play or who are you hoping for?