Making a grand return in 2022, The Long Road announces the first batch of names today, for what is set to be its biggest year yet. Almost 30 acts, including the likes of The Cadillac Three, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Brandy Clark, LOCASH and more are set to arrive at Leicestershire’s stunning Stanford Hall estate between 26-28th August 2022.
Appealing to music fans from all around the UK, The Long Road promises to be an unrivalled feast of a festival. With a welcoming celebration of the finest handpicked artists, the three day camping event gathers together a range of alternative music fans for a joyous weekend in the great outdoors. Expect a whole world of displays and extra events to entice every kind of American muscle car and vintage motorcycle enthusiast, as well as an unbeatable array of vendors to cater to craft beer drinkers and foodies with a taste for the famous southern hospitality.
Kicking off today’s first line up announcement are the Sunday main stage headliners The Cadillac Three. Riding high from their 10 year anniversary tour, they’ll be perfectly rounding off a sunny weekend with their fuzzy freewheeling psychedelic jams. Flying the flag for country music’s enduring legacy, is the Grammy Award-winning Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives. Equally authentic and flamboyant in style, Marty is now being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and knows how to deliver a festival set for the ages.
Amongst the many award-winning acts found exclusively on The Long Road line up, LOCASH will be making their festival debut here next year as an English exclusive for 2022, next to the accomplished story-telling songwriter Brandy Clark. Alongside her is an exciting crop of Country’s leading women from around the USA, including the likes of Lauren Alaina, Lindsay Ell, Sara Evans, Gretchen Peters, Sunny Sweeney and Cassadee Pope.
The Long Road is excited to welcome the passionate singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer, host of her Color Me Country show on Apple Music Country, where she shines an important light on the often marginalised Black, Indigenous, and Latinx histories of the genre. Elsewhere across all four stages of immersive musical discovery, more names are revealed, including Sarah Darling, Lilly Hiatt, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Della Mae and more.
Always a rare opportunity to see so much American talent in one place, and The Long Road is just as proud of the UK and Ireland’s homegrown scene. A variety of alternative sounds from bluegrass, folk and UK country, come courtesy of Hudson Taylor, Callum Pitt, Morganway, Jade Helliwell, Jess Thristan, Flats & Sharps and Noble Jacks.
The festival made its debut in September 2018, and now the family-and dog-friendly event takes a step forward into the August Bank Holiday weekend for the first time. Speaking about today’s announcement and the festival’s new dates, Baylen Leonard, Creative Director of The Long Road, says…
“We couldn’t be more excited to share our first announcement of artists for TLR22! There’s something for every music lover across our 4 stages, from firm favourites to new discoveries, it’s all about showcasing just how broad country, americana, and roots music is. Plus now that we’ve moved to the August bank holiday, there’s even more time to enjoy the beautiful setting of Stanford Hall in the Leicestershire countryside. We can’t wait to welcome you back next year!”
Announced today, 3-day camping and individual day tickets for Saturday and Sunday are all on sale from 9am Thursday 25th November. Also new for 2022, The Long Road’s brand new payment plan allows fans to pay from just £22 now, paying nothing until the remaining instalments start in April 2022.
The Long Road takes place between 26-28 August Bank Holiday Weekend 2022 at Stanford Hall, Leicestershire. Day tickets are currently £45 and weekend tickets start from £110 (subject to booking fees). All tickets and payment plans available via https://www.thelongroad.com/tickets/.