International Festival Of Country Music Returns To London In 2012
October 7, 2011 at 6:22 AM (PT)
After a 20-year break, the INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF COUNTRY MUSIC will return to WEMBLEY ARENA in LONDON on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th. REBA McENTIRE will headline the all day festival. RICKY SKAGGS, LONESTAR and LITTLE BIG TOWN will also be headliners with NARVEL FELTS, JO-EL SONNIER, GEORGE DUCAS, GEORGE HAMILTON IV, WILL BANISTER, RAYMOND FROGGATT and JOHN McNICHOLL also set to play. More acts are expected to be announced.
The INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF COUNTRY MUSIC ran for 23 years from 1969 to 1991 at WEMBLEY ARENA.
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF COUNTRY MUSIC founder and CEO of MM EVENTS LTD., MERVYN CONN said, "I'm bringing the INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF COUNTRY MUSIC back after over twenty years due to popular demand. The regard for Country music has grown significantly in the UK since the first year I promoted this event and I believe that now is the time to reintroduce this once hugely popular event to converted fans of Country music and to a new and emerging group of Country music lovers. I have also brought back TRISHA WALKER-(CUNNINGHAM) who worked with me for 10 years in the early days and is my Company President in the USA."
REBA added, "My band, crew and I are really looking forward to going back to EUROPE to play our music. The last time we performed there was in 1999! We have been very busy for the last 10 years doing the REBA TV show and concerts in NORTH AMERICA. Now, we are so excited to be able to travel abroad and do both our new and old songs for our EUROPEAN audience, who has always been so good to us."
After the WEMBLEY date, the festival will travel to Belfast, Zurich and Germany. Tickets will go on sale on MONDAY, OCTOBER 10th and be purchased at www.ticketmaster.co.uk.