Festival season is well and truly underway, and we are always really excited to support live music, and be introduced to new talent on the country music scene!
As one of the longest running UK Country festivals that has UK artists at it's heart, it aims to promote UK Country on a Big stage. The BCMA FanFest amalgamated with the FSA Country Music Festival a few years ago, and become one festival that prides itself of putting UK artists first. Next year, the festival will celebrate it's 25th Anniversary and with an ever-growing UK Country scene, the team are excited to provide a 'true, value for money' with 'any profit's made going back in to helping the UK's Country scene and artists' (quotes from Jeanne Jordan).
We asked the team a couple of questions so that as an artist, industry professional, or audience member, you can better understanding the festivals' essence, and values, and if you're looking to perform at BCMA FanFest next year, its application process.
BCMA FANFEST: 7th-9th July
Newark Showground, Nottingham
Q. What is the main ethos of the BNA Fan Fest?
A. To promote UK Country to a wider audience, provide family fun, music and dancing, with great food and drink.
Q. For those wanting to perform at the festival, what does your selection process look like?
A. Any Artist [that considers themselves within the country scene] can submit, and we do our best to select a variety of established artists, as well as new artists for our Horizon stage. Submissions are via email and are open until the line-up has been finalised, so keep your eyes open for 2024.
Q. What are your teams' 'Ones to watch' for BCMA FanFest 2023?
A. Wood Burnt Red, Robin Red, Leanne Brumfitt, Jade Helliwell. We believe that Jade has been gaining popularity at a fantastic rate over the last couple of years, and Wood Burnt Red, Robin Red and Leanne Brumfitt may be new names to some, but have burst onto the scene and made themselves known over the past 12 months.
Q. How can interested attendees book tickets?
A. Tickets can be bought via eventim and are £75 for the entire weekend. Day tickets can also be purchased. We still do not charge under 16’s as long as long as there is one paying adult per child.