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  • Writer's pictureHannah Roper

The History of Country on the Coast Festival

The History of Country on the Coast Festival Welcome to the Country on the Coast blog! Today, we're taking a trip down memory lane to explore the rich history of our beloved festival. From humble beginnings to becoming a must-attend event for country music enthusiasts, the Country on the Coast Festival has come a long way. It all started with a vision to bring the magic of country music to the beautiful coastal town of Southsea, Hampshire, UK. The founders wanted to create a festival that celebrated the spirit of community, family, and good old-fashioned country music. And so, the Country on the Coast Festival was born. In the early years, the festival was a small gathering of local artists and country music fans. The main stage was a modest setup, but the energy and passion were undeniable. As word spread about the festival's unique atmosphere and incredible performances, more and more people flocked to Southsea to experience it for themselves. Fast forward to today, and the Country on the Coast Festival has become a highlight of the country music calendar. The main stage has grown in size, featuring some of the biggest names in the industry. From rising stars to seasoned veterans, our lineup never fails to impress. But it's not just about the big names. The festival also showcases the incredible talent of up-and-coming artists on the acoustic stage. This intimate setting allows attendees to get up close and personal with musicians, creating a truly special experience. One of the things that sets Country on the Coast apart is the vibrant marketplace. Small businesses from all over come to sell their country music-related products. From cowboy boots to handmade jewelry, there's something for everyone. And let's not forget about the glitter face painting and tattoos! It's a chance to let your inner country spirit shine. Of course, no festival is complete without delicious food and refreshing drinks. Our food stalls offer a variety of festival favorites, from mouthwatering burgers to tasty tacos. And for those looking to quench their thirst, there's a wide selection of beverages, including ice-cold beer and refreshing cocktails. But it's not just about the music and the shopping. Country on the Coast is a place where families can come together and create lasting memories. From line dancing workshops to meet and greets with artists, there's something for everyone, regardless of age or musical taste. As we look to the future, we have big plans for the Country on the Coast Festival. We're constantly striving to improve and enhance the experience for our attendees. In the works is a members area for artists, where they can connect, collaborate, and continue to grow their craft. So mark your calendars and get ready for the next Country on the Coast Festival. It's a celebration of music, community, and the coastal charm of Southsea. Join us as we continue to write the history of this incredible event, one unforgettable moment at a time. Stay tuned for more updates and exciting announcements on our website. And remember, the Country on the Coast Festival is not just a festival, it's a way of life. See you there!

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