The Long Road Festival announces latest round of acts for 2024

Katie Pruitt Photo: Alysse Gafkjen

UK  country, Americana and roots music and culture festival, The Long Road, has announced its second wave of line-up additions for the festival which takes place at Stanford Hall, Leicestershire in the heart of the English countryside this year from 23rd to 25th August. Amongst a strong list of americana and roots acts are Katie Pruitt, whose latest album ‘Mantras’ emerged this month.  Pruitt is representing queer country at TLR along with Brooke Eden, a rising country pop artist from Florida.  Pruitt will be playing on two of the festival’s five stages. Brooklyn’s Gangstagrass, who have been successfully crowdfunding their next album, return to the UK with their unique and addictive blend of hip hop and bluegrass.

Gangstagrass
Photo : Melodie Yvonne

Dylan Leblanc received many accolades for last year’s ‘Coyote’ album and is down to headline the Buddy’s Good Time Bar Stage. After her two sell out London shows in January, Jess Williamson will be appearing on the festival’s main stage, where Don MacLean has been announced as the Saturday night headliner. Other acts announced in the latest tranche are Utah indie-folkies The National Parks and Campbell Jensen who many will have seen at this year’s UK AmericanaFest.  UK acts are well represented with appearances from Robert Vincent and Norwich’s Morganway.

Jess Williamson
Photo: The Zeitgeist Agency

The Long Road will also offer a range of activities for families of all ages and vendors selling stateside street food featuring the very best in the art of true BBQ style and campfire cooking. The Sounds Familiar Music Quiz is new for 2024, plus there’s late night entertainment at the Buck n’ Bull and Yee Haw after parties, and live Countryoke at Buddy’s Bar. During the day there is The Lucky Dice Classic Car and Bike Show, Wild Swimming and Mechanical Bull Rides as well as the craft beer and liquor bar to round out the whole experience. Plus, there are plenty of dog-friendly activities. Saturday and Sunday Day Tickets alongside a range of final release Weekend, Camping, High Falootin’ VIP, Live-In Vehicle and Pitch & Park ticket options, all are available here.

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London based self-diagnosed music junkie with tastes extending to all points of big tent americana and beyond. Fan of acts and songs rather than genres.
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