(Nashville, Tenn. – May 31, 2022) Nashville Meets London (NML) has announced the first round of performers set to appear during this year’s Nashville Meets London Music Festival. The dynamic lineup includes Priscilla Block, Shy Carter, Manny Blu, and Kyle Daniel, with more to be announced. DJ Hish will also perform in between sets, while Absolute Radio Country host, Matt Spracklen, will compère the event.
The NML Music Festival will be held on August 24 and 25, 2022, in a new location, Trinity Buoy Wharf, East London. The new site is a stunning and cool new riverside venue opposite the O2 with an indoor stage and an outdoor seated area with food stalls and cashless bars. The festival will feature performances by 12 artists, with six sets scheduled for each day. Performances will be held between 4-11 p.m. on both days.
This year’s event will have a limited capacity; therefore, anyone that wants to attend is encouraged to buy tickets early. Early Bird tickets for the event are £30 per person (plus the booking fee) for each day. Tickets will be available for purchase starting June 7, 2022, through the Pizza Express Box Office. Ticketing packages that provide additional perks, including access to a private/VIP space with a private bar, access to special events, and early event entry will also be available. More information on tickets and event packages providing enhanced experiences will be released in the coming days.
In its seventh year, the NML Music Festival has become a summer staple for Country and Americana music fans. Festival performances will be held indoors at Trinity Buoy Wharf’s event space and will feature artists representing the U.S. and the U.K.
Developer of Trinity Buoy Wharf, Eric Reynolds adds, “We warmly welcome the artists from Nashville. The festival on the 24th and 25th of August will herald a new music venue on the banks of the Thames.”
NML Co-Founder Peter Conway comments, “The last few years have been challenging for artists, promoters, and audiences alike, and 2022 still presents challenges for promoters. This year’s festival started to become a reality when Gavin Chittick (Millport Festival) asked us to promote three U.S. acts that wanted a London show. Other agents and artists then contacted us. And by luck, Eric Reynolds of Trinity Buoy Wharf stated he had two free dates available midweek in August. For us, 2022 is a stepping stone to a larger festival in 2023. Watch this space! Conway continues, “We are so excited to be able to promote our NML festival in 2022. We started the festival in 2016 after I met with Nashville’s Jeff Walker in 2015. Jeff was a true torchbearer for widening the reach of country music, particularly up and coming and emerging artists. His spirit lives on in NML.”
Matt Watkins, NML Co-Founder, adds “NML 2022 is a new launching point for our festival, and we are excited for the future and the forthcoming events and talent we have yet to announce. We are always listening to what our UK audience wants while also pushing their music horizons with our talent lineup. Since its inception, our goal has been to bring over acts that fall in different areas of artists’ careers. Ultimately, we just want everybody to have a great time and hear great music.”
On August 19, NML will host the NML Country Music River Cruise just days before the festival, with support from PizzaExpress Live! The NML River Cruise will feature acoustic performances by several soon-to-be-announced artists, a set by DJ Hish, and hosting by Absolute Radio Country presenter Matt Spracklen. Tickets to this exclusive event are extremely limited and will be available for £45 per person. Limited VIP table packages for eight people are also available at £560. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com. The boat will embark at Bankside Pier at 19.00 and depart at 19:30. Live performances will kick off at 20:00, with DJ Hish kicking off his set at 21:00. The boat disembarks at 23:15.
Leading up to the summertime festivities, NML Presents! monthly residency shows will take place on June 29, and July 27. Tickets will be available for purchase through https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com.
Nashville Meets London could not be made possible without the significant role played by its partners and supporters, which include Pizza Express and Trinity Buoy Wharf.
Launched in 2016 as an annual music festival, Nashville Meets London (NML) has evolved into an international entertainment brand providing opportunities and supporting the globalization of Americana and Country music. The brand’s mission is to expand on music’s cultural and economic exchange while driving more synergy between the recording and live performance industries worldwide. NML pillar activities include the annual music festival, the NML Presents Live! at Pizza Express monthly residency, the NML Country Music River Cruise, NML Sessions, and NML Special Events (NML at Royal Albert Hall, NML at Bush Hall). Across its events, NML has showcased performances by Lauren Alaina, American Young, Cadillac Three, Ashley Campbell, Shy Carter, Sarah Darling, Russell Dickerson, Caylee Hammack, Noah Guthrie, Ty Herndon, Sam Palladio, Sam Outlaw, Logan Mize, Hayley Orrantia, Angaleena Presley, Michael Ray, Lucie Silvas, Tenille Townes, Tyminski, and more, alongside U.K.-based acts Elles Bailey, Yola Carter, Flats & Sharps, Jade Helliwell, Keywest, Kevin McGuire, Megan O’Neill, Hannah Rose Platt, Raintown, Twinnie, Two Ways Home, Robert Vincent, Wildwood Kin, William the Conqueror and more.
Nashville Meets London is co-produced by Peter Conway with Peter Conway Promotions Ltd, Matt Watkins and Christy Walker-Watkins with Nashville-based agency, The AristoMedia Group, and UK-based presenter Matt Spracklen.
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About Trinity Buoy Wharf: Trinity Buoy Wharf is a creative site in Docklands developed and managed by Urban Space Management Ltd. Home to London’s only Lighthouse, a vibrant creative community, a sculpture park, event venues, and Container City™ Buildings. Since Urban Space Management took over this vacant site in 1998, Trinity Buoy Wharf has seen a stream of artists, photographers, designer-makers, web designers, and small businesses settle in its low-cost workspaces and studios. Home to a thriving creative community of over 500 people, Trinity Buoy Wharf is a base for English National Opera, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, Faraday School, The Big Draw, and The Prince’s Foundation, to name a few. Trinity Buoy Wharf is a place with studios for people in the creative industries, workspace for people who work to provide transportation on the river, classrooms for education, indoor and outdoor spaces for arts events, and a wide range of activities from conferences to product launches