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Gloucester to host taster event for country music festival

Danny McMahon will headline the taster event. Credit: Marketing Gloucester

It's been revealed Gloucester will host a country music festival next year.

The Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) has announced the news to coincide with International Country Music Day.

Before that though, they say a taster event will be held from October 4 to 6 this year, to gauge the popularity of country music in the area.

"Country music is one of the most popular types of music in the world and the hottest country music stars in the UK will be gracing the stages of several of the city’s venues for the Taster Event," the BID team say in a statement.

Among those set to perform next month include Danny McMahon, who was recently named UK Country Artist of the Year, who will headline the event.

Others who will take to various stages across Gloucester include "Two Ways Home", a London based country duo, Kelsey Bovey and Johnny Atkinson.

The event is being organised by Marketing Gloucester with funding from the BID team.

"We’re delighted to announce our taster event for the Gloucester Country Music Festival," Christopher Price, chair of Gloucester BID, said.

"Gloucester has a great track record in developing events with different music genres, such as the Gloucester Folk Trail and the Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival, which are a great opportunity for local business to attract footfall and add to the excellent live music scene in the City.

"We’re keen to see what appetite Gloucester has for Country Music."

The full line up and more information can be found at www.gloucestercountrymusicfestival.co.uk 

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