About

Country on the coast 2020

Country on the Coast is an exciting new addition to the South Coast! The brainchild of Lily Garland, Jacks Edwards and Trevor Bratty with the aim to bring the ever growing popularity of UK Country Music to the South!

“There are many incredible Country Music Festivals in the UK, Buckle and Boots, The Black Deer Festival, Welshpool to name just a few but they were always so far away from Portsmouth, we wanted to bring some of the incredible talent the UK has to offer to a new audience who were crying out for something like this” Lily Garland

Lily’s main aim was to bring out the collaboration and unity of the wonderful artists she has seen and performed with over the last few years,

“There can be quite a bit of negativity within the music industry. I wanted to show that we can all come together for a common purpose, to allow country music lovers regardless of age and background, a platform to enjoy not only their favourite country artists but to also discover some new ones!” Lily Garland

Country on the Coast is a three-day indoor festival, Friday 30th, Saturday 31th and Sunday 1st November 2020, with live music accompanied by, BCMA nominated and Express FM award winning, Russell Hill playing all the best Country Music to keep you dancing the day and night away. Food, stalls, photo booth and a bucking broncho will also be available for your entertainment.

The venue, The Gaiety Bar on South Parade Pier, is a historic Southsea venue almost doomed to disrepair until was saved just a few years ago. It previously hosted many a variety show and tea dance back in the day but now has been reborn to host theatre shows, live music, big events and more, now a venue to rival the best of them!

Country on the Coast 2020 opens at 6pm on Friday 30th October 2020 with live music Friday night, all day Saturday and all day Sunday. Tickets are available now at a special early bird price of just £30 for the whole weekend!