Hometown Hoedown

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It’s the biggest date in the UK’s country music calendar.

And on Thursday several local acts will be warming up for their performances at The Country 2 Country Show at the O2 in London at the Hometown Hoedown Festival.

Taking over both the Wedgewood Rooms and the Edge of the Wedge, Hometown Show, Winters Hill, Luke & Mel and Acoustic Journey are all playing sets before they head to London next weekend.

They are joined at the Hoedown by The Folsom, The Paper Trains and Shoot The Duke.

Doors open 7.30pm on Thursday. Tickets cost £5. Go to wedgewood-rooms.co.uk