Tickets will go on sale tomorrow (10 October 2011) for the International Festival of Country Music to be held at Wembley Arena in north-west London, England, on Sunday 26 February 2012 - the first of four Festival shows in western Europe in the course of a week. The big news for bluegrass enthusiasts is that the lineup will include Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder.
The International Festival of Country Music ran for twenty-three years (1969-91) at Wembley, presenting major figures in country music and bluegrass to the British public. It was founded by Mervyn Conn, who is now relaunching the Festival at Wembley in response to demand, and is also presenting the stellar lineup, headed by international country superstar Reba McEntire, in Northern Ireland, Switzerland, and Germany.
The full schedule is:
Sun. 26 Feb. 2012 Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, England
Wed. 29 Feb. Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Fri. 2 Mar. Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
Sun. 4 Mar. SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany
Further details, including media contact data and the full lineup for Wembley, can be seen here.