NML Country Music River Cruise

Voyage Down England’s Longest River

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Last Show: Friday 19 th August 2022

NML River Cruise (Bankside Pier)

Nashville Meets London (NML) has announced the return of the NML Country Music River Cruise, with support from PizzaExpress Live, to be held on August 19. Set to voyage down England’s longest river, the River Thames, 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 with performances by Kyle Daniel and Vicki Manser.


Limited VIP table packages for eight people are also available at £560. These tickets can be purchased through the box office on 0207 439 4962.

NML Events are co-produced by Peter Conway with Peter Conway Management, Matt Watkins, and Christy Walker-Watkins with Nashville-based agency, The AristoMedia Group, and UK-based presenter Matt Spracklen. Additional support is provided by PizzaExpress Live.

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 PizzaExpress 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 CampbellShy Carter, Sarah Darling, Russell DickersonCaylee Hammack, Noah Guthrie, Ty HerndonSam Palladio, Sam OutlawLogan Mize, Hayley Orrantia, Angaleena PresleyMichael Ray, Lucie SilvasTenille Townes, Tyminski, and more, alongside UK-based acts Elles Bailey, Yola Carter, Flats & SharpsJade Helliwell, keywest, Kevin McGuireMegan O’Neill, Hannah Rose Platt, Raintown, Twinnie, Two Ways Home, Robert Vincent, Wildwood Kin, William the Conqueror and more. 

Booking T & Cs
Tickets are non-refundable.
Ticketholders must bring their confirmation email plus the credit card they purchased with to the Box Office on site to get a wristband to gain access.

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Age restrictions
Ticket buyers must be 16 +. 

We do not send any physical or electronic tickets, but you will receive a confirmation email with an order number. On the night of the cruise, you just need to give your name at Bankside Pier and the staff will provide you with a wristband to board the boat.


Ticketholders to arrive at Bankside Pier by 6.45pm to collect wristbands.

Embarkation from 7pm.

The boat departs at 7.30pm. Late-comers will not be refunded.

The boat will return to Bankside Pier by 11.15pm for disembarkation by 11.30pm.

Live acts               8.30 – 9.30pm

DJ Hish                 9.30pm – end

Full bar service but no food sales onboard.