80% of the Festival Announced - Fields Forever Festival

Shrewsbury Fields Forever, organisers have now announced more than 80per cent of the acts due to perform at the three-day festival this September in the town.

The three day indie/electronic music, comedy charity and art festival is gearing up to be bigger and better than last year with more than 60 acts performing across several arenas including the main stage, an introducing stage and a dance tent.

Friday 14th September kicks off the three-day extravaganza with gates opening at about 6pm for campers. Music from Herve, famous for his work on hits such as 2011 dance hit ‘Together’, ‘Machines can do the Work’ and ‘Beeper’ and described as Zane Lowe as one of the best dance producers in the world, Rolling Stone as London’s hottest DJ will kick off the festival.
The Ratpack plus Ibiza star Sonny Wharton, Karlos Cheadle, Terra and Mr Jay plus many more will perform as a regional unsigned band stage is set to be unveiled.

Saturday 15th at the Shropshire Showground on Berwick Road will see The Wombats headlining. The platinum album selling, award winning, festival smashing trio have played to millions across sell out tours with his such as ‘Lets Dance to Joy Division’ and ‘Moving to New York’.

They will be joined by double BRIT Award and three time MOBO Award and Mercury Music prize-winning UK Baseline, R&B and hip hop singer and rapper Ms Dynamite with massive hits including ‘It Takes More’ and ‘DY-NA-MI-TEE’.

Ocean Colour Scene’s Simon & Oscar Unplugged featuring lead singer Simon Fowler and drummer Oscar Harrison from one of Britain’s most iconic bands will also perform on the Saturday. In a career spanning over 23 years OCS are well known for massive hits ‘The River Boat Song’, which currently soundtracks the Olympics VISA advert and ‘The Day We Caught the Train.’

Shropshire’s biggest Indie export, The Sunshine Underground, as well as the iconic dance act Utah Saints are both back by popular demand after smashing it with the crowds last year. Danny Byrd, DJ Hazard, Mampi Swift, Anne Savage, Fight The Bear and the winner of Shropshire’s next Big Thing, Arcade Parade, national UK live and unsigned champions Coco and The Butterfields plus many more, will also perform.

New to the Sunday will be The Sunday Jestival. It features as-seen-on TV comedians Mark Watson, Andrew Maxwell, Lucy Porter and fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe are Wendy Wason, Joel Dommett and Eric Lampaert, interspersed by music.

Sunday musical acts include Aziz, former guitarist with The Stone Roses and Ian Brown, and coming singer songwriter, 15-year-old Lily Juniper, from London currently studying at the Brit School plus many more enhancing the acoustic vibe of part of the Sunday.

Dene Edwards, festival organiser, said: “I cannot express enough the fantastic caliber of acts that are performing across the weekend here in Shrewsbury. We have tried to provide something for everyone so although some of acts such as The Wombats and Ocean Colour Scene may be very well known to some people, there are some really gifted people performing with talents that everyone will be able to enjoy. People can choose what day suits them best or do the full festival experience and camp over.

“With comedy, art and charity involvement, everyone is working really hard to make this a festival to remember. I hope as many people as possible join at the festival – as it’s rare to get such a great line-up together in one place, for one event, for such a great price. And to have it all here in Shrewsbury will really be very special.”

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