85% of the Festival Line up Announced

With a flurry of recent announcements, Shrewsbury Fields Forever organisers have now listed more than 85per 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 ever before with around 100 acts performing across several arenas including the main stage, a dance tent, a local heroes stage and on the comedy stage at the Sunday Jestival.

Supporting Friday headline act Tinie Tempah on the main stage will be trio All About She who have had recent chart success with their dance hit single ‘Higher’, London based dub-electro drum and bass trio I see Monstas and singer Etta Bond who has worked closely with Labrinth and Wretch 32 with impeccable vocals.

Added to the Saturday line-up are on the main stage are four-piece British dirty rock band New York Tourists who have already caused a massive buzz on the music scene this year, and Waltz who will performing alongside Superfood, John Power from Cast, Chloe Howl, Shed Seven and Saturday headliners, The Cribs.

While in Saturday’s dance tent, the festival has announced massive electronica DJ Redlight who has a string of massive hits to his name including ‘Lost in Your Love’ and ‘Get out of my head’ and has mixed tracks including Rudimental’s Powerless and Lily Allen’s ‘Sheezus’. DJ duo Stanton Warriors who have performed and garnered acclaim globally and former Radio One DJ Kissy Sell Out is making a much requested return. They will join Sonny Wharton and dance headliners Matrix & Futurebound who have recently hit the UK top 40 with their single ‘Don’t look back’. The fourth single of theirs to reach those heights.

Friday 12th September kicks off the three-day extravaganza with gates opening at the earlier time of 12pm for campers. The Friday has grown in size for this year with various dance platforms - The Local Heroes Stage, The Liquid Drum and Bass tent and the Classics Dance Tent alongside the main stage.

Saturday 13th at the Shropshire Showground on Berwick Road will see the main stage and main dance tent supported by the Experience Dance Tent,  Sabrina Boat party and Silent Disco, as well as specialist acts in the VIP area.

For the third year, The Sunday Jestival returns featuring as-seen-on TV comedians including and headlined by the inimitable Russell Kane, plus Lee Nelson, Ivan Brackenbury and Ninia Benjamin plus an acoustic stage and Oldskool/House arena. 

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 Tinie Tempah, The Cribs, Shed Seven and Matrix & Futurebound may be very well known to some people, there are some really gifted people, from internationally acclaimed to local acts, that everyone will be able to enjoy.

“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 us at the festival – as it’s rare to get such a great line-up together in one place, for one event. And to have it all here in Shrewsbury will really be very special.”

Children under 10 are free if accompanied by an adult and there is a new family camping zone.

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