Shed Seven Set to Join Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival Saturday Line Up

British favourites Shed Seven, famous for hits including ‘Getting Better’, ‘Going for Gold’, ‘Chasing Rainbows’ and ‘She Left me on Friday’ are set to play the main stage on the Saturday of Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival 2014.

The five-piece band, headed up by vocalist Rick Witter, have been together for two decades and released four albums and have 14 top 40 singles in just five years from 1994 to 1999.

Favourites at festivals up and down the country including T in Park, Kendall Calling and V Festival, the band undertook huge sell-out UK tours in 2009 and 2011 and are majoring on this year’s festival circuit.

Shed Seven are joining the Saturday Indie line-up with Tinie Tempah already announced to headline the main stage on the Friday. The announcement has seen record sales for the festival, now in it’s fourth year, at the West Mid/Shropshire Showground from September 12-14.

Also announced is a set from John Power, frontman of the band CAST and former member of the LA’s. He will be performing an acoustic set of all of the classic hits from his Britpop superband CAST and previous band the LA’s including  ‘Flying’, ‘Sandstorm’, ‘Walkaway’, ‘Alright’ and ‘There She Goes’ by the LA’s.

Joining John’s CAST set are the B-Town four piece, Birmingham-based band-and hotly tipped – Superfood.

The group have forged a fierce reputation with a string of epic live performances and have been hotly tipped to take over the world (well at least the UK). Both acts will be adding to the Indie vibe on the Saturday.

Festival Director, Dene Edwards, said: “Shed Seven are an absolutely fantastic live band. They were massive in the 90s during the Britpop era, they have been together for over two decades and are still firm favourites on the festival circuit. Rick has his own radio show which is proving very popular. They are one of those bands where when you are standing in a field singing along and dancing, you realise they had A LOT of hits and you know them all!

“We love to have bands of this size and strength performing at our festival. They are indicative of the genre and ethos we set out with. John Power of CAST and Superfood are two brilliant acts that we cant wait to see perform. John has such a strong and distinctive voice and both CAST and the LA’s were so influential to the music scene. Superfood are tipped to be massive. No one had really heard of The 1975 before last summer and they had a Number album just a week before performing at Shrewsbury Fields!

“Year on year we have grown substantially and strived to provide a better experience for all, not only in the calibre of the acts we attract but also in terms of the price and atmosphere we create.”

The Sunday Jestival will see a plethora of ‘as seen on TV’ comedians take to a stage, alongside acoustic sets.

Previous years of the festival have seen acts including The Charlatans, Wombats, Maximo Park, Athlete, Sister Bliss from Faithless, Roni Size, The 1975 and crowds of up to 8000 people.

For 2014, organisers have announced new additions to the festival set- up, including for the first time, the main stage opening on a Friday night, a totally separate quieter / family camping zone and litter bond permit to help promote a greener festival.

More children’s activities are to be added whilst maintaining the diverse and strong line-up of music and comedy across the weekend.

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