Launch Competion for Free Fields Forever Tickets [EXPIRED]

For the launch of Love Shrewsbury we have a fantastic competition for readers to win tickets for the event.

Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival is back for 2012 and set to be bigger and better following the success of the 2011 event - and is proud to announce among the headline acts are chart toppers The Wombats.

To enter simply email your answer to the following question to: [email protected]

According to last years festival line up, who was the oldest act to perform?

Competition closes 14th June.

Having listened to the feedback of thousands of music lovers who attended the two-day event at the Shropshire Showground in 2011 who featured The Charlatans and Radio 1’s Zane Lowe – this year’s event will be bigger and better in both line-up and format, though tickets prices have been frozen at or below last year’s prices.

New for this year’s festival from 14-16 September, is a three day format including live music stages and dance tents with addition of comedy on the Sunday. The festival will open to campers on Friday afternoon with music in the evening, and a full day of music on the Saturday with multiple arenas, featuring more than 60 acts across the weekend.

Headlining the Saturday main stage are The Wombats. They have had huge success with a platinum album with their 2007 debut ‘Guide To Love, Loss And Desperation’, more than 300,000 sales of their indie dancefloor smashes ‘Kill The Director’, ‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’ (winner of the 2008 NME Award for Best Dancefloor Filler), ‘Backfire At The Disco’ and ‘Moving To New York’.

A two year tour saw them playing to well over a million people. Coming back with a new album which entered the charts at number 3 is well on its way to going platinum, including smash hit ‘ Tokyo (Vampires And Wolves)’, they regularly sell out their tours and are a mainstay of the UK festival circuit.

Amongst the first acts to be announced include double Brit award , triple Mobo award and Mercury Prize winner MS DYNAMITE, returning dance legends UTAH SAINTS and oldskool rave champions, THE RATPACK.

Also recently added to the line up are The Sunshine Underground, arguably the biggest band to come out of Shropshire since Carol Deckers TPau, due to public requests for their return.

The band are originally from Telford and Shrewsbury, and formed while studying at New College Telford. After New College the band moved to Woodhouse in Leeds where the band started to develop its sound.

They have sold out venues in London and Leeds on their first headline tour. Released two studio albums, have massive support worldwide have had their music heard on the TV via the BBC’s Match Of The day and the currently airing commercial ‘Visit Yorkshire’.

Amongst the most noticeable additions to this years event is the ‘Sunday Jestival’ which will see a host of well-known ‘as seen on TV’ comedians taking to the stage adding to the diversity of the festival and helping to bring the event to a happy ending.

Irish multi award winning comedian Andrew Maxwell and comedy television darling Lucy Porter have already been announced for the Sunday which will see them joined by up to eight other comedians, complimented by acoustic acts and festival facilities.

Additions to the festivals line up across the genres will be made over the coming weeks on an almost weekly basis including headliners and fresh new talent.

Festival director, Dene Edwards, said: “We are really excited about this year’s event. Last year laid a good foundation to what we really want to do with the festival in the future, starting with this year’s event.

“We have many new additions, some fantastic acts and some new ideas nurtured out of what has been requested by fans or learnt from last year’s event. We are continuing to grow and are really optimistic and excited to how the festival will develop over the coming years.

The festival itself will feature various areas and music stages from open live arenas to dance tents. Local charities and businesses will be encouraged to participate with the event either through trading or by offering a fund raising entertainment. local artists will be contributing to the look of the site by displaying their new and unique pieces. Individual Day tickets and weekend tickets with optional camping are available from £20 - £58.

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