Shrewsbury Folk Festival - 24th - 27th August

This years Shrewsbury Folk Festival is only a few days away, the organisers are are busy making final preparations and are looking forward to welcoming you to Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2012!

If you are unable to join us this year don't worry: once again we will be transmitting live high-quality web main stage broadcasts and recorded festival highlights from the site.

The great man Richard Thompson is back with many of your requested favourites. KT Tunstall will end the festival in the main marquee on Monday. Show of Hands will recreate their spectacular Royal Albert Hall gig complete with orchestra and Blowzabella have a marathon ceilidh lined up. The Sweetback Sisters return from New York to give us their slant on country music. There are surprises in the form of Madison Violet and Old Man Luedecke (pronounced Loo-da-ka) from Canada, Jonathan Byrd from the US and Anxo Lorenzo from Spain. And brace yourselves for our new Global Dance spectacular on main stage one.

As usual there will be something for everyone, artists you recognise and love, and new bands and singers for you to discover. Once again we will be celebrating the tradition, encouraging the contemporary and partying with all of our high energy bands. We look forward to seeing you in August.

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