Brand new live event coming to Shrewsbury

Shropshire has a brand new live variety event to look forward to this summer with a packed programme planned for visitors throughout the day.

Shrewsbury Live will be taking place at the Greenhous West Mid Showground on Sunday, August 4 with the star entertainment on the day being provided by monster trucks.

It is being organised by the Shropshire and West Midlands Agricultural Society with a focus on providing an enjoyable day out for the whole family during the school summer holidays.

There will be a full main ring programme, funfair, trade stalls, musicians and plenty of food and drink vendors on site to cater for all tastes during the event. Tickets are now on sale - with the added incentive of a discount for anyone buying before the day.

Ian Bebbington, chief executive of the Shrewsbury and West Midlands Agricultural Society, said: “This is a brand new event for the town and we are keen to get the message out for people to note the date and come along for a great day of family entertainment.

“Monster trucks are making a return to the showground after a hugely successful appearance during last year’s Shropshire County Show and will be featuring Big Pete and Grim Reaper - so that’s well worth watching.

“Other main ring entertainment includes the Guido Louis Equestrian Stunt Team and the Extreme Mountain Bike Show.

“There will be an exciting funfair to enjoy, an array of trade stands and musicians who will be busking throughout the day.

“The showground is run by the society, a charity, which is keen to support the local community whenever possible.

“It’s a versatile venue and it makes perfect sense to use it to its fullest potential, so we came up with the idea of putting on a live variety event families could come along and enjoy, at what, we hope, will be the height of summer.”

Admission on the day will be £10 adults, £5 children - aged five to 15 - and £30 for a family ticket - but people can take advantage of limited advanced tickets currently available at £8 adults, £5 children and £25 family ticket. A family ticket includes two adults and three children.

Ian added: “As well as a reduction in price, a major benefit of buying tickets ahead of the event means beating the queues on the day with easier access to the showground.

“Gates will open at 10.30am for Shrewsbury Live and we hope as many people as possible will turn out to support this new event.”

To buy tickets, click here or call 01743 289831.

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