Shrewsbury's multi-venue music festival LOOPFEST set to go ahead this weekend

LOOPFEST is a free entry charity-fundraising music festival held on Saturday 17th September 2022 at 17 venues throughout Shrewsbury and features over 80 acts and 200 performers. Music starts from midday and will continue into the evening. The festival will be fundraising for the Severn Hospice and the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Neonatal Department.

The event has been overshadowed by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as the country mourns the death of our beloved monarch. While many events have been cancelled, the team at LOOPFEST have made the decision to continue with the festival as planned.

Event Organiser Jamie Smith, said:

"Throughout her reign, Queen Elizabeth II has championed creativity and made the arts accessible to all. We share those same principles and this is why we're running a free festival with events happening throughout the town. We were very keen to get shops, churches, and community centres involved because they're open to people of all ages.

"Interactivity and community engagement plays a large part in what we're doing with LOOPFEST, and we also hope to raise lots of money for charity at this event. I'm fairly sure that Her Majesty would be disappointed if we didn't make it happen. We're unifying a community and that's exactly what our longest-serving monarch did so well."

LOOPFEST will be held across Shrewsbury Town Centre at the following locations: Albert & Co Frankville, The Bulls Head, St. Mary's Church, Albert's Shed, In Good Hands Cafe (Frankwell), The Salopian Bar, The Castle Vaults, Tubeway Records, Shrewsbury Unitarian Church, The King's Head, Music Bros, The Hive, The Old Post Office, Wheatsheaf, The Yorkshire House, Ashley's Bar and the Bull Inn Butchers Row.

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