Red Hot Chilli Pipers at Shrewsbury Flower Show

The organisers of the Shrewsbury Flower Show have announced that Quarry Park will be rocking to the sound of bagpipes on Saturday 9th August, as the world renowned band, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers hit the stage for the final night of the show.

Since they walked away with the top prize on UK primetime TV talent show, 'When Will I Be Famous' in 2007, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers haven't stopped for a breath, other than to inflate their bagpipes!

Formed in 2002, The Chillis have fast become a global phenomenon, taking their signature 'Bagrock' sound to the masses and rocking far-flung shores from New York to Beijing and everywhere in between with their unique fusion of rocked up Bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres!

Simon Badrock, Shropshire Horticultural Society Secretary said ‘We are very lucky to have the The Red Hot Pipers entertaining the crowds this year as at the moment this is their only English concert for 2014, so it’s a bit of a coup really.  Anyone who is a fan will hopefully take the opportunity to come and see them, so the final night will have a wonderful atmosphere The Red Hot Chilli Pipers put on a show guaranteed to amaze any audience. They are a genuinely unique experience’

Their performance in Hyde Park on 7th September for the BBC as part of the Proms in the Park Concert with Brian Ferry and Nigel Kennedy and the BBC Concert Orchestra attracted 40,000 people and their fan base has been growing steadily with regular appearances on both BBC Radio 1 and 2.


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