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08 Aug 2022
Shrewsbury is set for a million pound economic boost this month as the annual folk festival floods the town with music, dance and visitors over the Bank Holiday weekend. Free fringe events will return to the town centre this year after covid enforced absences in 2020 and 2021. Morris and dance teams will perform in the Square, outside St Mary’s Church, on Pride Hill in and town centre pubs on...
The Shropshire Love Nature Festival group
06 Jul 2022
Organisations and individuals across Shropshire come together in July and August for a nature festival that celebrates all that is green across the county.   The Shropshire Love Nature Festival runs from July 23 to August 21 in a month packed with events exploring the county’s natural environment and raising awareness of how people can help protect its rich natural heritage. The four weeks of...
01 Jun 2022
Shropshire’s brand-new fitness and Wellbeing event, the Wellbeing Festival is fast approaching and has been incredibly well accepted. With many people excited to attend and get involved. The Wellbeing Festival will be coming to Shrewsbury Quarry on the 11th & 12th June to inspire audiences with local and nationally acclaimed specialists talking, demonstrating, and engaging in the field of...
Camp Bestival accommodation at Weston Park
30 May 2022
Hot showers and comfy beds are on offer to revellers at Shropshire’s newest festival. Camp Bestival Shropshire, a new sister event to the UK’s favourite family festival, comes to Weston Park from Thursday August 18 to Sunday August 21. Tickets are on sale now. Ticketholders can now ditch the tents and upgrade to a luxury bed and breakfast package in the stately home itself, just a stone’s throw...
19 Apr 2022
A unique Shropshire music festival is to bring four American performers to the county this summer in the biggest collection of headline acts in the festival’s nine year history. Four of the biggest names in Louisiana Cajun and Creole roots music will be appearing this year at the North Shropshire Cajun and Zydeco Big Weekend from August 12 to 14 at Welshampton, near Ellesmere. The international...
Shrewsbury Folk Festival Stage
28 Mar 2022
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has kicked off a search to find the folk stars of the future who want a platform at this year’s event to showcase their music and reach new audiences. The festival is appealing for bands, duos or singer songwriters aged 16 to 26 who live in Shropshire, Mid Wales or the West Midlands region to pitch for one of the three places available on The Launchpad, which showcases up...
22 Mar 2022
This year the Shrewsbury LGBT+ History Festival is taking place from the 1st to the 3rd of April at venues across Shrewsbury, including Shropshire Wildlife Trust and The Hive. Last year the festival production had to be tailored to adhere with COVID-19 restrictions, meaning it was held virtually. However, organisers are now delighted to be welcoming the festival back into the heart of Shrewsbury...
Photograph of Shropshire Folk Festival at night from the air
21 Feb 2022
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has released the second wave of artists appearing at this summer’s festival. Scottish sensations Skerryvore, George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and The Unthanks lead the latest line up announcement with a special concert from Oysterband's John Jones and special guests performing his Rising Road show. Police Dog Hogan makes its festival debut with the ...
01 Dec 2021
Musical legend Judy Collins and other international stars are back on the bill for Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2022 after a two-year hiatus forced by the covid pandemic.  The festival has secured much of its original 2020 line-up of overseas artists for next year including the American folk singer songwriter (USA), Galician piper Carlos Núñez (Spain), Juno award winners Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (...
17 Nov 2021
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has premiered its official showreel from this year’s event ahead of releasing its 2022 tickets. Daily life from family fun to workshops, dance and live music was captured by Shrewsbury filmmakers Painted Life Productions at the four-day August Bank Holiday festival and has been launched as organisers gear up to share their plans for next year and put 2022 tickets on sale...
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