shrewsbury folk festival

09 Mar 2020
One of the Midlands’ leading music festivals is offering folk stars of the future a platform to showcase their talents and reach new audiences.  Shrewsbury Folk Festival has opened applications for its Launchpad stage that offers young musicians the chance to gain experience playing a major music event.  The festival is looking for bands, duos or solo musicians aged 16 to 26 who live in...
25 Feb 2020
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has revealed a second wave of artists on its 2020 line up topped by American folk legend, Judy Collins. Five time Grammy Award winning blues and Americana star Keb’ Mo’, Zimbabwean group Black Umfolosi, a rare show from the Seckou Keita Quintet, a unique interpretation of the work of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns from Band of Burns, sitar maestro Sheema Mukherjee...
01 Dec 2019
The first names on the line up of next year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have been confirmed as 2020 tickets go on sale. Globally acclaimed Galician piper Carlos Núñez will make his festival debut and organisers have secured the only UK festival performance of The Lost Words: Spell Songs with Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter, Jim Molyneux and...
21 Oct 2019
Visitors to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have helped to smash the £70,000 fundraising barrier for Hope House Children’s Hospices as the organisations celebrate their 11th year of working together.  Hope House, which supports children with life limiting illnesses and their families, has received more than £7,800 from this year’s four-day music festival, including more than £2,000 from the...
05 Aug 2019
Resale and recycling social enterprise Reviive is offering a pair of tickets to visit this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival for a day. The organisation furnishes the backstage artists’ reception at the festival, which takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of August (23 – 26). People with an interest in winning need to make a purchase of any value at either of Reviive’s Oswestry or...
26 Mar 2019
A celebration to mark 50 years of one of the UK’s most iconic bands tops the latest tranche of artists to be added to the line-up of Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Jethro Tull’s legendary guitarist Martin Barre will bring his new show with former band members Dee Palmer and Clive Bunker to the event at the West Midland Showground, which runs from August 23 to 26. Other new announcements include an...
25 Feb 2019
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has opened applications for its Launchpad stage that offers young musicians the platform to showcase their talents. The festival is appealing for solo performers and groups aged 16 to 26 who live in Shropshire, Mid Wales, or the West Midlands to pitch for one of the places available on The Launchpad stage, which is sponsored by Midlands What’s On, the region’s essential...
29 Jan 2019
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has added a host of new acts to its line up as organisers reveal ticket sales are already surpassing 2018 levels. Renowned singer songwriter Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders will make a return with a special show featuring the Hi Riders Soul Revue. Scottish supergroup Capercaillie and American trio Birds of Chicago are also new to the bill of the four-day festival...
01 Dec 2018
Tickets have gone on sale for the 2019 Shrewsbury Folk Festival as organisers have shared the first names to be added to the bill.  Weekend tickets to the four-day event, that will take place at the West Mid Showground from August 23 to 26, are expected to be in high demand. Last year the first tier of tickets were snapped up in less than 30 minutes and weekend tickets sold out a month before the...
01 Oct 2018
Visitors to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have helped to raise a record amount for its long-term charity partner. Hope House, which supports children with life limiting illnesses and their families, received more than £7,000 from this year’s four-day event, including a donation of more than £2,000 from festival organisers. The money will be used to fund music therapy sessions at the...
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