shrewsbury folk festival

The Allotment produce market and House Coffee Co
19 Apr 2022
A grocery store and coffee house have become the latest businesses to throw their support behind Shrewsbury Folk Festival and sign up as sponsors of the event.  The Allotment produce market and House Coffee Co. join other local food and drink firms at the August Bank Holiday weekend event including the Salopian Brewery, which is putting its name to the festival’s main bar; Drink Up! and Wenlock...
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...
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 ...
07 Dec 2021
Two Shropshire success stories have teamed up to launch a new partnership.  Shrewsbury Folk Festival, one of the country’s leading folk events, has welcomed Turtle Doves, the designer and manufacturer of recycled cashmere accessories, as the new sponsor of its main stage. Turtle Doves, which has its flagship store on Shrewsbury’s Wyle Cop, has a long association with the festival as part of its...
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...
04 Nov 2021
Visitors to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival helped to raise nearly £9,000 to fund music therapy for its charity partner, Hope House Children’s Hospice.   Hope House, which supports children with life threatening illnesses and their families, totted up £8,834 from this year’s four-day music festival over August Bank Holiday, which included a donation from festival organisers for every adult...
19 May 2021
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has revealed its plans for a covid-safe festival including a refreshed line up to celebrate the best of British based folk artists.  Organisers have elected for outside stages and more outdoor activities to ensure it can meet any possible covid related regulations that might be in place by August Bank Holiday when the four-day festival takes place. The new line up...
01 Dec 2020
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has made its first major line-up announcement for 2021 after managing to secure the majority of its performers from this year's festival that was postponed due to coronavirus. American folk legend, Judy Collins, globally acclaimed Galician piper Carlos Núñez, Lindisfarne, Show of Hands, Oysterband, The Lost Words: Spell Songs with Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou...
12 Oct 2020
hrewsbury Folk Festival has been awarded £93,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.  The four-day annual event is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. £...
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