shrewsbury folk festival

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. £...
18 Aug 2020
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has released the full programme for its two-day virtual festival later this month as it launches a fundraising drive to recover the losses sustained from its postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic. Festival organisers are laying on two days of music, workshops and dance for free on August 29 and 30 to mark the event that can’t take place and is urging people to...
29 Jul 2020
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has announced the line-up for its free virtual festival that is taking place next month after the event was postponed due to coronavirus. Folk, world and Americana stars have recorded exclusive performances for Virtually Shrewsbury Folk Festival that will be hosted at www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk on August 29 and 30. Playing in four concerts across the two days will...
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...
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