Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2018

Friday 24th to Monday 27th August 2018
West Midlands Showground, (The Agricultural Showground) , Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2PF, England MAP
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not yet on sale - on sale Friday 1st December 2017
daily capacity: 6500
last updated: Mon 2nd Oct 2017


The Shrewsbury Folk Festival is a four day event blending a tradition of folk music and dance and offers musical and cultural diversity in a family friendly format with something for everyone, and a chance to discover new artists from the UK and around the world happening from Friday 24th until Monday 27th August 2018 at the West Mid Showground in Berwick Rd, Shrewsbury.

Line-up

No acts have been announced for 2018 yet.

The festival has five music venues, a dance tent, runs more than 100 workshops, a popular children's festival, a dedicated youth programme for 12 to 17-year-olds, onsite camping, a craft fair and food village.

Tickets

Tickets go on sale on Friday 1st December 2017.

Facilities

This venue is flat, has tarmac roadways throughout and there is ample free parking. There are also flushing toilets and showers, and buildings for workshops and sessions plus improved access for those with disabilities.

Other additions to the festival include an on-site shop, a shuttle bus service into Shrewsbury town centre, seated marquees, and an increased capacity. There will still be a bar selling real ales and caterers selling a wide variety of food but it is worth noting that ticketing policy.

As well as two fully-seated stages, expect there to also be an Open Mic marquee, ceilidhs, a dance display area, children's and youth's events, singarounds, workshops, and opportunities to 'Meet the Artist'. There are also many events expected to take place in the town of Shrewsbury itself.

Camping

Camping is all on-site allowing festival goers access to all venues and activities.

Dogs

Dogs are very welcome at the festival but are not allowed in venues unless they are assistance dogs.

Charity

Every year, it supports its charity partner Hope House Hospice to fund its music therapy sessions for children with life limiting illnesses at the Morda based centre.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has revealed plans for a £150,000 project called Room For All that will include bringing world dance and music to Shropshire schools. The festival will develop and run a two-year programme of activities for musicians, dancers, schoolchildren and communities across Shropshire under the umbrella of its new All Together Now initiative. A number of refugee musicians involved will premiere at the festival.

More information will be here when available.



Friday 24th to Monday 27th August 2018
West Midlands Showground, (The Agricultural Showground) , Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2PF, England MAP
find nearby
accommodation
not yet on sale - on sale Friday 1st December 2017
daily capacity: 6500
last updated: Mon 2nd Oct 2017


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