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.
The festival has four main music stages, a dance tent featuring ceilidhs, workshops and dance shows, children and youth festivals, more than 100 workshops, a craft fair, food village, real ale, prosecco and cocktail bars and on-site camping.
Confirmed so far are Gretchen Peters, Usher's Island, Show of Hands, Jon Boden and The Remnant Kings, Steeleye Span, Peter Knight's Gigspanner Big Band, Daoiri Farrell, Skerryvore, Rusty Shackle, and more, with many more still to be announced.
For all of the details so far including day splits please see the line-up page.
Dance bands will be Blowzabella, Bedlam, Committee Band, Vertical Expression, Kirkophany and Out of Hand.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend no camping: £135
adult weekend with camping: £160
Family, youth, child, and day tickets are also available.
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.
Camping is all on-site allowing festival goers access to all venues and activities.
Dogs are very welcome at the festival but are not allowed in venues unless they are assistance dogs.
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.
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Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2017 Review