More day tickets have gone on sale for the Shrewsbury Folk Festival held over the August Bank Holiday weekend, to meet public demand.
Organisers say they have bowed to public demand for day only tickets, which had sold out, to be put back on sale as in the current economic climate many of those who would like to attend were unable to afford a weekend ticket.
Festival directors decided to increase the allocation for one day tickets for all four days from Friday 23rd until Monday 26th August, with full weekend tickets, which give entry to all four days, are also still available.
The festival has five music venues, a dance tent, dozens of workshops, a children's festival, Refolkus - a dedicated youth programme for 12 to 25-year-olds, on-site camping, a craft fair and food village. The festival is located on the fringe of Shrewsbury, with the town centre just a short walk away.
The line-up includes Carolina Chocolate Drops (UK exclusive), Afro Celt Sound System (pictured), Eddi Reader, Tim O'Brien, Capercaillie, Oysterband, Bright Phoebus sings Tom Waits, Heidi Talbot and very special guests, Steve Knightley & John Jones (UK exclusive), Barnstar!, Martyn Joseph, Nidi D'Arac, Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party, The Be Good Tanyas, Mark Erelli, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, Nic Jones Trio, Jez Lowe, Lucy Ward, Sam Carter, Melrose Quartet, Jim Moray's Folk Slam!, Lori Watson and the Rule of Three, Blue Rose Code, ColvinQuarmby, Doyle & Debbie, Luke Jackson, Elbow Jane, James Riley, Jess & Richard Arrowsmith, Keith Donnelly, Lady Maisery, Madeleine Vaughan, Monster Ceilidh Band, Moore Moss & Rutter, Randolph Matthews & Byron Johnston, Something Nasty in the Woodshed, Steamchicken, The Wilsons, and Ursula Holden Gill.
Performances take place in the Main Stage Marquee, Dance Marquee, and in the Sabrina Marquee (for open mic sessions and singarounds).
Festival Director Alan Surtees said: "The sustained downturn in the economy continue to bite and our supporters are suffering – there are many who have told us they would love to come for four days as usual but with the cost of living still high, they have to prioritise.
"We are happy to do what we can to help and make sure people still get a chance to come and enjoy Shrewsbury. The line up is one of the most amazing we have ever had with a number of exclusive performances that you won’t get at any other festival in the country. We don’t want anyone to miss out so we’ve released more day tickets that start from just £32.50.
"The four day weekend does offer excellent value for money though – it’s a full on four days of music, dance, workshops and children’s event wrapped up with top knotch production values and great food and beer on an excellent site. If you only can afford to go to one festival this year, you should make it Shrewsbury."
The Shrewsbury Folk Festival was formerly known as the Bridgnorth Folk Festival, and is a four day event blending a tradition of folk music and dance and offers musical and cultural diversity in a family friendly format.
Tickets are priced at £137.50 for a full weekend ticket. A youth (aged 12-17 years) weekend ticket is priced at £83. A child (aged 5-11 years) weekend ticket is priced at £35. Children aged four and under go free. Day tickets start at £32.50 for adults, and there are also family tickets priced at £375 available.
On-site camping is available to all weekend ticket holders priced at £20 per adult.
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