Patron Steve Knightley will perform 'Wake the Union' in full, and Shrewsbury will also host one of only two festival performances of The Full English, a multi artist project featuring Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Fay Hield, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls.
The line-up also includes Four Men & A Dog, Karine Polwart, Martin Simpson, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, Andy Cutting, Huw Williams & Maartin Allcock, Moulettes, Steve Tilston, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Bella Hardy, Megson, Duncan McFarlane, The Wilsons, The Young'Uns, Molotov Jukebox, Sunjay Brayne, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Steve Turner, The Harvesters, Carole Palmer & Maria Barham, Sue Brown & Lorraine Irwing, Cupola, Take Two, Cara Luft, J P Hoe, and Matt Gordon and Leonard Podolak.
Festival Director Alan Surtees said: "Everyone said 2013 was our best festival yet but we’re determined to top that in 2014! We are still working on the line up and will reveal more exciting artists in the coming months.
“As our regular festivalgoers know, we bring the cream of the UK and international folk world to Shrewsbury and they can always expect to discover a new artist they’ve never heard of or seen before – we always like to throw a few different things into the mix.
“We offer a brilliant festival site in a central location and a unique atmostphere created by our visitors. It’s a place where you can arrive on Friday and completely relax for four days.”
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. In 2012 the festival takes place from Friday 22nd until Monday 25th August.
The festival has four music stages, a dance tent, dozens of 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 will go on sale on 1st December.
Early bird tickets are priced at £120 for a full weekend ticket.Day tickets start at £32.50 for adults. Children under four go free and family tickets are available. Onsite camping is available to all weekend ticket holders with prices held to the same as this year at £20 per adult.
latest on this festival
festival home page
Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2017 Review
The Passerine with musicians from Sudan, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, Israel and India