Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2010

Friday 27th to Monday 30th August 2010
West Midlands Showground, (The Agricultural Showground) Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 2PF, SY1 2PF, England MAP
early bird season ticket £92. Full day tickets available. Kids half price. Camping £15 extra.
Last updated: Mon 23rd Aug 2010

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 with something for everyone, and a chance to discover new artists from the UK and around the world.

In 2010 the festival takes place from Friday 27th until Monday 30th August. The original lease holders of the festival site, (The Shropshire and West Midlands Agricultural Society) have been declared bankrupt, however the landowners are very keen to see the festival continue and have assured festival organisers that they will make the site available to them next year and in the future.


The first artists confirmed are Afro Celt Sound System, Billy Bragg, Karen Matheson Band replacing Cara Dillon, Bellowhead, Chuck Brodsky, Adrienne Young, Belshazzar's Feast, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, Kerr Fagan Harbron, Jackie Oates, John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett, Hans Theessink, Fay Hield Trio, Kerfuffle, Michael McGoldrick Big Band, Dervish + Special Guests, Heidi Talbot & Boo Hewerdine with Drever, McCusker, and Woomble, Mawkin:Causley, Adrian Edmondson & the Bad Shepherds, Genticorum, Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell, and Kristina Olsen & Peter Grayling. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Performances take place in the Main Stage Marquee, Dance Marquee, and in the Sabrina Marquee (for open mic sessions and singarounds). There are also dedicated Youth and Children's programmes running throughout the weekend.

For 2010 the festival is expected to remain at its new location across the river, at the West Midlands Showground. 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.


Early bird tickets (bought before Wednesday 1st April) are priced at £92 for a full weekend ticket, a family ticket (2 adults & 2 youths 11-17 years) is priced at £248.50. (Youth 11-17 years) tickets are £46. Tickets for children under 11 years are free. A camping ticket is priced at £15 (per adult). Day tickets will also be available. To buy tickets, click here.

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, camping, and opportunities to 'Meet the Artist'. There are also many events expected to take place in the town of Shrewsbury itself.


Dogs are very welcome at the festival but in a change from previous years they are not allowed in venues unless they are assistance dogs.

More information will be here when available.

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