Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2012

Friday 24th to Monday 27th August 2012
West Midlands Showground, (The Agricultural Showground) Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 2PF, SY1 2PF, England MAP
£108.50 for a full weekend ticket - sold out
Daily capacity: 6,500
Last updated: Fri 3rd Aug 2012

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.

In 2012 the festival takes place from Friday 24th until Monday 27th August.


KT Tunstall, Richard Thompson, Kate Rusby, Show of Hands, Dervish, Anxo Lorenzo, Plainsong, Session A9, Sweetback Sisters, Karine Polwart, Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings, Vin Garbutt, Jim Moray, Jackie Oates, Lau, Abigail Washburn, Vishten, Fay Hield, Bad Anna, Faustus, Madison Violet, Vamm, Rua MacMillan, Jonathan Byrd, Baskery, Old Man Luedecke, Scoville Units, and Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston.

Dance Bands: Florida, All Blacked Up, Glow Worms, Blackbeard's Tea Party, This Way Up, and Blowzabella

Performances take place in the Main Stage Marquee, Dance Marquee, and in the Sabrina Marquee (for open mic sessions and singarounds).


Weekend tickets priced at £108.50 sold out in April. A youth (aged 12-17 years) weekend ticket was priced at £66.50. A child (aged 5-11 years) weekend ticket is priced at £20.50. Children aged four and under go free. Day tickets start at £32.50 for adults, and there are also family tickets priced at £313.50 available. Camping is available to all weekend ticket holders at a price of £20 per adult.


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.

The festival features five music venues, a dance tent, dozens of workshops, a children's festival, Refolkus a dedicated youth programme for 12 to 25 -year-olds, a craft fair and food village.

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


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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