Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2013

Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August 2013
West Midlands Showground, (The Agricultural Showground) Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 2PF, SY1 2PF, England MAP
£137.50 for a full weekend ticket
Daily capacity: 6,500
Last updated: Wed 17th Jul 2013

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 23rd until Monday 26th August 2013.


Carolina Chocolate Drops (UK exclusive), Afro Celt Sound System, 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).


The early bird offer has ended. 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 with prices held to the same as this year at £20 per adult.

To buy tickets, click here.


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 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 and has so far helped raise more than £26,000 for the Morda based centre.

More information will be here when available.

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