line up for Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2012 revealed

Kate Rusby, Richard Thompson, and more - tickets on sale today

published: Thu 1st Dec 2011

Kate Rusby

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: 6500
last updated: Fri 3rd Aug 2012

Kate Rusby, and Richard Thompson lead the acts announced in the line up for Shrewsbury Folk Festival held over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Kate Rusby
The line-up includes Show of Hands, Also performing will be Dervish, Vin Garbutt, Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings, Fay Hield, Lau, Jackie Oates, Jim Moray, Karine Polwart, Spanish Galician Bagpiper Anxo Lorenzo, The Sweetback Sisters, Vishten, Baskery, and Canadian duo Madison Violet.

Other acts confirmed are Plainsong, Session A9, Jackie Oates, Abigail Washburn, Bad Anna, Faustus, Vamm, Rua MacMillan, Jonathan Byrd, Old Man Luedecke, Scoville Units, and Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston.

Next year's dance bands will be Florida, All Blacked Up, The Gloworms, Blackbeard's Tea Party, This Way Up, and Blowzabella.

Another act will be revealed early next year who will headline the Monday afternoon main stage concert.

Tickets are on sale today, Thursday 1st December with organisers predicting a huge demand for early bird bookings following this year's record early sell-out in May, three months before the event.

Festival Director Alan Surtees said: "This is going to be an amazing four days of music. The full line up offers something for everyone whether they are fans of traditional music or the new wave of folk.

We know many people chose Shrewsbury for the friendly atmosphere and the fact that they can enjoy everything the festival has to offer on one site that's central to the town.

We were surprised at how quickly tickets sold for 2011 so we really would advise people to book early to avoid being disappointed
."

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 24th until Monday 27th August.

Early bird tickets (bought before Wednesday 29th February 2012) are priced at £108.50 for a full weekend ticket. A youth (aged 12-17 years) weekend ticket is 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.

To buy tickets, click here.

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, on-site camping, a craft fair, and food village.

It also raises funds every year for its charity partner Hope House Hospice to fund its music therapy work for children with life limiting illnesses. Over the past four years, donations from festival goers and £1 from every adult ticket sold has helped to raise nearly £20,000.

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: 6500
last updated: Fri 3rd Aug 2012


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