Levellers, and Rosanne Cash, for Shrewsbury Folk Festival

plus Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band, Tom Robinson, Raghu Dixit, & more

By Scott Williams | Published: Tue 1st Dec 2015


Friday 26th to Monday 29th August 2016
West Midlands Showground, (The Agricultural Showground) , Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2PF, England MAP
£175 for weekend with camping
Daily capacity: 6,500
Last updated: Thu 7th Jul 2016

Rosanne Cash the daughter of country singer Johnny Cash, Levellers, Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band, Tom Robinson, and Raghu Dixit lead the first acts announced for Shrewsbury Folk Festival held over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The line-up also includes Dervish, Treacherous Orchestra, John McCusker, Andy Irvine, Edward II, and festival patron Steve Knightley with Show of Hands.

Also confirmed are Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson, Shooglenifty, Sheelanagig, The Urban Folk Quartet, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, Mark Radcliffe Galleon Blast, The Boondock Hippy, Amadou Diagne & Modou Cissokho, Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow, Dila Varder and The Oddbeats, Medicine Creek, Gnawa, The Roaring Trowmen, Andy May, .

Completing today's acts are overseas artists including the return of American singer songwriter Richard Shindell, Barnstar!, and Ten Strings and a Goatskin.

Festival Director Alan Surtees said, "2016 will be a very special year for us and we are aiming to recreate some of the best gigs we've ever had with our line up to mark our 20th festival. We'll also be bringing one or two special treats to our audience with acts who've wowed the festival before."

The festival has four music stages, a dance tent, more than 100 workshops, children and youth programmes, onsite camping, a craft fair, real ale, wine and cocktail bars, and a food village, and takes place from Friday 26th until Monday 29th August 2016.

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Early bird tickets are priced at £125 for a full weekend ticket. A concessions ticket is priced at £120. A youth ticket (aged 12 to 17 years) is priced at £75. A child (aged 5-11 years) ticket is priced at £35. Children aged four and under go free. On-site camping is available to all weekend ticket holders with prices held at £25 per adult, or £10 for youths, free for those aged under 12.

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