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.
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, .
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.
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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