Blackie and the Rodeo Kings for Shrewsbury Folk Festival

plus Karen Matheson, Lady Maisery, Ian Anderson & Maggie Holland, The Wilsons, & more

By Scott Williams | Published: Wed 13th Jan 2016

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings

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

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings tops the latest acts announced for Shrewsbury Folk Festival held over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The line-up now also includes Karen Matheson, Lady Maisery, Ian Anderson & Maggie Holland, The Wilsons, Blackie and Stephen Fearing, Kefaya, Snow in June, Hot Vultures, Roaring Trowmen, Stephen Fearing, The Wilsons, and Two Blank Pages.

Also confirmed are Rosanne Cash, Levellers, Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band, Tom Robinson, Raghu Dixit, Dervish & guests, Show of Hands, Treacherous Orchestra, John McCusker Band, Andy Irvine, folk reggae group Edward II, Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson, Shooglenifty, Sheelanagig, The Urban Folk Quartet, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, Galleon Blast, The Boondock Hippy, Amadou Diagne & Modou Cissokho, Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow, Dila V and The Oddbeats, Medicine Creek, Gnawa, Roaring Trowmen, Andy May Trio, Richard Shindell, Barnstar!, and Ten Strings and a Goatskin.

Festival Director Alan Surtees said, "2016 is a very special celebration event for us as it’s our 20th festival in Shropshire. We'll be reprising some of the acts which have most impressed audiences during that time, with artists from the UK, North America and around the world.

"We also have plans in place to provide superior sound in our main marquee, even more amazing lighting on main stage one and two and bigger and better screens on those stages too so everyone can see what’s going on."

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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Tickets are currently priced at £130 for a full weekend ticket. A concessions ticket is priced at £120. A youth ticket (aged 12 to 17 years) is priced at £80. A child (aged 5-11 years) ticket is priced at £40. 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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