Faith, Folk and Anarchy for Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2017

plus Chris Difford, Cara, and Jamie Smith's Mabon

By Neil Greenway | Published: Mon 16th Jan 2017

around the festival site

Friday 25th to Monday 28th August 2017
West Midlands Showground, (The Agricultural Showground) , Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2PF, England MAP
£135 for weekend, camping £25 extra
Daily capacity: 6,500
Last updated: Fri 4th Aug 2017

Faith, Folk and Anarchy, a 'supergroup' of Tom Robinson, Steve Knightley, & Martyn Joseph, who recorded an album together under that name in 2002, are the latest acts confirmed for Shrewsbury Folk Festival which is held over the August Bank Holiday weekend from Friday 25th to Monday 28th August 2017 at the West Mid Showground in Berwick Rd, Shrewsbury.

Also newly confirmed are Squeeze co-founder Chris Difford, Irish Music Award winning band Cara, and Jamie Smith's Mabon.

They join previously acts including Loudon Wainwright III, Eric Bibb, Jon Boden, The Unthanks, Oysterband, The Young'Uns, Le Vent du Nord, Seth Lakeman, Andy Fairweather Low & the Low Riders featuring the Hi Riders Special Soul Review, and many more.

Next year’s festival marks 20 years since it began in Bridgnorth in 1997 and it will be the 21st event organised by directors Alan and Sandra Surtees.

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.

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Tickets are priced at £130 for a full weekend ticket, and £155 with camping. A concessions ticket is priced at £125. A youth ticket (aged 12 to 17 years) is priced at £80. 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. There are also day tickets on sale.

In a change to previous years, the site will open from 7am on the Friday for people with camping tickets.

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