more names revealed for Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2018

Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Peter Knight & John Spiers, & more

By Neil Greenway | Published: Tue 30th Jan 2018

Edwina Hayes

Friday 24th to Monday 27th August 2018
West Midlands Showground, (The Agricultural Showground) , Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2PF, England MAP
currently £180 with camping, £155 without
Daily capacity: 6,500
Last updated: Fri 17th Aug 2018

More acts have been revealed for the 4-day Shrewsbury Folk Festival which takes place from Friday 24th until Monday 27th August 2018 at the West Mid Showground, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Headlining the Bellstone Stage on the Saturday will be the Richard Thompson Electric Trio, while other new confirmations are new duo Peter Knight & John Spiers, and singer-songwriters James Riley, and Edwina Hayes (pictured above).

These join the previously confirmed acts which include American singer songwriter Gretchen Peters, Steeleye Span,Irish super group Usher’s Island, Show of Hands, Jon Boden and The Remnant Kings, Gigspanner, BBC Folk Award winner Daoirí Farrell and Scottish folk rockers Skerryvore, and dance bands Blowzabella, Bedlam, Committee Band, Vertical Expression, Kirkophany and Out of Hand.  For all of the details so far including day splits please see the line-up page.

Director Sandra Surtees said: "We are delighted to have secured this rare appearance by the Richard Thompson Electric Trio for Shrewsbury. Richard is a folk legend but he doesn’t often perform in this format so it’ll be a real treat for our audience. The line up contains a wide variety of traditional and contemporary folk alongside singer songwriters and north American and Canadian acts so there is something to appeal to all tastes. That’s echoed in the strong ticket sales we’re experiencing with many of our visitors coming back year after year as they love the festival so much!"

Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend no camping: £140
adult weekend with camping: £165
Family, youth, child, and day tickets are also available.

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