More acts have been revealed for the 4-day Shrewsbury Folk Festival which takes place from Friday 23rd until Monday 27th August 2019 at the West Mid Showground, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Returning to play again is Andy Fairweather Low & the Low Riders ft the Hi Riders Soul Revue, there's Scottish 'supergroup' Capercaillie (pictured above), and American trio Birds of Chicago. This year's festival will feature a special day of programming on the festival's Pengwern Stage by duo Chris While and Julie Matthews to celebrate 25 years of their musical relationship, and they have chosen Blair Dunlop, Burden of Paradise, singer songwriter Charlie Dore, Eddi Reader, and While & Matthews Big Band, who all perform on the Sunday. Other new acts are Aine Tyrrell, AKA Trio, Boxwood Chessmen, Exmouth Shanty Men, plus dance groups Whapweasel, the John Spiers Ceilidh Band, and Relentless, and there will also be performances from the Corryvrechan Scottish Dance Display Team.
Already announced for the 2019 event were Kate Rusby, Oysterband, Martyn Joseph, Daphne’s Flight, Skerryvore, Gary Stewart’s Graceland, Phil Beer Band, Steve Knightley, Merry Hell, Edgelarks, Grace Petrie and many more. For the details as available please see the line-up page.
Festival Director Sandra Surtees said: "Last year our weekend tickets sold out a month before the festival and many people were disappointed they couldn't come for all four days despite regular warnings that we were going to sell out. We have sold more to date in 2019 than we had by the same time last year so, as ever, our advice is to book as early as possible. There's so much more than just music for people to enjoy including dances, music and other workshops, great food and drink and a brilliant atmosphere!"
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend no camping: £145
adult weekend with camping: £172
Family, youth, child, and day tickets are also available.
The festival has four main music stages, a dance tent with a programme including ceilidhs, workshops and dance shows, children and youth festivals, workshops, craft fair, food village, real ale, cocktail and gin bars and on-site camping and glamping. There are also fringe events at local pubs with dance displays in the town centre and a parade through the streets on the Saturday afternoon.
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