The first acts have been revealed for the 4-day Shrewsbury Folk Festival which takes place from Friday 27th until Monday 30th August 2021 at the West Mid Showground, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Top of the list is American folk legend Judy Collins, Galician piper Carlos Nunez, Show of Hands, Lindisfarne, Oysterband, The Lost Words: Spell Songs, with Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter, Jim Molyneux and illustrator Jackie Morris, Canadian folk rockers Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, and The Young'Uns.
Also appearing will be Stephen Fearing & The Sentimentals, Seckou Keita Quartet, Moonlight Benjamin, Welsh super group Pendevig, sitar maestro Sheema Mukherjee, Zimbabwe's Black Umfolosi, American duo Truckstop Honeymoon, Colin Linden, Calan, a musical tribute to the legendary singer songwriter and guitarist with The John Martyn Project, The Trials Of Cato, FOS Brothers, Kabantu, Will Pound's A Day Will Come, The Sisters Of Elva Hill folk ballet, The Jellyman's Daughter, The Boxwood Chessmen, Chris Sherburn, Denny Bartley & Emily Sanders, Benji Kirkpatrick & The Excess, Sheelanagig, Tom Wilson, and Yorkston Thorne Khan.
Festival Director Sandra Surtees said: “Being able to reveal such an exciting line-up for 2021 is a huge milestone for us in what has been a very challenging year. It’s giving us positivity for the future and something to look forward to. As ever, there’s something for everyone including household names like Judy Collins and Lindisfarne, alongside top folk and roots acts from the UK and some brilliant world musicians too. We’re making plans to deliver a covid-secure event where our festival family can enjoy the same fabulous Shrewsbury atmosphere and be safe. It's too early to predict what, if any, changes may be necessary, but the size and flexibility of our site gives us lots of options.”
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend no camping: £160
adult weekend with camping: £187
Family, youth, child, and day tickets are also available.
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