More artists revealed for Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2023

joining Billy Bragg, Oysterband, Breabach, Jiggy, Spiers & Boden, & more

By Neil Greenway | Published: Thu 30th Mar 2023

Billy Bragg

Friday 25th to Monday 28th August 2023
West Midlands Showground, (The Agricultural Showground) , Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2PF, England MAP
currently £200.50 with camping, £170.50 without
Daily capacity: 6,500
Last updated: Tue 11th Apr 2023

More artists revealed for Shrewsbury Folk Festival  

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has released its latest wave of artists for 2023 with a DJ set from The Dhol Foundation and debut visits from Scottish indie folk band Elephant Sessions and California based roots band Dustbowl Revival among the new additions.

Also just revealed are the Gigspanner Big Band, Show of Hands frontman Steve Knightley with a solo set, Baskery, global folk collective MishraGood HabitsTrue Foxes, The HoneybeesRapsquillion and Howay The Lasses

They join Billy BraggOysterbandBreabachJiggySpiers & BodenTalisk, Daphne’s Flight, kora master N’Faly Kouyaté from Afro Celt Sound System, Maddy Prior & Forgotten LandsLeveretN'famady KouyatéThe Bar-Steward Sons of Val DoonicanThe Salts and Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band on the line up of the festival that takes place from Friday August 25th to Monday August 28th with more headliners to be announced.

Dance bands includes LasairLeveret performing a special 10th anniversary ceilidh, Melrose Ceilidh BandOld SpotOscinaPeeping TomTopette!! and Whapweasel.

Director of the award-winning festival, Sandra Surtees, said: “As we move into Spring, we’re already starting to get excited about what this year’s festival holds. As ever, our line up will bring a wide variety of music from folk and roots to world music to Shrewsbury and the chance to our festivalgoers to discover new artists and enjoy old favourites.

“But the festival’s about much more than just the music though. The festival is renowned for its friendly vibe and it’s just such a brilliant way to spend a weekend or day with family and friends, enjoying great music and dance, good food and the chance to kick back and relax in a beautiful riverside setting.”

The festival has four live music stages including open air and covered marquees, a dance tent for ceilidhs and dance shows and workshops, dedicated festivals for children and young people including music, dance, crafts and circus skills, workshops from yoga to crafting, singarounds and music sessions. There is also on-site camping and glamping, a food village and festival shop, craft fair and real ale, wine and cocktail bars.

Day and weekend tickets are on sale at, starting from just £43 (including booking fee). 


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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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