August, 2022

fri26aug(aug 26)7:00 AMmon29(aug 29)6:00 PMShrewsbury Folk Festival7:00 AM - 6:00 PM (29) Greenhous West Mid Showground Events, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2PF, UK

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Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Shrewsbury Folk Festival is an exciting family holiday, a place to make new friends and meet up with old friends, an inclusive friendly atmosphere whether you are an experienced folkie or a complete newcomer, whether you come with friends or on your own.

As far as the music is concerned, Shrewsbury Folk Festival has a reputation for delivering the very finest acts from the UK and around the world, always searching to find new authentic artists as well as providing a platform for established performers, and never forgetting to add some fun and diversity to our concerts. We try to bring quality in depth, and we recognise the need to give our artists and audiences the best stages, in the best marquees, with the best sound and lighting possible.

When you arrive, all of your needs are catered for. A fantastic campsite where you are never more than a few moments from a venue and where you park your vehicles next to your tent or caravan. We have the best set of on-site caterers on the folk (or any other) scene, great bars, proper flushing toilets and loads of excellent showers.

On-site WiFi coverage is limited but free of charge, we want you to stay in touch, but we can’t offer unlimited download time. We have loads of events and entertainment for children and young people, workshops for everyone and brilliant sessions both organised and impromptu. We provide free buses into town, an excellent on-site shop, a craft fair, a huge free car park, dance displays, open mic, and friendly, helpful stewarding teams.

American folk legend, Judy Collins, globally acclaimed Galician piper Carlos Núñez, Lindisfarne, Show of Hands, 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 are among the performers lined up for this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival.

Also signed up so far are Stephen Fearing and The Sentimentals, the Seckou Keita Quartet, Moonlight Benjamin, Welsh super group Pendevig, sitar maestro Sheema Mukherjee (Imagined Village, Transglobal Underground), Zimbabwean group Black Umfolosi, American duo Truckstop Honeymoon, Colin Linden, Calan, The John Martyn Project – a musical tribute to the legendary singer songwriter and guitarist, The Trials of Cato, FOS Brothers, Kabantu, Will Pound’s A Day Will Come, Sisters of Elva Hill folk ballet, The Jellyman’s Daughter, The Boxwood Chessmen, Sherburn Bartley Sanders, Benji Kirkpatrick & The Excess, Sheelanagig, Tom Wilson, and Yorkston Thorne Khan.