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 the concerts. They try to bring quality in depth, and recognise the need to give artists and audiences the best stages, in the best marquees, with the best sound and lighting possible.

Guests at the festival this year include Carlos Nunez, Bedlam, Dan Walsh, Edward II, Reg Meuross, Judy Collins, The Breath, Skerryvore, The Unthanks, Sam Sweeney Band, Show Of Hands, Black Umfolosi, Rheingans Sisters, Sarah Matthews & Doug Eunson, Talisk, Token Women, Track Dogs and many more.

Director Sandra Surtees said: “Our eclectic line-up really does have something for everyone. We’ve gained a reputation for bringing the best of North America folk artists to the festival with a growing world music interest too. As ever, we’ll have some of the best of contemporary and traditional British folk acts as well. We’re really looking forward to the international flavour of the festival after covid and travel restrictions meant we were unable to have overseas performers in 2021. It’s going to be great!”

The festival has four live music stages, a dance tent with ceilidhs and dance shows, dedicated festivals for children and young people, workshops and singarounds. There’s also on-site camping and glamping, a food village and festival shop, craft fair and real ale, wine and cocktail bars.

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