It’s that time of year when towns across Shropshire are holding their annual Christmas light switch on ceremonies.
Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival announce early bird tickets
The fourth Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival is to take place on September 12-14 with limited Early Bird discounted tickets available.
Thousands of people turned out to the Shropshire showground last September to see massive acts grace the multiple stages including Maximo Park, Athlete, Sister Bliss of Faithless, Roni Size and The 1975 who were No.1 in the album charts at the time of the festivals gates opening.
Sunday witnessed a plethora of ‘as seen on TV comedians’ take to a stage, which was tipped as one of the strongest comedy bills in the country.
Featuring the likes of comedian, Shaun of The dead, Black Books star Dylan Moran, Edinburgh award nominee Carl Donnelly, and TV panel darling Katheryn Ryan.
James Walsh of Starsailor headlined an acoustic stage whilst many local bands battled it out to perform on the local heroes stage.
For 2014, organisers have announced new additions to the festival set- up, including for the first time, the main stage opening on a Friday night, a totally separate quieter / family camping zone and litter bond permit to help promote a greener festival.
More children’s activities are to be added whilst maintaining the diverse and strong line-up of music and comedy across the weekend.
The event will wind down on the Sunday and weekend campers will still be able to pitch up and enjoy the music with family and friends. Day tickets will also be available for those who can only commit to the one day.
Festival organiser, Dene Edwards of Forever Invasion, said: “Year on year we have grown substantially and strived to provide a better experience for all, not only in the calibre of the acts we attract but also in terms of the price and atmosphere we create.
“Last year, we had a dozen complaints regarding noise, however despite earlier reports we have managed to maintain a comparable noise level with other events in the town and in some cases were even lower in some parts of the noise spectrum.
“We will be working with the local authorities and local community to try and implement a few things to further mitigate the noise impact.
“Last year was a great success seeing up to 8,000 people on site at any one time. The economic gains from this influx of people must be substantial. The town centre was awash with wellie wearers and for love nor money could we book a hotel room in the area.
“This year we have some very big acts to announce – starting in the coming weeks, we expect the show to sell-out.”
Shrewsbury has welcomed the arrival of Acoustic Boutique, the new home of the sound and music specialists.
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