Tickets for Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2011 nearly sold out

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Shrewsbury’s reputation as one of the premier folk festivals of the year has seen it become a regular sell-out in advance of the festival.

The festival features five music venues, a dance tent, dozens of workshops, a children’s festival, Refolkus a dedicated youth programme for 12 to 25 -year-olds, on-site camping, a craft fair and food village.

The Oysterband, Show of Hands, Bellowhead, Cara Dillon, Chris Wood & Andy Cutting and The Demon Barber Roadshow are just some of the artists revealed in the line up for Shrewsbury Folk Festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend (26th – 29th).

Others confirmed include Martyn Joseph, Breabach, Jim Moray, Vulgar Tongue – featuring Sean Lakeman, Kathryn Roberts, Jackie Oates and Ben Nicholls – and Spiers & Boden who will also be performing a ceilidh.

During the four day festival, at the Shropshire Showground (formely West Mid Showground), foreign artists will include the American Sweetback Sisters, Germany’s 17 Hippies and renowed Basque accordionist the Kepa Junkera Band.

Visitors to this year’s show will see some key changes including a second music marquee that will make it larger with a better layout and to the dance tent, which will have a new style of dance floor covering the whole floor space. A bigger main stage and giant screens outside the main stage one marquee so that you can sit on the grass and enjoy every minute of every performance. Plus making this a family friendly event, bigger marquees and teams for the children’s festival.

It also raises funds every year for its charity partner Hope House Hospice to fund its music therapy work for children with life limiting illnesses. Over the past three years, donations from festival goers and £1 from every adult ticket sold has helped to raise nearly £15,000.

Tickets and more details can be found at

Confirmed line-up includes

The Imagined Village
Cara Dillon
The Cecil Sharp Project
Oysterband (and special guests)
Bellowhead (a late night show this year)
Show of Hands
Kepa Junkera Band
17 Hippies
Turtle Duhks
Home Service
Martin Simpson Band
Demon Barber Roadshow
Spiers & Boden (and a S&B ceilidh)
Gerry O’Connor Trio Chris Wood & Andy Cutting (+ Chris solo)
John Tams & Barry Coope~
The Sweetback Sisters
Martyn Joseph
Reg Meuross
Jim Moray
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Caroline Herring
Sam Carter
Brooks Williams
Walsh & Pound
Lucy Ward
Pilgrims Way
Johnny Dickinson
The Wilsons
The Younguns
Kimber’s MenLady Maisery
Bad Anna
George Papavgeris & Los Marbles (+ solo)

Spiers and Boden
Grand Union

Hammersmith Morris
Redbornstoke Morris
Shropshire Bedlams
Martha Rhoden’s Tuppeny DishNewcastle Kingsmen
Outside Capering CrewSaving…..

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