Monday, November 22, 2010

Tickets on sale NOW!

Tickets for the 2011 festival are on sale now.

As usual there is a mixture of weekend and day tickets available, (with weekend tickets at the earlybird rate until 31 March 2011).

Full details on prices etc here

We're still finalising the line-up, but some of the artists already confirmed are

Bellowhead (a late night show this year)
Show of Hands
Oysterband (and special guests)
Cara Dillon
Kepa Junkera Band
Chris Wood & Andy Cutting (AND Chris solo)
Martyn Joseph
The Cecil Sharp Project
Demon Barber Roadshow
Jim Moray
17 Hippies
Spiers & Boden (AND a Spiers & Boden ceilidh)
Caroline Herring
Mr Gubbins Bicycle

..we'll announce more as we confirm them.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hope House Donations

As a festival we're proud that we support Hope House Hospice with a donation from every adult ticket sale, but we're equally proud that you also make donations over the's a copy of a press release we're sending out today that tells the full story.

Hope House Hospice is celebrating an early Christmas present from Shropshire’s biggest music festival which has helped to raise nearly £5,400 for the charity at this year's event.

Organisers of the Shrewsbury Folk Festival, held at the West Mid Showground over August Bank Holiday weekend, have made their annual donation of £1 for every adult ticket sold to the Morda hospice and handed over £3,600 recently.

Coupled with £1796 raised on the weekend from a bucket collection outside the main music marquees, donations raised from a stall at the festival and donations by festival goers who wanted electrical equipment charging, a total of £5,396 was raised for Hope House.

It is the third year that the festival has supported Hope House and so far £14,889 has been donated to support the hospice's music therapy service.

Festival Director Alan Surtees said the organising committee had been delighted with the amount raised.

He said: 'Yet again, the festival goers showed their generosity with their continuing support of the Hope House collection and by visiting its stall on the showground.

'Every year, we have a fantastic four days focused on music and that's why I think we continue to raise a great amount of money for Hope House. People recognise the enjoyment music brings to their life during the festival and want the children who use Hope House to be able to share in that.

'We have pledged to continue supporting Hope House and its music therapy service and hope we'll be able to raise even more money in 2011!'

Hope House Fundraising Manager Vanessa Thomas said: 'Music is a huge part of life at Hope House and benefits the children in many forms, from sessions with our music therapist, to singing along to favourite tunes; from toddlers banging drums to teenagers laying down tracks. Music brings pleasure to everyone and is a lovely way for children to make themselves heard.

'We're really pleased to be part of the festival and want to thank everyone who has supported us with a donation.'

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Ade Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds - Rise

Ade Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds got the festival off to a great start with a storming set on the main stage on Friday's a clip of 'Rise' from the middle of their show.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

getting closer....

Just a short note to let you know that the plans are in full swing for 2011 - we're in the process of booking acts for the festival; but as is normal, it takes a little time for it all to come together.

We hope to have almost everything completed in the next couple of weeks though, so keep checking in here, on Twitter of Facebook, and hopefully there will be something to announce soon!