Monday, August 20, 2012
There are a handful of changes to the programme - all the printed programmes have an insert that covers these, and we'll flag them up on the screens on site over the weekend too, but for information they are:
Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston scheduled to start 22.45, will now start 20.00
Luke Jackson scheduled to start 20.00, will now start 21.50
Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson scheduled to start at 21.50, will now start at 22.45
Jackie Oates scheduled to start 19.55, will now start 21.00
Abigail Washburn scheduled to start at 21.00, will now start 19.55
Caroline Herring scheduled to start 12.20 will now start 13.30
Rua MacMillan scheduled to start 13.40 will now start at 12.20
We apologise for the other changes, but many of our artists want to make guest appearances with each other during the festival, and we needed to juggle some artists' times to make this possible.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
So what can you expect? We've got the usual wide and varied timetable including something for everyone from musicians, dancers, teenagers and children.
Fancy trying your hand at Bhangra? Or setting yourself up for the day with a spot of yoga? Well, you can at Shrewsbury. There's Taiko drumming and henna tattooing for the Refolkus (12-25 year olds) gang, dance workshops from the African Cultural Exchange, all manner of sessions for musicians and that's just to mention a few.
A very special treat for the guitarists among you this year is a general guitar workshop from the one and only Phil Beer from Show of Hands! It's guaranteed to be standing room only so get there early if you want to learn from the master.
Monday, August 06, 2012
All the dancers wear radio headphones and the DJ produces a simultaneous programme of two alternative types of music - one traditional and the other pop - but all at the same time signature.
You can take your pick of which music you want to dance to and the caller is heard over the top of both types of music on the headphones making for an evening of fantastic dancing.
There's going to be a pirate theme - 'aye, aye Jim lad!' - so bring your fancy dress! It promises to be an amazing night and demand is likely to be high so get there early.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Tickets are still available from the Hive 01743 234970 or on the door.
Nancy Kerr and James Fagan will end this season's run of gigs on Sunday, June 17 - tickets also from the Hive. Doors for all concerts at 7pm, with performances beginning at 7.45pm.
Who has made it into the 2012-2013 concert series will be revealed at the gig on June 17!
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Here's the link to the online booking page
Friday, May 04, 2012
You can read more here - http://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/Camping/Online-Store/Camping-Magazine/Camping-Magazines/Camping-Magazine-June-2012-_sc70_pd3442.
They've also got an app that you can download - http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/camping-magazine/id458639112?ls=1&mt=8
So do you camp at SFF? We're planning improvements to campsite 2 this year - it may be across the road from the main campsite but it's a prime location near the main stage and more importantly, the loos and showers! Grab your pitch early is our advice.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
The bad news: The only tickets we have left are 17 Friday day tickets - all weekend and Sat/Sun/Mon tickets have sold out. If you've already got yours, you can add extra under 18s and camping.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Daily Telegraph best festivals list
We only have a few tickets weekend tickets left but they will soon be gone - so please don't leave it too late!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Design the SFF T-Shirt Competition
Win a family ticket to the festival!
Following on from the really successful t-shirt design competition last year, we're going to run the same competition again.
We've also listened to the feedback on the shirts - you all loved the design, but felt the quality of the shirts wasn't as good as we've had in previous years, and you wanted a broader range of colours!
This year we aim to get it right with a great design and we're already looking at some fantastic quality shirts and colours; so hopefully we'll be perfect....
- A family ticket (2 adults, 2 youths) with camping to the 2012 festival
- An invitation to the festival reception, Sat 25th August
- Full acknowledgement in the programme
- Free t-shirts that feature your design
- Warm fuzzy feeling seeing hundreds of people wearing your shirt
We're very open-minded about the design, so will leave this to your imagination.
If you're looking for pointers, then a design that is inspired by, or reflects one or more of : folk music, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, the tradition, performance, Shrewsbury etc. would be good places to start.
The image would be placed on the front of a t-shirt.
How to enter
Entries can be submitted electronically as .jpg, .pdf or .ai formats (minimum 300dpi please) to Neil Pearson email@example.com
Please contact Neil if you'd like to submit an entry on disc or through the post.
Closing date Closing date is 16 April 2012. Any questions to Neil Pearson
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Having one of the most successful cross-over artists on the scene headlining our final day really is the icing on the cake of our best ever line-up.
The Scottish musician, who has a clutch of musical accolades including a BRIT award, an Ivor Novello award and a Grammy nomination to her name, will play solo to close out our 2012 event.
Tickets are on sale now and are selling faster than ever..last year we sold out in April and there were many disappointed people, so please order your tickets early if you would like to come to the festival.
Our early bird offer ends on February 29th this year (a month earlier than usual)