Some members have been discussing attending the Shrewsbury Folk Festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Friday 25th to the morning of Tuesday 29th. At the moment five vans are booked in. Pricing is tiered with the price rising as they sell out of the cheaper tickets. At the moment the ticket are £155 for adults and £150 for concessions for the whole weekend with camping.
Here is what one of our members said about it
We have been for a number of years, it has level camping (!) in the overflow camping, which we usually head for, a very good selection of food stalls and has at least four stages, with a ceilidh tent, set away from the main area, due to the late dancing and noise. There is a good selection of real ales, and if you are lucky, some very early Murvi vans!
and here is what they say about themselves
What a year 2016 was! Fun, sun, the best music and dance and a fabulous vibe – what more could you want? We’re already working on the 2017 festival and while we can’t divulge any details yet, you can rest assured we will bring you some of most established artists from the UK alongside acts celebrating folk traditions from across the world. They’ll take you on a voyage of discovery, bringing you ever-changing musical colours with their breath-taking performances.
But Shrewsbury Folk Festival is about more than just music. With a warm welcome from our volunteer stewards, we can promise a relaxed atmosphere with time for you to explore our festival site with its four sound stages, dance tent and specialist venues for our children’s and youth festivals. There are shops, caterers, bars, a craft fair, free buses into Shrewsbury town centre and a great campsite.
Most of all, you are never an outsider here – you don’t need a lifetime of folk experience to have a good time and sticking your finger in your ear is optional! Whoever you are, you’ll find SFF a welcoming, happy and inspiring place to spend your festival holiday.
We are intending to camp for two nights before the festival at a campsite in Little Stretton.
Let me know if you fancy joining us