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Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2024 West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury
Friday 23rd August 2024 - Monday 26th August 2024 Gates at: 07:00
Shrewsbury Folk Festival Fan Reviews (474) 4.8
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Great Festival

Overall a great well organised event, with some good acts. Could have done with some bigger names from the Folk genre.

Posted by SteveC on 05/10/2023

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2023, West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury - 25th August 2023

All in all another great weekend at Shrewsbury.

I quite like the closeness of the camp site without it being too noisy. I particularly like the emphasis placed upon some of the older traditions of folk music..... the highlighting of Morris ...the varied classes in instruments and vocals and generally the wide spectrum of music included at the festival -that now constitutes the folk genre. I think the line up this year was pretty good but have seen better. It would be great if even the largest stage ( Severn) could be accommodated in an open sided gigantic circus tent. Having said that, the weather was tolerable.

Posted by Old Nick on 04/09/2023

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2023, West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury - 25th August 2023

Coveinience and entertainment.

I really enjoy having a world class festival in my doorstep. I'm able to cycle to the site and yet get home to my bed and a warm shower. I enjoy seeing friends and the ability to stroll around sampling the music and treats available. Best of all is my continuing education in all things Folk.

Posted anonymously on 04/09/2023

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2023, West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury - 25th August 2023


We enjoyed Shrewesbury for the sixth year, although not being a fan of the open stages we did feel Sabrina and Pengwern worked well. Personally we miss the Bellstone, we feel due to the distance from the other stages it has almost become a separate festival where people go all day rather than mixing the stages. Also the volume of the Severn stage seemed too loud this year as it was drowning out the other stages when sat outside at times, whilst you may expect that with the Chilli pipers or the Banga band, there is something wrong when Billy Bragg is overpowering the Pengwern stage! On a positive note the camping was so much better on the Thursday night, now that the wholesale reserving of pitches has been stopped which was really unfair.

Posted by Kayto on 03/09/2023

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2023, West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury - 25th August 2023

Seating and tent positioning

I loved the festival. Great music, well organised, good facilities. The only comments I have to improve the festival are 1) could you consider reintroducing seats in the tented areas. I personally found it a bit of a nuisance having to carry a chair around between venues. I also felt it was a bit awkward if you wanted to leave during a performance to see another artist. And 2) could you please try to move the tent designated for the singaround so that it was in a quieter are. This year we were trying to complete with the sound comming from the main stage. (We didn't win) Thanks again though for all the hard work of the organisers, and the army of volunteers.

Posted by on 02/09/2023

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2023, West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury - 25th August 2023

Venues Our festival has a mixture of open air outside stages and open sided marquees. You’ll need to bring your own chairs and picnic blankets. Please check out the Information and FAQs page for any other questions.  

Opening Times - Gates open for Thursday camping ticket holders only from 15:00-18:00 | Gates open for Friday camping from 07:00 | Gates open for day ticket holders at 12:00 on Friday and at 08:00 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Concert finish times 00:00 **except on Monday when it’s approximately 18:00**.

Specific times will be released in August when our souvenir programme is available. 

Tickets There are no physical tickets. Your automated E Ticket should be with you within 30 minutes of ordering. You’ll need to show your E Ticket, complete with barcode, on arrival.

If your email doesn’t arrive within 30 minutes, please get in touch with Gigantic Tickets at customerservices@gigantic.com or give them a call on 0115 807 7900.

Please check your junk folder first though! Weekend wristband colours will indicate if you are entitled to camp or not so please make sure you book the correct tickets. We have a three-tier weekend ticket system which is the fairest system we can adopt. As always, the earlier you buy your tickets, the cheaper they are. Each tier has a limited number of tickets and when they’re gone, they’re gone so please book early! When tier 1 tickets have sold out the price will automatically change to tier 2 and so on. 

Family ticket options (with or without camping) 2 adults and 2 children 5-10 yrs | 2 adults and 1 child 5-10 yrs and 1 youth 11-17 yrs |2 adults and 2 youths 11-17 yrs 

Concessionary tickets (adult weekend tickets only) Day tickets: concessions are not available on day tickets. Prices are tiered and like all other tickets when they’re gone, they’re gone.

Please continue reading to find out if you qualify. Concession tickets are for people aged 65+ (men & women), full time students, people claiming Universal Credit (UC), Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Carers tickets

If you require a carer to attend the festival to assist you, then one carer’s ticket can be purchased in the same transaction. Carer’s tickets cost £100 and are not tiered. To qualify you need to be in receipt of one of these carer's credits. Proof of eligibility will be required at the festival or the full price will be charged.  Camping is available at the standard rate.

• Disability Living Allowance - middle or highest rate of the care component• Attendance Allowance• Constant Attendance Allowance• Personal Independence Payment daily living part• Armed Forces Independence Payment• Child Disability Payment (CDP) middle or highest rate of the care component

Car Parking for non campers Parking costs £5 per day or £15 for the weekend. These charges apply to vehicles parked in our car park (not camping pitches). 

Thursday Camping * SOLD OUT * To reduce the number of people arriving on site at the same time on Friday morning we are offering a limited number of Thursday camping tickets at £20 per adult.

Arrival is only permitted between 15:00 and 18:00. This ticket is in addition to the normal weekend camping ticket. Please note entertainment does not start until Friday afternoon.

Weekend Camping There are camping and non-camping options for adult, concession, family and youth weekend tickets.

If you need to add camping tickets to an existing order, you can only do so by emailing Gigantic Tickets at customerservices@gigantic.com with your order reference number. Camping is not available as a stand-alone ticket or with day tickets. Adult camping costs £30 per adult with weekend tickets only.

Child and Youth Tickets and Camping for the under 18s - All under 18s tickets are priced according to age (0-4y rs go free). Camping is free for everyone aged 0-10 yrs and does not need to be booked. Youth 11-17 yrs camping costs £11, available with weekend tickets only.

Under no circumstances will youths be permitted entrance to Shrewsbury Folk Festival without adult accompaniment. Wristband colours will indicate if youths are entitled to camp or not so please make sure you book the correct tickets.

N.B. if camping is required the adult must camp with, or next to, the youths camping pitch. If you think your age will be questioned, please bring personal identification. ALL UNDER 18s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Do you live outside the UK? Souvenir programmes are only available to order if you live in the UK. For ticket booking queries please contact Gigantic Tickets on +44 115 807 7900 or email customerservices@gigantic.com. It is not possible to purchase souvenir programmes if you live abroad.

Privacy Policy We will not pass on your details to third parties. We will only use your email address to send festival updates i.e. artists booked, who is on which day, morris teams, ticket information, P@ndemonium! and Refolkus activities, maps, camping details, arrival times, car parking, catering and bars etc.

We like to keep you informed with festival news so please make sure you check this option when you buy tickets: ‘Yes - Shrewsbury Folk Festival can keep me up to date with all the lovely festival news about artists and everything else you need to know about SFF’  

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