Win tickets to a Shropshire music festival

by Webmaster, 16th April 2019

Win tickets to the Shrewsbury Folk Festival, taking place in the Salopian capital this August

Picture: © Phil Carter

Music-loving Welsh Border Life readers are in luck this month, as we have a set of family day tickets to the Shrewsbury Folk Festival – on from 23rd to 26th August – up for grabs.

Headliners include Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre – along with former bandmates Dee Palmer and Clive Bunker – plus Devon-based nautical-themed Exmouth Shanty Men, and multi-national music collective Mankala, who’ll be bringing their distinctive African roots-style sound to the stage. Others to look out for include Kate Rusby (pictured), Eddi Reader, Andy Fairweather Low, along with Amythyst Kiah, and Irish folk-inspired Aine Tyrrell.

As well as live music, highlights of the festival include a dance tent hosting ceilidhs, workshops and dance shows, activities for kids and young adults, plus a craft fair, food village, real ale and cocktail bars, and on-site camping and glamping. What’s more, fringe music performances will be taking place in venues throughout Shrewsbury, plus there’ll be dance displays and a parade through the town centre.


Q: When did Jethro Tull release their first album, This Was?

A: 31 years ago B: 41 years ago C: 51 years ago

To enter, email the answer along with your name, address and telephone number to: folkfest@borderpublishing.com. By entering this competition, you consent to your email address being added to the walesandborders.com newsletter database, but it will NOT be passed to any third party.


Shrewsbury Folk Festival, 23rd-26th August. West Midlands Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury SY1 2PF. For details, and to book tickets, visit www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk


T&Cs: One winner will receive a family day ticket granting them entry to the Shrewsbury Folk Festival on Monday 26th August, worth approx £100. Family tickets entitle winner entry for up to two adults, and two children aged between five and 17-years-old (under fives go free). Competition closing date 1st June 2019. Subject to availability. No cash alternative. Usual competition rules apply. Max one entry per person. The editor’s decision is final.


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