We have a strong tradition of Morris and Rapper dancing at Shrewsbury and have proudly welcomed teams from home and abroad over the years.

They are a vital part of the event, bringing colour and an extra dimension to the festival, where they perform around the site and in the town centre. Beware where you decide to go for a refreshing drink as you never know which town centre hostelry the rapper sides will turn up in!

As well as the on-site procession, last year we introduced a parade through the town centre, taking dance to the people of Shrewsbury. This year the Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Beverley Baker, will head the procession from the Castle to the Square from 1.30pm on Saturday August 23.

This year, our local sides, the Shropshire Bedlams and Martha Rhoden’s Tuppeny Dish, Shrewsbury Morris and the Ironmen and Severn Gilders will once again be with us alongside Appakella (Step dance), Black Swan Rapper, Chinewrde Morris (North West), Dawnswyr Delyn (Welsh Folk Dance), Hammersmith Morris Men (Cotswold), Kickin’ Alice (Appalachian), Severn Sisters Tribal Belly Dancers, and Star and Shadow Rapper (winners of the Dancing England Rapper Tournament 2014).