Entries by Jo Cunningham

Culture Recovery Fund grant

We are over the moon to have received another grant to fund us while we plan a fantastic return this return this August! Thanks to Arts Council England and the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, we can continue to be #HereForCulture with a grant of £45,265 to support our running costs. More than £300 million has […]

Looking forward to August

We were so sad to hear that Cambridge Folk Festival won’t be taking place this year – our hearts go out to the team and all the festivalgoers who had been looking forward to a glorious return this summer, as are we. As an independent festival, we are in a different position to the organisers […]

Bring on your favourite summer festival!

We hope you’re doing as well as can be expected in these testing times but our summer festival is an ever-increasing ray of light at the end of this dark period. Nobody knows exactly what the situation will be by then. But we are heartened by the positive numbers of people being vaccinated. So we’ve […]

2021 line-up

Here is the first major line-up announcement for Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2021. And we’re delighted to say we managed to secure the majority of our performers from the festival-that-never-was! Who’s playing? American folk legend, Judy Collins, globally acclaimed Galician piper Carlos Núñez, Lindisfarne, Show of Hands, Oysterband, The Lost Words: Spell Songs with Karine Polwart, […]

Festival lifeline grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has been awarded £93,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today. The four-day annual event is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the […]

Order your festival beer!

As anyone who has ever been to the festival knows, great real ale is a key component of our line up! So we’ve teamed up with our friends at the Salopian Brewery to bring you some of its finest beers delivered direct to your doorstep so you can recreate the festival atmosphere at home. You can order […]

Save the date for Virtually Shrewsbury Folk Festival

  The thought of an August Bank Holiday without our annual dose of SFF magic was unthinkable so we’ve created Virtually Shrewsbury Folk Festival to take place on Saturday and Sunday August 29 and 30. It will be two days of music, dance, workshops and other festival related fun to keep you going until the ‘real’ thing […]

Festival postponement

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we have decided to postpone this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival. It will now take place from August 27th – 30th, 2021. We know that many people will be disappointed – we are too. Our small team is hugely passionate about the festival and our summer just won’t […]