New festival merchandise online shop

We have launched a new online store for festival fans looking to buy sustainable festival merchandise including clothing, bags & more!

Buy a piece of festival art from Luke Crump

Our Refolkus artist-in-residence Luke Crump spent four days creating this amazing artwork this year and now you can own your own copy!

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Festival smashes fundraising target for Hope House

We are beyond delighted to have scored a record fundraising total for Hope House this year to smash the £100,000 milestone in our ongoing efforts to fund music therapy sessions for children with life-threatening conditions.

Our charity partner raised more than £11,400, which includes a donation from us for every adult weekend ticket sold. The record-breaking amount takes the tally raised since we began our charity partnership in 2008 to more than £102,700!

Every year Hope House volunteers hold a bucket collection on Sunday afternoon, this year raising more than £3,300. Visitors also make donations to charge mobile phones and electrical devices, raising £163, and Hope House runs a retail stall in the craft village, which reaped in more than £6,100.

The funding supports music therapy sessions at the hospice that can be an important tool for helping children communicate and have fun.

Festival Director Sandra Surtees said she was delighted to have hit the milestone figure for the charity: “Little did we know when we first started fundraising for Hope House, how successful it would be. Our festivalgoers have really taken the cause to their hearts and, year on year, continue to amaze us with their generosity and ensuring that this very important activity can continue for children at Hope House.

“We are beyond delighted to have smashed the £100,000 barrier and look forward to many, many more years of successful fundraising for this amazing charity.”

Hope House Area Fundraiser Bekki Fardoe said: “We are always blown away by the generosity of both the festival organisers and the festival goers, but this year was even more outstanding. To smash the £100,000 barrier is truly amazing.

“Every penny raised will help seriously ill local children to enjoy the gift of music during their respite short breaks at Hope House. Thank you so much to everyone involved for this priceless on-going support that will bring so much joy to so many children.”

Festival fundraising music to the ears of Hope House

We are aiming to smash the £100,000 mark in its ongoing efforts to raise funds for music therapy for children with life-threatening conditions.

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Final line up news!

The only UK festival gig of 2023 for Scottish songstress Eddi Reader and a debut visit from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers top the list of the final acts for this year’s festival.

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More additions to our line up

We have announced the latest wave of artists for this year’s festival including Joachim Cooder, the first lady of Celtic music Moya Brennan and the first ever English festival gig for Nordic folk trio Dreamers’ Circus.

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Dance line up 2023

Grab your dancing shoes and join us at the festival with dance at its very heart!

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More 2023 artists revealed!

A DJ set from The Dhol Foundation and debut visits from Scottish indie folk band Elephant Sessions and California based roots band Dustbowl Revival are among the new additions to our 2023 line up.

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Play at Shrewsbury Folk Festival!

We have kicked off our search to find the folk stars of the future who want to showcase their music and reach new audiences at this year’s event.

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First 2023 line up announcement

Singer songwriter Billy Bragg has topped the bill in the first wave of artists announced for this year’s festival.

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