More names for 2024!

South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo, singer songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman (USA) and Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle are among the new names we’ve just revealed for our August Bank Holiday line-up.

Grammy nominated Mary Gauthier (USA), Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening, The Wandering Hearts, The Hello Darlins’ (Canada), The Pleasures (Australia), and solo sets from Suntou Susso, Anthony John Clarke and Al O’Kane have also been added to the roster.

Shrewsbury’s diverse line up of folk, Americana and world music also includes Mary Black (Ireland), Eric Bibb (USA), Ward Thomas, Mànran, Le Vent du Nord (Canada), The Sentimentals (Denmark) with friends, Dream in Colors, The Longest Johns, El Pony Pisador (Spain), Suntou Susso Band, Ranagri, Joshua Burnell Band, Nati, The Hunch, Rosie Hood Band, Joli Blon, James Delarre & Saul Rose, Winter Wilson, The 309s, The Lost Notes and Patakas.

Shrewsbury’s dance line-up is led by a rare ceilidh performance from acclaimed folk duo Spiers & Boden with ceilidhs and other social dances from Abrevyn and Bagas Fellyon, Banter, Cri du Canard, Club Débris, Crowdy Kit, EFDSS Ceilidh Band, James Delarre, Saul Rose & Dave Delarre, Monster Ceilidh Band, Tom Moore & Archie Churchill-Moss, Steamchicken and The Oakstone Trio.

Entertainer Dan the Hat, who has performed at festivals worldwide, will also make his Shrewsbury debut with scheduled and impromptu shows across the weekend.

Director Sandra Surtees said: “We are over the moon to have enticed Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Shrewsbury – it’s a real coup. They’ve been on our wish list for a very, very long time. Their sound is instantly recognisable from Paul Simon’s Graceland album and will add an extra dimension to the world music acts on our line-up.

“We pride ourselves on the variety of music we offer from around the world and pleased to have secured two fabulous American singer songwriters with Beth Nielsen Chapman and Mary Gauthier along with two festival first time visitors – The Hello Darlins from Canada and The Pleasures from Australia.

“Closer to home, we know festivalgoers will be delighted to see Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle and Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening on the bill along with The Wandering Hearts and more new names. Our 2024 line-up really does have something for every music taste and there’s still more to come!”

Day and weekend tickets are on sale at, starting from just £43 with carer concessions and a three-month payment plan available.