The final 2024 line-up is in!

This is it… the final instalment of what’s going to be a superb summer weekend of music!

We are thrilled to say that the UK’s undisputed queen of blues, the one and only Elkie Brooks, will be seeing out the festival in style on Monday August 26th. Elkie’s extensive career includes more than 20 albums over more than six decades including ‘Pearls’, the most successful album by a British female in chart when it was released. Expect hits such as Pearl’s A Singer, Lilac Wine, Fool (If You think It’s Over), Don’t Cry Out Loud and many more from her back catalogue. She’s just announced her Long Farewell tour so catch her now while you can!

Also in our final wave of artists are the American bluegrass hip hop band Gangstagrass, Scotland’s Peatbog Faeries, The Celtic Social Club (France/UK), London Afrobeat Collective, Bella Hardy, all female outfits HEISK, The Magpies and Roswell, along with the Sidiki Jobarteh Trio, Lady Nade and Mazula (South Africa).

And Danish band The Sentimentals (Denmark) have revealed their special guests for their gigs marking its 20th anniversary of making music together – Stephen Fearing (Blackie and The Rodeo Kings) from Canada, American singer songwriter Jonathan Byrd making a welcome festival return and their long time hero, Mary Gauthier.

Our dance line-up features 12 bands offering ceilidhs, bals and other social dances with a rare ceilidh from acclaimed folk duo Spiers & Boden. Other performers will be Abrevyn, 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.

Director Sandra Surtees said: “We’re delighted with this year’s line-up and the sheer range and breadth of music that will be on offer. Over the years, our line-up has diversified from folk to include Americana, blues and world music which is all traditional music at source.

“Our festivalgoers know they will always discover something new among their favourite artists and we’re proud to offer an incredibly varied programme that appeals to so many musical tastes and brings top quality artists to the heart of Shrewsbury.

“There’s more than 100 hours of music but the festival’s about so much more than that. As well as the dance tent, festivals for children and young people, workshops, singarounds and music sessions, Shrewsbury is renowned for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. It’s just a great way to spend four days or a day, listening to great music, relaxing with friends and family and soaking up the festival vibes.”

The festival site is located a short walk from the town centre. The festival also has on-site camping and glamping, an extensive food village and festival shop, craft fair and real ale, wine and cocktail bars with the festival spilling out in Shrewsbury town centre over the weekend.

Day and weekend tickets are on sale at, starting from just £43 with carer concessions and a three-month payment plan available (closing May 31).