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The Breath, singer songwriter Thea Gilmore and reggae folk band Edward II are among the latest headliners unveiled for this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival. 

Kanda Bongo Man, 3 Daft Monkeys, Amythyst Kiah, Lauren Housley, Namvula, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, Lady Nade, Hannah James & Toby Kuhn, Sound of the Sirens, Tarren, The Haar and the Rosie Hood Band have also been added to the bill for the August Bank Holiday festival at the West Mid Showground. 

Other headliners already announced include Judy Collins, Carlos Núñez, The Unthanks, Canadian folk rockers Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Show of HandsSkerryvore, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain and Grammy nominated all-women string band Della Mae at the festival from August 26 to 29.

Director Sandra Surtees said: “Our eclectic line-up really does have something for everyone. We’ve gained a reputation for bringing the best of North America folk artists to the festival with a growing world music interest too. As ever, we’ll have some of the best of contemporary and traditional British folk acts as well. We’re really looking forward to the international flavour of the festival after covid and travel restrictions meant we were unable to have overseas performers in 2021. It’s going to be great!”

The festival has four live music stages, a dance tent with ceilidhs and dance shows, dedicated festivals for children and young people, workshops and singarounds. There’s also on-site camping and glamping, a food village and festival shop, craft fair and real ale, wine and cocktail bars.

Day and weekend tickets for August 26th to 29th are on sale at www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk where you can find a full line-up. 

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