Shrewsbury Fields Forever, back for a second year, is set to draw thousands to the town following the success of the 2011 event - and is proud to announce among the headline acts are chart toppers The Wombats.
Having listened to the feedback of thousands of music lovers who attended the two-day event at the Shropshire Showground in 2011 – this year’s event will be bigger and better in both line-up and format, though tickets prices have been frozen at last year’s prices.
New for this year’s festival at the Shropshire Showground from 14-16 September, is a three-day format including live music stages and dance tents with the addition of live comedy on the Sunday. The festival will open to campers on Friday afternoon with music in the evening, and a full day of music on the Saturday with multiple arenas, featuring more than 60 acts across the weekend.
Sunday will see a host of well-known ‘as seen on TV’ comedians taking to the stage adding to the diversity of the festival and helping to bring the event to a close.
Headliners, The Wombats, have had huge success with a platinum album with their 2007 debut ‘Guide To Love, Loss And Desperation’, more than 300,000 sales of their indie dancefloor smashes ‘Kill The Director’, ‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’ (winner of the 2008 NME Award for Best Dancefloor Filler), ‘Backfire At The Disco’ and ‘Moving To New York’.
A two-year tour saw them playing to well over a million people. Coming back with a new album which entered the charts at number 3 is well on its way to going platinum, including smash hit ‘ Tokyo (Vampires And Wolves)’, they regularly sell out their tours and are a mainstay of the UK festival circuit.
Festival director, Dene Edwards, said: “We are really excited about this year’s event. Last year laid a good foundation to what we really want to do with the festival in the future, starting with this year’s event.
“We have many new additions, some fantastic acts and some new ideas nurtured out of what has been requested by fans or learnt from last year’s event.
“The festival is set to become one of the jewels in the county's crown, alongside the Folk Festival, Flower Show, West Mid show and Quarry concerts and has seen revelers from all four corners of the UK including Ireland attend last year.
“For a very limited time we will be offering people the chance to buy Earlybird tickets at £30 - £48 for the weekend with camping as well as individual day tickets for those who could only make the one day or perhaps only wanted to see the comedy. We have already sold a significant amount without even announcing any acts so expect the Earlybird tickets to sell out in record time this year.”
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