Farmer Phil’s Festival 2019

Farmer Phil’s Festival is over the weekend 9th and 11th August 2019. In the heart of the Shropshire Hills at Ratlinghope.

Some of the audience at Farmer Phil's Music Festival

If you love music there will be something for you at Farmer Phil’s Festival. Whether it be folk, blues, dance or rock, there will be something to get your foot tapping.

Lindesfarne, Slim Chance and 3Daft Monkeys are among fifty artists confirmed for this year’s event.

This family run festival is in its 21st year. They want to maintain a family atmosphere and keep it small, welcoming around 2000 music lovers each year.

There is children’s entertainment meaning you relax while someone else keeps them busy and tires them out, bliss.

There are two stages, one of which rotates cutting down on set up times between acts. There are three bars, food stalls selling food for all tastes.

There is an on site shop run by Wentnor Stores, which is apparently very good.

Farmer Phil’s Festival is set on a farm over looking a fishing lake and woodland. Sounds lovely.

If you would like to camp for the week camping is available from August 5th until August 12th with a weekend festival ticket. Toilets and showers are available during this time.

Fires and barbeques are allowed but must be off the ground.

Weekend tickets are from £90 per adult.

Day tickets are £55.

Parking is £10 for the week or £5 for the weekend.

Farmer Phil's Festival Singer

Farmer Phil’s Music Festival Singer

The images in this blog post are used with kind permission of the festival organisers and were taken by Chris Rollason.

Beardy Folk Festival 2019

Beardy Folk Festival at Hopton Court near Cleobury Mortimer, is on 21st until 23rd June 2019 over the Solstice weekend.

Beardy Folk Festival 2019 Logo

This festival has a great line up for its second year. Skerryvore, 3 Daft Monkeys, Urban Folk Quartet and Martin Joseph are among those performing.

A poster shwoing the Beardy Folk Festival line-up

There are two stages at the Beardy Folk Festival, the main stage and Accoustic.

New this year is the Beardy Arts Tent which will be hosting workshops. These including singing , Morris Dancing, melodian playing, poetry and the spoken word.

There is a Trade Village, food stands and a beer tent selling real ale. If gin is your tipple there will be a Gin Bar hidden in the Walled garden.

The Enchanted Wood has walks for you to explore. There are woodland activities and lots of children’s entertainment.

Best prices the earlier you book, £99 with £15 for camping. There are day tickets available too.

If you feel you need an energy charge there is yoga at 10am each morning.

Let’s hope this Festival goes from strength to strength.

The images used in this post are copyright Beardy Folk Festival and used with their kind permission.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Aerial view of the Shrewsbury Folk Festival site

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has established itself on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Four days of live music, dancing, workshops, drinking, eating and catching up with old friends.

There is lots to do on site and in Shrewsbury Town as well with dance displays in the Town Square and music events in some of the local pubs.

Go and enjoy old favourites and discover new bands to dance to, sing along to or relax and chat. Chris Difford from Squeeze is performing, The Unthanks, the Oysterband, Seth Lakeman, Skippinnish and Steve Knightley is a small example of those there to entertain you.

There is plenty of entertainment and workshops for children and teenagers to do. And for the adults too.

Lots of bars and food stalls with an under cover eating area.

The village area has a craft area with stalls selling all sorts of gifts, books etc. There is a small stage where most of the display dances teams perform their stuff and there are bands as well.

There are lots of workshops for those who want to hone their skills on musical instruments. There are singing workshops and dancing workshops as well. And those dedicated exercisers there is an early morning yoga session (bit cold for me).

I may see you there.

The image at the top of this blog post is an aerial view of the Shrewsbury Folk Festival site and is used with the kind permission of the Festival Director, Shrewsbury Folk Festival.

Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival

The twelfth annual Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival runs from Friday 18th August 2017 until bank holiday Monday 28th August across a range of venues in Bridgnorth.

Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival 2017 Logo

The history of this event is interesting and shares in the evolution of the Shrewsbury Folk Festival. The Bridgnorth Folk Festival was held for many years on the Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend until it grew so large that in 2006 it moved to Shrewsbury.

The resulting void was filled with a music festival in Bridgnorth on the bank holiday Monday which grew and became an arts festival in 2010. The festival features a variety of music acts and events, art exhibitions and workshops.

The ongoing evolution of the festival sees a range of new events this year including film, comedy, fine arts, and photography.

The logo at the top of this blog post is copyright Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival.

Farmer Phil’s Festival

Some of the audience at Farmer Phil's Music Festival
Farmer Phil’s is an established Music Festival which is in it’s nineteenth year.

The Festival starts on the 11th August and finishes on the 13th August 2017. If you would like, you can camp from the 7th August until the 14th August 2017 at no extra cost. Giving you an opportunity to explore the beautiful Shropshire Hills.

Tickets include camping and at £80 per person are great value.

Farmer Phils Festival Flyer

Farmer Phils Festival Flyer

There are over fifty bands to enjoy, with music from lots of different genres including the Quire Boys and Dr and the Medics.

There is plenty to keep the children busy with arts and crafts, farm animals and children entertainments.

Farmer Phils Music Festival Audience

Farmer Phils Music Festival Audience

Best of all for me, when camping, is clean toilets and hot showers.

There are three bars from which to purchase your drinks and there will be gluten free beer available and plenty of food vendors.

Farmer Phil’s will be supporting and raising money for local causes. The Shrewsbury Ark and Telford Crisis Support have benefited in the last year.

Parking is charged at £10 and £5.

Farmer Phil's Festival Singer

Farmer Phil’s Music Festival Singer

The images in this blog post are used with kind permission of the festival organisers and were taken by Chris Rollason.

Farmhouse Blues

A guitarist in action at the Farmhouse Blues Festival in South Shropshire

Farmhouse Blues is a Blues music festival, organised by the South Shropshire Blues Club, at Wheathill Court Farm, Bridgnorth, WV16 6QT.

Farmhouse Blues Logo 2017

Farmhouse Blues Logo 2017

On the 5th August, starting at 2pm, this one day festival is becoming an established part of the Summer scene in South Shropshire.

South Shropshire Blues Club Logo

South Shropshire Blues Club Logo

On the side of the stunningly beautiful Brown Clee, between Ludlow and Bridgnorth, enjoy a line up of international blues bands and some of our local talent, including The Damned and the Dirty, Blue Moon and the Big Wolf Band.

The tickets are £20 each including parking and camping, what a good deal, contact

Enjoy hot, cold and alcoholic drinks from the bar. There will be a couple of foods stalls providing sustenance for all that dancing you will be doing.

Farmhouse Blues raises money for Cancer Research UK and to fund innovating treatment for Rupert’s Revenge.

South Shropshire Blues Events

South Shropshire Blues Events

Images in this post are copyright of and used with the kind permission of South Shropshire Blues Club.