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Shrewsbury: Stars Of Tomorrow?

Mar 1, 2023

Whilst the News Desk was beavering away on the latest story to put under your noses this little gem arrived from those excellent sorts at The Shrewsbury Folk Festival… all artists, dancers, and roots people in general take note. Support and stardom may await. Tell them Spiral Earth sent you! This from Shrewsbury….

“We’re busy at Festival Towers co-ordinating another instalment of amazing artists to join our 2023 line up! Keep your eyes peeled mid March for our next announcement.

But in the meantime, there are exciting opportunities for musicians and performers that we wanted to share with you in case you’re interested.

We’re looking for emerging talent, influenced by folk, roots and acoustic music, to perform on The What’s On Launchpad at this year’s festival and take the next step in their musical career. So if you’re a band, duo or solo artist who can play two 30-minute sets on our Village Stage between Friday August 25th and Monday August 28th* we want to hear from you! In return, you’ll receive a free artist and guest ticket, on-site camping, artist hospitality and the chance to perform at one of the UK’s top folk festivals. If you’d like to be considered, please send a short biography and links to Soundcloud or YouTube to jo@shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk before May 26th. Only the selected performers will be contacted.

* Artists must be aged over 16. 16-18-year-olds will require parental permission. There is no upper age limit.

Our co-founder Alan Surtees was passionate about supporting young musicians and giving them a platform to grow their careers. He was also keen to raise the profile of folk and traditional music and dance and his work is now being continued by the Alan Surtees Trust, set up in his memory following his death in 2017. The trust has now opened its 2023 funding round and is offering four grants of up to £2,000 to folk musicians, dancers, singers or performers from any culture aged 16 to 30 to help with their career development. For more information and to apply, visit alansurtees.org.uk | Deadline: April 30th. ”

We at Spiral Earth say go for it and show us what you’ve got!

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