We’re preparing for our THIRTEENTH Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival in 2018, which will run from Friday 17th August until bank holiday Monday 27th August. It will also be the twelfth anniversary of the festival which first took place in 2006.
This wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and support of many people, so a huge thank you to everyone who has helped us to reach this milestone. Organisers, performers, venues, supporters and audiences, it just keeps on getting better year on year.
Bridgnorth Folk Festival ran a free event in the High Street on the Sunday of August bank holiday weekend. They went from strength to strength and in 2006 they moved to Shrewsbury, leaving a void that was filled by three guys from Highley who wanted to continue with a festival over the August Bank Holiday. Malcolm, Alan and Mark alongside sound engineer Adam Harley, organised a series of great events including a festival in the High Street and events throughout the area.
The festival committee has changed over the years but we still follow a similar format with a main event in the High Street on the Sunday before August bank holiday Monday. We now also have a Rock Stage at the Edgar Davies Ground, Bridgnorth Rugby Club, on the Saturday of bank holiday weekend and an event on the Quayside on bank holiday Monday. Plus LOADS of other great events happening all around the area.
We also became an arts festival in 2010 too. The festival has grown and diversified year on year so for 2010 we renamed the festival to reflect that.
If you have any ideas for events and can help in any way please contact us and get involved, the more the merrier. Keep checking back here for the dates of meetings and events that we”re running throughout the year. We’ve already got some great new events planned including film, comedy, fine arts, photography and plenty more. Let us know if you have any ideas and would like to get involved?