High Street Stage Announcements for 2016

Music lovers get ready! As the Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival 2016 draws near, we are thrilled to announce the exciting line-up of our main High Street Stage event

Drawing music fans from across the UK to the picturesque market town of Bridgnorth, The Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival has hosted an eclectic mix of talented musicians, and this, its eleventh year, promises to deliver the same – all for free admission! Kicking off the High Street Stage at 12pm beside the Town Hall on Sunday 28th August will be the winner of the Battle of the Bands – a competition to be held at The George pub on Wednesday 24th August. If you are in town, make sure you go along for what should be a fun evening. Black Country band, The Tramways, a melodic four-piece band are to follow the Battle of the Bands winner with a lively indie-alternative rock set. The group have supported acts such as The Blockheads and Mark Morriss of the Bluetones and have collaborated on a track with Jamie Morrison of The Stereophonics. At 3pm, Australian singer-songwriter, Annie Morris, will perform uplifting songs with her five-piece folk band Annie and the Make Believe. The London band are due to release their debut EP this September.

From 4pm music fans can look forward to getting their groove on as Shropshire’s premier funk-rock band, Booyaka, return to the High Street Stage with their individual danceably funky set. Also storming the stage are Midlands folk ‘N’ rockers band, Cadence Noir, who promise a foot stompin’ blend of rock and roll music with folk roots delivered with ‘vicious accuracy’. Most certainly an act not to be missed! Surf rock band, The White Feather Collective, will close the High Street Stage event at 5pm with a high-energy performance with a sound inspired by The Rolling Stones, The Animals and The Doors that will leave revellers on a high.

And not only that; in between the sensational main show visitors will be treated to acoustic performances by exciting local talent.

A family-oriented festival with a magical, friendly atmosphere, the event offers entertainment and activities for all ages throughout the day on Bridgnorth High Street. As well as high-quality live music, festival goers can sample tasty bites and drinks at the annual Bridgnorth Food Fair; browse and treat themselves to unique items at the Handmade market, whilst children can have fun getting their faces painted and, for the price of a wristband, can check out the quality inflatable activities such as a slide, penalty shootout and bungee run provided by Quads ‘N’ Castles.

So put on your dancing shoes and plan a fun-filled musical getaway in beautiful Shropshire this August bank holiday!

For more information on our ten-day festival, keep an eye on our Facebook page facebook.com/bridgnorthmusicandartsfestival, twitter.com/bnorthfestival and here on our website.

12:00 – 18:00 HIGH STREET STAGE

12:00 – HIGH STREET BATTLE OF THE BANDS WINNER
13:00 – THE TRAMWAYS
14:00 – ANNIE & THE MAKE BELIEVE
15:00 – BOOYAKA
16:00 – CADENCE NOIR
17:00 – THE WHITE FEATHER COLLECTIVE