Bridgnorth Music & Arts Festival once again brings high quality, original live music to Bridgnorth’s High Street for FREE!
 
There can be no better way to spend an August Sunday than listening to exciting, original music, enjoying the tantalising tastes of the Bridgnorth Food Fair, keeping an eye open for the vintage & vinyl stalls on the High Street and the Handmade Market, enjoying a tipple from one of the many Bridgnorth drinking establishments and all while your children have an exciting time with children’s entertainment provided in partnership with Quads’N’Castles. So get your dancing shoes on and prepare for a fantastic day on Bridgnorth’s High Street!

In addition to this diverse line up, 2018 sees the return of the highly successful acoustic stage which provides exciting local talent to entertain you in between the main stage acts. 

High Street Line Up:

5pm: Rainbreakers


Back by popular demand, Rainbreakers return to headline our High Street Stage. This band blew us away in 2016 and this is a rare opportunity to see these rising stars up close and personal. Chanelling the sounds of the 60’s & 70’s with a modern twist and a healthy dose of soul, this four piece have a refreshing approach to the blues rock style. Their debut album Face to Face is released this August and is available for pre-order now from www.therainbreakers.com

4pm: St Jude The Obscure

This new ethereal art pop group consisting of Adele Emmas, Christian Sandford and Sian Williams, previously from bands Bird and Feral Love, brings literate, lucid art-pop laced with daring, and dashing creativity. The band’s lush songwriting ambition recalls Kate Bush, or Bat For Lashes.The duo has already received support from Clash, The Guardian, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6music and BBC Introducing.
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3pm: Jonathan Markwood’s Hoo Haa Conspiracy:

Multiple song and album award winning Jonathan’s band features renowned tub-thumper Tony Holt and esteemed guitar slinger Jim Streets. Jonathan’s music is a diverse melange of styles from rock to rockabilly via rhythm and blues, ska and funk. Quirky, whimsical, blackly humorous, occasionally lurid  ‘like Gerald Scarfe illustrations set to music’. 
www.jonathanmarkwoodshoohahconspiracy.com

2pm Jack in A Box:

Indie pop/rockers Jack In A Box, bring their high energy performance and catchy tunes back to our stage!  2018 has seen the launch of the bands second EP The Runaways which has been highly acclaimed by BBC Introducing and featured on BBC Radio Shropshire. 
www.musicglue.com/jackinabox
www.facebook.com/jackinaboxmusic 

1pm: Guns for Girls 

Guns For Girls are a post-grunge alternative groove rock band from the Midlands. Driving, riff-laden songs with strong melodies set them aside from anything you’ve heard before. A great festival band and we are thrilled to have them back for 2018!
www.gunsforgirls.co.uk

12pm: Band on the Edge

Band on the Edge was formed in 2013 by a group of keen musicians with different backgrounds. With a repertoire which includes early ragtime and hot jazz numbers from the twenties, ballads and show songs, 30s and 40s swing, Latin and some jazz rock styles from the 60s. We are thilled to have  Band on the Edge open our High Street stage.