Gallery & Review: Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival

Around 16,000 music and comedy fans descended on Shropshire County Showground for the three-day Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival.


Tinie Tempah kicked off the festival on Friday night, while Saturday’s big names were The Cribs, Shed Seven and Chloe Howl with top comedians Lee Nelson and Russell Kane taking the festival out on a high last night. 

Etta Bond, All About She and Ghetts were also among the line-up, while dozens of other acts from the indie, alternative, electronic, dance and pop scenes entertained crowds of 8,000 on both Friday and Saturday.

There was an easy-going atmosphere during Saturday as revellers ambled between the fairground, food vans and the main stage – though there was a worrying moment during the evening when The Cribs’ set ground to a halt four songs in, as some members of the crowd got a little too excited. 

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But Catherine Buckley, festival press officer, said there was only a 10-minute break before the band launched back into their performance.

“One group of people got over excited and lifted one of their friends in the air,” she said. “Security decided to stop the set for crowd management, to make sure he got out safely, but no one was injured.”

Over in the dance tent it was packed all day and night as the light and smoke effects had everyone moving to the beat.

Campers chilled in their tents or lounged on picnic blankets in front of the main stage for laid back performances from the likes of Shrewsbury guitarist and vocalist Blues Boy Dan Owen.

But as the evening wore on the excitement built and energy surged through the crowds gathered around the stage.

Meanwhile adventurous festival-goers squeezed themselves into inflatable spheres for a game of bubble football or scaled a rock climbing wall.

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Friday’s headliner Tinie Tempah went down a storm rapping his chart hits to the crowd and getting them jumping with excitement.

Last night comedians Russell Kane and Lee Nelson performed in front of hundreds of fans.

The comics, both famous for their work as stand-ups and on television, had the crowd in stitches as the event came to a close.


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