Festival Preview: Shrewsbury Fields Forever

We check out what Shropshire's biggest music event of the year has planned for it's return on 12th - 14th September.

Mike Warburton

Date published: 12th May 2014

Photo: Tinie Tempah

Situated just outside one of the most beautiful and historically preserved town's in the country, Shrewsbury Fields Forever has for a number of years now been showcasing a wicked selection of pop icons, up and coming bands, dance music luminaries and and comedy legends, making this one of the most diverse, fastest growing and well loved festivals in The Midlands.

Last year witnessed the likes of The 1975, Maximo Park, Roni Size, Sister Bliss, Shy FX, K-Klass and Dylan Moran descend on the West Midlands Showground for a program full of quality acts, right across the spectrum. This year the organisers have set about repeating the same trick, bringing hugely popular acts from the pop world and the underground to Shropshire, alluring a real cross section of fans and merrymakers.

Leading the charge will be the immersive talents of MOBO, Brit, Ivor Novello and UK Festival Award winner Tinie Tempah, who will be headlining the Friday night.

Responsible for some of the most distinctive hit records of the last few years, Tinie and his ever evolving crossbreed of pop sensibilities and grime attitude continues to capture the imagination of the mainstream.

Tunes like his debut 'Pass Out', which he went on top perform live with Snoop Dogg at Glastonbury in 2010 (relive that moment above) heralded in the prowess of a markedly impressive trailblazer, a mantle he shows no signs of losing.

He will be joined by ex Cast front-man John Power for one of his intoxicating acoustic sets, whilst reformed Brit Pop heroes Shed Seven and boisterous rock quartet Superfood round off the revelations thus far.

With plenty more details to come, head here to find out the latest Shrewsbury Fields Forever news. Last year was a blast, this one is shaping up to be equally as sublime. Bag your Shrewsbury Fields Forever tickets here.

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