Loopfest to go Ahead - with 80 acts at 17 Shrewsbury Venues
13 Sep 2022

Shrewsbury's new charity music festival LOOPFEST is set to make a noise this weekend, with 80 acts playing across town - and it's FREE to see them!

A new music festival for Shrewsbury launches this weekend - with over 80 acts and 200 performers set to play at 17 venues across town. 

The free-entry charity event takes place on Saturday, September 17, with music starting from midday and continuing through to the evening. 

All gigs will be fundraising for the Severn Hospice and the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Neonatal Department.

Find LOOPFEST events at: Albert & Co Frankville, The Bulls Head, St. Mary's Church, Albert's Shed, In Good Hands Cafe (Frankwell), The Salopian Bar, The Castle Vaults, Tubeway Records, Shrewsbury Unitarian Church, The King's Head, Music Bros, The Hive, The Old Post Office, Wheatsheaf, The Yorkshire House, Ashley's Bar and the Bull Inn Butchers Row.

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The LOOPFEST team have made the decision to continue, in spite of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth. 

Event organiser Jamie Smith, said: "Throughout her reign, Queen Elizabeth II has championed creativity and made the arts accessible to all. We share those same principles and this is why we're running a free festival with events happening throughout the town. We were very keen to get shops, churches, and community centres involved because they're open to people of all ages.

"Interactivity and community engagement plays a large part in what we're doing with LOOPFEST, and we also hope to raise lots of money for charity at this event. I'm fairly sure that Her Majesty would be disappointed if we didn't make it happen. We're unifying a community and that's exactly what our longest-serving monarch did so well."

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