In 2016,  we are bringing you the best local, live music until late afternoon each day. Sit, watch, listen and unwind. What could be easier.

We want to keep you entertained when you’re enjoying the best of local food and craft. So we are bringing you #ShropshireUnsigned

Our friends at the Buttermarket, Shropshire's number one live music venue, are behind a vibrant and ecletic stage which is managed by Joe and Callum at Pro Audio Services in Shrewsbury.

The concept has proved successful in giving local bands a boost by introducing them to a new audience. And it's helped bring a fantastic atmosphere to our showground too, with great live music providing the perfect backdrop to eating, drinking and merrymaking.

This year's bill features a mixture of new artists and favourites from last year (we know you liked them so much we HAD to bring them back)!!

So Ladies, and gentlemen, kick back and relax to some of the most exciting sounds from #ShropshireUnsigned.

Saturday 25th June 2016

11.30am-12.10pm - Chris Del Manso

Piano-playing Singer/Songwriter Chris Del Manso will be making his third apperance at our festival. He'll welcome visitors at the start of our event with gentle, melodic piano-based tunes. We are looking forward to Chris setting the tone for a great weekend.

12.30pm-1.15pm - Severn Ukes

Trying to pigeonhole the glorious, uke-based noise made by one of the festival’s favourite regulars is an impossible feat. The fun-loving ukulele players mix covers of The Sex Pistols’ Anarchy in the UK with folk tunes and hard-rockin’ wig-outs. You asked us to bring them back – and they agreed. Right, heads down for a hoe-down. Let’s do this, Ukes.

1.30pm-2.10pm - Two Blank Pages

Shrewsbury acoustic duo Two Blank Pages have become one of the town’s most talked-about bands. They’ll be playing songs from EP releases and if we’re lucky we might even get a Randy Newman cover from them.

2.25pm-3pm - The Greens

The Greens have been together since 2009 and will release their debut album this year. They describe their music as being best enjoyed in front of a fire on a cold winter’s night with a glass of red in hand. Having that said, we think it sounds pretty good on a sunny June afternoon too.

3.15pm-3.45pm - The Vertigo Band

Fast becoming one of Shropshire’s most popular bands, The Vertigo Band play songs from the 60s to the present day. With a set list that features music from Ray Charles and Chuck Berry, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison and The Kinks, their set includes popular classics for all the family.

4pm-4.40pm - Libby Gliksman

Shrewsbury singer Libby Gliksman has been making her way further and further up our bill in recent years. And now she’s poised as the second act on the bill. Her Adele-esque vocals will bring summery vibes to our sun-kissed showground. Get there early and don’t miss her.

4.50pm-5.30pm - The Paprika Blues Band

The Paprika Blues Band mix jazz, blues and funk and were formed in early 2015. Their youth doesn’t show as honky-tonk keyboard and jumpy drums intertwine in a smooth mix of foot-tapping beats. Their elegant style matched with an obvious talent is sure  to get the summertime blues rushing through your veins.

Sunday 26th June 2016

11.30am-12.10pm - Chris Del Manso

Piano-playing singer/songwriter Chris Del Manso will be getting the ball rolling on Sunday. And what a
beautiful way to start the day it will be.

12.30pm-1.10pm - Shoot The Symphony

Five-piece indie rock band Shoot The Symphony hail from Shrewsbury and will be making their debut on our stage. Expect tunes like Sadie and Unwind (You Drive Me Insane).

1.25pm-2.10pm - Asparagus & the Kilburn Habit

We’re thrilled to be welcoming Asparagus & the Kilburn Habit to our stage this year. Likely to be found on a street corner near you, Asparagus and the Kilburn Habit are a travelling band that don’t need “electricity” to make a good tune. From classics with a comedy twist, to humorous originals you’ll grow to love, there’s something for everybody with A&KH.

2.25pm-3pm - Fight The Dice

Shropshire rock band Fight The Dice are an unsigned British rock band producing an energetic sound which you’ll love if you’re a fan of You Me At Six, Paramore or Mayday Parade. Hailing from Shropshire, they first hit the scene in 2012 with a debut EP and single releases in May and October.

3.15pm-3.45pm - Judas Johnson

Formed in January 2007, Judas Johnson are one of the region’s best rock bands. Radio airplay on BBC introducing programme The Friday Night Gerbil on Radio Shropshire and on The Severn has helped to raise the band’s profile and win them new admirers.

4pm-4.40pm - Paul Henshaw and the Scientific Simpletons

The Shropshire band behind the Amazon Top 10 folk album You Just Lost The Game will be closing our
show with a headline slot. The folk-punk-grunge troubadour will be singing songs about life, love and
hangovers . . . more than likely.

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