BUTTERMARKET SHROPSHIRE UNSIGNED
MUSIC STAGE

We aim to bring you the best in new talent each year on the #ShropshireUnsigned stage. Our friends at The Buttermarket and Pro Audio Services enable us to put live music at the heart of our festival and over the years we’ve been delighted to bring you a wide variety of tunes.

Grant from The Buttermarket said: “The live music is a really important part of the festival because it’s a place where people can settle on the grass and be entertained.

“There’s always a good mix of music and it provides the perfect backdrop to the festival. This year is no exception and we’re really pleased with the artists that we’ve programmed.”

This year’s bill comprises a mixture of bands and singers who’ve performed in previous years – you know, the ones you liked so much that you asked us to bring them back again – along with some new talents.

Sit back, get yourself a pint, order some decent street food and enjoy.

Saturday 23rd June

11.00am-11.45am

Reverie Acoustic Duo

Reverie are a Shropshire based acoustic duo comprising of Clemmie (vocals) & Damian (guitar & vocals). Clemmie’s heavy soul influence combined with Damian’s indie background creates unique mash-ups, which breathes new life into old classics. The ‘genre’ is pretty eclectic! They perform unique covers of songs from the 60’s all the way through to current day. From Stevie Wonder to U2, Madonna to Rita Ora, they do it all, taking those classic songs and putting their own twist on them.

12.00pm-12.45pm

Joshua Sole

Music is political for Telford’s Joshua Sole. Frequently to be seen on busking on the town’s streets, or playing the pubs and clubs of Shropshire, he’s also keen to get his message across. The singer has an avid social media following after posting killer tracks to SoundCloud, YouTube and Facebook.

1.00pm-1.45pm

Joe Seager

Music is what gets Joe Seager out of bed in the morning. It’s what he does.  Singer-songwriter, acoustic guitarist, performer, entertainer and lover of all things music; for over 15 years he has been lucky enough to share this passion with audiences throughout the UK and further afield at gigs, weddings, private bookings and festivals. Check out his cover samples as well as his debut album ‘Parallel Lives’ and enjoy listening as much as he enjoyed creating.

2.15pm-3.00pm

Good To Go

Good To Go are making their debut appearance at Shrewsbury Food Festival and we’re delighted to welcome them to the party. Head down early to enjoy a cracking set of popular tunes.

3.30pm-4.45pm

Custard Connection

High-energy dance floor fillers, interspersed with slower groovier tracks, and a few heavier rock-outs will be the order of the day when returning heroes The Custard Connection feature on a superlative bill of #ShropshireUnsigned acts. Bring it on, custard fellas.

5.15pm-6.15pm

Dirty Rockin’ Scoundrels

The Dirty Rockin Scoundrels are a Midlands-based function and wedding band that bring the best Rock ‘n’ Roll music of the 50's and 60's. With an entertaining and energetic live show, their set is guaranteed to rock your socks off and get you moving and grooving all afternoon long.

Sunday 24th June

11.00am-11.45am

Two Blank Pages

Acoustic duo Two Blank Pages are based in Shrewsbury and are ever-popular in the town’s pubs and clubs. They’ll be playing songs from their EPs and if we’re lucky we might even get a classic cover from them too.

12.00pm-12.45pm

Gorstea Lea Street Choir

The Gorstey Lea Street Choir hail from Staffordshire and comprise two great friends, all with a love of

brilliant tunes – from The Waterboys to The Clash and from The Jam to Van Morrison. Frontman Michael Clapham used to front The Great Divide before embarking on an acoustic venture with a friend. He said: “We made our debut last year and we’re looking forward to the busy, middle-of-the-day slot this year when people can look forward to tunes they’ll recognise.”

1.00pm-1.45pm

Libby Gliksman

Where would we be without Libby. Shrewsbury’s favourite singer will be returning for a fourth year with Adele-esque vocals and summery vibes. Libby has played at all parts of our bill – so this year we decided to give her extra time to play even more songs. Result.

2.15pm-3.15pm

Groove Dynamite

Groove Dynamite are a function band that will be bringing a blast of up-tempo Soul and Funk favourites to our party in the park.

3.45pm-5pm

Ed Conway and The Unlawful Men

The Unlawful Men have been on the run since November 2013. Ed Conway (a man old enough to know better) started the band with a simple goal; to play re-imagined folk music; loud and proud. To date they are known to be responsible for the release of two CD albums and have appeared at countless festivals, concerts and events across the UK. Their new 6-track mini-album, Poke The Frog, is their most ambitious recording yet.

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