Shropshire

Shrewsbury Fields Forever looks for new venue

A new venue for a music and arts festival in Shropshire will be announced shortly, organisers have said.

The Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival has said it is having to leave its Greenhaus West Mid Showground location.

Festival organisers said there had been "contractual difficulties".

Showground managers said their decision not to allow this year's event was taken "due to contractual obligations not being fulfilled by the organiser".

'Other options'

Dene Edwards, of the festival, said the new venue would be announced over the next few weeks.

"We do have other options," he said.

He said every year the organisers looked at other venues although they now have less time than usual to organise the festival.

The event, held on 11-13 September, is in its fifth year. Billed as a music and arts festival organisers say around 12,000 people attend every day and that it is a big tourism draw in the area. Last year acts included Tinie Tempah, The Cribs and Shed Seven.

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