Shrewsbury Food Festival 2017: Local bands and schools will be hitting top note

By Caroline Jones | Entertainment | Published:

If music be the food of love then play on. Shrewsbury Food Festival is teaming up with Shropshire Music Service to welcome young players from around the county.

Shrewsbury Food Festival

They will fill The Quarry’s Bandstand as local schools and groups hit the right note.

Beth Heath, chief executive, has been instrumental – sorry about the pun – in making it happen.

“I’m passionate about doing the right thing for our kids and giving them the best start in life.

“When a lot of adults went to school, music was part of the curriculum and people were able to learn instruments. But so much of that has been lost from local schools these days, because of cuts.

“So we want to do the little bit that we can to encourage kids to play, blow, hit an instrument of their choice.

“In many ways, it’s never been easier because of the technology that’s available these days. And Shropshire Music Service does a marvellous job of making music available to all. We’re delighted to be partnering them and look forward to local children entertaining our festival goers throughout the weekend. Make sure you check out the winners of the Shropshire Kids Festival S Factor winners on the main stage who fought off fierce competition to play with us”

The festival will also feature the Rock Project, Get your Wigle On and much more.

Further details on Shropshire Music Service are available or by calling 01743 874145. Emails can be sent to

Caroline Jones

By Caroline Jones
Group Head of Features - @CarolineJ_star


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