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Thousands of tickets sold for new music event coming to Ironbridge

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Thousands of tickets have already been sold for a first-of-its-kind music festival in Ironbridge.

Dale End Park will be packed with entertainment, food and activities for Shropfest 2018.

Organiser Jake Hevingham said he had decided to hold the festival in response to V-Fest being cancelled at Weston Park.

Headliners for the day include Definitely Oasis, UB40 tribute Jonny2bad and Creamfields resident DJ George Kafetzis.

Jake, 27, said: "I've done small events for the last ten years. I started doing it when I was 16. When V-Fest was cancelled, I decided to quit my job, leave my house and took a loan.

"I had a dream and wanted to do it. I've found it really good.

"I didn't expect the reaction I had. I put it up on Facebook and the first night we had 1,000 shares.

"It's been overwhelming. It's starting to go so well. So many people said I couldn't do it, and that makes me just want to do it more."

Jake said he was trying to price the event so that it would be open to everybody.

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"Most festivals are too expensive for people. At Shropfest the beer has set prices and stalls have set prices. Everybody should be able to afford everything."

Jake said he was expecting about 6,000 people to turn up on the day.

The line-up will also include tributes to The Verve and Coldplay, and a number of other acts.

Cask ale, gin and street food will also be available on the day.

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The event is set to take place from 1.30pm until 10pm on July 7.

Tickets are currently available for £13, and will be available for £20 on the door.

Children under 11 will enter for free, and there will be a dedicated section for youngsters including face painting and glitter art.

For more information visit the Shropfest 2018 Facebook page.

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