Bromyard Folk Festival, taking place 11-13 September, has announced new headliners and record ticket sales ahead of the event.

The festival will feature more than 170 hours of traditional music, song and dance. Organisers are anticipating record numbers, with tickets selling fast for headline acts Sharon Shannon, Brebach, and the Gerry Colvin Band.

Other headline acts include John Doyle, New Rope String Band, The Young’uns, Emma Sweeney, Allan Yn Y Fan, The Hut People and Speldosa.

The festival starts on the Friday with a concert, grand ceilidh and a ‘folk club’ with a Morris procession. Saturday morning features workshops, singarounds, meet-the-artist sessions, concerts and dance displays.

In the evening there are two concerts, a ceilidh, a musical variety concert, plus a late night club session. Workshops for dedicated dancers are held all day, with a ‘Dancers’ Day of Dance’ being held in the Falcon. Sunday morning is similar but also features the popular Folk services held in local churches plus a song concert and grand ceilidh in the afternoon.

In addition there are a range of children’s events, a craft fair as well as Morris and other dance displays. On site there are a large number of food franchises from around the world which cater for almost all tastes and life choices plus a range of eateries in town.

“Ticket sales are going exceptionally well and I would strongly urge anyone interested in attending to book now,” said Lynne Barker, festival director. “The Festival features some of the most outstanding local, national and international traditional folk musicians performing throughout the weekend and an event not to be missed”.