Shropshire Music Awards joining the stellar line up of music and entertainment at this year’s Telford Balloon Fiesta.

Telford Balloon Fiesta is taking place in two weeks’ time on 26, 27 and 28 August at QEII Arena, Telford Town Park. 

Acts from the Shropshire Music Awards will be performing on Saturday 27 August between 2pm – 6pm including Niamh Turley Moon, Paper Moon, Ruby Allen, The Original Wanted and Trademark Blud.

Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Green Spaces, Natural and Historic Environment and Cultural Services (Lab), Councillor Carolyn Healy said:   

“Telford & Wrekin Council is pleased to support the first Shropshire Music Awards by showcasing some of the artists and bands, due to take part, on a live stage at the Balloon Fiesta.  The Balloon Fiesta is a great opportunity for these artists to perform in front of a local audience ahead of the Awards evening at The Place Telford on Thursday 6 October and we wish them well. 

The Telford Balloon Fiesta is a perfect opportunity to see these local Shropshire performers as part of our jam packed weekend of entertainment at the Balloon Fiesta which also includes a night of live music on Friday 26 August with a line-up of artists including prog rock band Focus, local legends The Dirty Rockin Scoundrels and Gineva. Hot air balloons will be tethered in the QEII Arena on Saturday and Sunday, plus there will be the usual food and drink retailers and lots more activities and surprises across the weekend.  I encourage you to come along and join the fun on this bank holiday weekend.”  

The Balloon Fiesta weekend would not be complete without the hot air balloons and this year we welcome pilots from the Rainbow Balloon Team, Bristol Balloon Collectors, Matthew Joyce as well as the return of Dolly The Sheep with just under 30 balloons due to take part in the Fiesta. Balloon take offs are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday morning and evening but will be weather dependent.  

The We Are Telford Carnival parade, postponed from 17 July due to the extreme heat, will feature on the Sunday of the Fiesta in Southwater and Telford Town Park bringing colour, performances and music to the day alongside street performers, Circus Sensible Show, Break Out Dance, family activities and much more. 

Telford Balloon Fiesta 2022 is taking place on 26 – 28 August in Telford Town Park and is part of the On Your Side investment into events by Telford & Wrekin Council. Timings for the event are; from 5pm to 9pm on the Friday, 12noon to 10pm on the Saturday and noon to 6pm on the Sunday. More details can be found on Facebook page @TelfordCultureEvents. 

The first annual Shropshire Music Awards is on Thursday 6 October. There will be live acts performing on the night as well as a celebration of local musicians. Tickets are available from the Box Office at The Place on 01952 382382 or available online from the box office.