Bands announced for live music at this year’s Newport Show

Three local bands will be the headline acts bringing the curtain down on this year’s 110th Newport Show – and it promises to be a magical musical tour through the ages.

Folk band Paul Parker and All The Right Friends, The Bluebird Belles – a vintage vocal harmony trio – and energetic rock ‘n’ roll band Dirty Rockin’ Scoundrels pull the crowds wherever they appear.
With their unique styles covering different eras of music and a wide range of classic songs, the three popular acts have now been confirmed for the early evening entertainment at Newport Show, Chetwynd Deer Park, on Saturday, July 13.

Show Manager Sally Western said: “The preparations are now in full swing and we are delighted with the quality and diversity of our headline music acts which will feature at this year’s event.

“It has become a major part of the show, eagerly anticipated and helps to round off a great day’s entertainment which really does have something to suit people of all ages.

“This feature really sets us apart as well, it’s unique to our show and creates a great festival atmosphere.”

Main ring attractions already revealed for Shropshire’s premier one day show include the Bolddog Lings motorcycle display team and Joseph’s Amazing Camels.

The bands will be on stage between 5 and 7pm with each playing two sessions. Entry for anyone just coming for the music will be £5 with pedestrian gates open between 4-5.30pm. A free shuttle bus will also be provided to and from the centre of Newport at 7.30pm, or an easy stroll from the Newport Rugby Club where parking is free.

The Bluebird Belles

“The Bluebird Belles are simply amazing, they perform all over the country and their repertoire includes music from the 1920s through to the present day,” Mrs Western added.

“You may have seen them at World War ll themed events singing songs from that era, but they also perform Rock ‘n’ Roll and Motown with the Supremes and Velvelettes rated among their favourite groups.

Dirty Rockin’ Scoundrels

“Dirty Rockin’ Scoundrels have a very energetic rock ‘n’ roll show performing the best music of the 1950s and 60s from the likes of Elvis, the Beatles, Little Richard, Eddie Cochran and Bill Haley. They are another well-known local band playing regularly at venues in Shropshire and surrounding areas.

“Paul Parker and All The Right Friends focus on folk, blues and rootsy Americana – another popular band on the local circuit with two albums and a three-track EP to their name.

“All in all it promises to be a fabulous show and a perfect chance to see your favourite local bands perform after a day out for all the family.”

Paul Parker and Friends

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