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Sheftival Announce First Wave Of Line-Ups
**Toots and The Maytals – The Beat – The Lightning Seeds – Dodgy – Macka B**
A selection of artists as diverse as John Peel’s record collection will appear at summer festival, Sheftival on 4th and 5th August in Don Valley Bowl. Sheffield’s famous bowl is the idyllic mixing pot to blast out a rich recipe of reggae, indie, roots music and 2-tone, all weekend long.
The Tramlines Arena features the Real Radio Main Stage, the JuJu Club Stage, and the Sharrow Festival Family Village. Between them, our festival partners have brought together some incredible acts for the two day event.
We’re delighted to announce that ska and reggae legends, Toots and The Maytals, will be at Sheftival! They’ll be belting out tune after tune on the Juju Club stage on the Saturday including hit records Monkey Man and Pressure Drop. Saturday festival goers can also enjoy a set from infamous 2-tone band, the Selecter, featuring the First Lady of Ska, Pauline Black.
Sunday continues the pace with the sun-filled pop anthems of Liverpudlian band, The Lightning Seeds; alternative pop trio Dodgy; Sheffield’s own up-and-coming indie pop stars, The Crookes, as well as a headline set from more 2-tone legends in the form of The Beat. And yes, they still feature the legendary Rankin’ Roger!
Throughout the weekend, further soundtracks will be provided by the big Rastaman himself, Macka B; Congolese superstar Kanda Bongo Man; Sheffield Balkan brass and cabaret band, The Balkan Bandits; the awesome ska sounds of Jungle Lion, and a further feast of Jamaican music, sound system-style at the jerk chicken barbecue.
Adding rockabilly rebel swagger to the bill is the wonderful Carmen Ghia And The Hot Rods; The Renegade Brass Band who’ll shake their money makers; the Bollywood Brass Brand who’ll lead the Sunday carnival parade around the site; Tramlines People’s Choice finalists, Sour Cherry, and many Sheffield locals on the Buskers Barge floating stage.
But we’re not stopping there, oh no. Real Radio is set to bring an A-List line-up of pop acts across both days to stage Sheffield’s biggest outdoor pop concert this summer. Real Radio Breakfast’s Dixie and Gayle said:
“We are very excited to be part of ‘Sheftival’ and this first wave of artistes sound great. We’re big fans of The Lightning Seeds and Dodgy at Real Radio so we’re looking forward to seeing them play, but we are also looking forward to announcing the pop acts who’ll perform on the Real Radio main stage; soon people, soon! All we can say right now is roll on Sheftival; it’s going to be a fantastic star-studded, fun-packed couple of days! Be there.” 
In addition to the Real Radio line-ups, due to be announced late June, there will even more acts added to the bill. This includes an electronic dance line-up in the Monkey Bump Dance Tent showcasing Sheffield’s leading independent club brands, giving you even more variety and choice.
Mixing pop, alternative and international genres from around the world will be the ultimate sound clash. When reggae finishes on one stage, pop will begin on another. Unlike most other festivals, Sheftival will even entertain festival goers between the music acts. Expect to see anything from British Judo displays to a Zumba dance-off as Sheftival combines two of Sheffield’s greatest legacies: music and sport, like never before.
Tickets to access the Sheftival Main Arena at Don Valley Bowl cost just £12 for the day or £10 if you’re under 18. A family ticket is priced at £40
Sheftival is set to be the city’s biggest ever festival to combine music and sport, timed to celebrate Jess Ennis’s Olympic final.  It comprises of three areas: ‘Sheftival Live’ – a free Olympics viewing zone at Don Valley Stadium, presented by BBC Radio Sheffield. ‘Sheftival of Sport’ in the English Institute of Sport Sheffield where there are loads of free ‘have-a-go’ sports activities, demonstrations and tournaments including Sheffield Eagles tag rugby, pop up boxing rings, Hallamshire FA Junior futsal, an inflatable hockey ring and much more. The ‘Sheftival Main Arena’ stages a music festival and outdoor pop concert, taking place in Don Valley Bowl. Tickets are only required to access this part of Sheftival. 
Sheftival is presented to South Yorkshire by Sheffield International Venues who operate one of Europe’s largest portfolio of sports and entertainment venues with 19 facilities, 4.5 million customers annually and an international reputation for managing complex elite sporting and entertainment environments, championing community participation and sport development. SIV was established in 1988 and is the wholly owned operating company for Sheffield City Trust – an independent charity that has partnered with Sheftival. SIV manages venues including the Don Valley Stadium, English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EISS), iceSheffield, Sheffield Arena, and Sheffield City Hall.
Saturday 4th August
Toots & The Maytals
Macka B
The Balkan Bandits + Dancers
Jungle Lion
Renegade Brass Band
Sour Cherry
Laura Steel
Soukous Revelation
Nisha Lall Bollywood Dance
Noise Blasters
Sunday 5th August
The Beat
The Lightning Seeds
The Crookes
Carmen Ghia And The Hot Rods
Bollywood Brass Brand Carnival Parade
Kanda Bongo Man
Sheffield Samba Band
Truly Apparent
Blood Sport
Angelina African Dance
Family ticket admits four – day ticket £40 / weekend £70
Under 18s – day ticket £10 / weekend £15
Over 18s – day ticket £12 / weekend £20
Under 6s go for free
Buy online: www.sheftival.com
Tickets are also available in person at the Arena Box Office, City Hall or by phone on 0114 256 5567
Sheftival, Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield, S9 5DA
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August