Music Announcement: Dogwood Rose

Opening this years festival are Dogwood Rose – a Sheffield based Americana trio featuring Judy Clifford on vocals, Mike Richards on guitar / vocals and Kiri Smith on fiddle. Judy and Michael have been playing and singing together for several years on the Sheffield folk circuit and beyond – Judy’s voice is frequently compared to Joan Baez: powerful, soulful singing. Kiri joined them, adding fiddle accompaniment and a 3rd voice for the strong harmonies, a varied set and a lot of fun!

Dogwood Rose last played Worrall Festival in 2015 and we’re looking forward to welcoming them back!

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2018 Poster Revealed!

It’s official! This year’s posters and flyers have gone to print. Keep your eyes peeled for them popping up around Sheffield.

And watch this space as we’ll be revealing our full festival line up soon!

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Music Announcement: Kid Conventional

So, with just 4 weeks to go until Worrall Festival & Gala 2018 we are pleased to announce the first of this year’s musical acts, local singer-songwriter Kid Conventional.

Kid Conventional aka Jack Weston was the winner of Yorkshire Unplugged 2013, off the back of which he recorded his first studio EP, “Maps”. His single “No Promises” (Dec 2015) was named #15 in Top 50 of 2015 by BBC Radio Sheffield Introducing. Since then, he has spent most of his time playing shows, supporting the likes of Edwina Hayes, Little Comets and CC Smugglers, gaining new fans and wowing crowds with his engaging emotional performances.

www.facebook.com/kidconventionalmusic/

Watch this space for more announcements over the coming weeks!

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Worrall Festival & Gala 2018 – Saturday 7th July

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We are pleased to announce that Worrall Festival & Gala will return on Saturday 7th July 2018. This year we are focusing our efforts to deliver a one day event featuring a mixture of Children’s activities, live music from local musicians and our usual selection of fine locally brewed ales.  

The Gala will be opened at 1pm by Magid Magid, the new Lord Mayer of Sheffield, and will have a WWI theme with games and competitions for all the family. The Festival will follow on at 4pm with live music until 10pm. Our Real Ale bar will be open throughout the day with a broad selection of real ales and traditional ciders.

We’re busy finalising the Festival & Gala programme and will post more details soon.

In the meantime to get the latest news updates please like our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/worrallfestival

Worrall Festival Fundraiser – Music Night & BBQ

Friday 16th June
6.30pm – late
Gardeners Rest Pub – Kelham Island

Join our final Worrall Festival fundraiser event this year, to be held at the Gardeners Rest pub in Kelham Island. We will be hosting an open-mic/jam session alongside a BBQ, great beers and hopefully some sunshine! Come along to catch some of our brilliant festival musicians warm up together!

Entry is free but donations gratefully received on the night. All money raised will go towards supporting Worrall Festival – an annual music and ale charity event, held in the country village of Worrall on the edge of Sheffield.

(If you’re interested in playing it will be fairly informal – give us a heads up in advance if possible, or just show up on the night with an instrument!)

For further details visit our event page.

2017 Dates Confirmed

We are excited to announce that the dates for this year’s festival are the 30th June – 1st July and we’re busy working on the festival programme!

Check back shortly for details of our first local fundraising event, providing the opportunity to hear some of the great artists we’ve got lined up.

2016 Real Ale & Cider Selection

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Here’s a sneek peak at our Real Ale & Cider Selection ahead of this weekend.

Blue Bee Brewery:

American 5 Hop – ABV 4.3%
American hopped pale combing the following varieties of hops: Sorachi Ace, Columbus, Simcoe, Summit and Palisade

Ella IPA – ABV 5.0%
Single hopped IPA using Australian Stella hops.

Bradfield Brewery:

Farmers Blonde – ABV 4.0%
A very pale, brilliant blonde beer with citrus and summer fruit aromas making it an extremely refreshing ale.

Farmers Brown Cow – ABV 4.2%
A rich deep chestnut coloured ale, with a beautifully smooth creamy head.

Fuggle Bunny Brew House:

Hazy Summer Daze – ABV 4.2%
Refreshing pale ale with mango, lime, apricot, melon, lychees and grapefruit and a fresh floral aroma.

New Beginnings – ABV 4.9%
Amber Bitter with aromas of honey and spice.

Russian Rare-bit Stout – ABV 5.0%
Dark & Sensual, Malty & Complex with an Intriguing twist of Chocolate, Coffee & Liquorice aromas.

Little Critters Brewery:

Golden Goose – ABV 3.8%
Golden session ale made from the highest quality Maris Otter grain, with high quality whole Motueka and Cascade hops, giving it a refreshing taste.

Rye Fox – ABV 4.3%
Made from the finest quality grain sourced from English family-owned maltsters, hopped with fresh whole Chinook hops, imported from America.

Wise Owl – ABV 3.8%
Euros special. A session summer ale made with fresh citrusy New Zealand hops

Millwhites Cider:

Blackberry Blush Cider – ABV 4.0%
Somer Gold Cider – ABV 5.0%
Strawberry Cider – ABV 4.0%

2016 line up revealed

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Friday 1st July 2016

19:00 – Doors open
19:30-20:00 – Pete Shirley
20:15 -20:45 – Mulholland
21:00-21:45 – Special Guest Performance
22:00-23:00 – Jack’s Rake

Tickets: £5.00 (ADV) / £6.00 (OTD)
Visit our Tickets page for full ticket information.

Saturday 2nd July 2016

Worrall Gala:

13:15-13:45 – Lost Control
14:00-15:00 – Oughtibridge Brass Band
15:15-15:45 – Bailey Street

Saturday Concert:

16:15-17:00 – Lynn McFarland
17:15-17:45 – Jack Patchett
18:00-19:15 – Open Mic session (all abilities welcome)
19:30-20:00 – Martin Black
20:15-20:45 – Humble Williams
21:00-21:45 – The 13 Women
22:00-23:00 – The Fargo Railroad Co.

Saturday is FREE to attend. Donations on the day welcomed.