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!
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.
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.
We are pleased to announce that the first Worrall Festival event of the year will be a Pie & Pea Fundraiser at Worrall Memorial Hall on Friday 6th May, with music by Dave Friskney & Friends plus support from Worrall’s own Alice Bryan. The night will also feature a selection of Bradfield Brewery ales to accompany the food. Doors open at 7:30pm. Join us for what will be a great night!
Tickets are £7.50 and include Pie & Pea Supper. All funds go towards Worrall Festival 2016.