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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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

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.

Jack’s Rake announced as Friday night headliner

We are pleased to confirm that Worrall Festival regulars Jack’s Rake will be back again this year headlining our Friday Folk concert on 1st July!

Jack’s Rake was formed after the four original members went climbing in the Lake District and stumbled upon a folk festival in the evening. They are now one of the leading folk bands in the Sheffield area with hints of the Pogues, Levellers, Chieftains & Bellowhead.

Sets consist of their own unique arrangements of traditional songs & tunes plus original compositions with one or two cover versions thrown in for good measure.

Friday night advance tickets are only £5.00 and can be purchased online here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/362552

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Worrall Festival & Gala 2015 Dates Announced

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We are pleased to announce that Worrall Festival and Gala will return this year over the weekend of 3rd-4th July. This year’s festival will have American flavour featuring a talent competition, Americana music, American style food and ales as well as the usual mix of top quality local music and acts you’re used to. More details will be released as they are confirmed, so watch this space!

Make sue you follow us on facebook for all the very latest news updates: http://www.facebook.com/worrallfestival

2014 Programme Of Events

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Friday
7:00pm Festival Bar Open ‘Real’ Bar
7:30pm Bad Cardigan Festival Stage
8:30pm Vic Shepherd & John Bowden Festival Stage
9:15pm Grenoside Sword Dance Display Main Car Park
9:30pm Jacks Rake Festival Stage

Saturday
11:30am Gala refreshments and stalls Memorial Hall
11:30am Gala craft stalls, fair ground rides & games Sycomore Park
11:30am Festival Bar Open ‘Real’ Bar
11:30am 1st Stage of Le Tour – Screen ‘Real’ Bar
12:15pm Sam Shepherd Bike Display Car Park
12:45pm Lost Control Festival Stage
1:30pm Dave Friskney Festival Stage
2:15pm Brian Coldwell Festival Stage
4:00pm Nic Bowden Festival Stage
4:45pm Clockwork Owls Festival Stage
5:30pm Beardy Rich Festival Stage
6:00pm Open Mic. Session with Dave Friskney Memorial Hall
6:30pm Dogwood Rose Festival Stage
7:30pm Brave New Storm Festival Stage
8:30pm The Natterjacks Festival Stage
9:30pm I Set the Sea on Fire Festival Stage

Sunday
11:00am Festival Bar Open ‘Real’ Bar
11:00am 2nd Stage of Le Tour – Screen ‘Real’ Bar
11:30am Open Mic. Session with Sheikh al Sheikhit Festival Stage
2:00pm Le Tour Caravan Kirk Edge Raod
3:30pm Close Festival Area
3:40pm Le Tour Comes through Worrall Kirk Edge Raod