Photos Credit: David Bryan Photography
Photos Credit: David Bryan Photography
Photos Credit: David Bryan Photography
We are pleased to announce that Worrall Festival and Gala returns this year on Saturday 6th July with live music, performances and our usual selection of local ales and ciders.
This will be a special year as it marks 10 years since the first Worrall Folk and Ale Festival out of which Worrall Festival was born, and 5 years since the festival joined together with Worrall Gala. We hope you can come and celebrate this milestone with us.
Keep your eyes peeled as we reveal the artist line up over the coming weeks.
– Worrall Festival and Gala team
Once again we’re bringing you a delicious selection of real ales from some of our favorite local breweries. We’ve got a variety of different ales to suit all discerning taste buds and some brand new brews which you hopefully won’t have tasted before. Take a look at the full ale list below.
Cider lovers we’ve got you covered too with a tasty selection of Lilly’s ciders direct from Somerset.
BLUE BEE BREWERY
Triple Hop 4.3%
American pale ale brewed using our three favourite US hops: Mosaic, Citra and Ekuanot which give a big tropical fruit hop hit
Farmers Blonde 4.0%
This award winning, very pale brilliant blonde beer has citrus and summer fruit aromas making it an extremely refreshing ale.
KELHAM ISLAND BREWERY
Best of You 5.5%
A pale ale brewed with four varieties of US hops, Columbus for bitterness and late hopped with Amarillo, Centennial and Citra bringing you an explosion of citrus fruit characters, to give a sharp refreshing palate.
Golden Axe 4.2%
A full bodied golden ale, it’s slight sweetness is balanced with a pleasant bitterness from the Columbus hops and an aroma of tropical fruits is derived from the late addition of a blend of New Zealand and American hops.
LITTLE CRITTERS BREWERY
Shire Horse English Best Bitter 4.3%
A traditional high quality best bitter made from the highest quality English grains and bittered with Magnum and Bramling Cross hops.
Ginger Pale 4.0%
A refreshing, easy-drinking beer which features a warming ginger taste. Intrigue for the taste buds, refreshment for the taster, this beer is always a popular choice amongst drinkers.
Dark with a tempting nutty aroma, Stancill Black is a smooth creamy Stout, with an ABV of 3.7%. Rich yet mild, this well balanced Stout is complemented with a fantastic white head and has a flavoursome taste which will satisfy the most discerning palates.
Elderflower Cider 4.0%
Crisp Somerset cider infused with elderflower which creates a refreshing, clean delicate cider. Floral hints above the apple notes give a unique taste.
Strawberry Cider 4.0%
A sweet berry burst which sublimely compliments the refreshing bite of an apple in this moreish juicy cider.
Merry Monkey Medium Scrumpy Cider 4.5%
Medium scrumpy made with unfiltered bittersweet apples, full of character with a rich appley flavour.
We’re very excited to announce that the James Taplin Band will be headlining the festival this year.
Having made a name for himself in South Yorkshire’s bars and clubs as one of the regions most beloved singer-songwriters, James Taplin, ‘The Voice’ of bluesy-roots and acoustic rock & soul, is paving the way for a promising future ahead. James will be joined by his band which includes the equally talented Michael Holmes on Harmonica. These guys are not to be missed!
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.
Watch this space for more announcements over the coming weeks!
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
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.
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
Blackberry Blush Cider – ABV 4.0%
Somer Gold Cider – ABV 5.0%
Strawberry Cider – ABV 4.0%
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
We are excited to announce that The Fargo Railroad Co. will be returning to Worrall this year to headline our Saturday night concert on 2nd July.
For those who weren’t lucky enough to see them at Worrall Festival last year, Fargo are a southern rock styled band from Sheffield with hints of Ryan Adams and BlackBerry Smoke and playing all original material. In just over 2 years the band have headlined a sold out Greystones 2nd birthday show, Sheffield’s Plug and O2 academy, playing to a full room on both occasions and also supported Atlanta legends ‘Drivin n Cryin’, Nashvilles’ Warner E Hodges and Grammy nominated songwriter Will Hoge among others.
We’ll be revealing more of the festival line up over the coming weeks so stay tuned!