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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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.

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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

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%

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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Fargo Railroad Co. announced as Saturday night headliners

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.

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We’ll be revealing more of the festival line up over the coming weeks so stay tuned!

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Worrall Festival Ale List

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Blue Bee

Reet Pale – ABV 4.0%
Pale and hoppy beer with a citrus & floral taste leading to a dry and bitter finish.

American 5 Hop version 4 – ABV 4.3%
American hopped pale combing the following varieties of hops: Sorachi Ace, Columbus, Simcoe, Summit and Palisade

Bradfield

Farmers Wim-Bull-Don – ABV 4.5%
A pale coloured fruity ale with a burst of summer fruit flavours.

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

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New England Best – ABV 4.2%
A nod to tradition this is a premium Northern English bitter with a smooth and wonderfully balanced malty base, a rich flavour and dark colouring.

Fuggle Bunny

Cotton Tail – ABV 4.0%
A refreshing pale ale… perfectly quaff-able in the spring sunshine (fingers crossed on the sunshine).

Orchard Gold – ABV 5.0%
Golden ale. Sweet honey flavours with hints of spice and earthy undertones.

Ossett Brewery

Clearwater – ABV 4.3%
A hoppy, and very refreshing premium pale ale. Hopped with generous quantities of the Mosaic variety, the aroma can be described as tropical fruit, citrus and pine.

Inception – ABV 4.0%
A complex recipe involving 5 different malt varieties and 5 American hop varieties to give a real depth of flavour with an aromatic & resinous finish. Warning – may be too heavily hopped for some drinkers!

Yorkshire Blonde – ABV 3.9%
A mellow, lager coloured ale. Full-bodied and low in bitterness, there is a delicate malty sweetness on the palate. The fruity hop aroma results from a generous late addition on Mount Hood hops.

Rat Brewery

Black Rat Porter – ABV 4.5%
Four different malts combine to give a beer with burnt, coffee and chocolate malt character. Slightly sweet on the palate, but moderate bitterness & fruity / Spicy aroma come from English grown Bramling Cross hops.

2015 Music Line Up Confirmed!

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Friday 3rd July

Advance tickets for Friday night just £4.00 available to buy here.

Saturday 4th July 

Saturday is free to attend. Donations welcome.

* All abilities welcome. Sign up on the day.

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!

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