Indie-folk band Brave New Storm the latest additions to the festival line up

We are excited to announce that Sheffield based indie-folk band Brave New Storm are the latest additions to the festival line up! They will be performing on Saturday evening alongside The Backyard Buskers and Richard Brown.

In their own words, Brave New Storm  ‘focus on classic folk themes with a contemporary twist, from nostalgic songs about well spent summers, to protest songs about the student protests of 2010.’ The band have been getting rave reviews recently so make sure you come down and see for yourselves what all the fuss is about!

‘The atmosphere they made was brilliant… Brave New Storm are excellent… emotive’ – Forge Press live review

Tickets are only £7 for adults and £4 for 16s and under. Children under 5 get in Free!


Calling all musicians! Showcase your talent at our open mic session

(video: Clockwork Owls performing during last year’s open mic session)

Following last year’s success we have extended the open mic slot at this year’s festival. All budding musicians are invited to take the stage and perform a couple of songs at our friendly open mic session on Saturday evening. All abilities and styles welcome.

The session will run from 6:00pm till 8:00pm on Saturday 8th June and will be hosted by local singer/songwriter Dave Friskney.

Family ceilidh with Big Stuffed Fish

This years festival ceilidh will be a family ceilidh dance with Big Stuffed Fish! They are fantastic high energy ceilidh band who put on a fantastic show for us last year. Come see them on Saturday June 8th.

Dancing begins at 4:30pm. Bring your friends and family, all ages welcome. Saturday tickets are available priced at £7 for adults and £4 for 16s and under. Under 5s enter free.

Jack’s Rake to headline our Friday night concert

With less than a month to go until the festival we are very pleased to announce that Sheffield folk legends Jack’s Rake will be headlining our Friday concert with support from the very talented Chloe-Jade Simmons.

Doors open at 7:00pm on Friday 7th June. Tickets are available priced at £5 for adults and £3 for 16s and under. Under 5s enter free.

Open mic night fundraiser a success

Our open mic night fundraiser hosted by Dave Friskney was a big success. A big thank you to all the talented musicians who came and contributed some of their songs. We raised £50 for this year’s festival which is greatly appreciated.

If you missed out, Dave will be hosting the open mic session at the festival on Saturday evening. All are welcome.

Next Worrall Festival fundraiser: Friday 19th April – open mic night with Dave Friskney


The next Worrall Festival 2013 fundraiser has been confirmed.

Following the success of last months sing-a-round we are holding an open mic night at Worrall Memorial Hall on Friday 19th April. The event will be hosted by local music legend Dave Friskney.

All budding musicians are welcome to get up and perform a couple of songs, otherwise why not just come along and enjoy the music.

There will also be a selection of guest ales and ciders available on the night along with a selection of cold foods to tempt the taste buds.

Tickets are just £3 at the door for adults. 16s and under get in free. All proceeds go towards Worrall Festival 2013. Come along and bring your voices, instruments or just come for a listen!

Worrall Festival 2013 dates announced: Fri 7th & Sat 8th June

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Worrall Festival 2013 will be held on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June 2013.

Worrall Festival is a celebration of local music talent, fine local ales and good food. More details will be posted shortly.

First Worrall Festival 2013 fundraiser a big success!

The first Worrall Festival 2013 fundraiser was a big success!

The sing-a-round event held at the Blue Ball pub in Worrall on Thursday 7th February was enjoyed by everyone who took part and lots of very talented local musicians turned out to show their support for the festival. There are talks of making the sing-a-round a regular event. More on this to follow.

The event succeeded in raising the profile of the main festival which is to be held in June. Dates to be announced soon.