New act confirmed for the Real Radio stage, Joe McElderry...
8 Music Stages, 80 Bands, 25 sports all at Don Valley over one weekend.

Saturday 4th August Sunday 5th August

Stooshe, Noisettes, Lemar, The Selecter, Laura Steel, Ryan O Shaugnessy, Danny Sha, Sour Cherry

Toots & The Maytals, Macka B, Selecter, The Balkan Bandits + Dancers,  Jungle Lion, Renegade Brass Band, Soukous Revelation, Nisha Lall Bollywood Dance, Noise Blasters

Riddimtion Sound • Dubcentral crew ft. Mr Meerkat • Sequoia Sound System • Jack Opus • R8 Records ft. DJ Autograff • Dark Crystal ft. DJ Youngsta • Planet Zogg • Sheffield Techno Institute (STI)

Misha B, Lawson, The Lightning Seeds, Marcus Collins, The Crookes, Dodgy, Carmen Ghia and the Hot Rods, Laura Steel, Loxley Silver Band 

The Beat, Kanda Bongo Man, Bollywood Brass Brand Carnival Parade, Sheffield Samba Band, Truly Apparent, Blood Sport, Angelina African Dance....

Pangaea ft. Smiley Maxx • Dub Cafe ft. Arie • Rubiconman • Cool Beans ft. Arnivore and The Legitimate Gentlemen • DMK • No Uniform • Off Me Nut Records ft. Phatworld • Feedback

The Payroll Union • Early Cartographers • Stuart Faulkner • Seize the Chair • Nat Johnson • Laura Steel • Firesuite • Cats For Peru

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Tramlines Arena
Featuring the Real Radio Main Stage, the JuJu Club Stage, and the Sharrow Family Village.

The best of Sheffield’s music, radio, sporting and event organisers will be taking over the Don Valley Complex with an event programme as lively, colourful and diverse as Sheffield itself. ‘Sheftival’ is the city’s biggest ever festival of sport and culture.

All tickets are to be exchanged for a wristband on the day. Beat the Queues and get your ticket in advance so you don't need to call in at a Box Office on the weekend.
What time can I exchange my ticket for a wristband? You can exchange your ticket for a wristband on Saturday and Sunday from 11am by the main entrance on Coleridge Road opposite EIS Sheffield or March Street by Motorpoint Arena Box Office. You can also exchange your Saturday ticket for a wristband at Sheffield City Hall Box Office between 9.30am – 5.30pm on the Saturday.
Can I exchange my ticket before the day? I’m afraid not. You can only exchange your ticket for a wristband on the day of your ticket. It can’t be done in advance.
I have already bought my ticket. How do I exchange it for a wristband? There will be two designated areas by the main entrances to the entertainment complex. These will be opposite EISS Sheffield and by the Motorpoint Arena’s Box Office.
How do I buy a wristband on the day? If you don’t have your ticket you can purchase a wristband from the three Box Office locations, situated at Motorpoint Arena Box Office, EIS Sheffield, Don Valley Stadium.

Reggae legends, Toots and The Maytals, will be belting out tune after tune on the Juju Club stage on the Saturday including hit records Monkey Man and Pressure Drop. Saturday festival goers can also enjoy a set from infamous 2-tone band, the Selecter, featuring the First Lady of Ska, Pauline Black.

Sunday continues the pace with the sun-filled pop anthems of Liverpudlian band, The Lightning Seeds; alternative pop trio Dodgy; Sheffield’s own up-and-coming indie pop stars, The Crookes, as well as a headline set from more 2-tone legends in the form of The Beat. And yes, they still feature the legendary Rankin’ Roger!

Throughout the weekend, further soundtracks will be provided by the big Rastaman himself, Macka B; Congolese superstar Kanda Bongo Man; Sheffield Balkan brass and cabaret band, The Balkan Bandits; the awesome ska sounds of Jungle Lion, and a further feast of Jamaican music, sound system-style at the jerk chicken barbecue.

Adding rockabilly rebel swagger to the bill is the wonderful Carmen Ghia And The Hot Rods; The Renegade Brass Band who’ll shake their money makers; the Bollywood Brass Brand who’ll lead the Sunday carnival parade around the site; Tramlines People’s Choice band, Sour Cherry, and many Sheffield locals on the Buskers Barge floating stage.

Real Radio will be bringing some of the biggest acts in pop music to the Sheftival main stage. With a wealth of experience of presenting safe, high attendance events Real will give Sheftival goers a fantastic, fun filled and star-studded festival. Their Sony Award winning ‘Feel Good Breakfast’ team of Dixie and Gayle will be introducing acts from the stage as well as other presenters from across the schedule including Hometime’s Pete Edgerton.

Visit to win exclusive packages, ‘meet and greets’ with the stars.

Sports fans will also be able to watch a 48 square metre big screen in Don Valley Stadium broadcasting live Olympic action – including Jess Ennis’ gold medal heptathlon challenge.

Zorbing, martial arts, climbing, boccia and basketball are among 17 sports and activities available to try for free at Sheftival. Sheffield International Venues are planning an Olympic sports showcase including; two pop up boxing rings, an inflatable hockey pitch and crazy golf will feature among have-a-go sessions in sports including rugby league, athletics, basketball, wheelchair basketball, Futsal, judo, taekwondo, table tennis, Zumba, dancing, climbing, boccia, football and zorb balls with more expected to follow. 

Professional clubs and associations including Sheffield Eagles rugby league club, British Judo, Sheffield Steelers and Sheffield and Hallamshire Football Association are some of the first to lend their support to the event celebrating London 2012.

In true festival fashion, we will be filling the site with loads of other things to do. Enjoy mouth watering gourmet food, peruse Devonshire Markets, a real ale trail, crafts (and cupcakes no doubt!), and Jamaican jerk barbeque.  

There will be plenty to do for the whole family, with sporting activities across the whole site as well as making things in the Sharrow Festival Family Area. There will plenty of market stalls to browse as well as a fairground and cupcakes no doubt.

You can join the carnival parade, hit the fairground or even go ice skating for free

Music and entertainment is available all over the site at the Buskers Barge, acoustic stages, and at the Monkey Bump Dance Tent showcasing Sheffield's leading club brands creating a summertime party vibe. You can even arrive in style from Victoria Keys on the barge itself! !

Tickets for Sheftival (subject to booking fees) at City Hall - Sheffield are available online at

Tickets can also be purchased from any SIV Venue reception.

Visit the festival website for more information.

Event Information


  • Saturday 04th August, 2012 at 12:00 pm   
  • Sunday 05th August, 2012 at 12:00 pm   
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  • Adult Day Ticket - £12.00
  • Adult Weekend Ticket - £20.00
  • Family Day Ticket - £40.00
  • Family Weekend Ticket - £70.00
  • Under 18 Day Ticket - £10.00
  • Under 18 Weekend Ticket - £15.00