A vibrant and much loved Community Festival in a culturally diverse area of Sheffield

Next Fundraiser:

Sharrow Festival Xmas Party, Friday 11th December, The Cremorne, London Road: 8-late, £3

Celebrating a muddy Festival 2015 and having a good old Sharrow Knees Up with four live acts and three quirky DJs, featuring:

Inavibe (live)
The Unscene (live)
Bongo and the Soul Jar (live)
Sushi (live)
Duncan Emperor of Bling (DJ)
Dank Zappa (DJ)
Papa Al (DJ)

£3 suggested donation towards Sharrow Festival 2016 (16th July)



Thanks to everyone who came to our Halloween Headcharge fund raiser at Yellow Arch, wow, what a night. next event is the Sharrow Festival Xmas party at The Cremorne, London Rd on Friday 11th December. Remember get in touch if you want to join our team.

We're delighted to announce that the provisional date for Sharrow Festival 2016 is Saturday 16th July.


Wow! That was fun!

Thanks to everyone who made the day such a great event (even with the extreme weather)!

Some event photos & videos here:



Planning meetings for 2016 have already started: next one is on Monday 2nd November 8-9p.m. at the Old Junior School, South View Road. We need lots of help over the coming months with fundraisers and developing a new website so please get in touch if you can help us out.

Sharrow Festival Fundraisers


Saturday October 31st: Headcharge Halloween , Yellow Arch

Nov: tbc DJ night, Sheffield University 

Saturday December 11th: Christmas Party, Cremorne

Saturday March 12th: Mardi Gras, Hagglers Corner

Saturday April 16th: Folk Festival, Hagglers Corner

Saturday July 9th: Cirque De Sharrow, Hagglers Corner (part of Sharrow Fringe)

tbc Bollywood themed event, Old Junior School

tbc Multicultural Fashion Show, Old Junior School 


SHARROW FESTIVAL 2015: Rescheduled for Saturday 22nd August.

Papa Al (JuJu Club) returns with a great programme of music treats reflecting the great talent and diversity of the Sheffield music scene, together with a few guests from further afield.

13:00 Malarkey Affair
The roots sound of Sheffield pop


13:40 Kath Auto
Alternative electro acoustic version


14:20 The Balkan Bandits

Musical ambassadors from the Former Soviet Socialist Republik of South Yorkshire


15:00 The Unscene

Acoustic reggae, folk and soul from one of the best acts currently in Sheffield


15:40 Sushi

Live drum and bass with guitar thrills

16:20 Bongo Bert & The Soul Jar

Its funk, its soul and its rock and the songs are beautifully crafted


17:00 Hot Diamond Aces

Blistering brass based funk and Afrobeat


17:50 Steel City Rhythm

Politically conscious Reggae with heavy dub breaks, blazing brass lines, funk grooves and soaring vocals https://www.facebook.com/SteelCityRhythm

18:40 KOG & The Zongo Brigade

Fresh from their Glastonbury successes with West African Afroskank


19:30 Truly Apparent
Sheffield's premier reggae band, playing roots, rocksteady and lover's rock



Sharrow Festival 2015: Community Stage 12-6 p.m.

MC Nige + Isembard's Wheel + Bella Shimmy + Mulembas D'Africa + The Soul Organization + Nycha Dance + Treebeard + The Silver Darlings + The Miser On The Faerie Gump+ Aim To Dance

Programmed by Trevor Tomlin, Compered by MC Nige...

12-12.10 MC Nige presents...(part 1)
Talented local people presented by MC Nige throughout the afternoon.

12.30-1 Isembard's Wheel
Rowdy folk band.

1-1.20 Bella Shimmy
Belly dance.

1.40-2.10 The Miser On The Faerie Gump

Sheffield's fine purveyors of folk metal. 

2.10-2.30 Mulembas D'Africa
African fusion dance

2.50-3.20 The Soul Organization
Massive brass-driven soul dance band keeping the faith of Motown and Northern Soul alive.

3.20-3.40 Nycha Dance
Amazing young dancers.

3.40-3.50 MC Nige presents...(part 2)
Talented local people presented by MC Nige throughout the afternoon.

4.10-4.40 The Silver Darlings

The Silver Darlings are a varied collection of musicians playing the songs of singer/guitarist Andy Whitehouse. Downbeat rom...antics, helpless optimists, they wander forth glass in hand...  

4.40-5 Aim To Dance 

5-5.10 MC Nige presents...(part 3)
Talented local people presented by MC Nige throughout the afternoon.

5.30-6 Treebeard
Local folk legends.

All stage times are approximate and subject to change.