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

Community Stage 2016

Confirmed so far:

Black Thorn

Black Thorn are a four-piece band, young and energetic with a catchy new-wave folk sound, with a great deal of live experience playing festivals, pubs and other venues.





Early Cartographers

Sheffield-based alt. acoustic collective with a vast array of instruments and up to 5 part harmonies. Tend to play in parks, back rooms of cafes, meadows etc but can also play conventional venues when need be. Emotional, uplifting, occasionally sinister, unpredictable, thought-provoking, dancey.




Chanel Yates

Chanel Yates is a young acoustic singer/songwriter from the city of Sheffield.








Saturday April 30th:

On April 30th we will be holding out first indoor and outdoor market with global food and enticing stalls, followed by our first ever fashion show, featuring the talents of local designers specialising in a range of clothing and accessories in different multicultural styles.

We are very keen for vinyl/cd music sellers to come down to the market, call Alan on 07903949931 if you need more info

To book a stall please contact Mark at mark_a_cohen@hotmail.com 

Not long left now! Looking forward to seeing the designs of El Addo, Mhacagi, Dread Funky, Khimaar, Araneus T-Shirts/ Araneus ADW and Team Sunrise, the hair styling of Alicia Nang Hair & Beauty and make-up artistry of Fern Strawson MUA and Hayleigh Louise.





 Tropical Riddim Showdown at Hagglers Corner, a fund raiser for Sharrow Festival hosted by Cool Runnings and Da Beat Down 12 hours - of soul, reggae and tropical beats
. Ft K.O.G. & Franz Von (Zongo), JKAS, UNSCENE, DAN LOOPS, GENEIVIEVE CARVER, JOEY MCPHAIL, JAMES CANNON, DJS PLAYING TROPICAL BEATS, PLUS MORE TBC, with children's entertainment till 6pm and food. Entry £: Pay on the door as you pleas



Sharrow Folk Festival 2016: Saturday 16th April 3 p.m-2 a.m.,  Hagglers Corner, Queens Road

Following the success of our first Sharrow Folk Festival in 2014, we're delighted to be doing it again:

I'ts gonna be folking amazing !!!

Tickets are a mere £5 – from Hagglers Corner, Airy Fairy, Golden Harvest.

A massive folk-tastic fundraiser for Sharrow Festival 2016 (which will be on Saturday 16th July, Mount Pleasant Park: 12-8pm: Free)

Sharrow Folk Festival is a fundraiser for Sharrow Festival and all performers and organisers are unpaid volunteers....

Café (afternoon)

3-3.35 Treebeard

Folk rock musicians playing original, contemporary & traditional songs & tunes.




3.45-4.20 Del Scott Miller
Great acoustic guitarist.


4.30-5.30 Tim & Julie Cole
The Coles have been playing music together for many years, having met first at Julie's school folk club. We sing and play acoustic music including traditional folk, and our own songs and tunes with interesting arrangements for guitars, cello and tin whistle.


5.40-6.20 Fran Wyburn
“Fran Wyburn has a unique, engaging voice and lyrical tales to share, a rising Yorkshire talent”
BBC Introducing West Yorkshire

6.30-7 Boz
Acoustic set from well known Sheffield musician.


8-8.45 Paul Pearson
Affectionately known as the Steel Town Troubadour, Paul, from Sheffield, specializes in taking songs from excellent but obscure songwriters and turning them into PP Originals. 

9-9.45 Charlie Barker
Sheffield singer, songwriter & guitarist. New album 'Ghosts & Heroes' out now on RootBeat Records. 





10-10.45 Break A Leg!
Break a Leg! is Chris Rust and Karen Hisom and they  play Folk, Jazz and Blues songs with voice, clarinet & guitar.


11-11.45 Avital Raz
Avital Raz is a vocal artist who travels across many genres.
 Her songs may resemble old English lute songs, Indian Classical Ragas, Cabaret, Blues or Eastern-European Jewish melodies. A multi-cultured get-together of many strange characters, all rolled up into one quirky singer- songwriter




12-12.45 Rob Lowdon
Rob "played guitar for over 30 years, I've went through many a different band and style, but feel happiest when it's just me and an acoustic guitar. No pretensions, just plain honest acoustic music, the way it's meant to be. I just enjoy playing it, I hope you enjoy listening :-) "



1-2 12 Dead In Everett
Playing syndicate-folk, anarcho-Americana and old time rebel songs - music to fan the flames of discontent and tell the Boss to go to hell. Guitar, banjo, accordion, and sweet harmonies of reason in a world deaf to exploitation. All members or fellow travelers of the IWW Union ('The Wobblies').


Upstairs Stage (evening):

8-8.45 Early Cartographers
Six piece acoustic, bouncy, alternative, occasionally sinister but normally upbeat collective.





9.15-10 The Silver Darlings
Singer-guitarist Andy Whitehouse leads his folky quartet as seen at Sharrow Festival 2015.



10.20-11.20 Sharrow Festival Ceilidh Band with caller Rosie Huzzard 
 'One hour of high energy ceilidh mayhem, with some of Sheffield's best dance musicians, suitable for absolute beginners, our band and caller will have you stripping the willow and doe-si-doeing the night away in no time!'

11.40-12.25 Black Thorn
Black Thorn are a four-piece band, young and energetic with a catchy new-wave folk sound.






12.30-2 DJ Papa Al

Playing world folk.





Saturday March 19th:

Mardi Gras, Hagglers Corner

Daytime 2pm – 6pm

Live music, children’s activities and child friendly dance workshops with Nisha Lall (Bollywood & Bhangra), Mulembas D’Africa (African Fusion) & Nycha Dance (Street Dance)

Evening 8pm – 2am

Mango Rescue Team

Hot Diamond Aces

Son de América

Sheffield Samba Band

DJs Gee Shakti, Mr Meerkat, The Globologist, Scrubba, Papa Al.

Tickets: £5 from Hagglers Corner, Airy Fairy, Golden Harvest or online at www.partyforthepeople.org.uk

This is a fund raiser for Sharrow Festival please see Fb event or contact alan.deadman@gmail.com. for more information

Saturday July 9th:

Cirque De Sharrow, Hagglers Corner (part of Sharrow Fringe)


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.


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 Tuesday 9th February 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 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.