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






Thanks everyone who came to the (15th) Sharrow Festival, I loved every minute of it and I thought all the bands and performers really hit the spot. The Festival Crew are going to take a couple of months break and then start thinking about plans for next year's festival. We really want more people to join the Festival Crew and put their ideas into the mix and help to make it happen, so please get in touch while the energy is still flowing! If you are in a band who want to play at one of our fund raisers over the next year please get in touch.

Alan Deadman, Chair of Sharrow Festival


Sharrow Festival Music Stage. 1.00 pm – 8.00pm


Papa Al (JuJu Club) brings you a lively and exciting programme of music featuring some of the best bands in the region. Times are provisional, watch out for late additions.

1.00 – 1.30 Mango Rescue Team
Alex de Mango leads his brilliant new tropical band into mad cap Latin and Afrobeat adventures. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnbqxkwCIBQ

2.00 - 2.20 Satnam Singh & The Noise Blasters
Master Indian percussionist Satnam leads the Noise Blasters in a rousing opeing session of Dhol drumming.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9gJ1QXmOqA

2.30 - 2.50 The Verals
Teen steel city rock band with a growing fan base across the city.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxWd9c66IN8&list=UUvKQzzSp5r_k26WxNCTkQQw

3.10 - 3.40 The Unscene
A great return to Sharrow for the lads with their mix of acoustic, soul, folk , reggae and pure originality.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unscene-Sheffield/519505741446046

4.00 - 4.30 Steel City Rhythm
Sheffield's dub reggae rockers band
https://soundcloud.com/steelcityrhythm

5.00 – 5. 25 Wreck The Place
An energetic blast of punky folk with gypsy influences
http://sameoldsteve.bandcamp.com/

5.40 – 6.10 The Indecision
Uniquely flavoured ska and rocksteady sounds from this Leeds band with a built in feelgood factor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPIOKs9eHiw

6.30 – 7.00 Truly Apparent
TA are going from strength to strength with the sweetest reggae vibes. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpeXkd5JgcE

7.20 – 8.00 K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade
K.O.G. Leads his merry crew through the world of 'Afroskank' mixing in the sounds of Ghana & Nigeria with hiphop,reggae, ragga and the odd operatic flourish. Unmissable!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK1ekxrlrb8&feature=kp


Community Stage: 12-5.30 p.m.

Sharrow Festival is delighted to be working with City Of Sanctuary Sheffield on the programming of the Community Stage. 
http://www.cityofsanctuary.org/sheffield

The small stage is curated by Trevor Tomlin and includes a wide variety of performances that reflect and celebrate the diversity of Sheffield.

12-12.10 City Of Sanctuary Poets (to be confirmed)
Poetry reflecting the life of refugees and asylum seekers in
Sheffield.
www.facebook.com/cityofsanctuarysheffied

12.15-12.25 Dwane Reads
Dynamic performance poet from Derby.
http://www.dwanereadspoetry.weebly.com/
http://www.punkrockers.com/%20dwanereadspoetry
http://www.facebook.com/dwane.reads.9
www.youtube.com/dwanereadspoetry

12.30-12.50 Nycha Dance
Community dance school covering a wide range of dance styles, from age 2 up to adults!
http://www.nychadancecreations.co.uk/
www.facebook.com/nychadance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Ek9foQdvg&feature=plcp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en2l64-Ox0Y&feature=plcp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0zWqZKNM2Q&feature=plcp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UiRmVNxe2s&feature=plcp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDm-2HZPApo&feature=plcp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0OzZ4NuVHk

1.05-1.35 Malarkey Affair 
Indie band. 
https://www.facebook.com/malarkeyaffair
http://soundcloud.com/malarkey-affair/lonely-street/s-Pgp9w

1.40-2.00 Mulembas D'Africa
African dance workshop - everyone welcome to join in.
www.facebook.com/mulembasdafrica
www.youtube.com/mulembasdafrica

2.00-2.05 Speaker: Katelyn McKeown (City Of Sanctuary Sheffield)
 
2.15-2.45 Shahi Mardaan Qawali Group 
Sufi music with songs in a variety of languages including Arabic, Urdu and English.
http://shahemardaan2.wix.com/shah-e-mardaan
www.facebook.com/shahemardaanqawali
www.youtube.com/shahemardaanqawali

2.50-3.00 Bengali Folk Group
Singers and dancers.

3.00-3.10 Sisters Of Tribellica
Fusion bellydance troupe dance to a variety of music - Tribal, rock, metal and latin. 
www.facebook.com/SistersOfTribellica
www.youtube.com/user/SistersOfTribellica
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4R8UrD2jMM

3.10-3.15 Speaker: Rodrigo Edema (City Of Sanctuary Sheffield)

3.25-3.55 Amorf
Persian folk / blues from Arash Sabet's new band. 
www.facebook.com/amorfmusic
www.soundcloud.com/amorfmusic

4.00-4.20 Vexpression 
Explosive young people's dance group led by Choreographer Devon Reid.
http://www.facebook.com/vexpression
http://www.youtube.com/vexpression

4.35-5.05 Sushi
Funky trio with a Sushi slice of drum and bass. 
https://www.facebook.com/SUSHI3000?fref=ts

5.10-5.30 Aim To Dance / ASHAY
Semi professional and community performance groups who dance a variety of styles - Bollywood, Bellydance, Salsa, Fusion. Includes a taster sessions of flash mob style dances where the audience can participate.
http://www.facebook.com/AimToDanceAndCreate
http://www.youtube.com/user/AimToDanceAndCreate
http://www.nishalall.co.uk/


Sharrow Festival Official After Party at The Cremorne

When Sharrow Festival closes down on Sat 21st the Cremorne on London Road opens up for the after-party.

From 8 till late, it's time to celebrate Sharrow style with bands and djs. Playing live are 3 piece SUSHI heavy & funky, drum and bassy and the glorious UNSCENE on their unstoppable rise to fame and fortune.

Plus DJs: DUNCAN CHOPPER BLING, TROPICAL LENIN, CHARLIE ILLINGWORTH, & HENRY playing a mix of party tunes, funk, gypsy, hip hop,reggae, tropical, cumbia, ska and more hot music. 

Suggested donation on the door of £3 towards next year's Sharrow Festival.

https://www.facebook.com/events/496914143774164/