Sheftival 2012

Sheftival 2012

Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th August 2012
Sheffield Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield, Yorks, England MAP
weekend £20, or £12 a day
Daily capacity: 25,000
Last updated: Thu 5th Jul 2012

Sheftival will be on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of August at Don Valley Bowl and and Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield and will be combining music and sport in celebration of the Olympics.

Real Radio will host the pop concert which will also offer a world music stage, dance tent, buskers barge, and acts programmed by Tramlines festival. Free 'have-a-go' sports activities are available from boxing to judo, and there will demonstrations from Sheffield Eagles Rugby League and Sheffield Steelers Ice Hockey team.


Saturday: Toots & The Maytals, Macka B, Selecter, The Balkan Bandits + Dancers, Jungle Lion, Renegade Brass Band, Sour Cherry, Laura Steel, Soukous Revelation, Nisha Lall Bollywood Dance, Noise Blasters, plus many more to be announced.

Sunday: The Beat, The Lightning Seeds, Dodgy, The Crookes, Carmen Ghia And The Hot Rods, Bollywood Brass Brand Carnival Parade, Kanda Bongo Man, Sheffield Samba Band, Truly Apparent, Blood Sport, Angelina African Dance, plus many more to be announced.


An adult day ticket is priced at £12 with a weekend ticket priced at £20. A Family ticket (admits four) is priced at £40 for a day ticket and £70 for a weekend ticket. An under 18s day ticket is priced at £10 and £15 for a weekend ticket, and under 6s go for free. To buy tickets, click here.

On site

The site will have loads of other things to do, with food, peruse Devonshire Markets, a real ale trail, crafts (and cupcakes no doubt!), and Jamaican jerk barbeque. Pluis a chance to join in the carnival parade, hit the fairground or even go ice skating for free!

Dotted throughout the site and taking over the English Institute of Sport Sheffield will be Olympic sports, demonstrations and tournaments from Sheffield Eagles rugby league, table tennis competitions, Hallamshire FA Junior futsal tournament, judo, boxing, fitness classes including zumba and boxercise, and loads more beside. Armchair fans can join the Interactive Olympics in the technology zone.

A whopping one in seven GB athletes trained in Sheffield and many international Olympic teams have chosen our city as their pre-Olympic home in the build up to London 2012. At Sheftival, they will be broadcasting Jess Ennis, Usain Bolt and the rest of the Olympics, live on a 48square metre big screen in Don Valley Stadium where anyone can join watch it for free.


This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.

More information will be here when available.

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