Sheffield legends to headline Rock N Roll Circus

Step right up and grab your tickets for the greatest show in town as the spectacular Rock N Roll Circus returns to Sheffield this summer.

The big top will be back at Don Valley Bowl with not three, but four days of music, magic and memories at this unique circus themed festival.

Dare to be amazed by astounding aerialists, fearless firebreathers, and spellbinding singers that will take to the stage between Thursday 29th August and Sunday 1st September.

After the success of last year’s event, two of Sheffield’s biggest homegrown talents have signed up as headliners for the 2024 festival.

Now then! Kicking things off on the Thursday will be Steel City legend, Richard Hawley with his biggest hometown show ever. The singer-songwriter, who performed with Pulp in the early ‘00s, will play some of the very best songs from his almost 30-year career.

Richard Hawley headlines Thursday night (c) Chris Saunders

Warming up the stage for Hawley will be Merseyside band The Coral, and Irish orchestral pop icon and master of irony, The Divine Comedy, aka Neil Hannon, the man behind the cult song National Express.

Get ready to party on Friday as the line-up sees some of the UK’s hottest dance artists take to the big top stage. BRIT Award winning pop powerhouse Becky Hill is headlining, and it’s hoped she’ll perform some of her biggest hits including Side Effects, Crazy What Love Can Do, and I Could Get Used to This.  

Becky Hill brings dance bangers to Friday night’s Rock N Roll Circus

Joining Becky on Friday night is Joel Corry, one of the most in-demand DJs and remixers who has over four-billion streams from his club bangers like Head & Heart, BED, and 0800 Heaven. Talia Mar will also be there to Stay the Night, while Issey Cross makes a Bittersweet Goodbye.

Then on Saturday, it’s time to Send in the Boys as Sheffield indie band Milburn reunite for a one-off show. Three years since they last performed together, and six years since they had a gig at Don Valley Bowl, Milburn are known for their gritty, poetic descriptions of life up north.

Milburn reunite to headline Rock N Roll Circus’ Saturday night

They have also handpicked the other acts set to share Saturday’s stage. Lightning Bolt Jake Bugg will get the crowd singing, The Rifles will get the crowd rocking, and Tik Tok sensation Seb Lowe will get the crowd thinking with his politically charged lyrics. Sheffielder Gia Ford will be showcasing her magnificently haunting voice. And ‘80s two-tone ska band The Selecter will be showing us that Pauline Black can still jump about to On My Radio even in her 70s.

Sunday’s line-up is set to be announced early January. But tickets for all four days are now on sale including VIP access which includes a covered seating area with fire pits, food and drink outlets, and dedicated entry into the big top.

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