TOP new boy band, Lawson and X Factor’s R&B star Misha B, will join a brilliant weekend of Olympic celebrations at Yorkshire’s biggest festival of music and sport; Sheftival.
They will lead the charge on a weekend of music and sport timed to celebrate Olympiad Jessica Ennis competing in the heptathlon at the Olympics, held at the Don Valley Complex, Sheffield, on Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5.
This fantastic news comes as Rizzle Kicks inform us they have withdrawn from the Sheftival line-up. Organisers are not in a position to say why they have pulled out, as their management have yet to clarify the situation.
A total of 80 acts are playing at Sheftival including urban pop girl band Stooshe, X Factor star Marcus Collins, MOBO and Brit Award winner Lemar, Noisettes and The Lightning Seeds.
Lawson, fresh from a sold-out headline UK tour as well as an arena tour with The Wanted, are just back from Los Angeles where they have been recording their highly anticipated debut.
Misha B built a huge fan base on the last series of X Factor and she is about to release her debut single, Home Run.
Joining the line-up is also MTV Award nominees girl group Vida, who’ve just supported JLS and Chipmunk on UK national tours.
Steve South, Managing Director of Real Radio Yorkshire, said:
“Landing a great band such as Lawson is another fantastic result for an event which will become part of Sheffield’s Olympic history. Add Misha B to the mix and Sheftival becomes an unmissable festival.
“This is going to be such a fantastic weekend of music and sport and is great value. What could you buy for £12? A great day out at Sheftival, that’s what.”
Stretching a vast site of 25 acres, Sheftival boasts eight stages, over 1,000 performers, 25 sports, 80 bands, three markets, a huge fairground, gourmet food stalls, twelve bars, a giant bungee, free ice-skating, the biggest foam party in the country and so much more. This is the Olympic Games done festival style and priced to make every welcome, it’s accessible to all.
For more information about everything happening at Sheftival visit Sheftival