Music, dance and culture at first-ever Conisbrough Music Festival

Ginger Tom are performing at Conisbrough Music Festival.
Ginger Tom are performing at Conisbrough Music Festival.

A fun day of music, culture and dance is expected at the first-ever Conisbrough Music Festival today, Saturday, June 27.

More than 30 bands are due to perform across several stages both indoor and outside across the village.

Co-organiser Penny Lloyd-Rees, 55, of Conisbrough, said: “Music brings people together and this is a great chance to showcase the wealth of latent we have in the area.

“We are hoping at least 500 people will come along and I am sure everyone will have a great time. The whole area has got behind us and in particular local businesses with sponsorship.”

The main stage on the Welfare Field in Old Road will feature 11 acts with Ginger Tom topping the bill. There will also be a Dj stage, beer tent and fun fair.

The Ivanhoe Centre will play host to new bands, acoustic acts and poets on the mining heritage stage.

Spectators can also expect a full bill on the Castle Stage, within the grounds of Conisbrough Castle, which sees Ramble Gamble topping the bill.

There will also be live music at The Alma, The Eagle and Child and The Hilltop Hotel.

Each outdoor venue will also have a range of stalls selling merchandise, hot and cold food and refreshments.

DJ and graffiti art workshops will take place in the Ivanhoe Centre and on the Welfare Field. The music kicks off at around noon and will continue until about 10pm.

Tickets on the day are £6.50 for adults and £2.50 for children aged ten to 16. Get early discounted tickets from outlets including Conisbrough Library.