Sheftival is Sheffield’s unique festival of sport, music and culture. It is timed to celebrate our own Jess Ennis competing for an Olympic medal as well as the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence Day plus - we hope - seeing the world’s fastest ever man, running faster than ever. Whether you love the Olympics or want to escape them, we have something for everyone.
Sheftival takes place across Don Valley Stadium, the English Institute Of Sport Sheffield and Don Valley Bowl on the 4th and 5th August. There are eight stages, approximately 1,000 artists, competitors and dancers; three markets, three fairgrounds, free ice skating and 25 sports activities to take part in. From as little as £10 a ticket, Sheftival is seriously good value for money, just what people need this summer.
Don Valley Bowl will become the Tramlines Arena featuring reggae and ska acts, retro bands and pop artistes including Toots and The Maytals, The Selecter, Macka B, Lightning Seeds, Dodgy, Noisettes, Stooshe, Lemar, and Misha B. Mums, Dads, AND the kids will all be entertained. Sheftival features gourmet foods stalls, a Jamaican BBQ and soundsystem, real ale trail, Monkey Bump dance tent, carnival and a floating stage called the Busker's Barge.
In celebration of the Olympics, two pop-up boxing rings, an inflatable hockey pitch and crazy golf will feature among have-a-go sessions in sports including rugby league, athletics, basketball, wheelchair basketball, tennis, Futsal, judo, taekwondo, Ping! (table tennis), gymnastics, Zumba, dancing, climbing, boccia, football and zorb balls. You can even watch the Olympics on a 48 sq metre screen in the Stadium.
We are a not-for-profit event and any money made will immediately be invested into the city’s sporting and cultural events. Sheftival is our take on an Olympics party, done festival style and we can’t wait to see you all down there. It’s going to be amazing!