SHEFTIVAL, a star-studded pop music and sports festival, is under starters orders and we have TWENTY tickets to be won.
Lined up to player the Real Radio main stage are urban pop girl band Stooshe, X Factor stars Marcus Collins and Misha B, Fame Academy’s Lemar, The Noisettes, Lawson and The Lightning Seeds.
And it doesn’t stop there,
A total of 80 acts are playing at Sheftival, a unique festival of sport, music and culture in Don Valley, Sheffield, on Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5.
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The acts, performing in Don Valley Bowl, will lead the charge on a weekend of family entertainment to celebrate Jessica Ennis competing in the heptathlon at the Olympics.
A huge screen will be showing the Olympics inn adjaecent Don Valley Stadium.
So festival-goers will also be able to cheer on the world’s fastest ever man, possibly running faster than ever.
It’s also the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence Day.
Whether you love the Olympics or want to escape them, there’s something for everyone.
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.
The When She Was Mine chart stars are attracting a huge amount of interest on social networks.
So are Don’t Upset the Rhythm hit makers The Noisettes and Lemar.
X Factor fans will get a preview of new material from last year’s major stars Misha B, the queen of R&B in waiting, and Collins, who was mentored by Take That frontman Gary Barlow.
He reached the grand live final, beating over 200,000 other contestants to earn his place.
He is currently promoting Mercy, is second single from the album and his first original single.
Steve South, managing director of Real Radio Yorkshire, said: “The line up of music acts is fantastic for an event which will become part of Sheffield’s Olympic history. It’s an unmissable festival.”
Sheftival, spanning a 25-acre site with a mix of music, sport, food, drink and other entertainment is timed to celebrate Jess Ennis’s Olympic final.
Tickets can also be bought from Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena - visit www.arenaticketshop.co.uk/whats-on/sheftival
For your chance to win nine of our 10 pairs of tickets enter our free prize draw online at thestar.co.uk/lifestyle/competitions or by text.
Text STA (SPACE) followed by RED1(SPACE), followed by your name, house number and postcode and send to 61500. Texts cost £1 plus your usual network rate.
* For a chance to win our other pair of tickets in a separate draw, follow digital editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962 then tweet him with #StarCompSFTVL.
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