Big screen to show live Olympics action

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A HUGE screen will show live Olympic events - including home-grown hepthathlon star Jess Ennis’s bid for glory - as part of a Sheffield festival mixing music and sport.

The Don Valley Stadium and Bowl in Attercliffe will be used as a base for the city’s sports supporters who could not make it to the London games.

As part of Sheftival, people can watch events for free on the nights of Monday to Thursday, July 30 to August 2, as well as all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August, 3-5.

The weekend showings coincide with the biggest concentration of medal events during London 2012, including swimming, cycling, rowing, the men’s 100m final, the heptathlon final and other high-profile athletics events.

Thousands of people are expected to watch the performances on the screen.

Sheffield International Venues, Sheffield Council and the Sheftival team have pinpointed the Don Valley cluster of venues, which includes the stadium and bowl, as a base for Sheffield’s Olympic supporters to gather and watch the action.

Sheftival includes the Olympic viewing zone, plus sports activities and tournaments at the English Institute of Sport.

In also includes a music festival and outdoor pop concert featuring music from Rizzle Kicks, Lemar, Noisettes, The Lightning Seeds and more.

Tickets, which are now on sale, are required to access that part of the spectacular.

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