Reverend and The Makers at Mosborough Music Festival

Sheffield heavyweight champions Reverend and The Makers headline a knockout line up of bands this weekend at the '˜last' Mosborough Music Festival.

Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 12:46 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 12:48 pm

At least it is the last one in Mosborough as a new housing estate is earmarked for the festival site, the former Westfield School site, off Moss Way.

But festival boss Steve Cowens, who admits he will have a tear in his eyes when the last notes are played n Saturday, is planning to expand and move his spectacle next year to Don Valley Bowl, at the back of Sheffield Arena.

And he is still planning to call it the Mosborough Music Festival. At least for now.

He believes fans already identify closely with it by name and calling it anything else could be detrimental to his plans.

Past stars at the festival, celebrating its sixth year, included Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, who performed there for the first time after splitting from The Beautiful South.

Other notable performers have included Bad Manners, The Selector and The Farm, Twang, Lucy Spraggan, The Sherlocks and, in 2013, Heavyweight Champion of the World hitmakers Reverend and The Makers – who return this year.

This year’s festival, on Friday night and all day Saturday, June 3 and 4, features a top drawer line-up performing on three stages, also including Space, The Southmartins, Complete Madness, Jungle Lion, Redfaces and Doncaster high-flyers Bang Bang Romeo.

Also playing are Marquis Drive, Dirty Sterling, The Velcro Teddy Bears, The Shanklins, Phat Bollard, Tom Hingley, Bongo & the Soul Jar, Maybelleen, The Jackobins, Reasons to be Cheerful, James Lamb, The SSS and Malarkey Affair.

Whitehornes estate agents and C&G assessments have once again sponsored the festival.

There is already extended capacity this year for more than 3,000 people, with a Friday night show and on-site camping introduced for the first time.

However, Steve says if you want to go, be quick, as it is heading for a sell out.

Steve said: “There’s been so many great memories. It will be sad that this year’s festival is the last on the Mosborough site, due to development of the land, but it won’t be the end of Mosborough as a festival. Next year we are at Don Valley Bowl.

“Last year sold out and we could have sold another 1,000 tickets.”

n Tickets are £20 for the Saturday, £7.50 for the Friday night show, with other tickets available. Children aged under 10 go free, with tickets just £5 for those aged 11 to 15. For information and tickets visit Mosborough Music Festival