Top line-up promised for popular Sheffield music festival

Mosborough Music Festival 2013, a picture taken by Jon McClure from the stage.
Mosborough Music Festival 2013, a picture taken by Jon McClure from the stage.

Early bird tickets have gone on sale for one of Sheffield’s most popular music festivals.

But organisers behind the Mosborough Music Festival are keeping tight-lipped about their headline acts for the summer – only promising it will be a ‘great line-up.’

They plan to reveal bands month by month in the countdown to the event on Saturday, June 7, which this year will raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice.

Steve Cowens, who has organised the festival for four years, said: “We’ve got some cheaper early bird tickets on sale throughout January as a thank you to the people who have come and supported us.

“It was an unbelievable festival last year.

“We even had 12 guys come over from France for a birthday and they are coming back too.

“There were others from Scotland, Ireland, Spain and Wales.

“It is a festival with cheap tickets, bar and food and we’ve not had one bit of trouble. It’s getting a name now as probably one of the best smaller festivals.”

Sheffield acts already scheduled to appear at the festival include bands The Sherlocks and Sabella, with 12 groups set to take to the stage.

The festival will return to a one-day event this year after it took place over a full weekend in 2013.

Last year local favourites Reverend and The Makers, plus Beautiful South singer Paul Heaton, rocked a record crowd at the old Westfield School site.

Steve added: “I can’t really reveal any of the big names because we are going to do that month by month – it’s all top secret. We have had over 120 bands apply to play.

“We have got lots and lots of bands. It is going to be a great line-up – that is one guarantee.”

n Visit to buy early bird tickets for the festival, priced £15, before the end of January.