Sheftival is set to be Sheffield's biggest ever festival of sport and culture, and with a diverse musical line-up just announced it's not going to disappoint.
Saturday headliners Toots and The Maytals will be bringing thier legendary ska and reggae, including favourites like Monkey Man and Pressure Drop, to Sheffield's green fields. They'll be joined by infamous 2-tone band the Selecter, featuring the First Lady of Ska, Pauline Black.
Sunday's big hitters are Liverpudlians the Lightning Seeds, alt-pop trio Dodgy and home-grown hot shot indie pop stars, The Crookes. As well as all this there's a headline set by another set of 2-tone legends, the Beat – still featuring Rankin' Roger!
The rest of the weekend's soundtrack will be provided by the likes of the big Rastaman himself Macka B, Congolese superstar Kanda Bongo Man, Sheffield Balkan brass and cabaret band The Balkan Bandits, the awesome ska sounds of Jungle Lion, and a further feast of Jamaican music. Carmen Ghia And The Hot Rods bring their rockabilly rebel swagger, the Renegade Brass Band will be there shaking their moneymakers, the Bollywood Brass Brand will be leading the Sunday carnival parade around the site. And that's not even mentioning the many local bands who will be gracing the Buskers Barge Floating Stage.
If this lot's wet your appetite, keep an eye out for more Sheftival line-up announcements later this month including the Real Radio Stage and the Monkey Bump Dance Tent which will be showcasing Sheffield’s leading independent club brands.
T Tickets to access the Sheftival Main Arena at Don Valley Bowl cost just £12 for the day or £10 if you're under 18, or a family ticket can be bought for £40.