MUSIC festival fever is almost upon us, with something for everyone with almost every taste to enjoy lined up to blast out of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire speakers this year.
Perhaps the biggest name of the lot is Oasis front man Noel Gallagher, who will bring his High Flying Birds to Tramlines in July, while fans of 90s and 90s pop will find plenty to enjoy at Wentworth Music Festival, with Go West and Right Said Fred on the bill.
If you’ve not booked your tickets yet, here’s a rundown of what Summer 2018 has to offer.
Peace in the Park 2018
Where: Ponderosa Crookes Valley Road, Sheffield
When: June 9 from noon to 8pm.
A free, all day festival of music and art, Peace in the Park celebrates the love of humanity, the power of peace, and the diversity and achievements of communities in Sheffield and beyond.
It is funded by money raised in advance and organised by a group of volunteers who are artists, musicians, students, events organisers and other everyday Sheffield folk, working together in a not-for-profit collective to help make the festival happen.
Details of the full line-up are yet to be released but the event features live music stages and a kids’ zone, plus stalls and workshops.
Visit the Peace in the Park 2018 Facebook page for more information.
Wentworth Music Festival
Where: Wentworth Woodhouse
When: June 16
Who’s playing: Go West, Right Said Fred, Liberty X and Scouting for Girls, Lucy Spraggan and Toploader, plus High energy rock funk band Late Night Legacy, five-piece alternative rock band Frazer, pop/punk act Taxi for Bob, newcomers Long Story Short, classic rock band Fireheart and Barnsley boys Paisley Sundae.
This year’s event also features a wealth of comedy talent including Phoenix Nights’ Justin Moorhouse, Mock the Week panellist Jo Caulfield and fellow comics Jeff Innocent, Jonny Awsum and Howard Read.
Children’s entertainment includes face painting, fairground rides and a dedicated Kids’ Tent with shows from Danny Pensive, Jonny Awsum and Big Howard’s Lol-Tastic Yuk Fest, featuring the “bigger” star of Little Howard’s Big Questions on CBBC.
Tickets: £45 for adults and £10 for ages four to 12. They are available from The Village Shop in Wentworth, the Horseshoe Pub in Harley or at www.wentworthmusicfestival.co.uk.
Music in the Gardens
Where: Sheffield Botanic Gardens
When: June 29 to July 1.
Who’s playing: Michael Jackson tribute CJ and Ultimate Bowie (Friday); Magic of Motown (Saturday): Unite the Union Brass Band and Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra proms concert (Sunday), culminating in firework finale.
Event organiser Andrew Bates, said: “Music in the Gardens is a cornerstone of the summer social calendar and we're proud to announce such a strong and varied line-up to this year’s event.
“We wanted to try and offer something for everyone with this year's line-up, whilst using the event to continue to support charities which are close the hearts of Rotarians across South Yorkshire.
“The event is one of the longest running open-air events in Sheffield and unique in the way in which is developed and organised, with members of fourteen Rotary Clubs throughout South Yorkshire playing an active role in the running of the event.”
This year’s event will support the following charities: Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind, WORK Ltd, Weston Park Cancer Charity, Lighthouse Homes, Aquabox and Huntington’s Disease Association.
Organisers are hoping to add to the £330,000 raised for good causes since the festival first launched in 2004.
Tickets: £22 to 28 for adults, £11 for under-16s. Call 0114 223 3777 to book.
Conisbrough Music Fest
Where: The Welfare Field, Conisbrough
When: July 7
Who’s playing: Jungle Lion (pictured below) Unknown Era, Martin Ferguson Band, So Long Astoria, Saints Among Us, The Outcharms, AVIT Blues Band, Woodstock and others.
The event has six music stages and a kids’ area featuring Rotherham African Drummers, children’s entertainment, fun fair, DJ and graffiti workshops and an urban beach.
Last year’s event attracted more than 5,000 people and organisers hope to beat that total with this year’s event, which will be headlined by past festival favourites Jungle Lion.
Tickets: £15 (advance) for adults and £20 on the day. Under-10s are free and family tickets started at £20.
Visit https://www.conisbroughmf.com/ for ticket details and more information.
Where: Roundwood Farm, Rawmarsh
When: July 14.
Who’s playing: The Hot Soles, Hands Off Gretel, Liberty Ship, I Set the Sea on Fire, The Reytons, The Time Sellers, DeadBlondeStars, This State of Ours.
Tribute acts to The Prodigy, Kings Of Leon, Metallica, Limp Bizkit, System of a Down, Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Queens of the Stone Age and Rage Against the Machine.
BeanFest, organised by Simon and friends in memory of their friend Rob “Bean” Crook, who died in 2010, has raised £25,000 in the past nine years for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Hallam FM’s Cash For Kids.
As well as its trademark two big top tents, the festival also includes real ales and traditional ciders and an on site fish and chip shop, street food, four bars, stalls and plenty of activities for children and adults.
Organiser Simon Hartley said: “We like to think of ways to make BeanFest better each year.
“The only criticism has been the bars and their capacity to cope and how we could support more local talent.
“So this year we’ve doubled up on the bars and staff. For local talent, it will be outstanding.
“The event will see nine leading UK tribute artistes grace the stage, plus ten of South Yorkshires best up and coming original bands, some of whom are already becoming household names.
“The Fred Perry website released a list of the Top 20 Sheffield bands at the moment, and we are proud that the top four are playing this year at BeanFest.”
Tickets: £6 for over-18s, £3 for under 18s and free for under 10s, with all available on the door.
For more information, visit www.beanfest.co.uk.
Where: Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
When: July 20 to 22.
Who’s playing: Stereophonics, Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds, Craig Davids TS5, Clean Bandit, Mystery Jets, Rat Boy, Milburn, Everything Everything, Shed Seven, Blossoms, De La Soul, Jake Bugg, Reverend And The Makers and The Sherlocks.
This years festival will take place at the new location of Hillsborough Park, Sheffield, from Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22.
Tramlines’ organisers are telling music lovers to expect “four stages of world class music, art, comedy, eclectic performance, hand-picked food and regional craft ales, all within one of the most picturesque parks the city has to offer”.
There’s a new venue for the festival’s tenth outing, with several South Yorkshire acts in the line-up — including Milburn, who will play their final show at this year’s event.
Tickets: £79 tickets are now available at https://www.tramlines.org.uk/tickets/.
Y Not Festival
Where: Pikehall, Derbyshire
When: July 26 to 29
Who's playing: Libertines and Manic Street Preachers (Friday); Catfish and The Bottlemen, Kaiser Chiefs (Saturday); Jamiroquai, The Wombats (Sunday).
The festival began life in 2005 as a house party spilling over into deepest Derbyshire and the event has remained home grown and true to its roots.
The festival offers a glorious weekend of live music, family fun, comedy, street food and much more — all in the heart of the Peak District.
Festival organiser Simon Mawbey said: “We can’t wait for this year’s Y Not festival.
“With legendary acts such as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Razorlight added to the bill, we hope fans will see this as our biggest year yet.”
Y Not’s new and improved site will be at Aston Hill Farm, adjacent to the previous site on Mouldridge Lane.
Tickets: adult weekend camping £119 and under 12s go free.
To book visit https://ynotfestival.com/tickets/
Where: Doncaster's Sir Nigel Gresley Square and the Village at Waterdale Shopping Centre.
When: The evening of Friday, July 27 and all day on Saturday, July 28
Who's playing: Artists, astronauts, a family rave and a pop-up cinema feature in the free family festival.
Community group Right Up Our Street is bringing the space-themed festival to Doncaster.
Sally Lockey, project director of Right Up Our Street, said: “We are so excited about this year’s first festival.
“Using the theme of space, we have invited and commissioned a number of Yorkshire-based artists to showcase ambitious work alongside a small number of handpicked nationally touring pieces.”
There will also be an innovative dance theatre piece by Urban Astronaut, festival food and performances.
Family activities will be taking place in empty spaces within the shopping centre and shop units will become hands-on free activity spaces.
The summer festival will see a giant inflatable venue called The Big M take over Sir Nigel Gresley Square, which will be used to host a cosy cinema screening and family rave.
Tickets and information: Visit www.rightupourstreet.co.uk.