The UK’s premier synthesizer festival, SynthFest, has returned to Sheffield for its fourth year with over 1000 delegates attending exhibitions, workshops and performance at the Octagon Centre. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Paul Gilby, festival organiser and digital media director at Sound on Sound.
Rose Deline Bazzie, a Liberian refugee who came to Sheffield 15 years ago has launched her debut music album called Grateful Heart. The artist, a professional nurse, moved to the city in 2014 under the United Nations gateway program. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Within hours of going on sale Sheffield’s Tramlines Music Festival has already sold out on early bird tickets, following the success of this year’s event. About 7,000 people were already in a queuing system on the organisers’ website on Monday evening when the “super early bird tickets” went on sale for the annual event. Elise Freshwater reports for Sheffield Live!
Thousands of revellers converged on Sheffield’s Hillsborough Park this weekend for the annual Tramlines music festival. Sheffield Live! reporter Elise Freshwater-Blizzard spoke to festivalgoers.
Reverend and the Makers frontman Jon McClure told Sheffield Live! he is a “big fan” of Tramlines and delighted to perform at the annual festival. Elise Freshwater-Blizzard reports for Sheffield Live!
Sadacca Studios on the Wicker has re-opened at the weekend as a music space and arts venue after a budget makeover. The former Bob Marley studio, unused for nearly a decade, has been equipped by Musical Works, a not-for-profit organisation. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to project manager Chris Morris.
Sheffield City Region Mayor, Dan Jarvis, has announced the launch of a new scheme to help shape and grow the region’s music industry. The Sheffield Music Board will bring together artists, music businesses and festival organisers in partnership with UK Music. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Dan Jarvis and Michael Dugher, chief executive of UK Music.
Afro-beat and hip-hop artist, Breis, praised the “incredible” Spirit of Africa Festival after headlining at the Crucible Theatre. In an interview with Sheffield Live, the Nigerian born Londoner, said the festival was inspiring and should grow bigger in the future. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Thousands of revellers enjoyed the Fringe at Tramlines free festival with live performances on Devonshire Green and in venues across the city. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Thousands enjoyed the sunshine at Sheffield’s fifteenth annual Peace in the Park Festival. The event, held in the Ponderosa Park in Netherthorpe, aims to bring people together to celebrate different cultures and to promote peace and harmony. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!