Music at the Rotherham Show
Friday 8 September
Rockin’ in the Park ‐ 7pm to 11pm
A first for Rotherham Show, Friday night plays host to some truly authentic Rock ‘n’ Roll from The Mee Kats and the Tombstone Buzzards. The evening kicks off at 7pm and as well as live music there will be a DJ, pie & pea supper and a bar.
Tickets are £12.50 and can be purchased in person at Rotherham Visitor Centre or you can book over the phone by calling 01709 835904.
The pie & pea supper will be served from 8.30pm. When booking your tickets you will be asked if you require the vegetarian option.
Saturday 9 September
The Leathernecks - (time tbc)
This brilliant Rotherham Band play fast-paced, up-beat and very energetic Indie, drawing on clear influences from The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and The Libertines with obvious comparisons emerging towards Milburn and The Courteeners.
The Decades - (time tbc)
An energetic 6-piece band the Decades have a set list that will appeal to all ages including tracks from The Animals, The Jam, The Buzzcocks, The Specials, Madness and Amy Winehouse and more.
Echo Beach - (time tbc)
Rotherham's finest 80's tribute duo, Echo Beach, join us at Rotherham Show singing the best hits of the decade from bands including The Human League, Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode and the Eurythmics.
Proms in the Park - 7.30pm
Proms in the Park returns to the Rotherham Show weekend, this time performed by Rotherham Symphony Orchestra with Soloists Charlotte Kenny and Rosie Thickett, plus guest Tenor.
Tickets are £15 and can be purchased from Rotherham Theatres.
Call to book on 01709 823621
All proceeds go to Rotherham Autistic Society and The Friends of Rotherham Music
Sunday 10 September
The Teacups - 12.30pm
Opening the Folk & Jazz show this year this A capella foursome have been creating a storm across the UK festival circuit in the past few years with critically acclaimed performances at Shepley Spring Festival, Beverley Folk Festival, Warwick Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Week, Whitby Folk Week and many more. Four strong voices combine to sing new and original compositions as well as murder ballads, exotic shanties and traditional songs of love and loss.
Tipitina - 2.45pm
Tipitina deliver their own unique take on the blues, barrelhouse, boogie and gospel of New Orleans, in the footsteps of Professor Longhair, Dr. John, James Booker, Fats Domino and Allen Toussaint. If you enjoyed King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys last year you will love Tipitina.
“Tipitina seem to tick just about all the boxes in the stack” [Blues Matters Magazine]
Isla St Clair - 1.30pm
We are delighted to welcome Isla back to Rotherham Show. As well as being known to millions for her numerous television appearances including co-host with Larry Grayson on the BBC’s “The Generation Game” which won her the `Best Female TV Personality’ award Scottish-born Isla is also one of Britain’s foremost traditional singers, noted for the depth of feeling she brings to her country’s music. Her performances consist of both traditional and more contemporary material.
The Swing Commanders - 4pm
Making a welcome return to Rotherham Show The Swing Commanders bring a high energy cocktail of harmony, jive and glamour. This Lancashire based five piece are a fixture at Jazz, Blues and Vintage festivals throughout Britain and Europe, this year playing 7 nights at the legendary Caveau de la Huchette in Paris, as featured in the Hollywood film 'La La Land'. Songs by the likes of Glenn Miller, Louis Jordan and Bob Wills are performed with loving exuberance: expect exquisite arrangements, hot solos and mid song instrument swaps, all tied together with the droll humour of bandleader Peter Riley
Your MC for the afternoon is John Dalton