Music at the Rotherham Show

Saturday 8 September

At the Arcade - 12.30pm

This talented young local band offers an eclectic mix of songs, from Led Zeppelin to Oasis, and everything in between.

At the Arcade playing live

Tom playing and singing

Tom Masters - 1.45pm

Tom is a very talented singer-songwriter from Barnsley who performs solo, singing covers and original material. He also performs with Barnsley Youth Choir and is now studying at Leeds College of Music.

Papa Legba’s - 2.45pm

Hailing from Rotherham this energetic band brings you blues, rock and soul to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.

Papa Legba's playing live
For Sale group shot

The Fab 4 - 4.00pm

This superb Nottingham-based Beatles tribute band is held in high regard by die-hard Beatles fans the length and breadth of Britain. The Fab4 are one of the premier Beatles bands with an enviable talent for recreating that classic sound. The Fab4 have been playing continuously since 1990 and boy, are they tired! They have never missed a show and never fail to bring the house down. The Fab4 were the first band invited to play at the Paul McCartney Auditorium at the Liverpool institute of Performing Arts... what higher accolade could a Beatles tribute band be accorded?

Proms in the Park - Starts at 7.30pm

Now in its third year, Proms in the Park is wonderful evening of musical talent from Rotherham Symphony Orchestra, including Soloist Charlotte Kenny.

Tickets are £15 and can be purchased from Rotherham Theatres Box Office 01709 823621

Book online

Proms in the Park poster

Sunday 9 September

Woman playing brass instrument

Brass at the Bandstand (Sunday only)

A wonderful afternoon of traditional music is on offer at the Bandstand with brass bands from around Rotherham.

Dinnington Colliery Band – 12 noon

Maltby Miners Welfare Band – 1pm

Thurcroft Colliery Band – 2pm

Rotherham Town Brass Band – 3pm

Salutation - 12.45pm

This young Folk band with an average age of 16 is based in Lincolnshire and has recently won the BBC radio Lincolnshire song for Lincolnshire competition.

Salutation group photo
Julie playing and singing

Julie Felix - 1.45pm

What a tale she has to tell, this legend of the folk music world, singer, songwriter, guitarist, peace activist, spiritualist, protector of the earth, and truly extraordinary ground-breaker.

She cut her first record in 1964 and at the height of her fame in the Sixties and Seventies was dubbed by the Times as the First Lady of Folk… The first folk singer to have her own TV show, the first to fill the Royal Albert Hall, the first to sing in Westminster Abbey and the first to be signed to a major record label.

Fifty years after being catapulted to stardom by the Frost Report she has lost none of the stage magic that has won her friends around the world. Along the way she has picked and sung with Leonard Cohen, played the ’69 (Bob Dylan) Isle of Wight festival, performed and recorded with guitar master John Renbourn and led a life-risking peace march through war-torn Central America.

Her songs for peace and justice ring out as strongly as ever and her version of the great Peruvian anthem El Condor Pasa remains one of the greatest.

Leeds City Stompers - 2.45pm

A red hot blues band, conjuring the spirit of prohibition America with real 1920s drum kits, slapped double bass, metal resonator guitars from the 1930s and three voices – making old sounds in a new way.

Leeds City Stompers group photo

King Pleasure playing live

King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys - 4.00pm

2018 sees King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys celebrate a remarkable 30 years on the road. More than the greatest jump, jive and swing band on the planet, they’ve become an institution. Rough, tough and always rocking, the band have played nearly 6500 performances in 21 countries, in that time performing alongside B.B. King, Cab Calloway and his Orchestra, Ray Charles, and the actual Blues Brothers Band.

“Behind the fun and rollicking good times lies an outfit skilled enough for the horns to come on with the bite and precision of the Basie Band” - The Guardian

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