Gold line up for Rotherham’s hottest ticket in town - the Wentworth Music Festival!Published Wednesday, 29th May 2019
The stars will be coming out in force in Rotherham in just a couple of weeks’ time to play the third ever music festival in the grounds of the historic Wentworth Woodhouse.
Tickets are still available to be able to watch more than 40 acts from the world of music and comedy, who will take to the different stages for what promises to be the most family friendly event of the summer.
The festival will be hosted by CBBC favourites Sam and Mark who will be joined by pop sensations S Club, Republica, Doctor and the Medics and Eliot Kennedy and guests featuring Lee Ryan from Blue, among others. Last year’s Soul Sensation and Abba Revival will also perform before Tony Hadley, the voice behind millions of record sales as the front man of 80s pop band Spandau Ballet, takes to the stage to round off what should be an amazing day.
Alongside the musicians will be a comedy tent run by the Last Laugh Comedy club with well-known stand-up comedians from both television and radio lined up to perform throughout the day. Beside this will be a New Music Arena, showcasing some of the region’s hottest rising stars along with festival favourites. A children’s “village” featuring award winning entertainers is also going to be available in order to make sure everyone in the family has a good time.
And as June 2019 marks 75 years since the D-Day landings, a fly-past by the UK’s only serviceable Avro Lancaster Bomber, the PA474, will be taking to the skies.
The festival has been a hit over the last two years, and Rotherham Council is keen to build on this profile this year and beyond.
Cllr Chris Read, Leader of the Council said: “We are really lucky to have such a great show right here on our doorstep and set in such a beautiful location. We're into the final two weeks before this great event, so now's the time to get your tickets if you've not already done so.
“We are privileged to have a building like Wentworth Woodhouse in our area and having an event like this in its grounds we hope will encourage tourism into the area, which in turn boosts the economy and also creates local jobs for local people.”
The festival is set against the backdrop of Wentworth Woodhouse stately home, which has been described as South Yorkshire’s jewel in its crown as it is one of the UK’s most important Grade 1 listed country houses.
Set in rolling countryside, the historic house is currently featuring as one of the locations in the BBC One drama Gentleman Jack, starring Suranne Jones.
Show organiser and Wentworth local Toby Foster, Radio Sheffield’s Breakfast show anchor, said: “Last year was an absolute belter and we don’t want people to miss out this year. There are still a few tickets left so please do get in touch with us. We want as many people as possible to come and enjoy the fun of this festival.
“We have some great acts and some real stars coming to Rotherham. And I am particularly thrilled to have the fly past! This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Bring chairs and maybe a sandwich or two but most importantly bring a smile!”
Other attractions include a fairground, food and drink stalls and a massive 100 foot bar, to ensure everyone gets served as quickly as possible!
The festival, which includes free parking and a dedicated taxi drop off point, runs from 11am to 9:30pm. Adult tickets are £45, 12 years and under just £10 and those under four years-old are free. Tickets can be bought in person from the Village Shop in Wentworth, the Horseshoe Pub in Hartley, Bach Hairdressers in Chapeltown or alternatively by visiting the website.