[wide][/wide]Sheffielders with post Tramline blues, have no fear. The festival season isn’t over yet. Sheftival is a unique festival of sport, music and culture, marking the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence Day as well as celebrating our own Jessica Ennis, competing in the Olympics. As such, there are many sports activities taking place across Don Valley as well as killer line-ups across two stages, one dance tent, one Jamaican BBQ and many other events taking place all over Sheffield. The Tramlines Arena hosts acts typically more pop and indie, but it is the JuJu Club Stage which boasts ska band, Jungle Lion, the uplifting, Renegade Brass Band and legendary, headliners, Toots & the Maytals.
Bands not your thing? There’s something for everyone. The Sharrow Festival Family Village hosts creative activities for all ages including dance sessions, drumming workshops and spraycan art. In the largest tent, you will find children and adults putting colourful costumes together for Sunday afternoon’s, Children’s Carnival Parade, lead by the Sheffield samba band and followed by the Bollywood Brass band. Sharrow locals will be familiar with the friendly atmosphere of this successful, multi-cultural Festival which takes place in some form each year.
If you want to get sporty, why not try your hand at Boxing or Taekwondo? Or maybe you just want a fun way to keep fit? Give new dance class, Zumba a whirl or cool down at Icesheffield for a free skate with DJs throughout the day. Those around the rink Saturday evening should check out the Foam Party, which is also completely free. If you would rather chill out, checkout the live music at the Riverside or get folky at Thornbridge Live. While your down there, why not hop on The Busker’s Barge? Those familiar with the Tramlines Busker’s Bus are in for a treat. The 40 minute canal rides feature performances from Alvarez Kings, Blue Lip Feel, Cats:For:Peru, Oxo Foxo, The Payroll Union, Sarah Mac and many more. Phew! Those who missed the action at Tramlines, will not be disappointed. Buy yourself a wristband to guarantee access to all areas.