Sheffield’s biggest festival returned on a beautiful sunny weekend, featuring a huge range of music and other events across the city, including plenty of bands from Barnsley such as Mynas, The Glavins, Hitomi, Shermer, Yellow Elevators and a whole load more. I didn’t get the chance to check out everything I wanted due to my Saturday being cut short because I felt a bit under the weather, however I got round as many places as I felt up to and had an enjoyable time just wandering around the city seeing what was happening.
My favourite acts of the weekend included instrumental band Maybeshewill whose performance in the city hall’s Ballroom enraptured the audience with emotive strings, melodic guitars and crescendos into powerful, bassy pieces. You could almost imagine their music fitting to an epic film soundtrack, which brings me along to another favourite act of the weekend, Sheffield’s own electronic instrumental experts 65daysofstatic. Their audio-visual installation Sleepwalk City was exhibited in the Millennium Gallery featuring live performances across the weekend and was really moving to see live.
I hope everyone else who went had a fantastic time, and well done to all the Barnsley artists making the line up. If you haven’t been before, check it out next year for a mere £15 for a weekend ticket you’re definitely spoiled for choice on acts to see, but even if you are feeling cheap there’s still plenty of free venues across the city.