High Flyers and New Bands Join Rock ‘n Roll Circus

Weekend Recover. One of a dozen artists featured by BBC Introducing at Rock 'n Roll Circus.

Sheffield, which continues to be one of the most vibrant cities in the UK for live music, pop, indie, dance stars and emerging acts will host its end of summer celebration, where the best musical talent meets the weird and wonderful world of the circus, offering an unforgettable magical immersive experience.

Apart from world-class musicians, djs and upcoming artists across all genres, there is a whole array of circus performers, acrobats, fire starters and aerialists to enjoy. There will be circus-themed interactive workshops for the most adventurous.

From 1st-3rd September Rock N Roll Circus plays host to a 3-day weekend series of concerts staged under a huge bespoke Big Top structure specially built for the occasion in the Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield.

Friday at Rock N Roll Circus sees Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headline the big top, alongside Happy Mondays, The Cribs, The Joy Formidable and Somebody’s Child.

In collaboration with BBC Radio Sheffield, the Rock N Roll Circus Introducing stage will host 12 of the best emerging acts in the area across the three days, who are set to perform in front of thousands of music fans. The BBC Introducing Stage for the Noel Gallagher date will see the likes of Sheffield rockers and Steve Lamacq favourites Weekend Recovery take to the stage alongside The Underground Sound Society, Mock Tudors, Lost Boy and Harri Larkin.

Saturday is the biggest show to-date and a headline homecoming for Yorkshire’s finest Self Esteem, with Natalie Imbruglia, Confidence Man, Bimini, Arctic Numpties. It is the only chance to catch Self Esteem’s live show this year before she stars in Cabaret in London’s West End from mid-September. BBC Introducing will host the magical world of Yorkshire TikTok star and singer/songwriter Precious Pepala, Oh Papa, Gia Ford, Sister Wives and Rhiannon Scutt.

Sunday 3rd September plays host to legendary Gatecrasher DJs and Gatecrasher Classical. The globally acclaimed DJ and audio architect Ferry Corsten makes a welcome return to Don Valley to join a string of high-profile djs, including Ilan Bluestone, Ruben de Ronde, Mark V, Sander van Doorn and the Gatecrasher Classical orchestra. Sheffield DJ legends Corey Mahoney and Simon Brown have been confirmed to start the Sunday closing party in style alongside the likes of BBC Introducing top picks, Lee Parkinson and Charla Green.