MAD DOG STAGE
What’s a festival without a Main Stage? This year featuring a cracking line-up of local talent, the Mad Dog Stage will be the centre in our festival site. This year featuring the talents of these amazing artists:
DJ | @geoffticehurst
Geoff Ticehurst has been DJing in Sheffield for a very, very long time. A residency at Tuesday Club back in the early 2000’s, followed by spots at Remedy, Urban Gorilla and Plug – he’s spun alongside worldwide talent and played every genre you can think of at some point or another.
Live Act | Bandcamp
The UK’s finest noise polluters. Alfie writes songs for those who have been through some things and he performs to those who like to turn their phone on DND.
Caroline & The Lights
Band | www.carolineandthelights.com/
Caroline & The Lights is unapologetically melodramatic with her goosebump-inducing vocals, beautiful soaring melodies, and dynamic bold instrumentation. As a woman who has been diagnosed with Endometriosis and having struggled with her own mental health, Caroline strives to use her platform and her music as a way to reach out and speak out for those who aren’t being heard, particularly focusing on mental health, ableism, and body positivity.
Live Act | @georgiemillsmusic
Georgie has been singing since the age of 7. Now 17 she has won 2 National Entertainment Awards and was honoured to sing at the 10th Anniversary Ceremony. Last summer, Georgie opened BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. She was also invited on to the red sofas of BBC Breakfast and filmed Saturday Mashup Live in Glasgow, winning best Live performance of the series.
Live Act | linktr.ee/charlottebranson
Charlotte Branson is a soulful English Singer/Songwriter who’s music and lyrics offer her interpretation of heartbreak, insecurities, lust, love and real life experiences. Each song offers an edgy, deep and, at times, sexy feel. Her influences include artists like Amy Winehouse, Lana Del Rey and Aretha Franklin.
Band | @alfie.darlin
After thousands of solo shows, Alfie Darlin is proud to be launching the full band. Backed by legendary musicians, such as Russ Dennett from The Human League, playing a style of music that can best be described as True Grit. Something new with an old school feel that’s best heard live. Songs that no one has heard before, that will seem familiar to those who have survived hard times.
DJ | djandyh.co.uk/
Having honed his skills in the world of turntablism, Andy H applies his unique style of DJing to dancefloor bass-music while still remaining true to his Hip Hop roots. As a UK DMC and Red Bull 3Style finalist he champions the art of real DJing and channels that energy into every performance, kick starting any dance-floor.
Live Act | beacons.ai/connorberry
Connor Berry is an 18 year old singer / performer who taking inspiration from 50s/60s Rock n Roll artists such as Elvis Presley and The Beatles. The Chesterfield teenager combines the raw vocals of the blues with indie rock guitar playing, creating a distinctive sound like no other.
Band | Soundcloud
Delivering copious amounts of rare groove and phat riffs, Hot Soles is an entity greater than the sum of its component parts. Agents of Rhythm and slaves to the back beat, they perform their blues-rock fusion, as if at the next micro-second, a cataclysmic event will take place, exploding every atom at the speed of light, deleting life as we know it.
Live Act | linktr.ee/maticmouth
Hailing from Sheffield U.K., Matic Mouth is an MC/Rapper who was recently part of Hip- Hop collective Clubs & Spades, who upon their first release achieved the ‘Record of The Week’ position on Charlie Sloths BBC Radio 1 Rap Show with their single ‘Clearer Coast Ft Tom Prior’.
Live Act | linktr.ee/apriless
With over 50 thousand monthly listeners on Spotify, 23 year old multi-genre vocalist, DJ and busker, April-Ess is one to watch. Fresh from Tramlines 2022, Sheffield-based April-Ess is a rising voice in the Sheffield music scene, having worked with Bassline producer Phatworld, releasing on Off Me Nut records, such as ‘One Hundred’ and ‘Hurtin’ me’.
Band | @glass_rhino
Exciting young rock covers band, playing classic rock covers from the likes of Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, The Cult. Be prepared to be rocked!
Live Act | @andrewwarnerofficial
Andrew Warner is a Chesterfield based acoustic artist bringing a variety of covers to suit any audience, each stamped with his upbeat style.
Live Act | @madiefleming_
Professional Female Vocalist and vocal coach from Chesterfield. Winner of search for a star and Peak FM vocal Competitions.
Live Act | @official_jodie_rose
Residing in Leicester, Jodie Rose writes songs about being very sad, very happy, rain, and coffee. Cover songs include the likes of my chemical romance, linkin park, Taylor swift, Paloma faith, ceelo green, and Britney Spears; so there really is something for everyone!
Band | linktr.ee/shabbah.band
Shabbah are a 4 piece indie/ alt rock local band from Sheffield with an original tasting sound, that’s sure to have something for everyone.
Yorkshire Tea Guy
“I’m a lad from Yorkshire and I love my Yorkshire Tea!” It all started one Christmas morning with a 3 stringed guitar made by Spatchcock & Wurzil from a dining chair leg and a vintage Yorkshire Tea caddy. The best Christmas present a tea loving musician could hope for! I call it the ‘Teatar!’ A video clip of me playing it was sent to Yorkshire Tea who invited me up to Taylors of Harrogate. I ended up doing a gig in their offices and they invited me to be in their next TV Advert ‘Brewtopia’. That’s where the jacket came from… on set! They let me keep it. The rest as they say is history! So please come and say hi , you’ll see me around the festival over the weekend.
FRIDAY 26th MAY
SATURDAY 27th MAY (10am – 9pm)
10:00 – 11:30 – DJ Geoff T
11:30 – 12:00 – Trader Talks
12:00 – 12:45 – Just Alfie
12:45 – 13:15 – DJ Geoff T
13:15 – 14:15 – Caroline & the Lights
14:15 – 14:45 – DJ Geoff T
14:45 – 15:30 – Georgie Mills
15:30 – 16:15: Charlotte Branson
16:15 – 16:45: DJ Geoff T
17:00 – 18:00: Alfie Darlin
18:00 – 18:30: DJ Geoff T
SUNDAY 28th MAY (10am – 9pm)
10:00 – 11:30 – DJ Andy H
11:30 – 12:00 – Trader Talks: Paradiso Authentic Italian
12:00 – 12:45 – Connor Berry
12:45 – 13:15 – DJ Andy H
13:15 – 14:15 – Hot Soles
14:15 – 14:45 – DJ Andy H
14:45 – 15:30 – Matic Mouth
15:30 – 16:15 – April-Ess
16:15 – 16:45 – DJ Andy H
17:00 – 18:00 – Glass Rhino
18:00 – 18:30 – DJ Andy H
MONDAY 29th MAY (10am to 6pm)
10:00 – 12:00 – DJ Andy H
12:00 – 12:45 – Andrew Warner
12:45 – 13:30 – Madie Fleming
13:30 – 14:30 – Jodie Rose
14:30 – 15:00 – DJ Andy H
15:00 – 16:00 – Shabbah
16:00 – 18:00 – DJ Andy H