Dozens expected at popular Sheffield festival

Lowedges festival.  Mia Jane Fowler and Amy Borden with a cuddly Winnie the Pooh on the bric a brac stall  at  the Lowedges festival at Greenhill Park.
Lowedges festival. Mia Jane Fowler and Amy Borden with a cuddly Winnie the Pooh on the bric a brac stall at the Lowedges festival at Greenhill Park.
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More than 15,000 people are expected to turn out at Greenhill Park on Sunday, for Lowedges Festival 2015.

Organisers are hoping the Sheffield festival, now in its sixth year, will be the biggest and best to date - with a jam-packed calendar of music, dancing, a funfair, antiques fair, battle re-enactments and an agricultural shows.

There will also be over 100 farmers’ market stalls, selling food from around the world and a giant display of more than 250 vintage cars.

Stephen Rich, secretary of the Friends of Greenhill Park and the Greenhill Tenants’ Association, the groups responsible for organising the festival, said: “A big highlight this year includes medieval tournaments and re-enactments of World War Two skirmishes between Allied and German troops. People will be able to discover how the mighty Roman army conquered most of the, then known world, as well as how the Duke of Wellington redcoats defeated Napoleon’s army 200 years ago at the Battle of Waterloo.

“These sensational attractions have featured at Norfolk Park’s Sheffield Fayre for the last 12 years and are going to be an exciting part of the festival.”

The free entry event also boasts a dog agility show and an arts and crafts market. A host of local bands will perform live throughout the day - including Steel City Rhythm, The Carousel, Bongo and the Soul Jars and skiffle group The Yorkshire Teabags.

Stephen added: “It’s amazing to see how far this festival has come. We started that first year with just one car and one bike in the classic vehicle show, a couple of bands and just a couple of small rides.

“With lots of hard work, it’s now one of the most popular events on the city’s summer calendar.”

The fun starts at noon.