Festivals Ball, Sheffield City Hall Ballroom
Ska legends Bison are getting ready to perform at this big festival fundraiser taking place on Friday evening.
Bison say that their sound is diverse, centred on ska but taking in swing, soul, hip hop, electronica, and anything else that takes their fancy.
Sharing the stage with Bison are local 12-piece act Jungle Lion alongside The Unscene, with sets throughout the night from Supermutant Records, Tim Walker, Cervo, Banana Hill and Steel Field DJs.
Jungle Lion are always big favourites when they appear at Sheffield’s Tramlines event.
Local dance crews CLAW & Vexpression are also taking to the floor, and there are prizes for the best-dressed guests in the theme of ‘festival chic’.
The event, which runs from 10pm to 3am, is raising money to help stage Sharrow Festival and Peace in the Park.
These are two of the largest and best-attended free festivals in the city, both due to take place in June this year.
Adam Charvet of Bison said: “The cause is dear to our enormous, throbbing, bovine hearts.
“Indeed this summer marks 10 years since we first busked out a ramshackle set on a flatbed truck in Endcliffe Park for Peace in the Park. Sheffield is all the richer for these free festivals and long may they continue.”
Tickets are £7 in advance and can be purchased online, as well as through the City Hall Box Office and independent venues across the city. City Hall box office: at the venue, call 0114 278 9789 or online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk
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