Revelry down by Sheffield riverside

The Riverside festival, organised by Kelham Island Museum, which include live music from local bands , kayaking on the river, a barbecue and lots of other activities, took place on Saturday (21 September 2013). Our picture shows singer Emily Cappell performing at the event.
The Riverside festival, organised by Kelham Island Museum, which include live music from local bands , kayaking on the river, a barbecue and lots of other activities, took place on Saturday (21 September 2013). Our picture shows singer Emily Cappell performing at the event.
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Sheffield’s only island was transformed into a bustling music venue for a riverside festival.

A waterfront stage showcased local talent at the seventh annual celebration at Kelham Island Museum over the weekend.

Waterbabies took to the river for kayaking with Sheffield City Kayak Club and living history tours highlighted the industrial site’s past.

And for the first time a Sheffield Made and Metal Market featured as part of the Galvanize Festival of Contemporary Metal, showcasing work from a range of Sheffield designers, artists and metal workers.

Life was a beach for visitors who sat and watched live acts - from the museum’s house band The Anything Goes Orchestra to folk band Monkey’s Fist - from traditional striped deckchairs.

Niki Connolly, events and marketing manager at Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust, said: “We had a fantastic weekend with over 1,000 people joining in the riverside celebrations, 15 bands and over 25 market stalls.

“It was a weekend to remember.

“It was wonderful to see the riverside stage in full swing with the moon shining on the river and people dancing on the cobbles.

“It was great that so many people stayed until the end.”

The event also featured a barbecue and beer tent.