Sheftival pop fans to get Rizzle Kicks

Headline act: Rizzle Kicks - Jordan 'Rizzle' Stephens , left, and Harley 'Sylvester' Alexander-Sule - are to headline Sheftival next month.
Headline act: Rizzle Kicks - Jordan 'Rizzle' Stephens , left, and Harley 'Sylvester' Alexander-Sule - are to headline Sheftival next month.
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POP fans are to get their kicks at Sheftival from one of the biggest new acts on the planet - the Rizzle Kicks. 

The fun duo, with their unique mix of pop and hip-hop, will headline the star-studded bill on the Real Radio main stage, the station’s Breakfast presenters Dixie and Gail revealed today.

Rizzle Kicks are best known for their infectious hit singles Down With The Trumpets, When I Was A Youngster and Mama Do The Hump.

The line-up also includes X Factor runner-up Marcus Collins, Black Heart hit-makers Stooshe, Fame Academy’s Lemar, Don’t Upset The Rhythm stars The Noisettes, The Lightning Seeds and more.

Sheftival, a new two-day music, sport and cultural festival timed to celebrate Jessica Ennis competing in the heptathlon at the Olympics, will be held on a 25-acre site in Don Valley, Sheffield, on Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5.

It boasts eight stages, over 1,000 performers, 25 sports to try out, three markets, a huge fairground, food stalls, 12 bars, a giant bungee, and a huge screen in Don Valley to watch the Olympics live.

A Sheftival ticket, from £10, also entitles festival-goers to free ice-skating at iceSheffield, a demonstration by the Sheffield Steelers ice hockey team and the biggest foam party in the country.

Created by Sheftival’s event partners, Real Radio, the line-up in the Tramlines Arena at Don Valley Bowl features pop music, indie, reggae, ska, electronic dance and 2-tone.

Steve South, managing director of Real Radio Yorkshire, said: “We have a brilliant line-up of top stars.

“We want to enjoy and embrace the Olympics - what better way than watching Jess Ennis on the big screen at Don Valley and then celebrating by dancing the night away to the crème de la crème of pop?”

For tickets and details visit www.sheftival.com

n VIDEO: Stooshe, who blend urban pop with Motown, performed an a cappella version of chart hit Black Heart during an exclusive chat with The Star’s digital editor Graham Walker. Watch now at thestar.co.uk/video