World-famous choir heading to Sheffield

Heaven 17's Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory entertaining a sell out crowd at the Women Of Steel Concert at Sheffield City Hall. Photo: Becki Tovey.
Heaven 17's Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory entertaining a sell out crowd at the Women Of Steel Concert at Sheffield City Hall. Photo: Becki Tovey.
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From the sounds of the Steel City to the heart of South Africa - a festival is set to transport audiences around the globe over three days.

Local music royalty Heaven 17 are set to share the bill with world-famous all-male acapella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo at this year’s Music in the Gardens event in Sheffield.

The extravaganza, organised by the city’s rotary clubs, is set to take over the Botanical Gardens from July 17 to 19.

Bryan Whitfield, co-organiser and member of the Rotary Club of Sheffield, said: “We were so pleased to announce Ladysmith as a headliner, particularly given their recent success at the Grammys. If anyone knows how to put on a show it’s them.”

Music in the Gardens, now in its ninth year, is being moved to a later date than usual to avoid clashing with the Tour de France.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra UK kick off the series of concerts on Thursday, July 17, Heaven 17 take to the stage on Friday, July 18, and Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with Ladysmith Black Mambazo for the firework-filled finale on Saturday, July 19.

n Tickets for all concerts go on sale on Friday and are available from website www.musicinthegardens.co.uk