Sheffield's Sharrow Festival marks 21st year this weekend

Sharrow Festival 2016 at Mount Pleasant Park. Chanel Yates entertains the crowds on the stage.
Sharrow Festival 2016 at Mount Pleasant Park. Chanel Yates entertains the crowds on the stage.
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Sheffield's Sharrow Festival is once again uniting the community this weekend and is celebrating it's 21st anniversary.

People from Sheffield will today be embarking on the Sharrow Festival as it graces Mount Pleasant Park in Sheffield once again.

The festival first took place in 1998, set up by the Friends of Mount Pleasant Park - a spot created in the 1970s following the demolition of terraced housing.

Now in it's 21st year, the festival has grown in size and reputation, seeing it expand to multiple stages and areas featuring a range of impressive local talent and carefully selected line-ups emphasising both musical and cultural diversity.

This year, visitors can wander between three different stages to view an array of performers at the free festival.

There are also with plenty of other things on offer such as kids activities, a wide range of local arts and crafts stalls, a selection of food stalls and a live graffitti zone, so it promises fun filled day for everyone.

Festival committee chair Colin Havard previously said: “All in all, Sharrow Festival is a great meeting space where the many cultures who make up this distinctive neighbourhood can get together and let their hair down in a spirit of tolerance and mutual respect.

"Held at the heart of a diverse community Sharrow Festival is an opportunity for both the residents and community organisations working to safeguard and improve their lives to unite in celebration.”

The festival is set to take place today, July 7 between 12 and 8pm at Mount Pleasant Park.