Reverend lights up Sheffield music festival

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Record numbers of music lovers rocked up in Mosborough to see home-grown stars Reverend and the Makers take to the stage at the village’s music festival.

The band, which shot to fame with their top-ten hit ‘Heavyweight Champion of the World’ back in 2007, was the headline act at the two- day event in Westfield - the only Sheffield gig they will play this year

Hundreds of fans, many of whom camped overnight on Saturday at the old Westfield School site, were left screaming for more as frontman John McClure entertained the masses.

Over 20 other acts also took to the stage, including former Housemartins and Beautiful South star Paul Heaton, for what was the third Mosborough Music Festival.

Organiser Steve Cowens said he was delighted with the way the festival had gone.

“It has been absolutely fantastic,” he said.

“John McClure is such a fantastic showman and he really got the crowd going on the Saturday night.

“But it wasn’t just about them. We had some brilliant local bands on who were fantastic as well.”

Steve said for the third year running the event had passed without incident.

“There has been no trouble again which we’re really pleased about and there has been a great atmosphere throughout.

“There have been lots of families here enjoying the live music.

“I couldn’t be happier with how it has gone.”

Fans took to the social networks to share their enjoyment of the festival.

On Twitter, @DStarc81 wrote: “Brilliant day and night @ Mosborough Festival yesterday.”

Sean Allison tweeted: “@Reverend_Makers fantastic tonight at Mosborough Music Festival.”