SHEFTIVAL is “likely to happen” again following positive public feedback - despite lower attendances than organisers had expected, it was revealed today.
The Sheffield music and sports festival, timed to co-incide with Jess Ennis going for gold, is believed to have brought in around 15,000 people across the three sites on the Saturday.
Sunday was also busy.
But it was closer to the re-calculated weekend numbers than then originally anticipated 50,000.
Highlights included performances by chart-stars Lemar, Misha B, Marcus Collins, Lawson, Dodgy and the Lightning Seeds, plus breaking bands and local stars, including Laura Steel, Max and Sour Cherry.
Sport activities, including demonstrations and hands-on experience, included boxing, golf, rugby and more.
“Sheftival next year is likely to happen although this decision will not be made for another two weeks when everything has been reviewed properly, added Festival director Dave Healy.
He said: “The public feedback has been incredible and very positive, so it’s likely to happen. We’re still tallying up final numbers but we think we sold between 9,000 and 10,000 wristbands.
“We’ll be putting out a statement in the next day or two with full details,”
Ricky Durkin, Programme Director of Real Radio added: “There’s been great bands and sport, then we celebrated Jess getting the gold on Saturday.
“You don’t know what attendance numbers will be like when you’re starting at zero with a new event. But to see the tram empty every 10 minutes and people pour in was just great.”
VIDEO: Press the play button to watch digital editor Graham Walker’s video report - including interviews and performances with Lawson, Misha B, Marcus Collins and Vida.
MORE VIDEO: Sheftival included a big screen video live link from London’s Olympic Stadium for fans to watch Jessica Ennis go for gold inside Don Valley Stadium, where she was discovered. Watch the crowds go wild - CLICK HERE.