Want to enjoy some FREE live music? Festival On The Square is presenting a full programme of open-air performances, live in Tudor Square 16 - 29 August.

Catering for all, the programme includes music from a vast array of genres including reggae, jazz, blues, folk, opera and traditional Irish music. The festival will see 18 stellar music acts take to the stage, and headliners include Leona Jørgensen, Blue Seven, Beth Gabbitas, Rhiannon Scutt, Delve Deeper, Dirty Freud, Pattern & Push Showcase and Irish Folk Ensemble.

See the line-up by day below…

Monday 16 August 

Irish Fiddle Player (1.00pm - 2.00pm)
Wonderful lilting traditional Irish music played with passion. Expect to hear tunes with centuries old songs which are layered in history, alongside some well-known contemporary classics

Vincent Franciscus (4.00pm - 5.00pm) 
With over 30 years’ experience, this Hypotonic Jazz man is well known and respected across the city.

Murray Eastern (5.00pm-6.15pm)
A singer-songwriter delivering engaging performances with electric guitar and loop pedal. A broad and wonderful mix of blues, folk and jazz.

Tuesday 17 August

Irish Fiddle Player (1.00pm - 2.00pm)

Beth Gabbitas (4.00pm - 5.00pm) 
Influenced by a love of musical theatre, jazz & blues expect to hear Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerlald. www.instagram.com/bethgabbitass_ 

Laurie Vusolo (5.00pm -6.15pm)
With such a soulful voice, this soulful singer-songwriter is back with a new song; and it’s a chilled track that reflects her current mood. ”On & Off” is all about love and what you are willing to do in order to keep the flame burning brightly.  https://open.spotify.com/artist/1liJFuMbJfFCrnz0pRFwOr

Wednesday 18 August 

Irish Fiddle Player (1.00pm - 2.00pm)

Maxwell Thorpe (4.00pm - 5.00pm) 
A classically trained opera singer, Maxwell's influences are as wide ranging as Frank Sinatra and Andrea Bocelli. He delights with the “big ones” from the West End like Les Mis but also unique opera-crossover versions of well-known hits. www.facebook.com/maxwell.thorpe.10 

Shake a Tail Feather (5.00pm -6.15pm)
Led by band leader Tony Smith, this Lindy Hop 6-piece dance band will blow the lockdown cobwebs away. Expect some of the city's talented Lindy Hop dance fans to make an appearance. Bring your dancing shoes! 

Thursday 19 August   

Irish Fiddle Player (1.00pm - 2.00pm)

Kirsty Jay (4.00pm -6.15pm)
A mixture of blues and oldies like Peggy Lee, Diana Ross and Billy Holidays played next to reworked classics like California Dreaming. 

Friday 20 August 

Irish Fiddle Player (1.00pm - 2.00pm)

Vincent Franciscus (4.00pm - 5.00pm) 

Murray Eastern (5.00pm-6.15pm)      

Rhiannon Scutt (6.15pm-7.15pm)
Moving away from her acoustic roots of her first duo with Rita Payne, she has moved to a grittier raw sound where she has developed her voice as a lyricist. Think the tender lyrics of Adrienne Lenker with the witchy magic of Stevie Nicks. www.instagram.com/rhiannonscutt/

Saturday 21 August 

Leona Jørgensen (6.15pm-7.15pm)
ITV’s The Voice said “Leona Jørgensen’s stunning tone was undeniable from the very first note. The Sheffield singer had Anne-Marie hitting her button almost immediately with a unique performance of ‘Sunflower’ by Post Malone and Swae Lee”. Check out her new single… in collaboration with none other than Rudimental! https://lnk.to/Straight-From-The-Heart  

Sunday 22 August 

Blue Seven (6.15pm-7.15pm) 
Playing a wide range of jazz standards, as well as some lesser known treasures from the jazz archive. From Latin to funk, bebop to blues, they pride themselves in the quality, versatility and range of the music they can play. www.facebook.com/bluesevenjazz

Monday 23 August 

Beth Gabbitas (1.00pm - 2.00pm)

Vincent Franciscus (4.00pm - 5.00pm) 

Alice Ede (5.00pm-6.15pm)     

A 16-year-old local singer/songwriter ready to share her sound with the world. From releasing her debut single ‘Out This City, to playing at the Tramlines festival this year, Alice’s folk-pop style is always a hit with her audience. www.instagram.com/_alice_ede_ 

Tuesday 24 August 

Beth Gabbitas (1.00pm - 2.00pm)

Murray Eastern (4.00pm - 5.00pm) 

Sinini Mgwenya (5.00pm-6.15pm)
All the way from Zimbabwe this ever smiling reggae artist plays beautiful electric guitar to original as well as classic material. www.instagram.com/sinini_ngwenya/?hl=en-gb  

Wednesday 25 August

Vincent Franciscus (1.00pm - 2.00pm)

Maxwell Thorpe (4.00pm - 5.00pm) 

Mimmo & Anna (5.00pm-6.15pm)
Original songs and covers in native languages of Portugese and Italian & English- influenced by blues, jazz, plus upbeat melodic pop.

Thursday 26 August 

Laurie Vusolo (1.00pm - 2.00pm)

Maxwell Thorpe (4.00pm - 5.00pm) 

Mimmo & Anna (5.00pm-6.15pm)

Friday 27 August 

Murray Eastern (1.00pm - 2.00pm)

Vincent Franciscus (4.00pm - 5.00pm) 

Sinini Mgwenya (5.00pm-6.00pm)

Delve Deeper DJ’s (6.00pm-7.00pm)
DJ’s Jenny Fu & Liam Connolly have grown their brand of deep, melodic house from humble beginnings over 13 years ago to become one of the most respected Deep House events in Sheffield. www.facebook.com/delve.deeper.5 

Leona Jørgensen (7.00pm-8.00pm)     

Saturday 28 August 

Delve Deeper DJ’s (5.00pm-6.00pm)

Dirty Freud (6.15pm-7.15pm)
“Dirty Cinematic Electronica” from this artist from London, but who found success since moving “up North” His music contains elements of dubstep, 2-step garage, bassline, reggae and has been coined Electrodub…www.instagram.com/dirtyfreud 

Sunday 29 August 

Irish Folk Ensemble (5.15pm-6.15pm)
Traditional Irish dancing tunes performed by some of Sheffield's stalwarts of the session scene. Expect to hear tunes dripping with centuries of history as well as contemporary classics.

Pattern & Push Showcase (6.30pm-8.00pm)
2020 saw “Pattern and Push” launch a Yorkshire wide talent competition for singers, rappers and musicians focussed on positive lyrics. This showcase features 3 outstanding talents including folk-pop from Alice Ede, soulful laid back Laurie Vusolo and the overall winner Rumbi Tauro, an R&B/Soul artist born in Zimbabwe and raised in Doncaster. www.patternandpush.com  


For more info about the whole Festival on the Square programme see the festival page here  and follow Festival on the Square on Facebook & Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/festivalonthesquare

For the more info about events in Sheffield, see the Ultimate What’s On in Sheffield this Summer Guide or visit the Summer in The Outdoor City page: www.theoutdoorcity.co.uk/summer




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