Live music and FAMILY-FRIENDLY art are set to return to Rotherham when the Wheat Beat festival arrives to ‘bring local people, communities and families together to celebrate the summer solstice’.
Camping, live performances, DJ sets, craft stalls, art installations and artisanal cooking will all be on the program when the Wheat Beat music and arts festival returns from Friday June 17th to Sunday June 19th.
Land off Guilthwaite Common Lane in Upper Whiston will once again transform into an event space with acts and artists traveling from all over the country to perform.
Stephen Tate, one of the organizers of the event, said: “Our first festival in 2019 was fantastic, then the country was hit by the pandemic and a series of closures.
“We managed to put on a clean event last year, but we’re back in full force for 2022.
“I’ve been to so many big festivals myself over the years, but they’re always on the other side of the country.
“I’m from Rotherham so thought it was about time my home town had its own family music festival, and it’s been great to see the response we’ve had.”
The festival line-up includes Sheffield indie bands Matilda Shakes and Jennels, reggae/dub/ska band Solar Love Society, glam rockers The Voltz and Be The Revolution from Rotherham.
Activities will also include yoga, children’s dance lessons, games, sports, Rotherham Creative Network art workshops, circus skills and face painting.
Weekend tickets cost between £30 for a single adult and £80 for a family of four. Day tickets cost £5 for children and £15 for adults.
Visit www.thelittleboxoffice.com/wheatbeat for your ticket.