Sheffield talent to take centre stage at annual festival

Jungle Lion at Mosfest, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 3rd June 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.
Jungle Lion at Mosfest, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 3rd June 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

A 12 piece reggae band from Sheffield will be entertaining crowds at a family friendly music festival this summer.

Jungle Lion, the 12-piece SKA and reggae band will be performing at ‘Dronfest’ on Saturday August 4.

The band, who describe themselves as ‘all about good times, party atmosphere and lots of dancing’, will be performing alongside another South Yorkshire band, Doomsday Outlaw.

The band describe themselves as ‘a ten-legged Armageddon machine rolling out of darkest Derbyshire, spitting heavy riffs and heavier grooves in all directions’.

Early bird tickets for the festival are now on sale, with proceeds from the day set to raise funds for local charities, including Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which supports children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire.

The annual community festival, known for showcasing musical talent from across Derbyshire and Sheffield, has raised more than £85,000 for charity over the last 19 years.

The event will also include a range of family attractions, such as bouncy castles, inflatable games, face painting, food and drink, a children’s workstation, a treasure hunt, massages, hair stylists, a clairvoyant, henna tattoos and a tombola.

Festival organiser John Aspinall said: “This year we have a very strong line-up of local talent, revisiting the original roots of the festival, and we’re sure that our customers will have a blast as usual.”

Early bird tickets are available until May 20. To buy tickets please visit dronfest.co.uk/#tickets. Ticket prices range from £14 to £5 and under eights get in free if accompanied by an adult.