Winter Rocks in Sheffield with return of one-day festival

The Temperance Movement headline Sheffield's Winter Rocks Festival on Saturday, December 5.
The Temperance Movement headline Sheffield's Winter Rocks Festival on Saturday, December 5.

Forget rocking around the Christmas tree – head down to Corporation for some winter rock this weekend.

The Sheffield city centre venue is hosting the second Winter Rocks festival, following the success of the inaugural all-day event last year.

Acts lined up to perform include British rock & blues band The Temperance Movement, American hard-rockers Fozzy, featuring WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho on vocals, Tax the Heat, The Graveltones, Sumo Cyco, The Dirty Youth and Skarlett Riot.

Bands performing on the second stage include headliners Buffalo Summer and Liberty Lies.

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Promoter Stuart Turner says: “I always wanted to do an all-day event where I could give rising Sheffield bands the chance to play with exciting touring artists.

“Last year proved the Sheffield music scene has a good rock following.

“The bands get the opportunity to play to a big audience. The crowd get the chance to see many bands they wouldn’t get the opportunity to see otherwise.

“To get international artists of this calibre wanting to play Winter Rocks for the past two years means we are creating something truly special.

With no stage clashes this will be one event where you get to experience every artist with good ticket and drink prices to boot

Stuart Turner, promoter

“With no stage clashes this will be one event where you get to experience every artist with good ticket and drink prices to boot.”

The Temperance Movement, whose second album White Bear is due for release in mid-January, said: “We are looking forward to tearing it up along with the fantastic line up at Winter Rocks.

“Let’s carve the date in Sheffield’s immense rock heritage. It’s going to be an awesome way to round out a brilliant year.”

Winter Rocks Festival 2015 takes place at Corporation, Sheffield this Saturday, December 5. Doors open at noon.

For tickets, priced £25, and more details, visit www.corporation.org.uk

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