Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus 2023 Sheffield: Everything You Need To Know

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Self Esteem and a big Gatecrasher party will be some of the highlights from the first Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus in Sheffield.

Taking place from Friday, September 1 and Sunday, September, at the Don Valley Bowl, in Sheffield, we’ll see the likes of The Cribs, Happy Mondays and Natalie Imbruglia join the headliners.

Line up and set times

As well as established artists like Noel Gallagher, Self Esteem and Natalie Imbruglia, the festival also offers an opportunity to up-and-coming acts.

On the Saturday of the festival, Self Esteem, aka Rebecca Taylor, has curated the festivities. Beyond shaping the line up, Self Esteem has contributed to the event’s artwork and overall ambiance. Emphasising the call for more female headliners in the industry.

Liv from Sheffield all-female group Sister Wives, said: “We Saw Rebecca play at Green Man and it was a life changing experience. Playing with her in Sheffield will be even better.

Rebecca is different, she is unapologetically herself. This is empowering to lots of other women too.

Women have been silenced for too long. It is time to hear our voices, uncensored and passionately. We need more women and non-binary folk taking the lead and this is a great example of that.”

You can see the full line up and set times for each day by scrolling below.

Friday, September 1

Main Stage: 

  • 9.15pm – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  • 7.35pm – Happy Mondays
  • 6.20pm – The Cribs
  • 5.25pm – The Joy Formidable
  • 4.30pm – Somebody’s Child

BBC Introducing Stage: 

  • 8.35pm – Lostboy
  • 7.05pm – Harri Larkin
  • 5.55pm – Weekend Recovery
  • 5pm – Mock Tudors
  • 4.10pm – The Underground Sound Society

Saturday, September 2

Main Stage:

  • 9.15pm – Self Esteem
  • 7.45pm – Confidence Man
  • 6.15pm – Natalie Imbruglia
  • 4.45pm – Bimini
  • 3.30pm – Arctic Numpties

BBC Introducing Stage:

  • 8.40pm – Precious Pepala
  • 7.15pm – Oh Papa
  • 5.45pm – Gia Ford
  • 4.15pm – Sister Wives
  • 3.15pm – Rhiannon Scott

Sunday, September 3

Main Stage – Gatecrasher takeover:

  • 9pm – Ferry Corsten 
  • 7.30pm – Sander Van Dooran
  • 6pm – Ilan Bluestone
  • 5pm – Marco V
  • 4pm – Ruben De Ronde

BBC Introducing Stage:

  • 7pm – Corey Mahoney
  • 6pm – Simon Brown
  • 5pm – Sandy Turbull
  • 4pm – Charla Green
  • 3pm – Lee Parkinson

Travel info

Sheffield’s Rock N Roll Circus will be held at the Don Valley Bowl. Gates will open at 4pm on Friday, September 1 and from 3pm the following two days. Last entry is 9pm with the event curfew being 11pm.

Travel by car

You come off the M1 motorway, at junction 34 for Meadowhall, and follow signs for Sheffield A6178, Attercliffe Common it’s a straight road in and only one mile from the M1. Sheffield Arena is on your left, take the second left onto Coleridge Road.

You can book parking at the Don Valley Bowl here.

Tram travel

Travel by Supertram from Sheffield City Centre – Catch the Yellow Route service to Meadowhall and get off at Arena/Olympic Legacy Park. All day tram travel is just £4.

Travelling by Supertram from Meadowhall – Catch the Yellow Route service to Middlewood and get off at Arena/Olympic Legacy Park. A single is £1.70 or a short distance return is £3.

Travelling by Supertram from Sheffield Station – Catch the Blue or Purple Route service to Fitzalan Square and cross to the opposite platform. Then catch the Yellow Route service to Meadowhall and get off at Arena/Olympic Legacy Park. All day tram travel is just £4.00.

Banned items

There will be security checks entering the event grounds. You are allowed to bring bags but they have to be A4 size. Like any major event, organisers have a list of banned items which you are not allowed to bring.

You can find them below:

  • Aerosols over 250ml
  • Air horns and megaphones
  • Alcohol for personal consumption
  • All gas canisters of any size
  • Animals (other than registered hearing dogs or guide dogs)
  • Any item which may be reasonably considered as a weapon
  • Audio records
  • Camping equipment
  • Cans
  • Chairs
  • Drones
  • Flags
  • Gazebos
  • Glass
  • Paper Lanterns
  • Fireworks or Flares

You aren’t allowed to bring alcohol into the event ground but food and drink stalls will be running during the festivities.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus is open to all ages. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and under 5s go free of charge with a full priced adult ticket (maximum 2 per ticket).


If you’d like to go to Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus you can buy any remaining tickets by visiting Ticketmaster and Gigantic. You can get further details about the festival by visiting the Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus website.

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