Rotherham Show 2016


Rother FM Main Arena Entertainment

Saturday 10th September

Paws for Thought Dog Display Team
This brilliant all breeds display team provide excellent entertainment for all ages with amusing races, fun agility, tricks, exceptional commentary and audience participation you’d be barking mad to miss it!

Coventry Corps of Drums
The City of Coventry Corps of Drums, formed in 1947, is one of the longest running marching bands in the UK and with their highly professional performances they are set to impress audiences with precision and musical arrangement.

Phoenix Falconry
Rotherham’s own ever popular Phoenix Falconry brings their fantastic show to the main arena. With many breath-taking birds, including falcons, hawks and owls on display and flying free.

Sunday 11th September

Little Nippers Terrier Racing Display Team
Join us at the main arena for a fantastically fun and fast action display with these ‘Little Nippers’ as they race across the arena over hurdles and obstacles.

Mini Shetland Troup Horse Display
This great family fun display will have audiences engrossed as the ponies perform pedestal work, jumps and lots of other fun tricks with a few surprises!

The Stannage International Stunt Team
Specialising in car, motorbike, fire, escapology and high fall stunts Mark Stannage and his team perform some of the most spectacular stunts ever seen, the team are sure to bring great excitement to the main arena.

Entertainment for all ages and tastes

Vintage Vehicle Rally
The rally will once again be wowing the crowds on the Sunday of the show. Visitors will be able to see a huge range of vehicles on display, so make sure you visit this wonderful and much-loved part of Rotherham Show.

Horticultural Show
Come along and discover a wide range of prize winning blooms, vegetable, jams, crafts and much more at this ever popular feature of Rotherham Show.

Fresh Produce and Craft Marquee
For quirky and unique crafts and high quality local and regional foods, why not visit this great marquee? From speciality breads and cakes and local honey products to handmade silver jewellery and handmade bags and scarves, there’s something for everyone!

The Cycle Hub
The Cycle Hub will be at the show all weekend so why not pop along and find out you can get free cycle hire for up to 3 months, get a free Dr Bike check-up and minor repairs plus, free adult and family cycle training.

Emergency Services Day (Saturday only)
New for 2016 this great attraction will showcase the fantastic work from the Fire, Ambulance and Police Services. With demonstrations including an RTC demo with live extrication of a casualty from a crash vehicle from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, competitions between service cadets, stalls and more.

Dog, Cat and Hamster Shows
For all pet lovers there will be plenty to see at this year’s show with the Pedigree and Fun Dog Show (Sat. & Sun.) Hamster Show (Sat. only) and Cat Show (Sun. only). For people wishing to enter any of the shows, please call 01709 255000 for more information.

Yorkshire Strongmen Competition
Held on both days of the show and brought to you by Hulks Strongmen Division and Manimal Nutrition this really exciting attraction is sure to have audiences amazed at the power and strength needed to take part.

Music Marquee

Saturday 10th September

11am until 4pm
During the day join us in the Music Marquee for a wide variety of musical performances ranging from brass bands to solo artistes playing a wonderful array of musical styles and genres.

Proms in the Park 
From 7pm
On Saturday evening the Music Marque plays host to Proms in the Park performed by Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra. Soloists include Matthew Palmer (baritone), Sarah Blood (soprano) and Charlotte Kenny (soprano).
All proceeds from ticket sales go to The Titans Foundation and The Friends of Rotherham Music

Sunday 11th September

Sunday in the Music Marquee brings fabulous live Jazz and Folk all day from:

King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys
With dazzling musicianship and riveting stage performances King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys are the genuine article, in full working order, dedicated to shaking up and swinging you into the middle of next week. They’ve got King Pleasure’s inimitable stogies and bourbon voice, a roaring band sound that comes at you like the Wabash Cannonball, and above all they’ve got the beat!

Flossie Malavialle is a French singer who started getting involved in the British folk scene in 2000-2001 while she was on a teacher exchange in the North East of England.

Flossie’s repertoire is very open as she likes all kinds of music genres. She also loves songs full of energy or, as she calls them herself, full of ‘vavavoum’, so even if you have never seen or heard her before, surely there will be something in her repertoire to suit your taste! 

James Haigh
James has recently won the Richard Moody Award for most promising young musician at the Wath Festival 2016 and at only 14 years old is already making a name for himself around the folk clubs of South Yorkshire. Raising the Rafters Folk Club organiser Andrew Wild said: “I only had to listen to one song from James at a local folk club to know that he has a prodigious talent.” Check out this future talent now at Rotherham Folk and Jazz day.

Ray Hearne
An established songwriter and musician, Ray is also well known in Yorkshire for his appearances on regional television and weekly BBC Radio Sheffield broadcasts featuring his own and other writers' poetry. Born in Rotherham of Irish parents, he still lives and works in the town and tries, in his songs, to bring the two cultures together; Irish and South Yorkshire; contemporary songs in a traditional idiom.. His songs have been recorded and sung by Roy Bailey, Coope Boyes and Simpson, Kate Rusby and John Wright. He has just released his 3rd Album “Umpteen”.

Dave Formula and the Finks
Dave Formula & the Finks features Keith & Dave Angel on drums & guitar, Andy Seward on bass and Dave Formula on organ, piano & synthesizer. 

The band have all played together before as The Angel Brothers between 2002-2006, playing hundreds of gigs & appearing at many of the major world music/folk festivals in the UK along with BBC radio and TV sessions for Andy Kershaw, Womad & Summer Sundae festivals. However, this new band is in very much more rootsy and funk areas, including the music of Booker T & the MG's & New Orlean's funk masters, The Meters. 

Dave Formula was also a member of English post-punk band Magazine both from 1977 to 1981 and during the bands reunion from 2009 to 2011.

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