Lawson set for top festival reception

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Music and sport – the foundations for any well-spent summer – are the essence of a new festival set to shake up Don Valley Stadium this weekend.

Around 50,000 people are expected to descend on Sheffield for the inaugural Sheftival event – a two-day showcase of Olympic performances on a giant screen, with a live soundtrack from the music industry’s finest.

Top names appearing include indie group The Lightning Seeds, X-Factor runners-up Misha B and Marcus Collins and legendary reggae outfit, Toots and the Maytals.

Representing this side of the border at the event are Bakewell popstrels, Tilly, who at just 17-19 years old are the youngest act set to grace the Real Radio main stage.

And fresh from from a sold-out UK tour and time spent recording their debut album in LA, boy band Lawson will be entertaining their legions of fans during their Sunday performance.

Band member, Ryan Fletcher, from Chesterfield, said: “I’m really excited to be getting the chance to play at Sheftival. Hopefully the weather will hold out and it’ll be a great day of music.”

Steve South, managing director of Real Radio Yorkshire said: “Landing a great band such as Lawson for Sheftival is another fantastic result for an event which will become part of Sheffield’s Olympic history”

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