Sheffield prog n roll outfit FiregardenRising stars of Sheffield’s brilliant music scene will ensure this year’s high-energy Cliffhanger festival is a swinging success.

The line-up for the opening night and Saturday night’s Cliffhanger has been announced with bands taking to the stage at Devonshire Green on Friday 8 July and Saturday 9 July.

First up on Friday night  is Stevie Moore from 8pm to 8.30pm followed by a half-hour set from Chanel Yates.

Rockers Firegarden are on stage at 9.15pm.

On Saturday, the music stage starts at 7pm with Harriet Grant (7.15pm) Ben Weighill (8pm), Late Night Legacy (8.45pm) and an as yet unannounced headliner (9.30pm) all delivering half-hour sets.

Cliffhanger marks its 10th anniversary this year with the BMC British Bouldering Championships moving into the heart of The Outdoor City, to transform Sheffield city centre into an adventure playground.

Traditionally the event, which celebrates all things outdoors, has been held in Sheffield’s parks. But this year, Cliffhanger’s action-packed itinerary will take place in the  city centre, spanning Devonshire Green, Barkers Pool, the Peace Gardens and the Winter Garden. And for the first time ever, admission is free.

Councillor Leigh Bramall, Deputy Leader and cabinet member for business and economy at Sheffield City Council, said: “People come to Sheffield from across the UK each year for Cliffhanger, an action-packed weekend which perfectly showcases Sheffield’s excellence as the UK’s premier Outdoor City.

“And, with Sheffield being the UK’s leading destination for people seeking outdoor adventure, city culture and rural escapes, relocating the festival to the centre of The Outdoor City brings all of that together.

“I look forward to seeing people of all ages and abilities testing their limits, trying new activities and enjoying the great outdoors – in a unique urban environment.”

A full programme of events is available here.

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