26 October 2015

More than 30,000 people packed out Sheffield city centre yesterday (Sunday, 25 October) for the second annual Out of This World festival.

From families to cosplay enthusiasts, revellers enjoyed meeting sci-fi characters in the Peace Gardens and Winter Gardens, getting spooked on The Moor and being wowed by magicians outside the Town Hall.

Younger visitors also enjoyed the fairground rides across Fargate, Barkers Pool and Tudor Square, as well as live entertainment and a range of children’s activities throughout the city centre

Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Sheffield City Council, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that so many people came from all over the North and Midlands to enjoy Out of This World.

“We knew that there would be something for everyone to enjoy, but what we could never have predicted was just how many people would dress up, come along and take part. It was fantastic to see so many people in costume and entering into the spirit of the event.

“Now it’s over, though, there’s no rest for our Major Events Team who are gearing up for the next big event in the city centre – the Christmas lights switch-on on Sunday 22 November. Put it in your diaries, and come along to an evening to remember.”

Some of the favourite attractions throughout Out of This World were Transformers cars and characters, Captain America, Darth Vader and the stormtroopers, Lobster A La Carte, Epico The Dragon and Dr Diablo’s sideshows.

Sandra Barley, Centre Liaison Manager for The Moor, said: “This was another event triumph – Sheffield clearly likes to celebrate this time of year.

“We had thousands on The Moor enjoying our scary fun.”