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Rock n Roll Circus event - Headliners announced

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Noel Gallagher

UK music icon Noel Gallagher and his High-Flying Birds will head to South Yorkshire this September to perform a major concert at Don Valley Bowl.

Kickstarting with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on Friday 1st September Rock N Roll Circus will host a weekend series of concerts that will be staged in a huge bespoke Big Top structure specially built for this three-day series of live music.

Joining Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on the line-up will be Happy Mondays, The Cribs, The Joy Formidable and Somebody’s Child.

With a new album ‘Council Skies’ set for release on 2nd June, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Bird’s appearance in Sheffield is the conclusion of an extended run of summer concerts in the UK for the legendary star.

The forthcoming album features recently released ‘Pretty Boy’ and the current single ‘Easy Now'.

Having had Noel headline the inaugural Rock N Roll Circus in Newcastle last summer, the event organisers are looking forward to bringing the touring circus concept to music fans in Yorkshire.

Alongside the fantastic music, Rock N Roll Circus will feature fire performers, aerialists, contortionists, stilt walkers and acrobats, bringing a whole new dimension to the traditional concert experience.

Councillor Martin Smith, Chair of the Economic Development and Skills Committee said: 

“This is an incredibly exciting event which combines the best artists of the UK music scene with the top circus performers, it will be an immersive experience you won’t want to miss. 

“Sheffield’s reputation as the music city is growing, and this event is a fantastic new element to the city’s varied major events calendar, featuring the best of music, sport, outdoors and entertainment. I’m so excited for the year ahead.”

A spokesperson for Rock N Roll Circus said:

“We're proud to be bringing our event to South Yorkshire. Sheffield has such a strong tradition for Live music, we're delighted to be able to host our touring concept there.

“Noel is a living legend, his live shows are always amazing, featuring songs across his 30 year career. The first tracks to be heard from his new album ‘Council Skies’ are great with the album to be released before he arrives in Sheffield. Stay tuned for more major artist announcements.”

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds first emerged in 2011 with their eponymous album released in October that year. The album went double platinum in the UK and has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide.

In the two decades prior to this release, Noel Gallagher was main songwriter, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of Oasis, one of the biggest and most loved bands ever to emerge from the UK.

His band played a tremendous role in shaping and inspiring contemporary guitar music from the 90's onwards. Noel’s continued success with the High Flying Birds cements his position as one of the most gifted, successful and enduring songwriters to come out of the British music scene in the last 50 years.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds played Glastonbury's Pyramid stage in June 2022, delivering a career-spanning set to one of the weekend’s biggest crowds, and the band look forward to performing their chart-topping hits in Sheffield this September.

Happy Mondays need little introduction. The 'Madchester' band from Salford were one of the most popular forces of alternative music in the late 80s, early 90s, and one of the flagship bands of Factory Records. They are considered one of the true originals from the early indie scene, and will be performing all of their classics at Rock N Roll Circus.

Meanwhile Wakefield’s finest The Cribs - led by the Ryan Garman and his two brothers - will be bringing their spiky lo-fi indie rock to the Rock N Roll Circus party this September after music fans hear performances from Welsh alternative rockers The Joy Formidable and one of Ireland's most spellbinding breakthrough vocalists of the year so far, Somebody's Child, AKA Cian Godfrey.

Tickets for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at Rock N Roll Circus will go on pre-sale

Wednesday 1st March at 10 am.

They will then be available for general sale to the public on

Friday 3rd March at 10 am.

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