Rave, dance, enjoy, watch – Rotherham events for July

Wth the easing of restrictions set for July 19, here are some of the large scale events that are set to take place this month across some of Yorkshire’s Hidden Gems.

From Step 4, the Government is removing all legal limits on the numbers meeting indoors and outdoors. It means that all businesses can re-open, including nightclubs, and the limits will also be lifted on numbers of people attending concerts, theatre, and sports events.

At Magna, two huge raves have been rearranged and are now set to go ahead later this month.

On July 24, local South Yorkshire legend Jamie Duggan is bringing is friends for the “Sound of Bassline” event. Dubbed “the first official huge rave back,” it will utilise a 5,000 capacity big top circus tent to ensure the event can go ahead safely.

Duggan, who performed mammoth 15 and ten hour DJ sets during lockdown to raise money for the NHS, said: “I’m gonna give you 17 months worth of missed raves all in one day!”

Tickets are available here.

On July 31, 90’s Fest – “the UK’s biggest 90’s dance music festival”- returns to Magna. In April 2019, thousands of ravers dusted off their glow sticks to dance the night away to their favourite 90’s DJs. The sheer size and flexibility of the former steelworks meant that a number of separate arenas could be created.

The event is sold out but more details can be found here.

Clifton Park is set to prove a unique setting for big screen films while we wait for a new cinema to be built on Forge Island. On July 22, Adventure Cinema is bringing the classic Dirty Dancing back to the big screen, followed by a sing-a-long performance of The Greatest Showman on July 23. Picnics are welcome and there will be an on site bar plus hot snacks available.

Tickets can be booked here.

This July, Hideaway Cinema will be heading to Wentworth Woodhouse for a bumper five-day festival of film. In an awesome setting, July 23 will be blasting out Bohemian Rhapsody, July 24 will be the new Disney blockbuster, Cruella, and July 25 will be Dirty Dancing.

Tickets can be booked here.

Also at Wentworth Woodhouse, the family-focused WE Wonder returns for an incredible day of art, dance, music and more in the beautiful gardens of the stately home.

On July 31 – August 1, some of the UK’s best-known Land Artists will be creating art throughout the weekend using nature’s own materials, offering you an opportunity to get involved, slow down and be in the moment.

Whether you fancy a silent disco in the woods, want to watch a new and inspiring dance piece or take part in a family workshop, Yorkshire Dance will be offering a range of exciting activities.

Tickets can be booked here.

On July 17 and 18 Gulliver’s Valley is being taken over as a Princess and Pirate Weekend. The theme park will be putting on fancy dress events, themed activities and special appearances as well as offering sleepovers in its themed accommodation.

Tickets can be booked here.

Rotherham United is preparing to reopen the New York Stadium to fans as it gears up for the new football season. High profile friendlies include a visit from Premier League side, Newcastle United.

Ticket details are yet to be confirmed.

Images: 90s Fest / Facebook