Sheffield is preparing for the homecoming of Self Esteem (AKA Rebecca Lucy Taylor), as she is set to headline Saturday night at Rock N Roll Circus at the city’s Don Valley Bowl.
Taylor’s tour last year gained incredible reviews, and the performance is full of style, attitude and unapologetic lyrics.
Having already sold out 2 nights at Sheffield’s O2 Academy, this performance will be the last outing on the Prioritise Pleasure journey, which has catapulted Self Esteem to the front of the music world’s consciousness, after 15 years of honing her craft. As Taylor herself has said on her socials, “we’re all going to be snotty messes” as she closes off this chapter of an eclectic career. Well worth seeing before she begins a run in London’s West End playing the iconic Sally Bowles in Cabaret.
Alongside this though, Taylor has curated a stellar line up to perform on the Saturday, including Australian electro pop outfit Confidence Man, still riding high from last year’s successful album Tilt and their collaboration with Daniel Avery.
Continuing Saturday’s Aussie theme is Natalie Imbruglia, enjoying something of a renaissance recently. Bimini and Arctic Numpties round out the main stage line-up, and there’s a great line up of newer acts from South Yorkshire on the BBC Introducing stage.
Kicking things off on Friday will be a stellar line up which includes Wakefield exports The Cribs, Madchester indie legends Happy Mondays and headlined by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Again, the BBC Introducing stage has a great line up of new talent including Lostboy and The Underground Sound Society.
Sunday night turns to Sheffield institution Gatecrasher, featuring sets from Dutch DJs Ferry Corsten and Sander van Doorn alongside Ilan Bluestone, Marco V and Ruben de Ronde.
It all kicks off on September 1 at Sheffield’s Don Valley Bowl, and there are still a handful of tickets available for the weekend.