As the dust settles over Rockin the Bowl 2021, we would like to share some of the amazing reviews. We are humbled by the positive response from media, bands and fans. We have listened to your feedback and next year will be even bigger and better.




“Three days, two stages, 33 bands and one hell of a party…After over a year off, this was exactly the kind of festival that the rock scene needed right now and it was executed to perfection. With next years line-up already looking stacked, expect to see a similar review this time next year!” (Read more)

Metal Planet Music

“…this one was next level…Steve Hughes and the gang have done the impossible. Despite lockdown, they have put together a triumphant weekend of Music.” (Read more)

Rock Flesh

“The entertainment value was 100% ,  I trooped out of the arena and back to the van feeling like I had witnessed something really rather special. ” (Read more)



“It was so awesome to be joined by the fantastic Paul Quinn of Saxon for ‘Breaking The Law’ at @rockinthebowl this weekend. Such a great guy! So thrilled to be back in the U.K. again! Thanks to everyone who set this up and to the great crowd that rocked with us!

Love, Doro”

“Sheffield Rockin The Bowl, you were on FIRE! ”


As the Friday night headliners at Rockin the Bowl – Forged in Fire, Set in Steel in Sheffield it’s fair to say that CATS in SPACE really did bring some serious ROCK to the Bowl!

The weather cleared for the CATS taking to the main stage – our first festival headline slot – and it was a PURRFECT set.

The reception that CATS in SPACE received from both existing fans and those that had not heard us before was absolutely wonderful and made the night very special for all there!

The atmosphere at the Bowl was made even more brilliant by us seeing a large contingency of the CAT ARMY out there in force – supporting us in your CATS’ tees and cheering us along! We know that many of you had travelled some distance to see us perform at the festival and which is hugely appreciated by us all. Thank you all!

CATS in SPACE would also like to thank the organisers and all involved for their hospitality at the event and to Pete K Mally for his great introduction and mentions of the CATS throughout the day! ”

“Well that was EPIC!!!!

Rockin the Bowl Forged in Fire, Set in Steel 2021 Sheffield was and is an amazing festival… Expertly run by a truly amazing team in a wonderful location. We can see this festival growing fast!!!


…The weekend belongs to YOU guys, the LIVE MUSIC FANS KEEPING LIVE MUSIC LIVE!!!!

We genuinely love you all”



Thanks to all for the amazing reviews and thanks for the advice on what we can do better. Roll on 2022 m/

Lynsey Watt

“Bloody fab weekend, and a pleasure to have been a small part”

Kevin Simpson

“What a fantastic weekend at Rockin the Bowl-Forged in Fire, Set in Steel without doubt the best independent festival in the UK 🇬🇧 and the best city in my opinion. Great bands fantastic crowd and run by amazing people.”

Moira Mattingly-Nunn

Rockin the Bowl-Forged in Fire, Set in Steel what can I say?!! An unforgettable weekend. Unbelievable work by every person involved in putting it on. I’ve never been to a festival where I wanted to see every band but we did it and they were all incredible 🤘

I’m a shell of a person today but totally worth it ❤️

Richard Rixham

“My god, what a weekend. Working back stage at Rockin the Bowl-Forged in Fire, Set in Steel Has been an awesome few days. Hard work but great people and great bands. ”

Robert Hutton

“Had a brilliant weekend at Rockin the Bowl-Forged in Fire, Set in Steel festival in Sheffield, fantastic music, fantastic cider, fantastic company and met some fantastic people and hopefully new friends to rock with, next year 🤘

Jason Morris

“Back from an amazing weekend Rockin the Bowl-Forged in Fire, Set in Steel Had a great time with great people. You put on a great show ”