As the dust settles over Rockin the Bowl 2019, we would like to share some of the amazing reviews. We are humbled by the positive response from media, bands and fans. Sure..we didn’t get absolutely everything spot on 1st time but what we did do is put on a party and a half! We have listened to your feedback and next year will be bigger and better.



Rock Media UK

“…. the set out of the festival grounds was excellent with every taste and requirement seemingly catered for. […] …put simply it was a fantastic day out with some great performances run by great people.” (Read more)

Down the Front Media

“…a great mix of music old and new, established and up and coming, and brought a great crowd who were there simply to enjoy the music and have a beer or three.” […] …a great success with bands and fans alike.” (Read more)

Invicta Magazine

“….Considering this is Rockin the Bowl’s first year, the scale of the event was exceptional. […] …Overall, Rockin the Bowl was an exceptionally well organised and well executed event considering this is its inaugural year.” (Read more)



“… What. A. Day. The people, the bands, the orginisers and staff were unbelieveable! We have to say a massive congratulations to [the team] for putting together such an insane Festival. This will be the best thing Sheffield has seen in years.”

Dukes of Bordello

“Here’s the official thanks from The Dukes Of Bordello to everyone involved at last Saturday’s amazing day at Rockin’ The Bowl… [the team], all the volounteers and of course everyone who showed up on the day to support a ‘real’ festival in Sheffield… well chuffed for everyone and just know it’s going to become a successful must see event from now on… we had an absolute blast on Stage Two as did all the other “locals” – all great folks to hang out with during the day… Cheers to all and we’ll see you around! Andy, Chip n Jake”

The Outlaw Orchestra

“We had a blast!”

Danny Wildheart

“We had a blast in Sheffield rockin the bowl gig. The festival should go on to bigger things. The staff and crew were mega. Xx”

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Thanks to all for the amazing reviews and thanks for the advice on what we can do better. Roll on 2021 m/

John Wilson

“For an inaugural festival it was well organised and run great line up and the merchandise stalls were excellent”

Lisa McGowan

“Awesome all round family fun”

Andrew Rose

“Phenomenal. Friendly, atmospheric, a perfect mix of festival and intimacy, and of course outstanding bands. I hope this becomes a longstanding fixture!”

Stephen Wright

“An excellent event that should have had many more people attending .”

Al Beeston

“Excellent first time Festival, and would definitely go again. Great atmosphere and the weather was unbelievable, didn’t think I’d come back from Sheffield in September Sun Burnt!!”

Martin Jackson

“As a new festival this was well organized from start to finish everyone was very friendly from bar staff to security all food and alcohol prices were very reasonable the only negative thing was nothing for vegans or vegetarians otherwise 10 out of 10 will definitely be coming back”