Grassroots music festival returns to Sheffield

Charity festival Saltstock will be returning to Sheffield to celebrate the cities thriving grassroots music scene.

The festival started three years ago and is the brain child of James Salt, son of jazz legend Ralph Salt, both of whom will be performing.

Speaking to the Star, James said: “It’s been fantastic to see the event grow. We’ve received fantastic support from our amazing roster of musicians.”

Other acts include renowned Sheffield 20-piece part band Tin Soldiers and former The Voice contestant Sam O’Hara who will be performing with his band Soul Battalion.

Money raised at Saltstock will be donated to local charity Concord AllStars who provide activities and musical instruments for volunteer instructors to teach young people.

Glyn Boyington, Leader in charge of Concord AllStars said: “We believe that through music making in an ensemble, children and young people develop skills that are useful in life such as team working.

“Music faces a difficult time in formal education due to reduction in budgets and AllStars offers an affordable way for children to learn.”

Organisers are doubly determined for the festival to be a success this year after Crosspool’s Tapton School became the latest to scrap GCSE Music.

Saltstock will be at the Hallam hubs on April 13th.

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