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Not Hot Ashes and Patawawa top the billing for the first instalment of this exciting inner city event

We are just over a week away from Sheffield’s Un Dia festival. Presented by CloseUp and DPP, August 24th will see some of the most exciting and incendiary names in new music come to the steel city.

The cross-genre affair will see No Hot Ashes and Patawawa headline iconic Sheffield venues Record Junkee and Café Totem respectively. The former performing just a week after the release of their highly anticipated debut album Hardship Starship.

The festival catches the Manchester outfit in the midst of touring the new release. With a plethora of hype and acclaim surrounding their brand of brash and unabashed indie-funk, you can be sure that they will put on a memorable show.

Similarly, Patawawa have also been gaining rave reviews for their unique and memorable brand of DIY disco-pop. The Derbyshire trio are sure to bring something memorable and exciting to the occasion, with massive tunes such as ‘Patagonia’ and latest single ‘Touched by Love’ sure to get people moving.

Other acts include Born Music favourites such as Only SunPoloSad Boys Club, Franko Fraize, Cucamaras, Glass Cannons and Camaro. Split across these venues throughout the day, this varied and exciting crop of emerging artists will  provide what will surely be a sweaty showcase of the talent and hunger that this roster has to offer.

“Sheffield is one of the UK’s most iconic musical cities, with notorious venues & a scene we simply couldn’t hold off being part of any longer.” CloseUp’s Sam Tucker told us “We’ve teamed up with our pals at DPP festival, Record Junkee, Leadmill & Cafe Totem to create Un Dia, our brand new multi-venue cross genre all day festival. Be there, you won’t regret it.”

Un Dia Festival will run all day on Saturday August 24th, and will be rounded off with an after-party at The Leadmill. You can find tickets for the exciting all-day event here.