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Signals 2024

Signals 2024

Banner reading: Signals 2024. 10th-18th February

Signals Festival will be back and bigger than ever in 2024. Hosted by Children's Capital of Culture, Rotherham Music, RMBC Events, and key partners, spend February half-term getting involved in music workshops, live performances, family activities, and so much more!

Book your free place at workshops, events and performances at Signals 2024

Attend the event on Facebook: Official Facebook Event Page

What is Signals?

Signals is a music festival designed by and for the young people of Rotherham, their families, and all music fans!

Festival programme:


Launchpad Industry Day flyer


Launchpad & Pattern + Push

Kicking off the Signals festival on Saturday 10th February at Rotherham College is the Launchpad Music Industry panel & networking event!

Saturday 10th February at Rotherham College theatre.

For any young person interested in a career in the music industry, Launchpad x Pattern + Push is not to be missed! Professionals will be sharing advice and delivering workshops about how to build a sustainable career in the industry at this free daytime event.

You will hear from acclaimed singers and rappers, and get to speak to the industry professionals behind music festivals, record companies and artist development agencies.

Particle Shrine at Magna Science Adventure Centre

Bringing together sound and science, the Particle Shrine exhibition is the perfect place for the whole family to experience music in a new way. Installed at Magna Science Adventure Centre from the 12th – 29th of February, the Particle Shrine captures subatomic particles and transforms them into an immersive sound sculpture featuring musical compositions and stunning lighting designs.

Pop Up & Play

All throughout Signals festival week, you’ll find artists and musicians playing around the borough in busking-style live performances! Hot spots this year include Rother Valley Country Park, Rotherham United Football Ground, and Parkgate.

Keep your eyes peeled for music on every corner and check our social media for updates on which Pop Up & Play artists are coming to your neighbourhood!

AMP UP + Signals Saturday Shindig

Map of Rotherham town centre with key and plot of main events of the Signals Saturday Shindig.

If you managed to make it to Signals’ Amp Up event last year, you’ll know it’s an event you can’t miss at this year’s festival! Showcasing the Rotherham’s young musical talent with a variety of bands, singers, and musicians, Amp Up is the defining event of Signals!

Kicking off at 12 midday on Saturday the 17th of February in All Saints Square, come along to enjoy live music and fresh talent, followed by a fringe festival in nearby venues!

Check out the map for the Signals Saturday Shindig here!

Pop In & Make

Did someone say FREE music-making workshops? You read that right! Keep an eye on our socials or check out our booking links below to reserve a spot at one of the many workshops happening during Signals week around the borough!

From Mini Melodies sessions to 0-5 year olds, to improv workshops for budding young musicians led by Emergence Collective! See below for booking your spot on workshops this February!

Sound of Rotherham & Music Resources

Sound of Rotherham works with young people across Rotherham to help them express their ideas, grow in confidence, and showcase their talents through amazing performances. Professional musicians have been working with young people at Unity Gym in Rawmarsh, Clifton Learning Partnership in Clifton, and JADE Youth and Community in Dinnington to develop their musical talents, ready to perform together at Signals 2024.

The young people will be developing their performances throughout January and February, so keep an eye on our social media channels for details of when and where they’ll be debuting!

As part of the wider Rotherham Music Hub x Signals x Children's Capital of Culture initiative, a music resource called Charanga will be made available to all secondary school-age students across the borough for FREE!

Partners of Signals are working with Charanga and local schools to supply FREE access to the music production program, which can be overseen by teachers, club leaders, and tutors.


Book your spot here:

Ticketing page

Mini Melodies Sessions

As part of Signals 2024, Mini melodies sessions running from the 6th-9th of February will be FREE to attend! Check the times and locations below for a session happening near you!

No need to book! Bring yourself and your little one along for a themed music activity session!

Tuesday 6th February

Dinnington Library – 9:30am – 10:15am

Swinton Civic Hall – 11:15am – 12:00pm

Aston Library – 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Wednesday 7th February

Rawmarsh Library – 11:00am – 11:45am

Wath Library – 1:45pm -2:30pm

Thursday 8th February

Mowbray Gardens Library – 9:30am – 10:15am

Wickersley Library – 10:45am – 11:30am

Friday 9th February

Greasborough Library – 9:30am – 10:15am

Maltby Library – 11:15am – 12:00pm