Wapentake regulars (finally) get the green light to hit the rock dancefloor once again!

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Wapentake regulars (finally) get the green light to hit the rock dancefloor once again!

Sheffield’s retro rock community are set to be one of the first groups to legally return to the dancefloor later this month.

This week’s Government green light for ‘freedom day’ means a Wapentake reunion that celebrates the publication of our brand new book on the legendary underground bar will definitely take place at the city’s Corporation nightclub on Saturday, July 31st,, 2021.

Half the tickets have already been sold for the event that is headlined by Ken Hall – the rock DJ that made his name at the original venue.

Landlady Olga Marshall was the face of the Wapentake bar – which was sited under Sheffield’s Grosvenor House Hotel - from the early 1970s right up to the late 1990s when it closed.

The ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to Sheffield – Wapentake Edition’ was released just a few weeks ago and author Neil Anderson is thrilled that the event can now definitely go ahead.

He said: “After 16 months of restrictions it’s wonderful news to know this event will definitely go ahead.”

The Wapentake event is set to celebrate the life of Olga Marshall that sadly passed away just months before the original lockdown.

It will run from 8pm until 2.30am.

Tickets are just £8 and available from: https://www.corporation.org.uk/gig/2504

 Olga and the Wapentake staff