Mapfest 2014 – A proper music festival on your doorstep!

Music? Stand up? Amazing Live Performances? Fantastic Venues? FREE?? For that, there’s Mapfest.

Doncaster has its very own festival, it’s back for the third year running, and this time it’s bigger and better! On August 29th/30th Doncaster becomes home to a fantastic array of music; Blues, Jazz, Rock, Acoustic Sounds, Punk, Indie, Irish, Folk, Heavy Metal and Tribute Acts as well as Spoken Word and Stand Up Comedy. There are twenty venues hosting different stages featuring over 150 acts across the town throughout the two days and there is something for everyone no matter your personal tastes.

We at Out Magazine are proud of our town. We have a magazine and website that goes on about it. However, having something like Mapfest happening in Doncaster makes doing what we do easy. The organisers are bringing something incredibly unique to Doncaster and have done for three years now; a festival dedicated to live music, bringing people together, a weekend of fun and all sorts for people to do…and it’s all free. There are 20 venues working with the Mapfest team from the amazing Diamond Lounge, to the newly refurbished Leopard to the Out Magazine sponsored WoolPack stage, and there’s two days worth of entertainment lined up for you…

Baileys -Rock ‘n’ Roll

Cask Corner – Blues

Diamond Lounge – Live Sound Stage

Doncaster Brewery – Spoken Word

Hallcross – Acoustic Rock

Horse and Groom – Punk

Marketplace Alehouse – Acoustic/Comedy

Masons Arms – Bass

Social Bar – Indie Rock

The Gatehouse – Acoustic

The Staff of Life – Irish

The White Swan – Irish/Jazz/Folk

The Woolpack (Out sponsored stage) – Rock (fri) Indie Pop (sat)

Urban – Tribute Acts

Vintage Rock Bar – Metal

Little Theatre – Prog Rock

Manana Manana – TBC


The Leopard – Alternative

Yorkshire Pie House – Head there for their signature dish for the event; the Mapfeast to go with the special beer made for the event by Doncaster’s very own brewery. Every angle has been taken care of!

Head over to for an in depth look at what each venue has to offer, there are posters and information for each venue on Mapfest’s Facebook page and keep an eye out for our updates throughout the week.

We’ll be there, and with everything on offer, we fully expect we’ll be seeing you there! #GetOut

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