Leopold Square’s outdoor salsa spectacular returns for its 2018 finale

Salsa in the Square in action.

Sheffield’s August Bank Holiday is lining up for the return of a free, nine-hour open air Latin live music and dance spectacular.

Hundreds are expected at the final Salsa In The Square event of 2018 on Sunday, August 26th.

The city centre’s Leopold Square is set to host the event that offers live salsa band, DJs, free salsa lessons, dance demos and more.

Sarabnda – with guest Cuban vocalist Oswaldo Chacon – top the entertainment line-up. The band are renowned for performing Cuban music at its very best and offer a mix of salsa, classic Cuban Cha Cha Cha, Mambo and Son Latin Jazz to the latest popular Timba.

Oswaldo complements his glorious vocals with the blistering keyboards of Sara McGuinness and solid bass grooves from Ariel Cubria supported by a steaming percussion section.

Salsa In The Square starts at 5pm and finishes at 2am the following day.

The Latino party moves inside Cubana at 10pm and carries on with their renowned Barrio Latino event with DJs playing over two floors.

Adrian Bagnoli, co-owner of Cubana, said: “Live outdoor salsa events are few and far between  in the UK but it’s fair to say Sheffield has one of the most popular ones in the shape of Salsa In The Square. We’re looking forward to fantastic finale to our 2018 season.”

The full line up for the day is:

★5:00pm –DJ Roly–One of Cubana’s finest resident DJs, Rolando, will open the event and play a mix of Latin and Afro rhythms for free style dancing

★6:00pm –Live music from SARABANDA with special guest Cuban vocalist Oswaldo Chacon.

★6:45pm –Dance Shows:

James Airy – Solo performance from the crowd favourite and UDO under 16 World Champion

The Pocket Rockets – a dance duo not to be missed who will be performing a Latin fused hip hop display

★7:00pm –Free Beginners Salsa Class with Richard (RCDance)

★7:30pm – Second set from our Salsa band

★8:15pm – DJ 5Spice – Final set from Richard for more free style dancing before the Barrio Latino party starts indoors.

★10:00pm – Barrio Latino Party with DJs Fabio, Roly and Sabroso!

Downstairs – DJs Roly and Fabio playing Salsa, Samba Latin House, Cubaton, merengue electronico (merengue house)

Upstairs – DJ Sabroso playing Kizomba, Semba, Kuduro and more.

★02:00am –Close

Cubana tapas bar is situated at Unit 4 Leopold Square, Sheffield S1 2JG. Bookings can be made on 0114 276 0475. More info from www.cubanatapasbar.co.uk