We proudly champion half a century of producing distinctive, influential and intelligent music which from the early 60s has sounded out across the planet. Famous figures range from Dave Berry and Joe Cocker in the 60s through Paul Carrack, Cabaret Voltaire, Human League, Heaven 17, ABC, Def Leppard, Pulp, Richard Hawley, Roisin Murphy (Moloko), The Long Blondes, Warp Records, Arctic Monkeys, Reverend and the Makers, Self Esteem, 65daysofstatic, Bring Me the Horizon and Drenge to mention only a few. And that’s before we get on to the excellence of the Lindsay Quartet, Music in the Round and the heritage of classical music in this city.
A recent University of Sheffield report on the Sheffield Music industry highlighted the decline of spaces for music practice and recording as the stock of cheap post-industrial spaces in the Cultural Industries Quarter and the inner city gets redeveloped. The city has now launched a new initiative to repurpose redundant retail space for music and other cultural production, particularly in the Castlegate Quarter. And that's before you start on all the live venues such as the iconic Backroom in the Greystones pub, which gets national attention for it's quality programming.
The best in electronic music combined with immersive art installations and sensory experiences. Just take a look at what The Guardian had to say about their 2022 festival.
Booking the best in emerging talent, this day long festival can't be beaten for value and vibe. This is the place to be to tell everyone that you heard them first.
One of the most well known day festivals in the UK, held in Hillsborough Park just outside the city centre. A proper Sheffield-made story, this festival does so much for local organisations too.
The city's very own Music in the Round have pioneered this festival showcasing incredible talents in the classical and modern classical genres. If you thought this sort of thing wasn't for you, try this and think again...
Missy Render, architecture student at Sheffield Hallam University
If you're into your house and bassline then get to Tank.
For a few decades this iconic venue has not only held cracking club nights, but been an absolute must for touring artists. If you don't go to a gig here, you've not lived.
Rock venue with club nights and gigs for touring acts - it's an icon in the clubbing scene.
Sheffield is often referred to as the folk music capital of England. There are folk gigs on somewhere most nights at venues larger and small. There are also over 20 active Morris, Rapper and Sword dance sides and the regular ceilidhs going on.