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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Music picks

Make some dates with excellent bands and artists, with a hand from our Tom's picks of the gigs coming soon in Sheffield – or streaming online from the city to the digital world.

Browse the What's On calendar for even more music events.

Indie Kids

Multiple dates

Calling all indie-loving families with babies and toddlers: bop on down to the next Indie Kids disco. Playing indie and alternative music for little feet to shuffle to and parents to get nostalgic about.

Johnny Osbourne

Fri. 9 August 2024


Emerging in 1969 as lead vocalist of the Wildcats, the 'Dancehall Godfather' is a legend of reggae and dancehall. Associated with Jamaican label Studio One and a favourite son of the island, he's most famous for his standards like Ice Cream Love.

Mock Tudors

Wed. 18 September 2024

Sidney & Matilda

Sheffield's professed “garage punks powered by steam and ale.” The latest project of Ben Hall and Tom Diffenthal (Mr Ben and the Bens) and Richard Birkin (Hot Souls) their infectiously silly, catchy songs cover bin days, PTA meetings and tax returns.

Lloyd Cole

Thu. 26 September 2024

Sheffield City Hall

The frontman of indie band Lloyd Cole and The Commotions has retained a devoted fan base since his emergence in the 80s. Back with a one-man show, expect dry wit, ornate guitar compositions and heartfelt delivery from one of our finest songwriters.

Float Along Festival

Sat. 28 September 2024

Float Along music festival returns to Sheffield city centre to do it all again for the third year running. This year's lineup includes: Shame, Antony Szmierek, Fat Dog, Scaler, Snapped Ankles, and more.

Sounds of Now: Meltwater. Manasamitra

Sat. 30 November 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

An immersive meditation on the environmental crisis, exploring the destructive power and awesome beauty of water. With vocals from Carnatic tradition singer Supriya Nagarajan, film, and acoustic and electronic music from Duncan Chapman.

Classical Weekend

One big celebration of classical music. Bringing classical music to concert halls, gardens and public spaces across the city, every other year. Returning in 2025.