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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.

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


Thu. 23 January 2020

Hatch, 107 Harwood Street, S2 4SE

Forming through a desire to hang out in a more creative way, this four-piece DIY collective released their first single Eisenhower on Christmas Day – a catchy, slightly spooky slice of art-pop. For fans of: Pulp, Sheffield synth pop, Kate Bush.

Jean Toussaint Quartet

Fri. 24 January 2020

Crucible Theatre

An intimate evening in the Crucible Studio with a saxophonist of international stature and his excellent band.

RESOLUTE + Arthur O’Hara Trio

Wed. 12 February 2020

The Lescar

Two original and totally distinctive bands representing different aspects of the stunningly varied UK jazz and improvised music scenes. 

OneFest and Shabaka Hutchings

Sat. 7 March 2020

The Leadmill

A festival bringing music business education to young people alongside world-class jazz musicians.

Maya Youssef Trio

Fri. 3 April 2020

Crucible Theatre

Damascus-born Maya Youssef is hailed as ‘the queen of the qanun’, a traditional Syrian 78-stringed plucked zither.

Harry Styles

Fri. 17 April 2020

Sheffield Arena, Broughton Ln, Sheffield S9 2DF

One Directioner turned solo.

The Folk Forest

Sat. 18 July 2020 — Sun. 19 July 2020

Endcliffe Park

An oasis of calm between the trees. With music, arts and crafts market, heritage craft workshops, and more.


Wed. 16 September 2020

Sheffielld Arena, Broughton Ln, Sheffield S9 2DF

Grime pioneer turned global superstar.