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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.

Harp Double Bill: Alina Bzhezhinska & Julie Walkington + Manon McCoy & Johnny FK

Thu. 27 January 2022

Yellow Arch Studios

Jazz at The Lescar presents a double bill at Yellow Arch Studios. With a true virtuoso on the harp, Alina Bzhezhinska, paired with an emerging creative talent on the northern music scene, Manon McCoy.


Fri. 28 January 2022

O2 Academy Sheffield

A Texas hip-hop collective who also label themselves as "the world’s greatest boyband." Their music ranges from R&B balladry to more aggressive, hard hitting hip-hop.

The Bug Club

Thu. 3 February 2022

Sidney + Matilda

Welsh three-piece The Bug Club make rock 'n' roll nuggets in the vein of The Modern Lovers and The Kinks. Their music is catchy, infectious and fun – the perfect antidote to cold February nights. 

Half Man Half Biscuit

Fri. 11 February 2022

The Leadmill

Cult post-punk outfit Half Man Half Biscuit have been writing their own brand of surrealist, sarcastic, sardonic rock songs since 1984, mixing humour and bleakness in equal measure.

Love and Lust

Fri. 11 February 2022

Gut Level, Snow Lane, S3 7AL

A queer Valentine's dance party, bringing together DJs and performers from across the UK. As the organisers say, "nothing says romance quite like techno."

Chiao-Ying Chang

Thu. 17 February 2022

Firth Hall

Taiwanese pianist Chiao-Ying Chang is one of the leading classical performers of her generation. Join her for a classical solo recital of music by Beethoven and Chopin, hosted by University of Sheffield Concerts.

Manchester Camerata Presents: The Music Of Arthur Russell, Philip Glass and Julius Eastman

Thu. 24 February 2022

Firth Hall

Disco cellist meets classical minimalists, in this tribute to three legends of the 1980s New York avant-garde music scene.