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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.

Lost Signal #1 – Sheffield DIY Electronica

Fri. 26 April 2024


A new series bringing the best names in DIY electronica to Hatch. Kicking off with a DJ set of high energy techno and DnB from Flora Ocean Parkin hot off the release of her debut EP. Plus Heavy Lifting, Phoneutrian x Zaron Mizmeras, and Vernon Delph.

We Hate The Sharkman

Sat. 27 April 2024

Yellow Arch Studios

The Sheffield-based seven-piece jazz/funk/afro/dub band celebrate the release of their new EP. Playing brass-infused originals and covers (their first released included Bill Withers's Ain’t No Sunshine and Favourite Things from the Sound of Music).

Songs For The Record

Tue. 30 April 2024

The Three Tuns, 39 Silver Street Head, S1 2DD

Like a book club, for albums. A fun, informal and welcoming space where people can talk (and maybe learn a little bit too) about music they love and remember. This month, the album is Oasis's 1994 debut, Definitely Maybe.

Key Of She – Music Improv Jam

Multiple dates

Theatre Deli

A monthly jam night for women, non-binary people and transfolk to explore musical improvisation.

Footprints Open Jazz Jam

Thu. 2 May 2024


An open jam session led by the Footprints house band. All musicians and vocalists are invited to join – or just come down to enjoy the music.

Chinabot Label Showcase

Sat. 4 May 2024


Live electronic music from Chinabot, a platform and collective to change the dialogue surrounding Asian music. With audio visual artist Neo Geodesia, DJ, producer and visual artist Jaeho Hwang, and multi-instrumentalist and composer Ayankoko.

Mock Media

Fri. 10 May 2024

Delicious Clam

Featuring members of Crack Cloud, N0v3l and Pottery, Mock Media are an underground Canadian supergroup of sorts. High-wired post punk forms the basis of their sound, with elements of European folk, 70s funk and straight up pop hooks thrown in.

English Teacher

Wed. 15 May 2024

Foundry, Sheffield Students' Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG

Formed in 2020 in Leeds, English Teacher embrace the sprechgesang (speak-singing) style of vocal delivery. Their EPs showcase their impressive musical chops and wide ranging influences, all undercut by Lily Fontaine’s quick wit and biting sarcasm.

Get Together

Sat. 18 May 2024

Kelham Island

A joyous one-day festival of independent music, taking over warehouses, breweries and bars of Kelham Island and Neepsend.

Emma Rawicz Quartet & Tony Kofi Quartet

Sat. 18 May 2024

Crucible Theatre

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sheffield Jazz with two all-star bands led by British jazz musicians. One longstanding favourite with Sheffield audiences and one rising star.


Sat. 18 May 2024


Consolation play fast, raw, cathartic hardcore protest music. Playing live for the last time – catch them now or forever hold your peace. Support from fellow hardcore punks Ruined Virtue, post-metallers Mouths and synth-goth superstars Kalter.

Sheffield Chamber Music Festival

Fri. 17 May 2024 — Sat. 25 May 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Nine days of intimate and inviting classical music performances for all ages.

Jazz on the Park

Sat. 15 June 2024

Weston Park, S10 2TP

An outdoor music and arts festival, coming to Weston Park and its iconic bandstand. With live acts, DJs, A/V installations, food traders and a roller-disco. Organised by Footprints Jazz Club and Mondo Radio in aid of low-grade serous ovarian cancer.

Karma Sheen

Fri. 21 June 2024

Sidney & Matilda

A unique band, inspired by 60/70s psychedelia, classical Indian music and fuzztone guitars. Led by Sameer Khan, who has been formally trained by a 600-year-old lineage of musicians from modern-day Pakistan. A free show to celebrate summer solstice.

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.

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.