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

What's On

Our Sheffield culture calendar. Make some plans with our picks of events, our art and theatre reviews, and programme highlights from the city's main festivals and venues.


Fri. 19 July 2019 — Sun. 21 July 2019

Hillsborough Park

A three-day summertime celebration of music.

The Fringe at Tramlines

Fri. 19 July 2019 — Sun. 21 July 2019

Devonshire Green, 158 Devonshire Street, S3 7SF

Devonshire Green presents ‘made in Sheffield’ acts with international additions, including Latin-inspired Mango Rescue Team, homegrown rap talent in the form of Medley, and the One World Choir compromised of local asylum seekers and refugees.

Dub Lines

Sat. 20 July 2019 — Sun. 21 July 2019

Yellow Arch Studios

Dub Shack and Yellow Arch present Dublines, a celebration of sound system culture this Tramlines weekend. Starting outside in the courtyard and taking you all the way through to 4am inside, with bass music, dub, reggae and roots.

Bal Fashion Fringe Party

Sat. 20 July 2019 — Sun. 21 July 2019

Bal Fashion Social, 16 Exchange Street, S2 5TS

Bal Fashion have recruited Chris Duckenfield, one of Sheffield’s favourite DJs and producers, for a huge party at their space on Exchange Street. He'll be DJing alongside PBR Streetgang and Thatmanmonkz, taking you through to 4am.

Temple of Jazz

Sun. 21 July 2019

Church: Temple of Fun, 4a Rutland Way, S3 8DG

What better way to soothe a sore head on Sunday than relaxing with an evening of jazz, R&B and soul? Featuring bedroom soul crooner Jackie Moonbather, explosive jazz fusion trio Flok, and the smooth R&B/jazz-inspired sounds of Tonia Victoria.

Horse Meat Disco

Sun. 21 July 2019

The original 'queer party for everyone', the disco revival geniuses behind Horse Meat Disco are bringing a glittering set to the Peddler Warehouse on Tramlines Sunday. Read on for a chance to win a pair of tickets.


Multiple dates

Sidney + Matilda

An alternative weekend of free yard parties in the city centre gallery and social space, with local artisans, artists, chefs, musicians and DJs.

The Bungalows Fringe

Fri. 19 July 2019 — Mon. 22 July 2019

Bungalows and Bears

Covering the weekend, the Bungalows lineup features Galaxians – who channel the spirit of 80s NYC ‘freak disco’, neo-soul and jazz from the Tom Ravenscroft-championed Yazmin Lacey, local psych warriors Baba Naga, and grunge four-piece Babe Punch.


Tue. 23 July 2019

The Leadmill

A special show to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their second studio album Liquid Skin.

Helen McCookerybook

Thu. 25 July 2019

Lantern Theatre

A John Peel favourite. The original bass player and lead singer of 70s/80s Brighton-based punk band The Chefs, whose upbeat pop tunes about everyday subjects became a key influence on the C-86 and twee pop movements that would follow.

White Denim

Wed. 31 July 2019

The Leadmill

Texan psych-rockers. Their latest album is full of hard hitting riffs and psychedelic breakdowns that take you from A to B in the blink of an eye, as if someone has cut and spliced together every classic rock album since the 1960s.

Creep Show

Sat. 5 October 2019

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

Sensoria host the premiere live performance by a group made up of John Grant and the dark analogue electro of Wrangler (Stephen Mallinder, Phil Winter, Benge).

No Bounds

Fri. 11 October 2019 — Sun. 13 October 2019

A weekend of bleeps, beats and sweaty grins. Bringing together music, visual art, poetry, and workshops.

The Unthanks Sing Emily Brontë

Fri. 1 November 2019

Crucible Theatre

Marking Emily Brontë’s 200th birthday, The Unthanks turn a selection of her poems into song.