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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.

TAAE Tramlines

Fri. 20 July 2018 — Sat. 21 July 2018

The Audacious Art Experiment

"Wild experimental fun, glorious guitar bands and then a descent into madness for the night-times".


Thu. 19 July 2018 — Sat. 21 July 2018

Delicious Clam

A showcase of some of the finest bands from the UK’s DIY music scene.

Tramlines at The Washington

Fri. 20 July 2018 — Sat. 21 July 2018

The Washington, 79 Fitzwilliam Street, S1 4JP

The Washy's fringe event is cramming in 28 bands over Tramlines weekend, with DJs keeping the party going till 3am.

New Clear Waves

Multiple dates


A three-day celebration of the best of the North, past and present – as part of the Tramlines fringe.


Fri. 20 July 2018 — Sun. 22 July 2018

Hillsborough Park

A three-day summertime celebration of music.

The Folk Forest

Sat. 21 July 2018 — Sun. 22 July 2018

Endcliffe Park

An oasis of calm between the trees.

The Fringe at Tramlines

Sat. 21 July 2018 — Sun. 22 July 2018

Devonshire Green, 158 Devonshire Street, S3 7SF

A free, city-centre programme of music, street theatre and film.

Yellow Arch Tramlines Fringe Weekend

Fri. 20 July 2018 — Sun. 22 July 2018

Yellow Arch Studios

Two late night parties and one all-dayer, with a top drawer lineup of live acts, DJs, MCs and sound systems.


Fri. 20 July 2018 — Sun. 22 July 2018

Picture House Social

Picture House's free fringe fest returns, with stages curated by Self Esteem (aka Rebecca from Slow Club) and Bear Tree Records, plus DJs keeping the party going till late.

The Smittens

Thu. 26 July 2018

Cafe Totem, 23 Furnival Gate, S1 4QR

A four-band indie-pop show.

Pow Wow Club Weekender

Fri. 3 August 2018 — Sat. 4 August 2018

Yellow Arch Studios

An international festival of "badass vintage music".

Wilko Johnson

Thu. 23 August 2018

The Leadmill

Guitar icon.


Thu. 27 September 2018 — Sat. 6 October 2018

Sheffield's distinctly innovative, always interesting festival of sound and vision.

JigDoll Ensemble

Thu. 22 November 2018

Firth Hall, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN

Cutting-edge looping technology mixed with vocal, accordion and composition skill.