Music, Food & Beer: The Best Sheffield Festivals In 2024

Whether you love the prospect of muddy fields and colossal hangovers or find a more relaxed affair appealing, this city is bursting with huge events of street food, beer and live music. Luckily, the best festivals in Sheffield for 2024 are bigger and better than ever before, inviting us to don our wellies and dance the blues away. Expect killer lineups and impeccable vibes, as we round up the finest weekend-long bashes. Coachella ain’t got nothing on this lot...


Sheffield Wing Fest 2024

18th - 20th October, Peddler Market

Chicken lovers, listen up. The Sheffield Wing Fest 2024 at Peddler Market is a celebration of meaty goodness which lets you judge the nation's greatest wings from a selection of vendors, with prices starting at £19.50 each. For a whole weekend, you can nab tasty barbecue, buffalo and extra hot drums or flats for just £1.25 each, before the king or queen of wings is announced. There's even axe throwing, arcade games, live music, fantastic beer and eating competitions if you think you're up to it, with free trucker hats for everyone who attends to top it all off.

Sheffield Wing Fest 2024 | DesignMyNight

This festival is all about saucy eats and banging beats.

Steel City Beer & Cider Festival

October, Kelham Island Museum

This guide wouldn't be complete without something for all you booze-lovers. Organised and staffed entirely by volunteers, the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival sees hopheads from all over the country gather for a weekend of sipping pints, sampling street food and enjoying live music. It celebrates the city's rich brewery heritage, showcasing the finest local ales and tasty bites like pizzas, bratwurst and authentic Indian fare. Admission usually starts from around £15 too, making this a pretty affordable outing.

Sheffield Beer Festival | DesignMyNight

This Sheffield beer festival will be CAMRA's 48th annual event.


20th - 22nd July, Don Valley Bowl

While it was once a one-day affair, Bassfest now spreads over a full weekend, meaning double the DJs and twice the fun. A stonker of a festival in July, it's taking place at Don Valley Bowl again. The non-camping event specialises in all things DnB, UK garage and bassline, with fans travelling from all over the country to see international artists such as Chase & Status or Bou - although this year's lineup is yet to be announced. Tickets will set you back £69.50 for the whole weekend, with cheaper day passes up for grabs too, starting from £44.50.

Bassfest 2024 Sheffield | DesignMyNight

Bassfest sees Don Valley Bowl transform for one of the biggest Sheffield music festivals.


26th - 28th July, Hillsborough Park

Perhaps the biggest Sheffield music festival in 2024, and this year you can expect to see Jamie T, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini, Bombay Bicycle Club and over 50 more artists, with ticket prices beginning at £89.50. The much-loved event will be once again taking over Hillsborough Park for a weekend in July, offering an incredible roster of live comedy, tasty street food and, of course, incredible music.

Tramlines 2024 Sheffield Music Festival | DesignMyNight

The Tramlines 2024 lineup is unbeatable.

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

15th - 16th March, Sheffield Cathedral

The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is returning for its 18th year this March. Taking place in the city's historic Cathedral, you can watch exciting new films from all over the world, on themes of bikes, running, climbing, water and more. They'll also be shining a spotlight on locally-produced work, which focuses on everything from wild swimming to BMX riders. Single screening tickets cost £12 here, with day film passes available to purchase too. There will also be mouthwatering slices to snack on throughout, made by Sunshine Pizza Oven.

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2024 | DesignMyNight

Experience exhilarating adventure from the comfort of a cinema at this event.

Float Along Festival

28th September, Various Venues

Last year, Float Along Festival packed out four venues - Network, The Leadmill, Sidney & Matilda and Record Junkee - with live music, and they're back to do it all again. This event begins on 28th September 2024, with a lineup of fantastic artists to be announced in April and tickets starting from just £30 per person. 2023's performers included everyone from Psychotic Monks to John Power and Lucy Dreams, so expect a strong series of musicians at this lively festival.

Float Along Festival Sheffield 2023 | DesignMyNight

Float Along is an unmissable pick of Sheffield festival tickets. 

Get Together

18th May, Kelham Island 

Get Together is a great choice for affordable festivals, as tickets start from just £32.50 per person. This event takes place at multiple venues across Kelham Island and Neepsend, including Peddler Warehouse and Yellow Arch Studios, showcasing independent music alongside art, food and drink. This year, you can expect a fantastic lineup of artists featuring CMAT, Gruff Rhys, Future Utopia, The Bug Club and many more.

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Whether you're dancing to independent artists or sipping pints, this festival is all about getting together.


3rd - 6th October, Various Venues

Named after a song from Sheffield synth artists Cabaret Voltaire, Sensoria is a film and music festival that's been around in Sheffield since 2008. This is a unique combination of live performances, film screenings, art installations and exhibitions, so there's really something for everyone here. In previous years this festival has featured the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Bill Drummond and Christopher Eccleston, with the 2024 lineup still to be announced - while tickets to individual events usually set you back around £15. The organisers have a penchant for unusual locations too, which have included drive-throughs and swimming pools in the past.

Sensoria Festival Sheffield | DesignMyNight

This festival celebrates all kinds of art.

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