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 food, drink and music. Luckily, the best festivals in Sheffield for 2023 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...
20th May 2023, Kelham Island
Get Together Festival Sheffield was new on the scene a few years back - now continuing the theme of celebrating independent music, art, food and drink for 2023. Founded by local promoters Somewhere and Futuresounds, the event is taking over warehouses, breweries and other spaces in Kelham Island. Think Friendly Fires, CMAT, Hamish Hawk and more expected on the stage.
21st - 23rd July 2023, Hillsborough Park
Perhaps the biggest Sheffield music festival in 2023, Tramlines often includes the likes of Two Door Cinema Club and Stereophonics. The much-loved event will be once again taking over Hillsborough Park this July, offering an incredible roster of live comedy, tasty street food and, of course, incredible music. On the roster? Expect DMA's, Bloc Party, Sea Girls and Richard Ashcroft.
Steel City Beer & Cider Festival
18th - 21st October 2023, Kelham Island Museum
A guide to UK festivals this 2023 in Sheffield 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 or enjoying live music. It celebrates the city's rich brewery heritage, showcasing the finest local ales.
15th July 2023, Corporation Sheffield
From the team behind Rockin The Bowl comes DesTINation - a music festival in Sheffield showcasing the biggest names in hard, heavy and classic rock at Corporation. Not for the faint of heart, this big bash promises to ‘split your ears’ with incredible performances and has rock 'n' roll legends The Hot Damn headlining.
Sheffield Food Festival
26th - 29th May 2023, Peace Gardens
When only stuffing your face with the finest fare will do, check out Sheffield Food Festival. This event is totally free to enter, so you won't break the bank either. From chef demos to traders serving all kinds of treats and bars to boot, there's everything a fest-goer could ask for. Don't forget to put your feet up in those hammocks.
29th- 30th July 2023, Don Valley Bowl
While it was once a one-day event, Bassfest now spreads over a full weekend, meaning double the DJs and twice the fun. Taking place at Don Valley Bowl, the non-camping festival 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.
Float Along Festival
23rd September 2023, Various
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 in 2023. Irish post-punk band The Murder Capital are one of the first acts to be announced, alongside Indie rock's 86TVs (made up of The Maccabees' Felix and Hugo White and their brother Will).
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