After a strange few years, the prospect of muddy fields, mile-long toilet queues and colossal hangovers has honestly never been so appealing. Luckily, the best Sheffield festivals in 2022 are returning 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 city’s finest weekend-long bashes. Coachella ain’t got nothing on this lot...
22nd - 24th July 2022, Hillsborough Park
Perhaps the biggest Sheffield music festival, 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. For 2022? Expect Sam Fender, Kasabian, Madness and The Wombats.
Steel City Beer & Cider Festival
19th - 22nd October 2022, Kelham Island Museum
A guide to festivals in Sheffield for 2022 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.
Rockin The Bowl
9th - 11th September 2022, Don Valley Bowl
First taking place in 2019, Rockin The Bowl is now one of the best outdoor events in Sheffield throughout 2022. The entirely open-air festival sees some of the UK’s biggest names in hard, heavy and classic rock let loose under the stars. Not for the faint of heart, this weekend-long bash promises to ‘split your ears’ with incredible performances from Orange Goblin, Mason Hill and Terrorvision.
1st May 2022, The Foundry
Get Together Festival, Sheffield was new on the scene last year, continuing the theme of celebrating independent music, art, food and drink for 2022. Founded by local promoters Somewhere and Futuresounds, The Foundry event featured a lineup of Squid, Confidence Man and The Blinders on May bank holiday weekend.
16th - 17th July 2022, Don Valley Bowl
While it was a one-day event before Covid, 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.