Live Music In Sheffield
Music-mad through and through, you're never more than a stone's throw from a band in this city. Whether you're scouting out an open mic night at your favourite boozer, or looking to bag tickets to see the next big thing, we've rounded up the best places for live music in Sheffield, from cosy pub stages to the gig venues at the heart of the local scene.
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Last updated on 29th January 2024
Grab tickets starting from £19.50 per person to Wing Fest, taking place in Sheffield's Peddler Market from the 18th of October for three days. Expect there to be poultry eating competitions (as well as the option to chomp at your leisurely speed), axe throwing, prizes and live music as well as DJs.
Housed in the former Abbeydale Theatre, it's only fitting that this bar, restaurant and venue would find itself in showbusiness. An excellent Sheffield music venue for indie stars and alternative acts, Picture House Social hosts a regular roster of great gigs and live performances.
The former haunt of icons such as Pulp and The Human League, The Washington continues to live up to its reputation as one of the best gig venues in Sheffield for new music. A key part of the local grassroots scene, you'll find a regular programme of events featuring some of the city's most exciting new bands and performers.
The brainchild of Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oliver Sykes, this eccentric Kelham Island spot has music coursing through its walls. Home to a 220-capacity live music venue, the Temple of Fun stage has been graced by the likes of Deaf Havana, While She Sleeps and Annie Mac.
If you're looking to find some old-school blues and folk in Sheffield, this Neepsend pub should be your first port of call. A community-owned bar with the neighbourhood at its heart, Gardeners Rest hosts regular live sessions from a wide pool of local musicians.
A hard-rocking institution at that heart of Sheffield's music community, The Dove & Rainbow is a venue with a passion for the moshpit. Head down on gig nights and you'll find the future stars of metal, punk and rock gracing its stage, as well as local DJs doing their thing.
If you like gin, jazz and gourmet snacks then Trippets Lounge Bar is the place to head for your next night out. The dedicated venue brings in some exceptional musical talents from across the genres, and they've got plans for a jazz-themed brunch, so watch this space...